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Effective Management of Pavement Assets

14 Professional Development Hours

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

  • Establish databases to store pavement network and condition information
  • Develop models to predict future pavement performance
  • Identify maintenance and rehabilitation needs
  • Establish cost-effective investment budgets
  • Use tools to determine the impact of increases or decreases in funding
  • Apply cost-effective pavement preservation and rehabilitation techniques
  • Apply pavement management principles to a roadway, parking area, sidewalk and recreational trails

The need to preserve our roadway pavement infrastructure is paramount to ensuring the viability of the transportation of people and goods. This requires ever-increasing investments because of the roadway network's increasing size and commercial vehicle loading. In addition, budget pressures from other infrastructure and social needs have resulted in a substantial infrastructure deficit. New approaches are needed to support our ability to maintain and improve the infrastructure effectively. 

The pressure to preserve pavement infrastructure in the face of ever-increasing needs and to utilize new technologies and improved management procedures is most significant at the municipal level. Municipal and local governments typically have limited taxation powers and require more in-house specialized technical expertise. 

With the gradual 20th-century shift from an agrarian to an industrial economy, there has been a shift in population to urban areas. This has resulted in a change of responsibility for the construction and maintenance of roadway infrastructure. Cities, counties and other municipal-level governments are now typically responsible for the maintenance of the largest percentage of roadways in the country.

The roots of modern pavement management only go back to the late 1970s, with the first international pavement management conference in Toronto, Ontario, in 1985. Pavement management philosophy and procedures have undergone numerous changes since that time. Still, the goal has always been to actively manage our roadway, parking lot and trail pavements to provide a suitable level of service for a reasonable investment. This is primarily achieved by accurately measuring pavement condition, predicting further performance and needs and applying the proper maintenance and rehabilitation treatments to the right pavement at the right time. 

Course Benefits

  • Understanding of basic pavement management systems, data collection, performance prediction and investment needs
  • It provides procedures on how to determine, document and justify funding needs for pavement preservation and rehabilitation
  • It provides directions on how to prepare prioritized, needs-based budgets
  • Promotes the use of best practices and provides a benchmark for pavement preservation decision making
  • It will provide objective pavement preservation needs and have a long-term impact on budget decisions

Who Should Attend
Pavement Network Owners and Administrators • Engineers and Technicians Involved in the Design, Evaluation and Management of Pavements • Consultants Involved in the Evaluation of Pavement Condition • Provincial, Municipal and Local Agencies • Airport Owners and Maintenance Staff • Specifiers and Purchases or Pavement Testing and Condition Evaluation Equipment

Course Rating
4.7 out of 5

Overall rating of this course by its previous attendees!


This course is currently scheduled on the following date. Click to learn even more details about this offering.

Online, 8/21/2024


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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