Cost Effective Assessment of Pavement Condition

Online /
Jul 22, 2020 /
Course Code: 0706-WEB20

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In the 1970s, pavement condition inspection was typically completed using visual techniques and was based on observable pavement distresses.  Ride quality assessment was also visual and structural capacity was measured using a simple Benkelman beam and loaded dump truck.  Fast forward to today and we now have the ability to measure every crack on the surface of the pavement using high speed laser technology and be able to measure the surface deflection of the pavement to a thousandth of a millimeter accuracy.  The equipment is complicated and quite expensive to own and operate.  Is “automated” equipment necessary and if so, how is it better and how can it be used cost-effectively to support engineering decision making? 

This webinar outlines methods of evaluating the structural and functional condition of pavements. These types of assessments are used to objectively and systematically determine the condition and “issues” that may result in a reduced pavement life, determine the most economically maintenance and rehabilitation methods and timing or to ensure the travelling public is provided a safe and comfortable ride.  Assessments can range from a simple visual assessment to more comprehensive non-destructive testing to measure surface distresses, ride quality, surface skid resistance and response to traffic loading.

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

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System Requirements

Training will be delivered via GoToWebinar

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

$175 + taxes

  • 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 1 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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