Upgrading Road Inspection and Maintenance Skills

Mississauga, Ontario /
Mar 1 - 2, 2021 /
Course Code: 11-0320-2385

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After participating in the seminar, you will be able to:

  • Prepare preventive maintenance programs for your roads
  • Prioritize pavement maintenance and rehabilitation needs within your budget
  • Take action to mitigate distress such as rutting and potholes
  • Preserve bituminous pavement using thin surface treatments
  • Identify best construction practices for construction asphalt/concrete roads/sidewalks

The condition of our roads and highways greatly contributes to the overall vitality of the economy. By improving ride quality, extending pavement life and ensuring safety, effective pavement preventive maintenance programs will help to allow people and goods to move safely and ensure that our road network remains in good condition.

This workshop outlines the concept of a coordinated preventive maintenance and how it may be integrated into a framework of pavement and asset management for municipal agencies. The course provides details on common preventive maintenance techniques that upgrade your road inspection and maintenance skills. Emphasis is placed on practical construction and contract inspection techniques and products that are effective and improve pavement life.

Course Outline:

  • Defining Levels of Service for Pavement Maintenance Management
  • Timely Preventive Maintenance
  • Identifying Maintenance Needs
  • Pavement Distress Inspection Techniques
  • Maintenance Needs Programming
  • Repair Methods, Techniques and Construction Details
  • Warranties and Specifications
  • Construction Inspection and Testing for Asphalt and Concrete Paving/Sidewalks
  • Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

Who Should Attend
Municipal and Consulting Engineers • Technologists • Supervisory Construction Personnel •Supervise Field Maintenance Operations

Special Features:

  • A copy of the presentation material used during the course
  • A resource list of specifications and key publications
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Daily Schedule
8:00 Registration and Coffee (Day I only)
8:15 Session begins
12:00 Lunch (provided)
4:30 Adjournment

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

Day I

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

Defining Levels of Service for Pavement Maintenance Management

  • NGSMI priority planning and programming

Timely Preventive Maintenance

Identifying Maintenance Needs

  • Pavement condition inspection techniques – surface treated pavements

Pavement Distress Inspection Techniques

  • Manual, semi-automated and automated

Maintenance Needs Programming

  • The right treatment for the right pavement at the right time


Day II

Repair Methods, Techniques and Construction Details for Surface Treated and Gravel Surface Pavements

  • Area patching using hot or cold mix
  • Spray patching
  • Surface treatment
  • Dust mitigation
  • Drainage improvements

Repair Methods, Techniques and Construction Details For Asphalt Concrete Pavements

  • Crack sealing
  • Patching
  • Thin hot-mix overlay (<40 mm)
  • Hot in-place recycling
  • Micro-surfacing
  • Slurry seal
  • Surface treatment (seal coat)
  • Restorative seal
  • Texturization

Repair Methods, Techniques and Construction Details for Exposed Concrete Pavements

  • Partial-depth repairs
  • Full-depth repairs
  • Slab stitching
  • Load transfer restoration
  • Diamond grinding
  • Under slab sealing (grouting and foam)

Construction Inspection and Testing

  • Asphalt concrete production and placement
  • Concrete production and placement for roadways, curbs and sidewalks

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment


David Hein, P.Eng

Dave is a principal engineer with ARA Transportation & has over 30 years of experience in the design, evaluation, and management of pavements. He has developed and completed numerous pavement design and management courses for government and private sector agencies.

A regular technical contributor to technical conferences worldwide, Mr. Hein is past chair of multiple engineering committees for the Transportation Association of Canada, FWD Users Group, American Society of Civil Engineers and the World Road Association.


EPIC Learning Center
5670 McAdam Rd
Mississauga, ON L4Z 1T2

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4.6 out of 5

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Fee & Credits

$1295 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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