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Thursday, September 1, 2022 
9:00 am – 1:15 pm CDT (incl. a 15-min. break)


Presented by
Sharareh Shirzad
Tyler Dawson, Ph.D., P.E.

Agenda Highlights:
Asphalt Mix Design Considerations
• Aggregates
• Recycled materials
• Design methods
• Asphalt binders

Principles of Pavement Design
• Applications for hot-mix asphalt pavements
• Goals and considerations
• Characteristics: smooth, dense, uniform surface
• Terminology and technology
• Codes and standards

Maintenance and Rehabilitation
• Establishing a maintenance program
• Causes of distress and damage
• Types of distress and damage
• Repair and rehabilitation techniques


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Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers:
4.0 PDHs

4.0 HSW CE Hours

Landscape Architects:
4.0 HSW CE Hours

International Code Council:
.4 CEUs (Sitework)


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 4.0 PDHs for professional engineers, 4.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects, and 4.0 HSW continuing education hours for landscape architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 4.0 LU|HSWs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 4.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .4 CEUs in the specialty area of Sitework (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Tyler Dawson Ph.D. P.E.

Project Engineer with NTH Consultants, Ltd. in Lansing, Michigan
Dr. Dawson is in his sixth year as a pavement, geotechnical, and subsurface utility engineer with NTH Consultants, Ltd. (NTH). He has a wide background in pavement research, management, and design. He has completed research projects for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) involving pavement design, material characterization, maintenance, and management. He has participated in and led several projects which have included pavement surface and structural evaluations, geotechnical explorations, subsurface utility engineering (SUE), and transportation utility coordination. Dr. Dawson’s geotechnical design experience includes earth retention, embankment, road sign and signal, ITS structure, bridge, and other deep and shallow foundations using LRFD and other techniques. He has also led several geophysical investigations to locate buried structures/utilities and subsurface voids. Dr. Dawson earned his B.S. degree, M.S. degree and Ph.D. degree from Michigan State University. 

Dr. Sharareh Shirzad

Assistant Professor at Appalachian State University
Dr. Sharareh Shirzad is an assistant professor at the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment at Appalachian State University. Before that, she worked as a graduate research assistant at Louisiana State University and Louisiana Transportation Research Center. She obtained her Ph.D. from the Department of Construction Management at LSU working on light-activated self-healing asphalt materials. She also holds a graduate certificate in Materials Science and Engineering. Dr. Shirzad’s research expertise and interest are in the broad theme of sustainable infrastructure and sustainable construction materials. She has published the results from her research on self-healing asphalt materials, recycling of asphalt materials, and sustainable asphalt pavements in multiple peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering and the Journal of Construction and Building Materials. She is currently working on the use of bio-oil and biochar obtained from pyrolysis of the wood and forestry waste in asphalt and concrete pavement, respectively.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Hot-Mix Asphalt Pavement Design, Maintenance and Rehabilitation

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This four-hour course is a deep dive into hot-mix asphalt pavement for design professionals. The course closely examines what constitutes and defines hot-mix asphalt, applications for use, codes and standards, types and causes of distress and damages, and maintenance programs.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify the design methods and components of asphalt mix, including aggregates, recycled materials and binders.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss the applications, goals and considerations of hot-mix asphalt pavements.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to gain familiarity with the terminology, technology, codes and standards related to hot-mix asphalt pavements.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify the types and causes of distress and damages, repair and rehabilitation techniques and establish a maintenance program.

LUs: 4                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with asphalt uses and properties

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 07/01/2025

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.