The Impact of Design, Construction and Maintenance Features on the Long-Term Performance of Pavements
Feb 17, 2021 /
Course Code: 0217-WEB21
Purpose and Background
This webinar illustrates the impact of design, construction and maintenance features on the long-term performance of flexible and rigid pavements. The primary design, specification and construction factors that contribute to the long-term functional and structural performance of pavements ranging from parking lots to municipal roadways, airports and major highways are discussed.
Through a series of case studies, positive and negative features are presented to give the participant a good understanding of what we can do better to ensure the cost-effective use of transportation investments.
Primary Discussion Topics/Webinar Outline
This webinar focuses on design and construction features that may impact the performance of our asphalt and concrete pavement infrastructure.
Some of the key design elements for concrete pavement design and construction include:
1. Subgrade preparation
2. Dowel bar alignment
3. Dowel and tie bar placement
4. Dowel bar insertion
5. Dowel bar quality
6. Joint detailing
7. Proper detailing around utility covers
9. Joint and crack sealing
10. Deleterious materials in the concrete mix
11. General construction site cleanliness
Some of the key design elements for asphalt pavement design and construction include:
1. Subgrade preparation
6. Asphalt stripping
7. Mix problems
9. Maintenance procedures
The learning objectives for this webinar include:
- Be able to recognize and use current common pavement design procedures.
- Understand common design and construction features important to the performance of both asphalt and concrete pavements.
- To design and recognize specification and construction activities that can improve the performance of pavements.
- Communicate and promote good road design and construction practices.
- Understand key components and factors necessary for the cost-effective design of flexible and rigid pavements.
- Be able to identify design and construction features that may negatively impact the performance of pavements.
- Assist in developing specifications to ensure the performance of pavements.
Who Should Attend
- Engineers involved in the design, evaluation and management of pavements
- Roadway agencies
- Pavement maintenance staff
- Construction personnel
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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
$175 + taxes
- 0.15 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
- ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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