November 09, 2021
8:15AM - 4:00PPM
Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad
1300 Progress Street
Aside from constructing a new roadway, maintenance and repairs are one of the most expensive activities associated with pavements. While construction of new pavements is taking place, and others are rehabilitated, most pavements were constructed more than 30 years ago and now need attention to restore their structural and functional (i.e., ride, appearance) condition. This training session will focus on various phases of a pavement’s life cycle, from initial design and construction to maintenance and repairs. The instructors will discuss the typical failure mechanisms of pavements and the most economical approaches to restoration. Special attention will be devoted to the various preventive, corrective, and restorative maintenance activities available to pavement owners. We will answer the fundamental question – when should these activities be considered, and when should they not? Two group exercises will be held to reinforce the lessons of this session through a “What would you do?” approach. Upon completion, attendees will have a better understanding of the overall design, construction, and maintenance of pavements.
8:30 Welcome and Introductions
8:45 Understanding Pavements
- Basics of Design: Soil Conditions, Traffic Volume AADTT, Material Characteristics
- Basics of Construction: Materials, Paving Practices, Compaction, Lift Thickness
10:15 Pavement Maintenance & Repairs
- Pavement Distresses: Load vs. Non-Load
- Common Treatments
- Surface Preparation
11 :00 Class Exercise No. 1
- 5 different scenarios (1 per breakout group)
- What is needing repair?
- What should the be the repair?
- Explain Reasoning
12:30 Best Practices for Maintenance and Repair
- Patching: Small verses Large
- Milling Techniques and Concerns: Full Mill, Edge Mill, Scabbing Impacts
- Asphalt Paving: Overlay, Inlay, THMACO
- Slurry Seal, Surface Treatment, Cape Seal
- Asphalt Concrete, Composite Pavement and PCC Considerations
1:15 Class Exercise No. 2
- 5 Different Scenarios (1 per breakout group)
- Identify the Problem
- What would you do?
- Explain Reasoning
1:45 Class Review
Trenton Clark is the President for the Virginia Asphalt Association based in Richmond. Trenton started with the Virginia Asphalt Association in January 2011 after spending the previous 12 years with the Virginia Department of Transportation. He serves on several technical committees within Virginia as well as with the Transportation Research Board, National Center for Asphalt Technology and the National Asphalt Pavement Association. With VDOT he held the positions of Senior Pavement Management Engineer, State Pavement Engineer and State Asphalt Program Manager. While at VDOT, Trenton served on AASHTO’s Darwin Task Force that oversaw the sunsetting of the Darwin pavement design program and the development of Pavement ME. Trenton started his career at PCS/LAW in Maryland. He led numerous pavement management and design projects as well as worked on the Long-Term Pavement Performance program. Graduating from Virginia Tech in 1993, Trenton holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and is a licensed professional engineer in Virginia and Maryland. Trenton and his wife Nicky reside in Luray, Virginia and have two grown children.
Who Should Attend
This training session will be valuable to those responsible for designing and constructing new pavements, individuals charged with specifying pavement maintenance activities, and those that perform maintenance operations. Each set of attendees will gain a better understanding of how their decisions and actions impact the long-term performance of the pavement.
Registration and Payment
The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:
Local Government: $75.00
Private Industry: $300.00
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