Flexible Pavement Evaluation (3 PDHs)

Venue: Webinar/Online

Location: Webinar/Online, Canada

Event Date/Time: Jun 27, 2012 End Date/Time: Jun 27, 2012
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Pavement preservation is a program employing a network level, long-term strategy that enhances pavement performance by using an integrated, cost-effective set of practices that extend pavement life, improves safety and meet motorist expectations. (FHWA)
Pavement preservation includes routine maintenance, preventive maintenance, and minor rehabilitation. The key concept in a successful pavement preservation program is to apply the right treatment, to the right pavement, in a right time. Although this concept looks straightforward, its implementation is a complicated engineering question.

The main objective of this webinar is to provide participants with important concept and methodologies of in flexible pavement evaluation for maintenance and rehabilitation. Structural and functional evaluation of flexible pavement will be discussed. The focus will be on best practices of pavement preservation used by Canadian highway agencies.

Target Audience
The webinar has been designed 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 preservation. A background in pavement design is recommended.

Program Outline (0.3 CEUs / 3 PDHs)
Pavement evaluation
Importance of pavement evaluation in pavement preservation

Structural evaluation of flexible pavements
Falling Weight Deflectometer testing and back calculation

Functional evaluation of flexible pavements
Roughness testing and evaluation

Field Reconnaissance
Other pavement distresses (cracks, rutting)

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.