Asphalt Pavement Materials, Design, Construction and Maintenance

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This three-day course is aimed at covering the full range of topics related to asphalt concrete pavements from materials and mix design to construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation. Asphalt concrete pavements are a vital part of an agency's assets and constitute about 90% of the local streets in California. The numerous topics in this class will be presented in sufficient detail to assist the local agency engineer when dealing with contractors, consultants, and specifications. It is expected that the information presented will be very useful to those that design, specify, and manage asphalt pavements.

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Topics Include

  • asphalt materials - binder, aggregate, mix design
  • pavement design
  • pavement construction from production and placement to compaction and specifications
  • asphalt concrete distress identification
  • maintenance strategies including surface treatments
  • rehabilitation and recycling strategies (cold, hot, full depth)

What you will learn

By the end of this course, students have a broad understanding of asphalt materials, construction, and proven asphalt pavement maintenance and rehabilitation strategies along with their most appropriate use in an agency's overall pavement management plan.

Who should attend

Who should attend: This course is particularly designed for junior-level engineers in state and local agencies and those new to the pavement field who would benefit from a strong introduction to asphalt pavements. More senior level agency engineers, consultants, contractors, maintenance personnel, and asphalt producers may gain from the class as it covers a wide range of topics in the asphalt pavement field.

James Signore

PhD, PE, Associate, NCE

Dr. Signore is an Associate at NCE in Richmond, CA. He has over 25 years of engineering experience including 20 years in the pavement field. He is responsible for design, rehabilitation, and material issues for pavement projects for numerous California local agencies, Caltrans Pavement Program, and San Francisco International Airport. He specializes in pavement design and evaluation, rehabilitation and maintenance, materials assessment, and training. His work for Caltrans includes managing the On-Call Engineering contract and formerly included involvement with the development of Superpave mix designs, next generation mechanistic pavement design, and long life AC performance designs.
Dr. Signore is a Member of the TRB Committee AFD70 - Pavement Rehabilitation, AFD70-1 - Pavement Interlayer Systems, and FAA Airport Pavement Technical Working Group. He has published and presented for 20 years at TRB and at many international conferences. He has taught at San Jose State University and for the National Highway Institute and continues to teach for ASCE.

Irwin Guada

Laboratory and Field Operations Manager, UC Pavement Research Center - Berkeley

Mr. Guada serves as the Laboratory and Field Operations Manager at the University of California Pavement Research Center (UCPRC), Berkeley. He supervises the nationally accredited laboratory specializing in pavement materials testing for highways, ports, and airfields. As project manager and engineer for statewide implementation and research projects, Irwin has led and conducted numerous field investigations to sample materials, conduct feasibility analyses, and monitor and inspect construction projects. A professional civil engineer with 20 years of laboratory, construction, maintenance, and design experience, his recent work includes surface characterization of concrete pavements for noise, friction, and texture. Irwin has lectured at San Jose State University, presented at national conferences, and been published in several peer reviewed journals.

Frank Farshidi

PhD, Project Manager, City of San Jose

Dr. Farshidi serves as the project manager for pavement and bridge capital improvement projects team at the City of San Jose, infrastructure management group. He has over 10 years of pavement engineering experience including pavement design and evaluation, material characterization, and training in the state of California. At City of San Jose, he is in charge of planning, designing, and delivering pavement maintenance and rehabilitation projects for approximately 6,000 lane miles of pavements. Previously, Frank served as the principal researcher on multiple Caltrans and federally-funded projects including warm mix asphalt, rubberized asphalt binder, and performance-related specification development for pavement projects. Frank is also an adjunct lecturer at San Jose State University department of civil and environmental engineering.

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