Applying a pavement preservation treatment at the right time (when), on the right project (where), with quality materials and construction (how) is a critical investment strategy for optimizing infrastructure performance.


Over the past 20 years, there have been significant advances in the quality of roadway materials as well as technical innovations in equipment and methods. Even with these advancements, highways and roadways have finite life spans. With road networks needing constant monitoring, repair and maintenance, what can local agencies do to effectively manage their pavement inventories?

While rehabilitation and replacement may be necessary for older roads, local agencies can incorporate preservation strategies as a key component of their asset management planning. By avoiding a “worst-first” approach, agencies can more effectively balance preservation with rehabilitation strategies, avoiding costly roadway replacements while extending the life span of the road network, effectively managing limited resources, and improving safety for the traveling public.

Join instructors, Jason Dietz and Chuck Ingram, for this one-day workshop on best practices in pavement preservation. The workshop provides an overview of pavement preservation and the valuable role it plays in maintaining roads. Topics include:

  • The influence of pavement condition on project selection
  • Crack filling and sealing
  • Fog seals
  • Micro surfacing
  • Chip seals
  • Thin overlays
  • Ultrathin bonded wearing course
  • Pavement and treatment feasibility.

Central to the day’s learning objectives is the concept of the ‘Three Rs”:  applying the right treatment to the right pavement at the right time. Group activities provide attendees with opportunities to practice the Three Rs around real-world preservation scenarios and challenges.

Intended for roadway workers, inspectors, and road preservation practitioners, this workshop provides how-to strategies for improving the condition of Virginia’s pavements. “The workshop provides a comprehensive overview of pavement preservation techniques,” stated Dietz. “It provides practitioners with state-of-the-practice information that can be applied immediately to their workday activities. For people responsible for budgetary and staffing priorities, the workshop provides assessment strategies on how they can incorporate new technologies and improved materials into their existing programs.”

What’s on the horizon for pavement preservation? “We’ll discuss approaches that have the capacity to extend an agency’s preservation dollars with innovations in materials, treatments and feasibility strategies,” explained Dietz.


Pavement Preservation: Construction of Quality Treatments for Preventive Maintenance

Charlottesville | January 16

Henrico | January 17

About the instructors

Jason Dietz has worked for the FHWA for 23 years in various field-engineering positions both in Washington D.C. Central and Eastern Federal Lands, and now with the Pavement and Materials Technical Service Team at the FHWA Resource Center in Lakewood, CO.  He is actively involved in developing, improving and implementing technologies for pavement and materials and has also been involved in design, construction, pavement management, pavement preservation, testing and rehabilitation of asphalt and concrete pavements.  He provides technical assistance in pavement forensic investigations and review of material and construction-related specifications.

Dietz currently serves as co-lead for the FHWA’s Every Day Counts (EDC-4) Pavement Preservation When, Where and How advancement efforts. He is the project manager for FHWA Resource Center of Tack Coat Workshops nationally in cooperation with Asphalt Institute. He is the lead in developing a new NHI course on “Inspecting Asphalt Pavement Construction Projects.” He is a member of various TRB subcommittees and a member of the Association of Asphalt Pavement Technologists (AAPT).

Chuck Ingram has worked in the pavement preservation industry for 43 years holding positions as laborer, foreman and superintendent. He currently works for Slurry Pavers and is actively involved with the International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA) where he serves on the board of directors. He is currently the chair of the ISSA Slurry Systems Workshop. He has been an instructor for the Slurry Systems Certification programs for VDOT and SCDOT, and has participated in training for the Asphalt Institute, World of Asphalt, and the National Center for Pavement Preservation (NCPP).

Chuck is active with the APWA, Virginia Asphalt Association, Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance, and the County Engineers Association of Maryland.

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