Upgrading Road Inspection and Maintenance Skills

Online /
Mar 28 - 29, 2022 /
Course Code: 12-0308-ONL22

  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


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:

  • Prepare preventive maintenance programs for your roads
  • Prioritize pavement maintenance and rehabilitation needs within your budget
  • Take action to mitigate distress such as rutting and potholes
  • Preserve bituminous pavement using thin surface treatments
  • Identify best construction practices for construction asphalt/concrete roads/sidewalks

The condition of our roads and highways greatly contributes to the overall vitality of the economy. By improving ride quality, extending pavement life and ensuring safety, effective pavement preventive maintenance programs will help to allow people and goods to move safely and ensure that our road network remains in good condition.

This workshop outlines the concept of a coordinated preventive maintenance and how it may be integrated into a framework of pavement and asset management for municipal agencies. The course provides details on common preventive maintenance techniques that upgrade your road inspection and maintenance skills. Emphasis is placed on practical construction and contract inspection techniques and products that are effective and improve pavement life.

Course Outline:

  • Defining Levels of Service for Pavement Maintenance Management
  • Timely Preventive Maintenance
  • Identifying Maintenance Needs
  • Pavement Distress Inspection Techniques
  • Maintenance Needs Programming
  • Repair Methods, Techniques and Construction Details
  • Warranties and Specifications
  • Construction Inspection and Testing for Asphalt and Concrete Paving/Sidewalks
  • Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

Who Should Attend
Municipal and Consulting Engineers • Technologists • Supervisory Construction Personnel •Supervise Field Maintenance Operations

More Information

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

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Daily Schedule
10:00 Session begins
12:00 Lunch
6:00 Adjournment

There will be a one-hour lunch break in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session.

Day I

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

Defining Levels of Service for Pavement Maintenance Management

  • NGSMI priority planning and programming

Timely Preventive Maintenance

Identifying Maintenance Needs

  • Pavement condition inspection techniques - surface treated pavements

Pavement Distress Inspection Techniques

  • Manual, semi-automated and automated

Maintenance Needs Programming

  • The right treatment for the right pavement at the right time


Day II

Repair Methods, Techniques and Construction Details for Surface Treated and Gravel Surface Pavements

  • Area patching using hot or cold mix
  • Spray patching
  • Surface treatment
  • Dust mitigation
  • Drainage improvements

Repair Methods, Techniques and Construction Details For Asphalt Concrete Pavements

  • Crack sealing
  • Patching
  • Thin hot-mix overlay (<40 mm)
  • Hot in-place recycling
  • Micro-surfacing
  • Slurry seal
  • Surface treatment (seal coat)
  • Restorative seal
  • Texturization

Repair Methods, Techniques and Construction Details for Exposed Concrete Pavements

  • Partial-depth repairs
  • Full-depth repairs
  • Slab stitching
  • Load transfer restoration
  • Diamond grinding
  • Under slab sealing (grouting and foam)

Construction Inspection and Testing

  • Asphalt concrete production and placement
  • Concrete production and placement for roadways, curbs and sidewalks

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

Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment


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.

The Engineering Institute of Canada AIBC Approved   

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4.6 out of 5

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Fee & Credits

$1295 + taxes

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

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