October 2020

Asphalt Production and Placement

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Status: The event is open
Date: Friday, October 16, 2020
Time: Registration/Log-In: 7:45 AM–8:00 AM
Course: 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
Location: Webinar
Presenter: David Hein, P.Eng. (Ontario)
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $419.00 + GST = $439.95 until Oct 2, 2020

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $519.00 + GST = $544.95

Non-Member Price: $519.00 + GST = $544.95

Student Member Price: $250.00 + GST = $262.50
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by October 02, 2020 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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This course examines the basic design principals of flexible municipal pavements and their associated infrastructure to give participants a good understanding of what matters to ensure the maximum pavement life possible. Constructing a pavement is not as precise as factory manufacturing, where the input materials and processes are strictly controlled to result in the desired final product. While processes and procedures are in place for both quality control and quality assurance, changes and variations in the materials, weather conditions, contractor operations, etc., can have a significant impact on the ultimate life of the pavement. Case studies of cause and effect are presented in a sequence of construction commencing at the subgrade and working towards the pavement surface to illustrate the impact of both best practices and poor quality construction and inspection on pavement performance.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand common design and construction features important to performance;
  • To design and recognize specification and construction activities that can improve the performance of pavements;
  • Understand the primary components of hot mix asphalt concrete, aggregates, subgrade, and other construction materials and how they contribute to performance;
  • Recognize appropriate contractor and supplier quality control and agency quality assurance procedures and their applicability/adequacy; and
  • Communicate and promote good road design, specification, inspection, and construction practices.

Course Description

This course highlights key features of an effective pavement preservation program for municipal roadways. This includes keeping good pavements good by extending the service life by 2–6 years prior to the need for more substantial rehabilitation treatments. The need for effective roadway construction inspection has never been more important than it is now. Inspection activities are not just administration in nature and acting as “police” for the contract specifications but rather ensuring that the contractor’s work results in a long life, limited maintenance pavement. The remainder of the course modules focus on asphalt concrete materials, mix design, production and delivery, mixture placement, and compaction. The final course module provides examples where design and construction features impact the performance of the pavements.

Unique Features of the Course

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.

Target Audience

  • Pavement network owners and administrators;
  • Engineers and technicians involved in the design, evaluation, and management of pavements;
  • Stormwater professionals;
  • Provincial, municipal, and local agencies; and
  • Airport owners and maintenance staff.


David Hein, P.Eng.

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.

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