Flexible Pavement Design (3 PDHs)

Venue: Webinar/Online

Location: Webinar/Online, Canada

Event Date/Time: Jun 06, 2012 End Date/Time: Jun 06, 2012
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Pavement is one of the main components of our transportation and infrastructure systems. During the last decades, the issue of proper design of pavements have been the focus of highway agencies, contractors, consulting engineers, and researchers. For those who are involved in the pavement design, it is critical to learn and understand concepts and methodologies in traffic loads, environmental factors, and subgrade and pavement materials characterization.

The main objective of this webinar is to provide participants with a thorough understanding of important factors in pavement design. The focus will be on practices of flexible pavement design of Canadian highway agencies and mainly the AASHTO pavement design.

Target Audience
The webinar is intended for pavement owners/users, consulting engineers, contractors and engineering technologists. A basic background of pavement engineering is required. This course is an excellent opportunity for those wishing to develop their knowledge on pavement design.

Program Outline (0.3 CEUs / 3 PDHs)

Objectives of pavement design

Traffic consideration
ESAL calculation

Materials testing and consideration
Testing for soil and asphalt

Environmental factors in pavement design

AASHTO Pavement design
History and background

AASHTO pavement design parameters
Reliability, structural number, layer coefficients

Examples and computer program

Upon completion of the workshop participant will be able to:
Identify important factors in pavement performance
Calculate traffic loads, consider environmental factors, and characterize materials for pavement design
Design a typical new construction pavement design based on AASHTO 1993 method

Instructor: Hamid R. Soleymani, PhD, PEng
Hamid R. Soleymani has a BSc and MSc in Civil Engineering and Transportation Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology. He obtained his PhD from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. After graduation, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the North Central Superpave Center at Purdue University (USA) for three years.

Hamid Joined the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta in 2000 and taught civil engineering materials, transportation, and pavement management systems at the graduate and undergraduate level.

He worked with EBA Consultant Engineering as a senior pavements and materials engineer from 2006 to 2010. During this time, he completed many pavement preservation and materials projects as well as research studies for Alberta Transportation and other highway agencies. Dr. Soleymani rejoined the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering as the Director of Transportation Research Centre in 2010.

Dr. Soleymani has more than 13 years of academic and industrial experience and is a registered engineer in Alberta. He has published more than 30 papers in technical journals and conferences. His expertise and research interest areas are: asphalt and Portland cement concrete, Superpave mix design, pavements design, maintenance, and rehabilitation, materials characterization and modeling, pavement performance evaluation, mechanistic pavement design, and pavement management systems.