Pavement Design, Construction and Maintenance
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8:00 – 8:30 am CDT
8:30 am – 12:45 pm CDT
Lunch (on your own)
12:45 – 1:45 pm CDT
1:45 – 4:30 pm CDT
Michael Ayers, Ph.D., P.E.
Principles of Pavement Design
Goals of pavement design
• Smooth, stable surface and longevity
Terminology and basic components
• Pavement section
• Asphalt and concrete components
Consulting guidelines and standards
Collecting data necessary for design
Economics and lifecycle analysis
Flexible Pavement Design
Soil support and subsurface preparation
Reclamation and recycling
Mixture content and pavement thickness
Rigid Pavement Design
Soil support and subsurface preparation
Mixture content and pavement thickness
Maintenance and Rehabilitation
Sustainability of Pavements
Carbon footprint analysis
• Raw materials
• Traffic delays
Environment and LEED credits
• Recycled materials
• Pervious pavements
• Runoff filtration zones
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6.5 HSW CE Hours
AIA (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar or Seminar)
6.5 HSW CE Hours
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6.5 HSW PDHs
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.65 CEUs (Sitework)
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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.
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Course Title: Pavement Design, Construction and Maintenance
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines the principles and functions of pavements and their design criteria. It covers design methods for new flexible pavement and new rigid pavement and maintenance methods for asphalt and concrete. Sustainability aspects of pavements along with life-cycle assessments.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify pavement design and construction criteria, including material selection, soil support and preparation, mixture content and joint design.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to differentiate flexible pavement and rigid pavement and be able to determine which type of pavement is suitable for different intended uses.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain preservation, maintenance, and rehabilitation strategies for flexible and rigid pavements.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to consider and analyze the sustainability aspects and goals of pavement and identify how sustainability is measured in this context.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with pavement functionality and as a design element
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 08/05/2024
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