Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am – 12:15 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:15 – 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:15 – 4:30 pm


Principles of Pavement Design         J. Kindler

   Goals of pavement design

      • Smooth, stable surface and longevity

   Terminology and basic components

      • Pavement section

      • Asphalt and concrete components

      • Loading

   Consulting guidelines and standards

   Collecting data necessary for design

   Economics and lifecycle analysis

Flexible Pavement Design         J. Kindler

   Soil support and subsurface preparation

   Reclamation and recycling

   Mixture content and pavement thickness

   Preparing and overlaying existing pavement

Rigid Pavement Design         M. Ayers

   Determining the most feasible concrete pavement type for a specific situation

   Identifying the most critical elements influencing pavement design

      • Support conditions, concrete materials, jointing, etc.

   Generating a list of design elements that can be further refined for value engineering studies

   Concrete overlays

      • Bonded and unbonded overlay types

      • Design and construction

Maintenance and Rehabilitation         J. Kindler



   Preservation techniques

   Rehabilitation practices

Sustainability of Pavements         J. Kindler

   Carbon footprint analysis

      • Treatment

      • Raw materials

      • Fuel

      • Traffic delays

   Environment and LEED credits

      • Recycled materials

      • Pervious pavements

      • Runoff filtration zones



     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers

     6.5 PDHs

Construction Contractors

     Voluntary Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This live lecture presentation is open to the public and offers up to 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Ohio.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885).

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved sponsor in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

This seminar offers a continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity for mandatory continuing education credit.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Michael E. Ayers PH.D.

Dr. Ayers is the president of Global Pavement Consultants, Inc. (GPC). GPC conducts business worldwide and concentrates primarily on pavement design, construction, evaluation, full-depth reclamation with cement, rehabilitation and concrete overlays. Dr. Ayers specializes in pavement analysis using the AASHTO Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Procedure, forensic analysis, just-in-time-training prior to project start-up, troubleshooting both during and after construction and development and delivery of pavement and materials-related seminars and short courses.

Dr. Ayers has extensive experience in the design and construction of concrete overlays, concrete roadways, unbound and stabilized base courses including cement-treated bases, lean concrete bases, full-depth reclamation (FDR) utilizing existing asphalt materials and roller-compacted concrete (RCC). He recently completed development of the Aggregates and Portland Cement Concrete training modules for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Highway Materials Engineering course, the design chapter for the new FDR Guidelines and several chapters in the new FHWA Guide for Concrete Pavement Distress Assessments and Solutions. He also serves as an expert witness on a variety of design and materials-related issues focusing on concrete and RCC pavements. He has substantial experience in field investigations and forensic studies and has conducted numerous large-scale investigations using the MIT SCAN B2 for determining embedded steel location and alignment in concrete pavements.

Dr. Ayers has been very active in the industry serving on a variety of National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) expert tasks groups, FHWA projects and university-based research programs. He instructs design and construction courses for the University of Wisconsin, Halfmoon Education, FHWA and others. He is currently working on overseas projects in Belarus, Ukraine, and in Moldova, as well as numerous projects across the U.S.

Prior to founding GPC in January 2011, Dr. Ayers served as a director for the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA), in Rosement, Illinois. He managed the contractor-based education and training program and provided technical services for ACPA as well as contributing to a variety of projects for both the public and private sectors. He has also served as a university professor at Oklahoma State University, a division manager at ERES Consultants and a group leader at Applied Research Associates, Inc.

Joe Kindler

Mr. Kindler graduated with a BS degree in Civil Engineering from Case Institute of Technology, after which he spent six years with ODOT as maintenance engineer in District Six. He went on to spend eight years with the City of Columbus as a street maintenance engineer, and 14 years as a partner in a preventative maintenance construction company, introducing Ralumac (micro surfacing) to Ohio and surrounding states. Since then he has been a consultant providing pavement management and pavement preservation techniques to clients in Ohio and Florida and various states in between. He has participated in two national PAVER workshops and numerous state and local workshops pertaining to pavement management and pavement preservation. Presently, Mr. Kindler is teaching a course in pavement design at The Ohio State University.