Mid-Year Asphalt Pavement Technical Seminar- 7/12/12

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 8:00am - 4:00pm
Event Location: 
Columbus, OH

 Fundamentals of Local Roadway and Commercial Asphalt Paving

Flexible Pavements of Ohio (FPO) is pleased to present the Mid-Year Asphalt Pavement Technical Seminar. This Seminar will provide practical information on specifying asphalt pavements for non-highway purposes including local roads, streets, driveways and parking lots. If you construct, inspect, manage or maintain local or private transportation infrastructure this seminar has the information you need to ensure a successful, long-lasting asphalt pavement.

Seminar Content:

  • Performance characteristics of deep-strength asphalt and composite pavements. This presentation describes the attributes of two common local pavement types- full-depth asphalt and composite pavements. This session details the factors which lead to distress in asphalt and composite pavements, how to avoid premature failure and ensure the best performance.

  • Specifying asphalt pavements. This session demystifies the complexities of specifying asphalt pavements for local roadways and commercial facilities. Participants will learn the basics of material properties, mix type selection and layer thickness to allow them to specify the right pavement for specific site and traffic conditions.

  • Thin overlays for preventive maintenance. Pavement preservation has grown in popularity as government and commercial property owners look for ways to adequately maintain their roadways and stretch their paving budgets. Thin HMA overlays, one and a half inches or less, have proven to be cost effective solution to improve ride quality, reduce surface distresses, increase strength and provide long-lasting service. This session will discuss the principles of thin asphalt overlays and focus on Ohio-specific asphalt mixes such as Smoothseal and 404LVT.

  • Sustainability in asphalt pavement. The asphalt industry has taken unprecedented steps to utilize renewable and sustainable resources and practices which not only provide an environmental benefit but also improve the quality of the pavement. Learn how the successful use of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP), Reclaimed Asphalt Shingles (RAS), bio-based additives, ground tire rubber and other materials have provided an economic, environmental and performance benefit when incorporated into traditional asphalt mixes.

Who Should Attend? Government agency engineering and public works professionals tasked with the design, construction, and inspection of local transportation infrastructure. Engineering consultants tasked with local and commercial transportation infrastructure design and construction management. Real estate developers and commercial property owners responsible for parking lots, access roads and driveways and the coordination with local government construction standards and specifications.

Seminar Date, Time & Location
Thursday, July 12, 2012, 8 am to 4 pm
University Plaza Hotel & Conference Center
3110 Olentangy River Rd.
Columbus, OH 43202

Six Professional Developement Hours (PDH) will be awarded for completion of the course.