Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Pavements

Online /
Dec 11 - 12, 2024 /
Course Code: 15-1205-ONL24

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Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

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

  • Design new pavements using the AASHTO 1993 Guide for the Design of Pavements
  • Understand the basics of the AASHTOWare Pavement ME mechanistic-empirical design
  • Understand and know when to use non-destructive testing for pavement evaluation
  • Apply management techniques to improve the life-cycle and reduce the cost of pavements
  • Design and maintain permeable pavements
  • Use life-cycle cost techniques to maximize value over a pavement life-cycle
  • Use various maintenance and rehabilitation methods to extend the useful life of pavements
  • Manage pavements and sidewalks efficiently with insight into pavement defects, their causes and repair

Cost-effective pavement management is a result of careful design, quality construction and timely maintenance. Agencies are faced with the challenge of maintaining significant public investment in transportation infrastructure. Although new materials and methods are being added to the roadway manager’s repertoire, they must accommodate increasing loads while continually fighting a challenging battle against deterioration.

This course examines practical techniques for the evaluation of asset condition and provides preventive maintenance and rehabilitation methods and materials to cost-effectively extend the service life of transportation assets. Learning will be further enhanced through presentations of case study examples.

Course Outline:

  • Factors that affect pavement performance
  • New pavement design
  • Pavement rehabilitation design
  • Pavement management
  • Life-cycle costing
  • Permeable pavement design and maintenance
  • Preventive maintenance treatments
  • Rehabilitation and maintenance methods
  • New pavement technology developments
  • Examples of poor and best practices for roads and sidewalks

Who Should Attend:
Project Engineers and Managers • Municipal Engineers • Operations Maintenance Engineers Construction and Design Engineers • Contractors • Consultants

More Information

Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Day I

Welcome, Introduction, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

Course Overview and Preview of the Day

Factors that Affect Pavement Performance

  • History of pavement design in Canada
  • Basics of pavement performance
  • Factors that impact pavement performance: traffic, soils and materials, environment

Pavement Design

  • AASHTO 1993: flexible pavement design, rigid pavement design, interlocking concrete block pavement design
  • Introduction to AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design mechanistic-empirical design

Pavement Rehabilitation

  • Surface condition evaluation
  • Upgrade of gravel roadways to a hard surface
  • Roughness
  • Structural capacity
  • Friction
  • Developing alternatives for pavement rehabilitation

Pavement Management

  • Pavement performance evaluation
  • Systematic maintenance programs
  • Performance modelling
  • Prioritization and optimization

Life-Cycle Costing

  • What is the best pavement type for your application?
    • Asphalt concrete
    • Exposed concrete
    • Interlocking concrete block
    • Surface treatment/seal cost
    • Gravel
  • Life-cycle costing examples

Permeable Pavement Design and Maintenance


Day II

Review of Day I and Preview of the Second Day

Pavement Rehabilitation and Maintenance Management

  • Timely preventive maintenance
  • Priority planning and programming

Pavement Maintenance

  • Drainage improvements
  • Utility cut repairs
  • Crack sealing

Rehabilitation and Maintenance Methodologies

  • Patching
  • Thin surface treatments
  • Surface texturization
  • Overlay
  • In-place recycling techniques

Recent Developments in Pavement Technology and Specifications

  • Construction inspection and administration
  • Best practices for asphalt paving

Sidewalk and Recreational Trail Design Practices and Management

Case Studies
The lecturer will provide examples of various pavement distresses and conditions for roads and sidewalks, and you will discuss what the best method of repairing or upgrading the pavements.

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


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

$1295 + taxes

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

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