April 03, 2024


7:45 AM EST - 4:00 PM EST

Contact Hours


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
Vehicle Loading

MODULE TWO: Asphalt Pavement Maintenance
Distress Conditions
Recommended Repairs

MODULE THREE: Other Maintenance Activities Using Asphalt
Crack Sealing
Utility Cuts
Asphalt Maintenance of Cement Concrete Pavements

MODULE FOUR: VDOT Requirements
Roadway Standard Drawings
Workplace Safety Manual
Maintenance Manual


Ben Bowers

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:

Localities: $75
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.