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Tuesday, February 21, 2023 
8:30 am – 4:00 pm CST (including a 60-min. break)


Presented by:
Sharareh Shirzad
Shenghua Wu
David Woo

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

Asphalt Mix Design Considerations
Recycled materials
Design methods
Asphalt binders

Making Asphalt Pavements More Sustainable

Asphalt Installation
Installation process
Joints and transitions
Quality assurance and quality control

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:
6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

Landscape Architects:
6.0 HSW CE Hours

International Code Council:
.6 CEUs (Building)


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers, 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects, and 6.0 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 6.0 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 6.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .6 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (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).


Sharareh Shirzad, Ph.D.

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. degree 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. 

David Woo

Engineer & Quality Control Manager at Holicim’s Asphalt Division, Colorado

Mr. Woo is the Quality Control Manager for Holcim’s Asphalt division in Colorado. Mr. Woo grew up in Colorado and obtained his Bachelor’s at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He have 5+ years of experience in quality control practices and currently, Mr. Woo is focusing his efforts on advancing the environmental friendliness of asphalt paving materials by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Shenghua Wu, Ph.D. PE. LEED AP

Engineer; Associate Professor at University of Southern Alabama

Dr. Wu is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Coastal, and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Alabama. He is the director for Interdisciplinary Center for Sustainable Engineering (ICSE), the Gulf-Coast Center for Addressing Microplastic Pollution (GC-CAMP), the Solid Waste Sustainability Hub and the director for Sustainable Asphalt Materials Lab. Dr. Wu was a senior sustainability research engineer in the Illinois Center for Transportation at the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign. His research and education areas include asphalt materials characterization, smart, sustainable transportation materials for infrastructure, pavement performance evaluation and modeling, design, and maintenance. Dr. Wu has successfully secured over $7.8 million in research funding from various federal and state agencies, as well as industry. He has published 67 peer-reviewed journal articles, 11 technical reports, and has presented at over 56 conferences and 33 invited talks. Dr. Wu teaches a mixture of undergraduate and graduate engineering courses such as Pavement Design and Advanced Characterization of Transportation Materials. He developed a free course for students to pass FE exam. Dr. Wu is a committee member for Transportation Research Board (TRB) AJE35 and AKM 90, a member of American Society of Civil Engineer (ASCE), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and Academy of Pavement Science and Engineering (APSE), as well as an editorial member for ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, and International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology. He serves panel member for several NCHRP and ACRP projects. He is also a registered professional engineer in Alabama and LEED AP.

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 course discusses the principles of pavement design, identifies and explains asphalt mix design considerations, walks through the installation process, and provides guidance on making asphalt pavements more sustainable, analyzing damage, and establishing maintenance and repair programs.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the principles of pavement design, including the goals and considerations, characteristics, applications, terminology, technology, codes and standards.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to consider and utilize asphalt mix design options, including aggregates, recycled materials, asphalt binders.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to engage in asphalt installation through an understanding of the installation process, options, joints, transitions and quality control.

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

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with asphalt uses and properties

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 

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.