Upgrading Road Inspection and Maintenance Skills

Online /
Nov 6 - 7, 2023 /
Course Code: 14-1103-ONL23

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  • 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):

10 am to 6 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 the construction of 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 coordinated preventive maintenance and how it may be integrated into a framework of pavement and asset management for municipal agencies. The course details 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
  • Pavement Distress Evaluation
  • Maintenance Needs Programming
  • Repair Methods, Techniques and Construction Details
  • Warranties and Specifications
  • Asphalt Materials, Mix Design, Production and Placement Inspection and Testing
  • Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

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

More Information

Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Day I

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

Pavement Design 101

  • AASHTO 1993 pavement design
  • Introduction to mechanistic-empirical design

Identifying Maintenance Needs

  • Pavement condition inspection techniques - surface-treated pavements

Pavement Distress Evaluation

  • Manual, semi-automated and automated

Repair Methods, Surface Treated and Gravel Surface Pavements

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

Repair Methods, Asphalt Concrete Pavements

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

Repair Methods, Exposed Concrete Pavements

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


  • Specification Types and Applications


Day II

Construction Inspection and Testing

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

Aggregates and Binders

  • Properties and quality

Asphalt Mix Design

  • Mix design basics
  • Superpave

Asphalt Production and Delivery

  • Asphalt plant types and operation
  • Best practices for asphalt delivery

Paving and Compaction

  • Asphalt paver components and operation
  • Compaction equipment and operation
  • Best practices for joint construction

Sidewalks and Recreational Trails

  • Design
  • Construction
  • Management
  • Maintenance

Design, Performance and Construction – Case Studies

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 38 years of experience in the design, evaluation and management of 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 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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Course Rating
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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