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Sidewalk Pavement Evaluation, Management and Maintenance

1.5 Professional Development Hours

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

  • Understand key sidewalk performance features and how to build them to last
  • Identify best construction practices to ensure high quality construction
  • Develop a sidewalk pavement inventory and construction history
  • Use methods and means to complete condition assessments to identify maintenance and rehabilitation needs
  • Identify and use effective techniques to preserve the condition of the assets
  • Minimize liability due to trip and slip hazards


Sidewalks are intended to provide a safe and durable surface for the public. The primary surface material for urban sidewalks in Canada has traditionally been concrete. However, there is significant pressure in urban areas to provide “enhanced” treatments including interlocking, bricks, granite setts, stamped and coloured concrete and recycled products. Municipalities and other agencies are faced with challenges on how to evaluate, approve and maintain these products. How can each be constructed and maintained in a cost-effective manner? How do I determine when to “fix” something? What is involved? What are the long-term costs to maintain this infrastructure? How to do I build and maintain sidewalks to be compliant with codes such as the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act?

Common concrete pavement maintenance and rehabilitation activities such as resealing joints, partial and full-depth concrete repairs, panel replacement, edge grinding, slab jacking and dealing with tree root damage will be covered. Attendees will be provided with example agency sidewalk repair manuals and guidance along with pavement condition inspection criteria and forms. 

Course Outline

This course covers:

  • Functions of sidewalks
  • Planning and design basics
  • Key design features
  • Impact of construction on sidewalk longevity
  • Sidewalk asset inventory development
  • Construction and maintenance history
  • Condition inspection and monitoring procedures
  • Hazards, maintenance needs and training
  • Pavement maintenance and rehabilitation planning
  • Best practice methods of maintenance and preservation
  • Compliance with disability acts

Who Should Attend?

  • Architects, engineers and technicians involved in pavement design and construction
  • Engineering and technical staff involved in pavement maintenance
  • Consultants and contractors designing and constructing infrastructure
  • Asset management and operations staff
  • Inspection and testing staff


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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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