Our nation's infrastructure is currently at an all time low with a D- rating down from a D only a few years ago. Despite having the technology in place to change our situation for the better, many agencies continue to maintain their roadways with conventional rehabilitation techniques. For the forward-thinking agencies that want to make the shift to eco-efficient in-place asphalt recycling techniques and a proactive pavement preservation plan, the backbone of that shift is a well-executed pavement management program. Students taking this series of courses will learn the essentials of how to successfully maintain an existing or implement a new pavement management system (PMS) from scratch within their agency. While this course will be a build on IDM-03 and IDM-04 from the series, they are not a pre-requisite for this course or others in the same series.
Pavement distress evaluation equipment required for agency implementation
StreetSaver® Pavement Management Systems overview and how to collect and enter the seven different asphalt pavement distresses
StreetSaver® Pavement Management Systems overview and how to collect and enter the seven different Portland cement concrete pavement distresses
StreetSaver® Pavement Management Systems field data collection with the MobileRater and the Apple iPad tablet
Manual field notes versus digital
MicroPAVER6.51 Pavement Management Software (PMS) overview and how to collect the 20 different pavement distresses
MicroPAVER 6.51 Pavement Management Software overview and how to collect the 19 different Portland concrete pavement distresses
StreetSaver® Decision Tree - how to populate your unit prices into the functional class codes with in-place asphalt recycling and pavement preservation options that are discussed in detail in other courses in this series
What You Will Learn:
By the end of this course, you will be able to take better control of the PMS software at your office and train your field staff on field data collection per ASTM 6433-09 requirements. For agencies that do not already have PMS software, you will be able to make informed decisions on the various PMS software choices available depending on your particular requirements in order to implement an effective cost saving system that stretches your annual budget. Further, you will learn how to link your pavement preservation techniques with the decision tree in the PMS system.
Who Should Attend:
This series of classes is intended for state and local agency maintenance supervisors, construction and design engineers, contractors, consultants, and municipal engineers with responsibility for managing maintenance budgets, determining pavement repair or rehabilitation techniques, or implementing pavement maintenance programs. Manufacturers and suppliers of pavement materials will also find the course beneficial. It is also appropriate for those who are new to the subject as well as for experienced pavement managers wanting additional technical background or an update on the state-of-the-art practices regarding pavement management and accurate pavement distress evaluation.
This is an online course. All times shown above are California (Pacific) local time. Approximately one week before the course, paid students will receive an e-mail from Tech Transfer with a link to download course materials and instructions to register at