Innovation in Roadway Design, Construction and Maintenance

Online /
Aug 16, 2024 /
Course Code: 0514-WEB24

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

  • To understand the benefits of implementing roadway design, construction and maintenance techniques
  • Be able to describe key factors to ensure the successful adoption of new processes and procedures
  • Identify potential sources for detailed information on innovation deployment

This webinar highlights innovations in roadway infrastructure design, construction and maintenance worldwide. Innovation is the act of introducing a new idea, method or device that drives change in the engineering field. Innovations can reduce the impact of roadways on the environment, reduce construction time and costs and improve safety for both the travelling public and construction workers.

Recent U.S. Federal Highway Bills have embraced the area of innovation in roadway design and construction. This has resulted in the introduction and deployment of numerous innovative techniques and processes. 

Who Should Attend

  • Architects, engineers and technicians involved in roadway design, construction and maintenance
  • Agency personnel involved in the delivery of transportation infrastructure
  • Consultants involved in the evaluation of pavement condition
  • Contractors interested in advancing roadway construction technology
More Information

Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 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


Course Outline

This webinar describes innovative transportation techniques and materials such as:

  • Warm mix asphalt
  • Magnetic imaging tomography for concrete pavements
  • Pre-cast concrete slabs
  • Synthetic asphalt cement
  • Geosynthetics
  • Infrared monitoring for asphalt compaction control
  • Accelerated bridge construction
  • High friction surfaces
  • Next-generation concrete pavement surface texture
  • In-place recycling techniques for pavement renewal

Each of these innovations can contribute to improving our transportation infrastructure and become a standard to achieve once mastered. This webinar outlines case studies of recent innovative techniques and examples of their use, benefits and guidelines for their implementation.


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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