Basic Concepts for Pavement Preservation

About the Course

This one-day course is intended to provide elected officials and practitioners with an introduction to the concept of pavement preservation and its applicability within road agencies.  Topics include definitions, pavement life, road networks, alternative strategies, pavement distresses, guidelines, and preservation treatments.

Target Audience

The class is specifically designed and targeted for elected officials, mid to senior level engineers, public works directors, pavement managers, and road superintendents.

Benefits of Attending

Officials and administrators will gain an appreciation of the need for and long term benefits of applying the principles of pavement preservation and its advantages over more long standing traditional approaches to highway network management.  The information gained will be useful in budget planning and allocating resources to meet future demands.

Course Content

Module 1 – Need for pavement preservation, current network conditions, state and local highway budgets, construction costs, consequences of rough roads, pavement preservation definitions, extending pavement life, windows of opportunity, life cycle costing.

Module 2 – Highway network health, testing for long term effectiveness, network performance.

Module 3 – Discussion of management strategies, including “Worst First (Traditional)” and “Mix of Fixes”.

Module 4 – Distress characteristics, basic distresses, functional versus structural characteristics.

Module 5 – Importance of pavement preservation guidelines.

Module 6 – Pavement preservation treatments and their applicability.

Included Items

All participants will receive printed resources 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 for 0.6 CEUs is available. Attendees should dress in comfortable, casual attire, and bring a hand-held calculator for the group exercises.

Availability and Cost

The cost of the “Basis Concepts for Pavement Preservation” class varies depending on the number of attendees, the training venue, and whether or not refreshments and lunches are provided.  However, prices typically range between $100 and $150 per person for the one-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 learn when the next class is scheduled to occur, or to have your name added to our notification list, please call the NCPP at (517) 432-8220 or email us at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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