This course provides an overview of the most popular design methods for municipal roadway pavements and then focuses on methods and procedures to evaluate pavement condition to determine how we can cost-effectively extend their service life. Case studies show examples of pavement condition, why it is in the condition and how best to cost-effectively treat defects to maximize the life of the asset. Pavement preservation and life-cycle cost procedures are discussed to assist asset managers in conveying the importance of timely maintenance and rehabilitation actions.
The second part of the course focuses on the production and placement of asphalt concrete pavements, including highlights from the soon-to-be published Transportation Association of Canada project that developed best practices for the treatment of potholes.
- Construction project management
- Binder selection
- Mix design
- Asphalt production and delivery
- Asphalt mixture placement
- Asphalt compaction
- Quality assurance and lessons learned
The course is designed for all owners, designers, and contractors involved in municipal pavement construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation.
- Engineering and technical staff involved in the production and placement of asphalt concrete pavements.
- Consultants, highway agencies, municipalities, contractors, developers, and construction inspection staff.
- Asset management and operations staff.
- Inspection and testing personnel.
- Contractor staff involved in the production, transportation, and placement of asphalt concrete.
Principal Pavement Engineer, Applied Research Associates (ARA)
David Hein is a Principal Pavement Engineer with Applied Research Associates (ARA). ARA is a science and engineering firm specializing in practical solutions to everyday problems. Mr. Hein has over 30 years of experience throughout North America ranging from parking areas and walkways to major highway facilities and airports. He is actively involved with many organizations, including the Transportation Association of Canada (past chair of the pavements committee), and co-author of the recently released Pavement Design and Asset Management Guide, Ontario Good Roads Association, American Society of Civil Engineers (chair of the interlocking concrete block pavement and the permeable pavements committees), World Road Association (past chair of the pavements committee), and has completed training courses for over 10,000 participants across North America.