Flexible Pavement Design, Maintenance, and Rehabilitation- Canadian Practices

Pavements are one of the main components of our road transportation and infrastructure systems. By daily expansion of road transportation systems and higher costs of construction, maintenance and rehabilitations of pavements, highway agencies are facing challenges to keep the serviceability of their pavements to an acceptable level. During the last two decades, the issue of proper design, high quality construction as well as optimum maintenance and rehabilitation of pavements had been the focus of highway agencies, contractors, consulting engineers, and researchers. With the relatively large investment involved in pavements, even a marginal improvement in managing this investment or in the technology involved, will affect very large absolute dollar saving. In addition to direct saving in capital costs and maintenance, the indirect benefits to the road users can be equally significant.

The main objective of this course is to provide participants with a thorough understanding of the important factors in flexible pavement design and analysis. Also flexible pavements Maintenance and Rehabilitation (M/R) technologies and methods will be discussed. The focus will be on practices of pavement design and maintenance used by Canadian highway agencies.

Who Should Attend
The course is intended for pavement owners/users, consulting engineers, contractors and engineering technologists. A basic background of pavement engineering is required. This course is an excellent opportunity for those wishing to develop their knowledge on pavement design. Participants will learn how to work and pavement analysis and design computer programs.

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

· Compare flexible and rigid pavements

· Explain important factors in pavement design

· Specify the main questions in pavement design

· Calculate the impact of different truck loads for pavement design

· Describe different pavement design methodologies

· Learn about different pavement design methods

· Utilize computer programs for pavement design

· Different flexible pavement M/R

Important factors in the selection of best M/R methods 


Hamid R. Soleymani

Hamid R. Soleymani has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Civil Engineering and Transportation Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology and a Ph.D. from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. After graduating, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the North Central Superpave Center at Purdue University (USA) for three years. Dr. Soleymani was a faculty member at the Department of Civil Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta from 2000 to 2006 and was the Director of Transportation Research Centre since 2010-2013. He taught civil engineering materials, transportation, and pavement management systems at the graduate and undergraduate levels for several years and conducted several research studies in highways and transportation areas.

He worked with EBA Engineering Consultants as a senior pavements and materials engineer from 2006 to 2010. During this time, he completed many pavement preservation and materials projects and also conducted numerous research studies for Alberta Transportation and other highway agencies. Recently he joined the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure as a senior Pavements and Materials Engineer.

Dr. Soleymani has over 15 years of academic and industrial experience in the areas of pavement management, design and materials and is a registered professional engineer. He has published more than 30 papers in technical journals and conferences. His expertise and research interest areas include: asphalt and Portland cement concrete; Superpave mix design; pavement design, maintenance and rehabilitation; materials characterization and modeling; pavement performance evaluation; mechanistic pavement design; and pavement management systems.

Program Outline

Day I

  • Introduction to pavement engineering and importance of pavements
  • Types of pavements (flexible, rigid, and composite)
  • Important factors in flexible pavement design: traffic calculation, material characterization, and environmental considerations for pavement design
  • Different approaches in pavement design (mechanistic and empirical)
  • Review of Canadian highway agencies for pavement design: AASHTO pavement design method, Saskatchewan method
  • Computer programs for pavement design and analysis

Day II

  • Important factors in the selection of M/R methods for flexible pavements
  • Pavement maintenance and rehabilitation methods
      • Crack filling/sealing
      • Surface treatment methods
      • Fog seal, chip seal, slurry seal, and micro surfacing
      • Overlay, Mill/Inlay, asphalt paving recycling, full depth reclamation
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