- 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.
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.
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.
- 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 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.