Pavement Design 101

Online /
Jan 21, 2019 /
Course Code: 0104-WEB19

  • Overview
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After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize and use current common pavement design procedures
  • Understand common design and construction features that are important to the performance of both asphalt and concrete pavements
  • Understand pavement distress types and causes
  • Complete a simple AASHTO 93 pavement structural design
  • Communicate and promote good road design and construction practices

This webinar provides an introduction to the design of flexible and rigid pavements. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) 1993 pavement design procedure is covered along with an introduction to the new AASHTOWare Pavement Design ME mechanistic-empirical design method. The webinar covers the primary design, specification and construction factors that contribute to the long-term functional and structural performance of pavement.

Positive and negative design features and construction conditions are presented to provide a good understanding of what we can do better to ensure the cost-effective use of transportation investments.

Course Outline

  • Primary features of major pavement types
  • Factors affecting pavement performance
  • Typical pavement failure modes
  • Pavement distresses, types and severities
  • Inputs affecting pavement design
  • Traffic and subgrade types
  • Examples using the AASHTO design procedure

Who Should Attend
Those involved in the design, evaluation and management of pavements, including: Engineers Architects Technologists and Technicians Municipal Infrastructure staff Transportation/Assets personnel Roadway Agency Owners

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time

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System Requirements PC-based attendees
OS: Windows XP, 2003 Server, Vista, 7, 8, 10
Internet Explorer 7.0 or newer
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
Safari 3.0 or newer
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

iPad 1 or newer, iPhone 3GS or newer, iPod Touch (3rd generation) or newer
OS: iOS 6 or newer

OS: Android 2.2 or higher


David Hein, P.Eng

Dave is a principal engineer with ARA Transportation & has over 30 years of experience in the design, evaluation, and management of pavements. He has developed and completed numerous pavement design and management courses for government and private sector agencies.

A regular technical contributor to technical conferences worldwide, Mr. Hein is past chair of multiple engineering committees for the Transportation Association of Canada, FWD Users Group, American Society of Civil Engineers and the World Road Association.


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Fee & Credits
  • 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 1 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

$175 + taxes


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