About The Course
This two-day course is intended to provide transportation officials and practitioners with a comprehensive understanding of Pavement Preservation. It identifies the efficiencies gained by developing and selecting pavement strategies that reduce long-term operating costs, improve safety, pavement condition and user satisfaction. The course will provide personnel with an understanding of pavement condition indices, terminology, and applied asset management principles appropriate for both network and project application.
This course is suitable for the following groups:
- Policy level administrators and managers, planners, economists, and persons interested in focusing on highways or streets at the network level.
- Engineers, technicians, and specialists with a technical interest in learning details about suitable preservation techniques and their application at the project level
Benefits of Attending
Policy level administrators and highway/street managers will learn cost-effective strategies for planning and managing highway and street networks. The information gained will be useful in budget planning and allocating resources to meet future demands.
Engineers and other technical specialists will gain a greater understanding of pavement distresses and where and when to use different preservation techniques to achieve success and gain the maximum benefit for the road user and the agency.
All participants will receive a resource notebook containing all class materials. Course facilitators are experienced in both network and project level pavement preservation practices gained in operating agencies and academia.
Classes are conducted with appropriate refreshment and lunch breaks.
Certificates of completion will be provided to all participants who complete the class. Credit up to 1.6 CEUs is available. Attendees should dress in comfortable, casual attire, and bring a hand-held calculator for the group exercises.
Preservation Nomenclature – Discussion of preservation and its components, what preservation means at the network level, investment and management benefits, reasons for undertaking preservation, differences between condition and performance, extended pavement life, distress indices, measures of pavement life, windows of opportunity, and cost effectiveness.
Need for Asset Management – An introduction to the fundamental problems of managing pavements within the highway system and the need for a corresponding management tool. The concept of treating pavements as assets, a discussion of asset management principles, and their applicability for use as a tool to manage highway pavements within networks.
Data Inventories – Information needed to successfully apply asset management principles to highway networks, introduction to the various types of highway data, why they are important, and how they can be used to effectively manage highway networks.
Distress Identification – Project level descriptions of pavement structural and functional problems that can affect asphalt and concrete highways. The material describes the problems, their causes, and the steps that would be needed to establish a stateof- the-practice Pavement Management System.
Distress Analysis – Ways to measure distress, an introduction to various indices, including Remaining Service Life (RSL), and their applicability in various pavement strategies.
Network and Project Level Management – Differences between the two management levels, introduction to prioritization and optimization, making tradeoffs, development and application of strategies to be applied at the network level, causes of distress, treatment timing, preservation of asphalt and concrete pavements, and a discussion of benefits and costs.
Pavement Preservation Strategy – A strategic view of the highway system, proactive policies, how to implement a pavement preservation program, the long term perspective with its issues and barriers, and a general discussion of various treatment types.
Network Level Preservation Strategy – Development of a “balanced”, sustainable condition level for a given time period. Sufficient data will be provided to define network pavement costs, condition levels, and service life categories.
Arranging a Class
Availability & Cost
The cost of the Applied Asset Management class varies depending upon the number of attendees, the training venue, and whether or not refreshments and lunches are provided. However, prices typically range between $250 and $400 per person for the two-day class.
The NCPP periodically schedules classes based on current demand, but for organizations that desire in-house training for several employees, we can arrange a special course offering at your location upon request. To find out when the next class is scheduled to take place, or to have you name added to our notification list, please call the NCPP at (517) 432-8220.