May 25 - May 26
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Manage the Road - not just the Pavement - Virtual Online

Workshop Objectives

Managing a road system is far more complex than simply managing by pavement condition; it is only one factor in the final decision. This workshop will cover the identification and management of defects in six functional areas that are financial and legal risks for the municipality.  Participants will learn to interpret the ratings in the Inventory Manual for Municipal Roads; to recognize the implications of defects found within the road allowance with respect to liability exposure and performance; to make decisions regarding road rehabilitation treatments; to differentiate between structural and non-structural defects, and how to relate the consequences of road rehabilitation treatments to capital budgets and programming.

Workshop Content

  • Overview of the Inventory Manual for Municipal Roads
  • Asset identification
  • Existing road condition
  • Traffic volume, type, and projected growth
  • Point ratings of road elements
  • Type and timing of required improvements
  • Improvement costs
  • Interpreting the data
  • Liability exposure
  • Managing your roads and pavements
  • Capital and maintenance budget development (high level)
  • Developing strategies for optimal management
  • Interrelationship between pavements and other assets in the right-of-way
  • Pavement defects and corrective treatments
  • Case study examples of both urban and rural roads


Who Should Attend

Road managers and engineers, technologists and technicians responsible for capital planning and road system management.



This course is recognized by:

  • Professional development credits may be allowed, please contact for details


David Anderson, C.E.T., is an Asset Management Specialist with over 30 years of experience as municipal employee, and over 9 years as a consultant. Dave’s municipal career began in surveys and inspection and advanced to spend the last 20 years of his municipal career at the senior manager or department head level. Dave’s municipal work experience includes municipalities at the upper-tier, lower-tier, and single-tier levels. His responsibilities have included all infrastructure types and road systems of up 1,425 centreline-kilometers.

His range of experience includes public works engineering and operations, engineering studies for all types of infrastructure, including Class Environmental Assessments, Master Plans, Road Needs Studies, and capital planning and program implementation. Notably, Dave became the first Manager of Engineering and Infrastructure for the newly formed Haldimand County in the fall of 2000 and was tasked with creating an engineering department for a single tier municipality, responsible for capital planning and implementation for all assets.

During his municipal career, and then as a consultant, Dave has completed a combined total of over 100 Road Needs Studies or data collection exercises, following the MTO Inventory Manual methodology.




May 25, 2022 - May 26
8:00 am - 5:00 pm