Pavement Treatments to Improve Friction and Reduce Moisture Infiltration

Online /
Jun 28, 2021 /
Course Code: 0603-WEB21

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  • Instructor


Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the importance of pavement surface friction
  • Recognize the impact of surface water and infiltration
  • Know how to measure permeability effectively
  • Recognize important pavement material requirements
  • Understand methods to reduce permeability

Purpose and Background
A large contributor to pavement deterioration is moisture infiltration.  Keeping the water out of the pavement has long been a mantra to pavement engineers.  Water on the pavement surface contributes to surface splashing and spraying and possible hydroplaning which can impact driver safety.  Water infiltration into the pavement structure and subgrade can also reduce the load bearing capacity of the pavement materials which in term reduces the service life of pavements.

This webinar outlines the basics of the impact of moisture on pavements, factors affecting permeability, provides and overview of methods to measure moisture infiltration and pavement surface friction as well as details on techniques to reduce pavement permeability and improve pavement surface friction.

Learn about the impact of water and infiltration and how this affects drive safety and pavement service life.

  • Recognize pavement surface types and their ability to resist the impact of water on their performance
  • Understand the differences in how permeability is measured for pavement materials and subgrades
  • Recognize common methods to improve pavement surface friction
  • Recognize techniques to reduce the impact of water on pavement performance

The primary discussion topics of this webinar include:

  • Overview of pavement surface types
  • Impact of water on pavement surface/base/subbase/subgrade
  • Methods to measure pavement surface friction
  • Methods to measure pavement permeability
  • Methods to improve pavement surface friction
  • Methods to reduce pavement permeability
  • Quality assurance/control
  • Key features to ensure pavement longevity

Who Should Attend

  • Civil engineers responsible for the design, construction, maintenance and rehabilitation of pavements
  • Agencies and other owners of highway, municipal and private sector pavement infrastructure
  • Pavement material suppliers and contractors
  • Operations personnel responsible for the maintenance and rehabilitation of pavements
  • Private sector developers

This course is approved by:
Architects Licensing Board of Newfoundland and Labrador
Architects Association of New Brunswick
Nova Scotia Association of Architects
EPP Approved

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 Hein, P.Eng. is a consulting Civil Engineer with over 35 years of experience in the design, evaluation and management of transportation infrastructure.  He recently retired from Applied Research Associates, Inc. of Toronto, Ontario.  He is the past president of the American Society of Civil Engineers Transportation and Development Institute (ASCE T&DI), chair of the Workforce Development Council 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 Workforce Development Council and past members 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 Vice-Chair of the Canadian National Committee to the WRA.  He also 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 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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