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Pavement Condition Assessment Methods


All pavements have issues at some point in their lifetime. And while employing a pavement management system (PMS) can help systematize your review…it's how you evaluate your pavement's condition that really makes the difference. After all, as with most automated systems, the data you get out…is only as good as what you put in.

Join returning speaker, David Hein, for the fourth session in our 5-sesion Roadway Design and Construction Master Class Series, exploring how you can design and implement an effective pavement condition testing plan; identify potential issues; and select the best performing, safest, and most cost-effective solutions for your roadways.

In this webinar, through the lens of real-world case studies and examples, we'll take an in-depth look at pavement condition testing, its critical involvement in roadway performance, and how you can design and implement an effective pavement condition testing plan to improve the lifetime, performance and safety of your roadways. Within this discussion we'll explore they key elements and data sets involved in pavement testing, what this data means, and how you can use it in your decision-making. We'll take a look at the different testing methods and techniques from visual observation of pavement distresses to mechanical device measurements of condition indicators (e.g., smoothness, structural capacity, friction, cross-slope, etc.), the part each plays in assessment, and how you can combine these to yield the best results.

Building on this foundation, Hein will outline how you can develop the appropriate scope, data needs, and testing frequency for pavement testing program, and how these can enhance your pavement management system and performance. We'll review the different pavement distress surveys (from manual to nearly automated) and the tools available (e.g., falling weight deflectometer, laser profilers, friction measuring devices, ground penetrating radar, cross slope measurements, LiDAR, magnetic imaging tomography, and thermal imaging), and how you can implement these in your plan.

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
  • Consultants involved in the evaluation of pavement condition 
  • Specifiers and purchasers of pavement testing equipment
  • Specifiers and other technical staff involved in the development of performance specifications

Learning Objectives 
Attendees can expect the discussion and education of the following learning objectives.

  • Learn how to design and implement a pavement condition assessment program, including scope, data needed, testing types, and testing frequency.
  • Understand the testing methods and tools available (including specialized testing equipment), the need and value of it, and how you can use each.
  • Recognize the key indicators that can reduce the pavement life if not assessed, identified, and resolved.
  • Realize the benefits and cost savings of building and applying a thorough pavement condition assessment and test program.

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

* 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.

On-Demand Webcast
Session: 1 H 30 M
Lectures: 1
Credits: 1 PDH / 0.1 CEU

On-Demand Webcasts > Construction ($79.00)


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