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This workshop provides an overview of the available technology and tools that make implementing a pavement preservation program feasible. An effective pavement preservation program encompasses a full range of maintenance strategies, as well as rehabilitation treatments, with the goal of enhancing pavement performance (ride, quality, safety, service life, etc.). Pavement preservation takes the maintenance process one step further by carefully choosing and timing pavement maintenance applications to extend the life of the pavement. Additionally, the workshop will introduce some new preventive maintenance technologies and allow time for specific discussions around attendees' needs.

Dates and Locations

This workshop is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.) at the specified location on each of the dates listed below.

Registration

  • Register
  • Cost: $75; $45 virtual
    • Please note: There is no registration fee for Minnesota public works personnel who are members of a tribal nation or who work for a tribal nation. Contact Katherine Stanley at sell0146@umn.edu or 612-626-1023 to register.
  • Registration contact: Samantha Redmond at redmo062@umn.edu

Please let us know how we can ensure that this workshop is inclusive to you. What accommodations or access needs can we help facilitate? Contact redmo062@umn.edu when you register to help us provide you with the best access.

Topics Covered

  • Techniques for asphalt pavement evaluation, including pavement condition rating
  • Discussion of how to select the best maintenance strategy; choose the right treatment at the right time on the right project and measures to track performance
  • Overview of various maintenance treatments and their construction practices: patching, crack seal/fill, fog seal, chip seal, double chip seal, slurry seal, microsurfacing, bonded thin overlay, thin overlay, new technologies and processes
  • Asset management concepts in raising your pavement network performance on a limited budget
  • Best practices in pavement preservation applications
  • Targeted pavement preservation topics specific to the interests of each class attendees

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for engineers, managers, supervisors, and technicians responsible for asphalt pavement maintenance, design, and construction.

Course Instructor

Dan Wegman, P.E., Braun Intertec, has worked with DOTs and local government agencies in several states with pavement rehabilitation and preventive maintenance strategies. As a former MnDOT construction and bituminous engineer, and with over a dozen years working as a private-sector material supplier, Wegman provides technical insight with respect to materials, construction, and implementation.

Credit

Sponsors

This workshop is presented by the Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) at the Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota. Minnesota LTAP is sponsored by the Minnesota Local Road Research Board (LRRB) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). This course is subsidized through funding from LRRB and FHWA.