April 03, 2024
7:45 AM EST - 4:00 PM EST
Location Online - Course
This hybrid online class will combine both live instruction and independent online work that you will complete during the day. Independent work will include quizzes, readings, videos and short assignments. Access to a computer with a webcam (either a camera that is built into your laptop or one that connects via USB), a reliable internet connection and a workspace that is free from distraction and noise will set you up for success.
The most recent data provided by the American Driving Survey, shows Americans drove approximately 2.5 trillion miles in 2019, a 2.4 percent increase from 2018. To put this into perspective, a recent survey reveals most every adult in the United States regularly drives a car or some other type of vehicle, with 83% reporting they do so at least several times a week. This workshop covers pavement evaluation, asphalt mix materials, hot plant mix production and pavement construction methods, routing pavement maintenance techniques, and pothole patching.
MODULE ONE: Introduction
Refinement of Asphalt Cement
MODULE TWO: Asphalt Pavement Maintenance
MODULE THREE: Other Maintenance Activities Using Asphalt
Asphalt Maintenance of Cement Concrete Pavements
MODULE FOUR: VDOT Requirements
Roadway Standard Drawings
Workplace Safety Manual
Dr. Benjamin Bowers is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Auburn University.
Bowers’ research is focused predominantly on asphalt materials and pavement geotechnics, with special attention paid to sustainable, resilient, and cost effective techniques. He is an expert on resilient infrastructure, working on numerous projects centered around how to adapt infrastructure assets to combat climate-related disruptions. Bowers has expertise in cold recycling and full depth reclamation, the art of using 100% recycled pavement materials.
Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.S. Civil Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Who Should Attend
This course is recommended for field technicians.
Registration and Payment
The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:
State and Federal: $125
Private Industry: $300.00
Click here for UVA TTA's general registration information, cancellation policy, and refund policy. UVA TTA accepts the following credit cards: American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. Credit card information cannot be taken over the phone. Alternatively, after registering you can print out a voucher to send in with your payment. After you have completed the transaction you will receive an automatically generated email confirming registration and payment if applicable. Final confirmation and instructions will be sent out during the week prior to the class date.
Special Registration Instructions for Employees of the Virginia Department of Transportation
VDOT employees must register through the VDOT Virtual Campus. Registration fees and related expenses for all VDOT employees will be paid from the VDOT Learning Services Center budget. Registrants should contact their District Training Coordinator or the VDOT Learning Services Center (Central Office employees) for instructions on how to seek reimbursement for travel expenses.
Due to current travel restrictions, VDOT employees are strongly encouraged to attend U. Va. TTA workshops on a day trip basis. Overnight travel requires permission from your District Administrator or Chief -- and in some cases higher levels of authority. If you require overnight lodging to attend a U. Va. TTA workshop, consult with your supervisor, District Training Coordinator, or VDOT Learning Services Center on travel approval procedures.