Introduction to Pavement Construction Inspection
Sep 21, 2020 /
Course Code: 0907-WEB20
This webinar examines the basic design principals of flexible (asphalt surfaced) and rigid (concrete surfaced) pavements to give participants a good understand of “what matters” to ensure the maximum pavement life possible. Constructing a pavement is not as precise as factory manufacturing where the input materials and processes are strictly controlled to result in the desired final product. While processes and procedures are in place for both quality control and quality assurance, changes and variations in the materials, weather conditions, contractor operations, etc. can have a significant impact on the life of the pavement. Case studies of “cause” and “effect” are presented in a sequence of construction commencing at the subgrade and working towards the pavement surface to illustrate the impact of poor quality construction and inspection on pavement performance.
Frequently, construction inspectors are not fully aware of the consequences of poor construction practices and are reluctant to “get into an argument” with construction personnel. Pavements typically do not fail catastrophically and construction defects may takes years to manifest themselves in distress and deterioration. The cost to “repair” the defects may in fact be much higher than the original cost of construction and the repairs themselves may contribute to further pavement distress. By understanding and identifying poor practices and ways of improving them, we can contribute to a sustainable infrastructure system.Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
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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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- 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- 1 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
- ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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