This course teaches how to assess the condition of the flexible pavements in your roadway network. Through a mix of in-class and a field training circuit, you will learn to identify and classify by type, extent and severity, typical pavement surface distresses that contribute to the reduction in serviceability of the pavement. Through the assessment of pavement condition, you will gain an understanding of potential maintenance and rehabilitation treatments that could be used to cost-effectively extend the life of the pavement.
• Pavement types and suitability
• Typical distresses and their cause and significance
• Determination of ride quality
• Pavement condition assessment using the Ontario Ministry of Transportation “SP-024 Manual for the Condition Rating of Flexible Pavements”
• Field evaluation circuit assessment of pavement condition and ride quality
• Evaluation and comparison of pavement condition assessments
Who Should Attend
Municipal operations and engineering technical staff as well as consulting engineers responsible for inspecting and assessing
pavement condition. Class size is limited to 20 students for optimal benefit from the field circuit component and low student/instructor ratio.
Successful completion of the Scott McKay Bituminous Technology course is recommended. Equivalent training and/or experience to be discussed on an individual basis.
Successful completion of both written examination and field circuit assessment. Passing grade is 80%.
This course will count towards the OACETT continuing professional development requirements. Contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 1.3 Continuing Education Units to this course.
Lori Schaus is a senior pavement engineer with the ARA Transportation Infrastructure Division in Canada. Her experience includes pavement investigations and designs for various roadways and highways. She is experienced with the design of new roadway alignments, permeable pavement design, as well as the rehabilitation of existing roadways both in rural and urban settings. Her experience also includes supervision of various field crews, project management, forensic investigations and quality assurance testing. She completed her Master of Applied Science degree and Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Waterloo. During her studies, she worked as a Research Assistant at The Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology at the University of Waterloo. In this position, she assisted with various laboratory and field research projects including permeable pavements, recycled concrete aggregate, and noise reducing pavements.
Shila Khanal is a pavement engineer with the ARA Transportation Infrastructure Division in Canada. She served as a pavement project engineer for various asset and pavement management projects and for several pavement/airport evaluation and design assignments for the various municipalities and provinces. She is also experienced with both the design of new pavements, as well as the rehabilitation of existing roadways. She has extensively used various pavement design and management software, including the next generation AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design for pavement performance and ARA's Pavement Asset Manager Application.