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)
Subgrades and Bases
Base types and applications
Concrete Materials and Mix Design Basics
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 PavementM-E 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
Who Should Attend
Non-Credit Continuing Ed.
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Wisconsin.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.
This activity offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved in any state with mandatory continuing education.
Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire program. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.
Michael E. Ayers, Ph.D.
Michael E. Ayers, Ph.D., is the president of Global Pavement Consultants, Inc. (GPC). GPC conducts business worldwide and concentrates primarily on pavement design, construction, evaluation and rehabilitation. GPC also specializes in pavement analysis using the AASHTO Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Procedure, value engineering, forensic analysis, just-in-time-training prior to project start-up, and troubleshooting both during and after construction.
Dr. Ayers recently developed pavement design guides for the City of Honolulu and North and South Carolina and is currently working in Belarus, Uganda and Ukraine developing pavement designs, specifications and concrete mix designs. He has extensive experience in the design and construction of unbound and stabilized base courses including cement treated bases, lean concrete bases and full-depth reclamation utilizing existing asphalt materials. Dr. Ayers recently completed development of the aggregates and Portland Cement concrete training modules for the Federal Highway Administration’s, Highway Materials Engineering course. He also serves as an expert witness on a variety of design and materials-related issues. Recently, under the direction of Dr. Ayers, GPC conducted the largest study to date using the MIT SCAN2 device to determine dowel bar locations on over 43 miles of interstate highway.
Prior to founding GPC in January 2011, Dr. Ayers was the director of education for design and construction for the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) in Rosemont, Illinois. He managed the contractor-based education and training program for ACPA and worked on a variety of projects for both the public and private sectors. He also served as a university professor, a division manager at ERES Consultants and a group leader at Applied Research Associates, Inc.
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Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.