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The workshop is intended for pavement owners/users, consulting engineers, contractors and engineering technologists. This course is an excellent opportunity for those wishing to develop their knowledge on pavement design, maintenance and rehabilitation.

Course Outline

After participating in this course, you will be able to:
• Explain the importance of pavement and various pavement types
• Identify important factors in pavement performance
• Calculate traffic loads, consider environmental factors, and characterize materials for pavement design
• Design a typical new construction pavement based on AASHTO 1993 and new AASHTO mechanistic-empirical pavement design methodology
• Employ methods on how to design permeable pavements for adequate structural and hydrological capacity
• Recognize important factors in selection of various pavement maintenance and rehabilitation methods
• Prepare an overlay pavement design


Pavements are one of the main components of our transportation and infrastructure systems.  By daily expansion of our ground transportation systems and higher costs of construction, maintenance and rehabilitations of pavements, agencies are facing challenges to keep serviceability of their pavements to an acceptable level. During the last two decades, the issue of proper design, high quality construction as well as optimum maintenance and rehabilitation of pavements have been the focus of government agencies, contactors, consulting engineers, and researchers.  With the relatively large investment involved in pavements, even marginal improvement in managing this investment, and in the technology involved, may effect very large absolute dollar saving.  In addition to direct saving in capital costs and maintenance, the indirect benefits to the road users can be equally significant.  This workshop is an excellent opportunity for those wishing to develop their knowledge on pavement design, maintenance and rehabilitation.


To provide participants with a through understanding of important factors in pavement design, maintenance and rehabilitation. The focus is on practices of pavement design and maintenance used by Canadian agencies involved in pavement design, rehabilitation and maintenance.

Who Should Attend

The workshop is intended for pavement owners/users, consulting engineers, contractors and engineering technologists. A basic background from federal, provincial and municipal governments of pavement engineering will be helpful.  This course is an excellent opportunity for those wishing to develop their knowledge on pavement design, maintenance and rehabilitation.
Program Outline

Instructor: D.J. Swan, P.Eng., Applied Research Associates, Inc.

Day I

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

Pavement Design
• Importance of Pavements
• Types of Pavements (flexible, rigid, and composite)
• Important Factors in Pavement Design: traffic calculation for pavement design, material characterization for pavement design,
   environmental considerations for pavement design
• AASHTO 1993 Pavement Design Method
• AASHTO 2008 Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Method
• Design of Permeable Pavements (asphalt, concrete and interlocking concrete block)
• Design Examples

Day II

Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation

• Importance of Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation
• Differences Between Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation
• Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation Methods
• Surface Treatments and Thin Pavement Surfacing: crack filling and sealing, different pavement sealing methods
   (fog seal, chip seal, slurry seal, and micro surfacing)
• Rehabilitation Methods: overlay, mill/inlay, asphalt pavement recycling, concrete pavement restoration methods and procedures
• Important Factors in Selection of Maintenance and Rehabilitation Methods
• Life-Cycle Cost Analysis
• Case Studies

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to refreshment and networking breaks during the morning and afternoon.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Daily Schedule
   Registration (Day I only)
8:30   Session begins
12:00 Lunch
4:00   Adjournment

D.J. Swan
D.J. Swan is a senior engineer with Applied Research Associates, Inc and has over 10 years of experiencing in pavement design, evaluation, and management. Mr. Swan has led a range of projects across North America for municipal, provincial/state, and private organizations to establish pavement design standards, develop design procedures, and manage road networks. He received his Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Waterloo and received his Master of Engineering degree from the University of Florida. Mr. Swan has authored and presented numerous papers and articles at conferences and workshops on pavements.
Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

1.2 CEU / 12 PDH

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.
Reviewed by 2012
Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
Reviewed by 2011

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