Maximizing Pavement Life

Asphalt AcademyMaximizing Pavement Life


There have been significant changes in the asphalt pavement industry in recent years. There are many reasons that new millennia pavements do not seem to be as durable as those constructed in the past. Understanding modern design, construction and maintenance principals are essential to achieve optimum performance.

This new course is designed to provide up-to-date information to agencies, engineers and roadway supervisors responsible for delivering quality roadways for the traveling public. State-of-the-art technology and methods will be presented at approachable levels that can immediately be utilized to maximize the performance of your asphalt pavement structures.

Course Content:

Understanding Pavement Distress

  • Identification
  • Causes
  • Cures

Rehabilitation of existing pavement structures cannot be designed, constructed or maintained without understanding the problems causing poor pavement conditions.

Pavement Design

  • Thickness Design
    • PaveXpress
    • PerRoad
  • Understanding LCCA
  • Materials Selection
    • Aggregates / Lift Thickness
    • Virgin Binder Selection
    • Recycled Binders
  • Mix Design Properties
    • Volumetrics
    • Performance testing
    • Balanced Mix Design

Pavement thickness and materials selection are critical to long lasting pavement performance. Learn how to identify designs that are destined for failure before they are even let to bid.


  • Pavement layer bonding
    • Bonding materials
    • Application rates
  • Minimizing segregation and achieving smoothness
    • Mix production
    • Mix delivery
    • Mix placement
  • Maximizing density
    • Impact on pavement life
    • Minimizing permeability
    • Longitudinal joints
    • New equipment / technology

Premium materials and design are meaningless if the pavement is not constructed with attention to detail.

Pavement Preservation

  • Proper Timing
    • Reducing oxidation
  • Preservation Treatments
  • Understanding Network Optimization
    • toolkit
    • Alternative approaches

All pavement structures deteriorate over time. Well timed maintenance activities are extremely effective in extending pavement life and maximizing a pavement owner’s return on investment.

(501KB) Maximizing Pavement Life Agenda

Who Should Attend:

This course was developed for those involved with designing, constructing and maintaining asphalt roadways. It is intended to focus on areas critical to maximizing asphalt pavement performance and life. Agency, consultant, supplier, and contractor personnel at all experience levels will benefit from this course.

(2MB) Maximizing Pavement Life Brochure with Registration Form

Dates Times Location Registration
NOV 18-19, 2019 Day 1: 8:00AM – 5PM
Day 2: 8:00AM – 5PM
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sioux Falls at Empire Mall
2501 South Shirley Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57106

* See hotel information section below to reserve your room.
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NOV 21-22, 2019 Day 1: 8:00AM – 5PM
Day 2: 8:00AM – 5PM
Staker Parson Materials and Construction, a CRH Company
1730 North Beck Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
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Fees & Registration:

  • The registration fee is $595 and due prior to the course date.
  • Fee includes course instruction, refreshments at breaks, lunch and all course materials.
  • You may cancel without penalty up to three weeks prior to the course start date.
  • If you provide the Asphalt Institute less than three weeks’ notice, or fail to attend, you will be liable for the entire fee.
  • Early registration is recommended as the class sizes are limited.

Course materials include:

Professional Development Hours:

  • 2 day course, 15 PDHs


If you work for an Asphalt Institute member company and this is your first time registering, please call 859.288.4960 if you need assistance in setting up an account.

For more information contact:

Asphalt Institute Headquarters
Phone: 859.288.4960
Fax: 859.288.4999