All pavements need maintenance and airport pavements are no exception. Regular maintenance is needed to prevent aircraft foreign object damage and rehabilitation is necessary to reduce maintenance needs and to provide a smooth, structurally adequate pavement to accommodate moving aircraft. This course provides a history of airfield pavement design, pavement strength evaluation to establish airport pavement load ratings, pavement condition evaluation, an overview of effective pavement management, key elements of pavement construction and maintenance, pavement preservation plan development, and new and emerging technology for airport pavements.
- Be able to recognize and use current common airport pavement design procedures.
- Understand common design and construction features important to the performance of airport pavement infrastructure.
- Understand how to assess the condition of existing pavements and to use this information to determine appropriate maintenance and rehabilitation treatments.
- To design and recognize specification and construction activities that can improve the performance of pavements.
- To understand the production and placement of asphalt concrete.
- Communicate and promote good pavement design and construction practices.
This course discusses airport pavement design history, pavement design, specification, subgrade preparation, base/subbase and surface types and function, construction details, and long-term functional and structural performance considerations to ensure a long-life and effective product. It provides details on maintenance and rehabilitation procedures to cost-effectively extend the life of our airport pavement infrastructure.
While the course materials are structured, there is ample opportunity to explore any aspects of pavement design, evaluation, and maintenance of interest to the participants. The instructor effectively uses discussion, case studies and real-world examples to highlight key aspects and interests of the group.
- Airfield pavement network owners and administrators;
- Engineers and technicians involved in the design, evaluation, and management of pavements;
- Provincial and municipal agencies; and
- Airport owners and maintenance staff.
David is a civil engineer with extensive experience in the design, construction and maintenance of roadway infrastructure. Mr. Hein has over 35 years of experience throughout North America ranging from parking areas and walkways to major highway facilities and airports. Mr. Hein Substantially involved in technical training and development since 1986, including face-to-face learning, webinars, and directed learning courses. This has included training and development courses and webinars for the Federal Highway Administration, American Society of Civil Engineers, EPIC Educational Program, C-TEP, Forester University, University of Illinois, Local Technical Assistance programs in Florida, Minnesota, Colorado, New Jersey and California, Centre for Transportation Engineering and Planning, Alberta Road and Heavy Construction Association, Engineers and Geoscientists BC, International Erosion Control Association, Transportation Association of Canada, and the Ontario Good Roads Association. He has also completed numerous training courses and workshops for private sector clients throughout North America and around the world.