The need to preserve our municipal roadway pavement infrastructure is paramount to insuring the viability of transportation of people and goods. This requires ever-increasing investments because the road infrastructure is typically the most valuable asset owned by public agencies. The consequence of the lack of systematic maintenance and renewal is accelerated deterioration of the asset condition, which then requires a more expensive treatment to return the asset to a serviceable condition.
This webinar provides an understanding of the basics of pavement condition evaluation, an understanding of what the data means and how it can be used to improve pavement maintenance and rehabilitation decision making. Timely and appropriate intervention action can lead to a longer pavement life, higher quality experience for the users of our infrastructure and, when used as an effective part of asset management, reduce the overall life-cycle cost of the roadway network.
This course provides a practical approach to the cost-effective assessment of pavement design and rehabilitation alternatives:
- History and background of asset management
- Understand the key pavement performance modelling input data
- Understand available statistical tools to develop performance models
- Describe methods used to update and improve performance models for pavements
- Introduction to life-cycle costing and economic theory
- Using life-cycle costing to justify pavement maintenance and rehabilitation techniques
- Deterministic and probabilistic analysis
- Life-cycle cost tools for provincial and municipal road networks
- Life-cycle costing examples
After participating in this course, you will be able to:
- Understand the history and governing principles of asset management
- Identify key pavement condition assessment needs
- Understand the benefits and costs and develop an understanding of the condition of roadway infrastructure
- Develop an appropriate scope, data needs and frequency of testing for pavement testing
- Understand the need and value of using specialized equipment for the evaluation of pavement condition
- Use the pavement condition data to develop performance models to predict future asset condition
- Use life-cycle cost tools to assess the whole life cost of pavement design and rehabilitation alternatives
Who Should Attend?
- Planners, engineers and technical staff involved in the implementation of an asset management system
- Provincial and municipal agency personnel involved in the delivery of transportation infrastructure
- Agency staff and consultants involved in the condition monitoring of roadway assets
- Council members and managers responsible for transportation assets
This session will be held through Teams.
For questions regarding this session, please contact [email protected].
About the Presenter
David Hein, P.Eng., is a consulting civil engineer with almost 40 years of experience in the design, evaluation and management of transportation infrastructure. He has been extensively involved in municipal, provincial and private sector implementation, gap analysis, performance modelling and condition assessment for transportation asset management systems. Mr. Hein represents Canada on the World Road Association Asset Management Committee and is a member of the working group that published the WRA on-line asset management manual and is currently working on a guide for road asset management resilience and recovery. He is also a member of the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Asset Management Committee and recently completed a TAC Synthesis of Asset Management Best Practices for Canada. Mr. Hein was also the principal investigator for an ISO 55 000 asset management gap analysis for the provinces of Manitoba and Québec. He has been involved in numerous national and international research, evaluation and asset management projects for federal, state, provincial and municipal agencies and many of the public/private/ partnership highway construction projects across Canada and the United States.