Pavement Design & Construction of Municipal Roadways

Richmond, British Columbia /
Jan 28 - 29, 2019 /
Course Code: 09-0106-2362

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After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Use practical knowledge for rehabilitating municipal roadways
  • Understand the basic parameters required to complete pavement designs
  • Select the appropriate pavement type and rehabilitation strategy by considering relevant factors
  • Identify pavement distresses and the appropriate treatments based on current best practices
  • Apply your understanding of specification requirements to field inspections

Pavement design and construction in densely populated urban environments can be complicated, and engineers must consider a number of associated features such as curbs and gutters, utilities, and private and commercial entrances. Effective municipal pavement engineers should have a fundamental understanding of roadway design constraints and be able to select the appropriate rehabilitation treatment that is not only cost effective, but also considerate of future needs.

The course will cover existing pavement rehabilitation, new pavement design and construction options, including flexible, rigid, and composite pavement types. This course will also review pavement related construction specifications and highlight key features that are critical during construction inspection.

Course Outline:

  • Assessment of existing roadways
  • Pavement design tools
  • Pavement rehabilitation alternatives
  • Innovative materials and processes
  • Design details: asphalt and concrete
  • Design specifications
  • Construction preparation
  • Construction inspection: asphalt and concrete

Who Should Attend:
Those involved in the assessment, design and construction of municipal roadways, including:
Pavement Engineers • Civil Technicians and Technologists • Engineering Consultants • Design Engineers • Construction Inspectors • Contractor Superintendents

More Information


Daily Schedule
8:00   Registration and coffee (Day I only)
8:30   Session begins
12:00 Lunch
4:30   Adjournment

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a half-hour refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session.

Day I

Pavement Engineering: An Overview

  • Types of pavements
  • Roadway classifications
  • Basic design inputs
  • Challenging municipal environments
  • Interaction with other roadway features

Assessment of Existing Roadways

  • Pavement distresses
  • Functional pavement assessment
  • Structural pavement assessment
  • Non-Destructive Tools (NDT)
  • Drainage considerations
  • Considerations of future roadway needs

Pavement Design Tools

  • AASHTO Guide for the Design of Pavement Structures
  • Asphalt Institute
  • Municipal Design Charts/ Standard Pavement Designs
  • CPCA Pavement Design Charts
  • StreetPave 12
  • AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design Software

Pavement Rehabilitation Alternatives

  • Asphalt overlay
  • Asphalt overlays (with stress-absorbing membranes)
  • Asphalt resurfacing with base repairs
  • Full depth reclamation with expanded asphalt stabilization
  • Cold-in-place recycling
  • Concrete pavement repairs
  • Bonded concrete overlays (white-topping)
  • Flexible pavement reconstruction
  • Rigid pavement reconstruction
  • Composite pavement reconstruction
  • Life cycle cost analysis

Innovation Materials and Processes

  • Warm Mix Asphalt
  • Permeable Pavements

Day II

Design Details: Asphalt

  • Asphalt binder selection
  • Asphalt stripping
  • Echelon pavement
  • Cold joints
  • Transition/ construction joints
  • Tack coat

Design Details: Concrete

  • Dowel and tie-bar design
  • Joint details
  • Joint sealing
  • Surface texture
  • Embedded structures

Design Specifications

  • Asphalt paving
  • Concrete paving
  • Full depth reclamation with expanded asphalt stabilization
  • Cold-in-place recycling
  • Pavement smoothness

Construction Preparation

  • Subgrade preparation
  • Base/Sub-base preparation
  • Drainage preparation
  • Construction tolerances
  • Staging requirements

Construction Inspection: Asphalt Paving

  • Pre-paving site inspection
  • Asphalt mix design
  • Asphalt paving
  • Compaction
  • QC/QA material testing

Construction Inspection: Concrete Paving

  • Pre-paving site inspection
  • Concrete placement
  • Dowel/ tie-bar
  • Concrete finishing
  • Surface texture
  • Surface curing
  • Joint cutting/ sealing
  • Dowel bar scanning

Questions and Answers, Feedback on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment


Mark Popik, P.Eng., M.Eng.

Mark has over twenty years’ experience and is an Associate and Senior Pavement Engineer at Thurber Engineering Ltd. He specializes in pavement engineering for private, municipal, and provincial pavement projects.

Mark is a graduate of the University of Waterloo with a B.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering, and the University of Florida with a M.Eng. in Civil Engineering. Since graduation, Mark has provided pavement engineering services across Canada, which included pavement investigations/evaluations, development of pavement design for new and existing roadways, life cycle cost analysis, and construction inspections. Mark is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario, Transportation Association of Canada, Canadian Technical Asphalt Association, SAVE International, and has authored several papers on the applications of new technologies for the rehabilitation of pavements, presenting his work at various national and international conferences..


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Other Venue InformationParking:
Pay parking for Attendees is available in the following locations:

- Parking Lot at the Front of the Hotel.
- Level 5 (Blue Zone only) in the President Plaza

Parkade. Please DO NOT Park in the Red Zone on Level 5 and also DO NOT park on Levels 2 & 3 where the parking signs state 2 or 3 hour maximum. (Please note there is no Level 4)

The charges are as follows: $4.00 for 2 hours or portion and a daily rate of $12.00, from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. Please purchase tickets from the ticket dispensers located in each area.

Please Note: if attendees park anywhere else, the hotel is not responsible.

In particular, please DO NOT Park at the Ground Level of President Plaza or at the Yaohan Shopping Centre at any time. Vehicles will be towed at owner’s expense.

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Fee & Credits
  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
Early Registration Fee:

$1495 + taxes

Fee after December 21, 2018:

$1595 + taxes


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