Short Courses

All short courses can be booked when you register for Pavements 2017. Reserve your spot and register today!

Permeable Pavement Design, Construction & Maintenance

Presented by

David Hein – Applied Research Associates
David Smith  - ICPI

Sunday, August 27, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This session will consist of the presentation of 4 case studies on key design, construction and maintenance considerations for permeable interlocking concrete, porous asphalt, pervious concrete and grid pavements. The ASCE Transportation and Development Institute is expected to publish a standard guideline for the design, construction and maintenance of permeable pavements. ASCE committee members and invited guests will provide an overview of permeable pavements, highlights of the new ASCE standard and key lessons learned to ensure the success of permeable pavements for airports, roadways and parking area pavements.

Topics covered:

  1. Permeable pavement structural and hydraulic design
  2. Site evaluation and suitability of permeable pavements
  3. Construction practices for success
  4. Maintenance of permeable pavements
  5. Life-cycle cost and water quality improvement benefits
  6. Case studies and lessons learned

Airport Pavement Design - FAARFIELD 1.4

Presented by:

 Jeffrey Gagnon – Federal Aviation Administration

Sunday, August 27, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

FAARFIELD 1.41 (FAA Rigid and Flexible Iterative Elastic Layered Design) was introduced in November 2016. FAARFIELD continues the “look and feel” of the FAA’s software FAARFIELD 1.3, but also includes significant changes. The FAARFIELD design procedure is the FAA’s standard for airport pavement design and is included in the FAA’s new Advisory Circular 150/5320-6F, “Airport Pavement Design and Evaluation”.

This FAA software workshop is intended for airport operators and others with a practical interest in airport pavement design. Participants in the workshop will:

  1. Learn the principles of pavement design and pavement analysis using FAA software including FAAFIELD 1.4
  2. Experience hands-on demonstrations of the FAARFIELD software, with examples.
  3. Understand the major difference between FAARFIELD and previous FAA design procedures.

Note: It is highly recommended that workshop participants bring their own laptops so they can install FAARFIELD to follow along through the training and pavement design examples.

Environmental Product Declarations (EPD)

Presented by: 

John Harvey - University of California - Davis
Richard Willis - NAPA
Brian Killingsworth - NRMCA
Amlan Mukherjee - Michigan Tech

Sunday, August 27, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) are documents that communicate the environmental impacts of a product from cradle to gate (gate of the manufacturer’s facility at which user takes ownership) of a material. EPDs are produced under Product Category Rules (PCR) that follow ISO standards for this use of life cycle assessment (LCA). EPDs can be used for informational purposes (reporting only) and are a source of up-to-date, regionally applicable data for use in any kind of pavement LCA. Provided construction, performance, and end-of-life considerations are taken into account, EPDs can also be used as part of the material procurement process. A few agencies are requiring EPDs for pavement and other transportation infrastructure materials in the US for information purposes, with none yet using them as part of selection of materials.

The pavement materials industry is being strongly incentivized to develop PCRs and produce EPDs by their inclusion in the LEED 4 framework. EPDs are used as part of pavement structure procurement in Design-Build-Maintain projects in northern Europe. A workshop was held in September 2016, organized by Michigan Tech and attended by FHWA, several state and local government transportation agencies, industry and academia to discuss the present status and issues with production and use of EPDs, and to begin to develop a road map for the future. This short course will summarize the results of and activities that have taken place following the 2016 workshop.

Attendees should include designers, asset managers, sustainability mangers, contractors and materials producers. Attendees will learn what EPDs are and how they can be used as part of a program of quantifying environmental impacts of pavements they manage, design, and construct. They will understand the present situation regarding production and use of EPDs, including best practices and risks, and expected future developments for both.

All short courses can be booked when you register for Pavements 2017. Reserve your spot and register today!

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