Effective Management of Pavement Assets
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
- Establish cost-effective pavement maintenance and preservation procedures
- Apply pavement management principals to roadway, parking area, sidewalk and recreational trails
The need to preserve our roadway pavement infrastructure is paramount to insuring the viability of transportation of people and goods. This requires ever increasing investments because of the increasing size of the roadway network and increasing 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 effectively maintain and improve the infrastructure.
The pressure to preserve pavement infrastructure in the face of ever- increasing needs, and to utilize in new technologies and improved management procedures, is greatest at the municipal level. Municipal and local governments typically have limited taxation powers and often lack in-house specialized technical expertise.
With the gradual 20th century shift from an agrarian to industrial economy, there has been a shift in population to urban areas. This has resulted in a shift 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 conference on pavement management taking place in Toronto, Ontario in 1985. Pavement management philosophy and procedures have undergone numerous changes since that time but the goal has always been to actively management 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 right maintenance and rehabilitation treatments to the right pavement at the right time.
- 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
- 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 long-term impact of 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 equipmentREQUEST GROUP TRAINING QUOTE
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