Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:00 – 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:00 – 4:30 pm

Principles of Pavement Design          R. Laughlin

   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

Asphalt Pavement Design          J. Behnke

   Material selection


      • Loads: street lane, shoulders, parking lots, alternate paths

      • Soil support

      • Design methods

      • Lift thickness

      • Overlay of existing pavement

   Following up in the construction process

Concrete Pavement Design          R.S. Haislip


      • Loads: streets, roads and parking areas

      • Soil support

      • Design methods

      • Joints

      • High early

      • Composite sections: asphalt overlaying concrete, white topping

Maintenance and Rehabilitation          T. Zimmer



   Preservation techniques

   Rehabilitation practices

Sustainability of Pavements          T. Zimmer

   Carbon footprint analysis

      • Treatment

      • Raw materials

      • Fuel

      • Traffic delays

   Environment and LEED credits

      • Recycled materials

      • Pervious pavements

      • Runoff filtration zones


     6.5 Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

     Non-Mandatory CE

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 HSW contact hours to architects and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Illinois.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this event 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, New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

This seminar also offers a continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been submitted to any state contractor licensing board for continuing education approval.

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.


Jay Behnke

T.A.T.E. Testing, LLC

President of S.T.A.T.E. Testing, LLC
Mr. Behnke is the founder and president of S.T.A.T.E. Testing, LLC, in Illinois and director of Behnke Materials Engineering in Wisconsin. Prior, Mr. Behnke began his career with the Illinois Department of Transportation. He currently is under contract with CDOT, IDOT,the Illinois Tollway, O’Hare Airport and WisDOT to provide materials engineering expertise. Additionally, Mr. Behnke helps local counties and cities customize their project specifications to not just use the standard DOT mixes, but to utilize local materials, recycled products and performance testing, which results in a more economical and longer lasting pavement.

R. Haislip

Ductilcrete Slab Systems, LLC

Vice President of Engineering with Ductilcrete Slab Systems, LLC
Mr. Haislip has more than 30 years of technical and engineering experience, primarily focusing in design, sales and marketing of construction materials and technologies. After joining Ductilecrete in May of 2015, his primary focus has been designing, implementing and monitoring of Ductilcrete Slab Systems’ QA/QC program. At his previous company, Mr. Laughlin’s responsibilities involved developing a national program for construction of concrete pavements utilizing innovations in concrete materials and construction processes. Primary markets include new construction, white topping overlays, pervious pavement construction and pavement restoration for industrial facilities, commercial parking areas, residential development, and municipal pavements. In 2013 he initiated a specialized interior slab-on-ground flooring system incorporating a specifically-designed concrete mixture containing a high concentration of steel fibers and anti-shrink additives. Mr. Laughlin holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University.

Ryan Laughlin

Rabine Group

Chief Operations Officer with the Rabine Group
Mr. Laughlin is the chief operations officer at the Rabine Group. He oversees the engineering team, project management, and business development, and he is part of the executive team where he contributes to the strategic development of the Group. He is involved with each of the 12 Rabine Group companies and leads with passion, forward thinking and irreplaceable experience in pavement engineering, construction, sales and team management. In 2013, Mr. Laughlin was selected by ICSC CenterBuild, the retail industry’s leading design and construction conference, to be one of their “20 under 40” members for his impact on the construction industry. Mr. Laughlin is at the forefront of pavement innovation and technology.

Thomas Zimmer

Zimmer Consultants, Ltd.

Principal of Zimmer Consultants, Ltd.
Mr. Zimmer has over 30 years of experience in pavement management, pavement maintenance and rehabilitation design and construction. He is the principal of Zimmer Consultants, Ltd., a civil engineering firm providing pavement program management for real estate investment trusts. The firm’s clients have a national presence; consequently, Mr. Zimmer has gained a knowledge of material and pavement performance for most regions of the country. He earned BSCE and MSCE degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.