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Cost-Effective Assessment of Pavement Condition

1 Professional Development Hours

After Participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • To understand the benefits and costs to develop an understanding of the condition of roadway infrastructure
  • Be able to develop an appropriate scope, data needs and frequency of testing for pavement testing
  • Understand the market and value of using specialized equipment for the evaluation of pavement condition
  • Recognize indicators that may reduce the life of pavements if not addressed in a timely and logical fashion


Municipalities and other road agencies use Pavement Management Systems (PMS) to determine the condition of the road network in order to determine deficiencies, and develop rehabilitation strategies and funding needs for their road rehabilitation programs. The degree of sophistication of PMS systems ranges from simple spreadsheets to sophisticated custom-built systems that can optimize rehabilitation strategies that best optimize expenditures. In all cases, however, the information generated by the PMS system depends on the accuracy of the pavement condition information used as input to PMS. Pavement condition information may consist of a combination of the evaluation of pavement distresses gathered manually through visual observations, while other condition indicators, such as smoothness, structural capacity, friction, cross-slope, etc., are measured by mechanical devices. 

This webinar provides an understanding of the basics of pavement condition evaluation, an understanding of what the data means and how it can be used to improve pavement maintenance and rehabilitation decision making. Timely and appropriate intervention action can lead to longer pavement life and higher quality experience for the users of our infrastructure and, when used as an effective part of pavement management, reduce the overall life-cycle cost of the roadway network. 

Course Outline

This course covers:

  • Pavement surface condition evaluation
  • Falling Weight Deflectometer pavement load/deflection testing
  • Laser profiling
  • Pavement surface friction testing
  • Ground penetrating radar
  • Cross-slope determination using an inertial measurement unit
  • LiDAR
  • Magnetic imaging tomography
  • Thermal imaging

Who Should Attend

  • Architects, engineers and technicians involved in roadway design, construction and maintenance
  • State DOT and municipal agency personnel involved in the delivery of transportation infrastructure
  • Consultants involved in the evaluation of pavement condition
  • Specifiers and purchasers of pavement testing equipment
  • Specifiers and other technical staff involved in the development of performance specifications
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This course is currently scheduled on the following date. Click to learn even more details about this offering.

Online, 7/22/2024


Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

This course can be customized and delivered to a group at your facility saving time and money.
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