According to the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) annual reports, our US transportation infrastructure has consistently scored at a D average (near failing) since 1998 due to delayed maintenance and underinvestment. How can we improve? Build our roadways to last longer.
Join returning speaker David Hein for the second session in our 5-session Roadway Design and Construction Master Class Series, exploring the fundamental design principals of flexible (asphalt surfaced) and rigid (concrete surfaced) pavements, their impact on roadway performance, and how you can implement them in your projects to elongate your roadway’s life, minimize maintenance, and reduce long-term costs.
In this webinar, we’ll take a look at our current roadway infrastructure and practices, and identify the challenges (e.g., material variation and changes, weather conditions, operations, poor inspection, etc.) and the opportunities for creating a sustainable infrastructure. Within this discussion, we’ll examine the fundamental design principals of flexible (asphalt surfaced) and rigid (concrete surfaced) pavements to illustrate "what matters" to ensure maximum pavement life. We’ll also discuss the role of inspectors and how good inspection is critical (and poor…catastrophic) to the long-term success of a roadway. Finally, Hein will walk through several real-world case studies demonstrating the "cause" and "effect" of good (and poor) design —working from subgrade to pavement surfacing—and illustrating the impact of poor quality construction and inspection on pavement performance, and how you can avoid this in your projects.
Who Should Attend
- Engineers and technicians involved in roadway design, construction and maintenance
- State DOT and municipal agency personnel involved in the delivery of transportation infrastructure
- Trainers and educators involved in qualifying or certifying construction inspectors
- Contractors interested in advancing roadway construction technology
- Individuals interested in lengthening their roadway infrastructure’s life and contributing to a sustainable infrastructure, minimizing maintenance, and reducing long-term costs.
Attendees can expect the discussion and education of the following learning objectives.
- Understand the basic design principals and critical aspects of transportation pavement infrastructure.
- Learn the key elements that ensure the cost-effective life-cycle of pavements.
- Identify the important issues and inspection and testing tasks to maximize pavement life.
- Be able to document the impact of poor design and construction activities negatively impacting pavement performance.
Train Your Team
Get the whole team trained! We offer additional savings if you register as a group. For group pricing information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
* Presentations are scheduled for approximately one hour with a 15-20 minute question and answer session to follow. Presentation may exceed scheduled time.
* Each state and certification agency has different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are. Note that 1 PDH = 0.1 CEU.
* Purchase of this course allows you access to the presentation(s) for 6 months from the order date.