Pavement Construction Specifications and Quality Assurance

Dates: February 8-16, 2022

Meets: Tu, W and Th from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Online

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

This course was developed in partnership with the City and County Pavement Improvement Center, funded by California Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. This class delivery is supported by the California Department of Transportation, Division of Local Assistance, which offers reduced registration fees to employees of California's city, county, regional, and other public agencies.

Description

This course presents information regarding construction contract documents, quality assurance as applied to pavement construction, construction specifications for the components of pavement structural sections, and preparation of specifications, special provisions, and estimates. This is the primary overview course on pavement construction in the training certificate program offered by the City and County Pavement Improvement Center (CCPIC) in partnership with TechTransfer.

Click here for a detailed outline.

Topics Include

  • Fundamentals of construction contract documents
  • Aspects of quality assurance and quality assurance programs
  • Materials testing for construction
  • Specifications for subgrade preparation, subbase, and base materials
  • Specifications and quality assurance for construction of concrete and asphalt pavement
  • Fundamentals of specification and special provision writing
  • Fundamentals of quantity and cost estimates

What You Will Learn

  • The relationship of the specifications to the other contract documents
  • The elements of a quality assurance program
  • Common material test methods
  • Greater familiarity with Caltrans and Greenbook specifications for pavement structural section materials and construction
  • What to include and what to avoid when preparing specifications and special provisions
  • Itemization and other considerations in developing the engineer's estimate

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for local agency engineers, inspectors, consultants, project managers, construction managers and others involved in the design and construction of projects which include construction, reconstruction, or rehabilitation of asphalt and concrete pavements.

For More Information

About our courses and credits, see our FAQ
About cancellations, refunds, and substitutions, see How to Enroll

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation fee is $75. There are no refunds for classes with registration fees of $75 or less. For all other classes, you may cancel your enrollment and receive a refund of your registration fee less $75, provided we receive your written request to cancel at least 5 full working days before the class is scheduled to begin.

In lieu of canceling your registration, you have three additional options, you may (1) transfer your registration to another class, (2) receive a tuition credit for the full amount, useable toward a future class, or (3) send a substitute in your place. Please contact us at least 5 full working days before the class is scheduled to begin so we may process your request.

We recommend you discuss any possible problems or online security issues with your IT person before you register for any online classes. If you are worried about connectivity issues, please contact the online training coordinator the week before the class to schedule a time to test your system. If you do not test your system and you have technical issues during a live online class, we will not provide a refund.

Or email us with your questions at registrar@techtransfer.berkeley.edu
Or call us at 510-643-4393

Notes:

This class has five, 2.5 hour sessions.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 :: 1:00-3:30 :: Pacific Time
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 :: 1:00-3:30 :: Pacific Time
Thursday, February 10, 2022 :: 1:00-3:30 :: Pacific Time
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 :: 1:00-3:30 :: Pacific Time
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 :: 1:00-3:30 :: Pacific Time

This is a live online course. All times for the online lecture are in (California) Pacific Time. Approximately one week before the course start date, all paid students will receive detailed instructions on how to access the web-based lecture and course site. You will also receive instructions on how to access the student course notebook.
Please make sure we have your updated contact information, and you have access to an internet connection for your desktop or laptop on the days and times of the lecture. We recommend you discuss any possible problems or online security issues with your IT person before you register for any online classes.
If you're worried about connectivity issues, please contact the online training coordinator, Jay Johnson, the week before the class to schedule a time to test your system. If you don't test your system and you have technical issues during a live online class, we will not provide a refund.
Hours:12.50
CEUs:1.25

Fee Breakdown

CategoryDescriptionAmount
Course Fee (Basic)CA Public Agency$ 240.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Standard fee$ 480.00

Online

Online

Nathan Forrest

PE, ENV SP, Technical Director - California Nevada Cement Association

Nathan Forrest joined the CNCA in 2015 and serves as the Technical Director. Nathan’s function is to provide resources, recommendations, education, technical expertise, and other services to municipalities, engineers, project owners, developers, and contractors. His primary focus is on pavements for highways, streets & local roads, multi-modal facilities, and parking areas but no concrete application is outside of his area of experience. Prior to his work with the CNCA, Nathan worked as a consulting materials engineer on numerous large Caltrans projects in southern California, most recently on the Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement in Long Beach. Nathan graduated from The University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Nathan is a licensed Civil Engineer in the state of California and maintains certifications from ISI, ACI, PCI, and others. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, playing golf, and riding bicycles.


John Harvey

PhD, PE, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California Davis

Prof. Harvey is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Davis, where he teaches pavement engineering and construction management, Director of the UC Pavement Research Center (UCPRC), and founding Director of the City and County Pavement Improvement Center (CCPIC). He has worked in the pavement field for 35 years. He has been Principal Investigator for 20 years for projects for research, development and implementation for pavement materials, structural design, asset management, construction, cost, and environmental topics for Caltrans, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, other state and national agencies, and industry. Before returning home to California for graduate school John worked five years in Texas consulting and as a contract public works official in Nigeria. His PE license is from California.


Clay Slocum

PE, Director of Engineering - California Nevada Cement Association

A licensed engineer in California and Nevada, Clay now serves as CNCA's Director of Engineering. Since joining CNCA in 2014, he has been providing technical expertise and education to municipalities, engineers, contractors, and developers to support the applications of cement in a variety of concrete pavement and geotechnical solutions. Clay is a well-recognized pavement designer who also provides engineering support for CNCA's geotechnical markets. He stands out in the region for his expertise in various pavement software, including AASHTO's Pavement-ME. His background includes a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of the Pacific and a Masters in Geotechnical Engineering from UC Berkeley. Clay is active in local societies, including ASCE, ACI, SNCA, and APWA.


Erik Updyke

PE, Specialist, City and County Pavement Improvement Center (CCPIC), Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis
Senior Pavement Preservation Engineer, California Pavement Preservation Center (CP2), California State University, Chico

Erik works with the Executive Director at the CCPIC and is responsible for both technical and administrative support tasks. For the CP2 Center, Erik prepares training materials, performs training, and assists in research projects. Erik retired from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works in 2018 after 36 years in the Road Maintenance, Design, and Construction Divisions. Erik was a voting member of the Greenbook Committee representing Los Angeles County from 2000 - 2018, and APWA Co-Chair from 2005 - 2019. In 2012, Erik received the outstanding leader, public sector, award from the Southern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association. Erik has spoken at numerous conferences, including the California Asphalt Pavement Association and the Western Regional Association for Pavement Preservation.

Date Day Time Location
02/08/2022Tuesday1 PM to 3:30 PM Online
02/09/2022Wednesday1 PM to 3:30 PM Online
02/10/2022Thursday1 PM to 3:30 PM Online
02/15/2022Tuesday1 PM to 3:30 PM Online
02/16/2022Wednesday1 PM to 3:30 PM Online

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