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Presenter: Michael E. Ayers, Ph.D.

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Springfield, IL

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 15034

Product Number: 18 ILCPDCAR 3 2 CDMN TC

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Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:30 - 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:30 - 5:15 pm

Concrete Pavement Types and Design Overview

   Course objectives and introductions
   Jointed plain concrete pavements (JPCP)
   Continuously reinforced concrete pavements (CRCP)
   Concrete overlays

Subgrades and Bases

   Subgrade characterization
   Base types and applications

Concrete Materials and Mix Design Basics

   Concrete materials
   Mix design and proportioning basics

AASHTO 1993 Pavement Design Procedure

   Basic design assumptions
   Rigid pavement design inputs
   Flexible pavement inputs

AASHTO Pavement Design Example Using WinPAS Software

   Rigid pavement design example
   Flexible pavement design example

StreetPave Pavement Design Procedure

   Basic Streetpave design assumptions
   Development of design inputs

StreetPave Example Using StreetPave Software

   Rigid pavement design example
   Comparison with flexible pavement design

Introduction to the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (M-E PDG)

   Introduction to M-E design concepts
   Development of PavementME design inputs
   Evaluation of M-E design calculations

Value Engineering Pavement Designs

   Introduction to design optimization
   Basic methodology of value engineering of concrete pavements

Questions and discussion session


Michael E. Ayers, Ph.D.

President of Global Pavement Consultants, Inc. (GPC)

Dr. Ayers is the president of Global Pavement Consultants, Inc. (GPC). GPC conducts business worldwide and concentrates primarily on pavement design, construction, evaluation, full-depth reclamation with cement, rehabilitation and concrete overlays. Dr. Ayers specializes in pavement analysis using the AASHTO Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Procedure, forensic analysis, just-in-time-training prior to project start-up, troubleshooting both during and after construction and development and delivery of pavement and materials-related seminars and short courses.

Dr. Ayers has extensive experience in the design and construction of concrete overlays, concrete roadways, unbound and stabilized base courses including cement-treated bases, lean concrete bases, full-depth reclamation (FDR) utilizing existing asphalt materials and roller-compacted concrete (RCC). He recently completed development of the Aggregates and Portland Cement Concrete training modules for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Highway Materials Engineering course, the design chapter for the new FDR Guidelines and several chapters in the new FHWA Guide for Concrete Pavement Distress Assessments and Solutions. He also serves as an expert witness on a variety of design and materials-related issues focusing on concrete and RCC pavements. He has substantial experience in field investigations and forensic studies and has conducted numerous large-scale investigations using the MIT SCAN B2 for determining embedded steel location and alignment in concrete pavements.

Dr. Ayers has been very active in the industry serving on a variety of National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) expert tasks groups, FHWA projects and university-based research programs. He instructs design and construction courses for the University of Wisconsin,

Halfmoon Education, FHWA and others. He is currently working on overseas projects in Belarus, Ukraine, and in Moldova, as well as numerous projects across the U.S.

Prior to founding GPC in January 2011, Dr. Ayers served as a director for the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA), in Rosement, Illinois. He managed the contractor-based education and training program and provided technical services for ACPA as well as contributing to a variety of projects for both the public and private sectors. He has also served as a university professor at Oklahoma State University, a division manager at ERES Consultants and a group leader at Applied Research Associates, Inc.