Pavement Treatments to Improve Friction and Reduce Moisture Infiltration

Online /
Jul 5, 2024 /
Course Code: 0702-WEB24

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

  • 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

A significant contributor to pavement deterioration is moisture infiltration. Keeping the water out of the pavement has long been a mantra for pavement engineers. Water on the pavement surface contributes to surface splashing, spraying, and possible hydroplaning, which can impact driver safety. Water infiltration into the pavement structure and subgrade can also reduce the pavement materials' load-bearing capacity, reducing the service life of pavements. 

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

Course Outline

This course covers:

  • 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
  • Strategies to improve pavement surface friction
  • Methods to reduce pavement permeability
  • Quality assurance/control
  • Key features to ensure pavement longevity

Who Should Attend

  • Architects and 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
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.

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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