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This course highlights the need for innovation and sustainability and examines international and domestic agency policies and procedures that can make innovation and sustainability implementation successful.

Course Outline
While nearly all agencies recognize that the promotion of innovation is an important component in the delivery and maintenance of transportation infrastructure, the environment of innovation differs from agency to agency. In Europe, contractors tend to be much more vertically integrated with significant technical and financial capabilities and work in an environment that strongly fosters innovation.  The move to Public/Private/Partnership type transportation project delivery mechanisms in Canada and the United States has helped promote innovation through the introduction of closely measured infrastructure performance requirements that pushes the concessionaire/contractor to innovate to enhance profitability.  The Highways for Life program in the United States is substantially contributing to the evaluation of innovative contracting. 

Sustainability and the minimization of the impact of the transportation infrastructure on the environment is a significant concern to transportation agencies across Canada and the world.  By adopting innovation and sustainability practices throughout the infrastructure design and management processes, we can substantially contribute.  Some examples include:

• Adoption of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) procedures;
• Using permeable pavements to help rainwater infiltrate soil, decrease urban heating, replenish groundwater and reduce overall storm water runoff;
• Use of innovative construction techniques;
• Maximization of recycling in pavement design and construction; and
• Adoption of life-cycle cost evaluation procedures to ensure that decisions are based on the whole life costs of the infrastructure. 

This course highlights the need for innovation and sustainability and examines international and domestic agency policies and procedures that can make innovation and sustainability implementation successful.  It outlines changes in procurement processes, construction and maintenance procedures, education and risk necessary to implement new and innovative design and construction process that can cost-effectively extend the service life of our infrastructure and minimize the impact of construction on the road users. 

Objectives To develop a good understanding of the impact of transportation infrastructure on our environment and understanding the tools and procedures available to minimize that impact. 
To identify technology to mitigate storm water runoff, study use  of  bye-products in pavement construction and maximize recycling
while aiming at reduction of life cycle cost

Who Should Attend Municipal engineers, public works directors, city engineers, superintendents of operations, consulting engineers, architects, transportation systems planners, technicians and technologists, contractors and material suppliers.

Program Outline
Instructor: David Hein, P.Eng., Applied Research
Associates, Inc.

Day I
Introduction And Overview Of Day I Learning Goals

Sustainability And Innovation In Transportation

Theory Of Permeable Pavement Design

• Hydrological design
• Structural design

Refreshments and Networking

Structural Design
• Asphalt Concrete
• Concrete
• Interlocking Concrete Block Pavements


Detailed Design Examples

• Asphalt concrete
• Concrete
• Interlocking Concrete Block Pavements

Refreshments and Networking

Life-Cycle Costing

• Deterministic Life-Cycle Costing
- Initial costs
- Future rehabilitation and maintenance costs
- Selection of discount rate
- User delay costs
- Vehicle operating costs
• Probabilistic Life-Cycle Costing
- Introduction to probabilistic modeling
- Selection of input parameters
- Examples of various complexity levels of probabilistic modeling

Concluding Remarks and Adjournment

Day II
Introduction And Overview Of Day II Learning Goals

Innovation In North America And Europe
• Prefabricated bridge elements systems;
• Precast modular concrete panels;
• Precast, prestressed concrete bridge approach slabs;
• Two-lift concurrent asphalt and concrete;
• Work zone safety and traffic flow initiatives;
• Moveable barriers in work zones;
• Full road closures;
• Self Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMT’s);
• Innovative contracting techniques (lane rental, A+B, A+B+C,
  “locked” incentive);
• Construction scheduling optimization;
• Self-consolidating concrete. 

Refreshments and Networking

Sustainability In Transportation Design And Construction
• Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
• Green Building Councils


Recycling In Transportation Design And Construction
• Asphalt Concrete Recycling
- Materials
- In-Place Recycling
• Concrete Recycling
- Materials
• Incorporating By-products into Pavement Projects
   - Do’s and Don’ts

Refreshments and Networking

Case Study Examples of Ways to Minimize the Impact of Roadway Design and Construction on the Road User and Surrounding Environment

Concluding Remarks and Adjournment

After Participating in this Course, You will be Able to:
  • Apply technology to mitigate storm water runoff
  • Utilize by-products in pavement construction 
  • Maximize recycling of existing materials. 
  • Evaluate the whole life costs of a transportation project to make informed decisions on the timing and type of pavement construction, maintenance and rehabilitation. 

Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

1.2 CEUs/12 PDHs

Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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The course was very well presented and the course instructor was absolutely amazing.
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Our instructor, Stephen Lamming, was outstanding and a true expert in his field. He was able to complement the technical air monitoring information with practical real life examples which was highly beneficial. He is an excellent communicator and was highly interactive with the course attendees. This course was recommended to me because Stephen Lamming does an outstanding job. I was very impressed with this course and have subsequently recommended it to my colleagues.
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Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
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