Cost-Effective Assessment of Pavement Condition

Online /
Jul 22, 2024 /
Course Code: 0704-WEB24

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

  • To understand the benefits and costs to develop an understanding of the condition of roadway infrastructure
  • Be able to develop an appropriate scope, data needs and frequency of testing for pavement testing
  • Understand the market and value of using specialized equipment for the evaluation of pavement condition
  • Recognize indicators that may reduce the life of pavements if not addressed in a timely and logical fashion

Municipalities and other road agencies use Pavement Management Systems (PMS) to determine the condition of the road network in order to determine deficiencies, and develop rehabilitation strategies and funding needs for their road rehabilitation programs. The degree of sophistication of PMS systems ranges from simple spreadsheets to sophisticated custom-built systems that can optimize rehabilitation strategies that best optimize expenditures. In all cases, however, the information generated by the PMS system depends on the accuracy of the pavement condition information used as input to PMS. Pavement condition information may consist of a combination of the evaluation of pavement distresses gathered manually through visual observations, while other condition indicators, such as smoothness, structural capacity, friction, cross-slope, etc., are measured by mechanical devices. 

This webinar provides an understanding of the basics of pavement condition evaluation, an understanding of what the data means and how it can be used to improve pavement maintenance and rehabilitation decision making. Timely and appropriate intervention action can lead to longer pavement life and higher quality experience for the users of our infrastructure and, when used as an effective part of pavement management, reduce the overall life-cycle cost of the roadway network. 

Course Outline

This course covers:

  • Pavement surface condition evaluation
  • Falling Weight Deflectometer pavement load/deflection testing
  • Laser profiling
  • Pavement surface friction testing
  • Ground penetrating radar
  • Cross-slope determination using an inertial measurement unit
  • LiDAR
  • Magnetic imaging tomography
  • Thermal imaging

Who Should Attend

  • Architects, engineers and technicians involved in roadway design, construction and maintenance
  • State DOT and municipal agency personnel involved in the delivery of transportation infrastructure
  • Consultants involved in the evaluation of pavement condition
  • Specifiers and purchasers of pavement testing equipment
  • Specifiers and other technical staff involved in the development of performance specifications
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time

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System Requirements

PC-based attendees
OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 or newer

IE 11 or later, Edge 12 or later, Firefox 27 or later, Chrome 30 or later

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X with MacOS 10.7 or later

Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+

OS: iOS 8 or newer

OS: Android 4.0 or higher


David Hein, P.Eng

David is a consulting Civil Engineer with over 38 years of experience in designing, evaluating and managing transportation infrastructure. He is the past president of the American Society of Civil Engineers Transportation and Development Institute (ASCE T&DI), chair of the Workforce Development and Codes and Standards Councils and chair of 5 engineering standards committees. He is a long-term member of the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC), Past-Chair of the pavements committee and member of the Soils and Materials and Asset Management Committees.

He is also a member of the Workforce Development Council and Chair of the Professional Development Committee. He is also a past member of the Transportation Research Board pavement management, pavement maintenance and pavement preservation committees. He has represented Canada on the World Road Association (WRA) pavements and asset management committees since 2002 and is currently the Chair of the Canadian National Committee to the WRA. He recently stepped down after 10 years as Executive Director of the Falling Weight Deflectometer User Group.

He has been involved in numerous national and international research, evaluation and asset management projects for Federal, State, Provincial and Municipal agencies and many of the public/private/ partnership highway construction projects across Canada and the United States.

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Fee & Credits

$75 + taxes

  • 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 1 Continuing Professional Development Hours (PDHs/CPDs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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