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Presenter: Michael E. Ayers, Ph.D.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Lombard, IL

Hyatt Place Chicago - Lombard/Oak Brook
2340 SOUTH FOUNTAIN SQUARE DRIVE
Lombard, IL 60148
Phone: 630-932-6501

This seminar is closed or full.

Agenda:

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
   Testing


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

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

Contractors
     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 Illinois.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.

Speakers:

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.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.