Pavement Design

Fundamentals, design, construction, and maintenance training for preserving and restoring pavement

Asphalt Pavement Maintenance & Rehabilitation

Asphalt pavement is a major component of our transportation system. Transportation agencies at the city and county level can maximize the value of their huge investment in streets and roads by using proper pavement maintenance strategies.

This course provides a solid working knowledge of the most common pavement maintenance and preservation practices. Basic principles, best field practices and safety issues are covered.

This course is based on Day 3 of the Asphalt Pavement Materials, Design, Construction & Maintenance and is offered as a low-cost alternative to that course.

Additional course detail is provided in the sections below.

  • Course Topics
    • Pavement Management Systems Overview
    • Pavement Distress Types
    • Asphalt Materials: Brief Review & Update
    • Maintenance vs. Rehabilitation: Concepts & Definitions
    • Maintenance Strategies
    • Rehabilitation Strategies
  • Course Outline
    Module 1: Maintenance Strategies
    • Cracking Sealing
    • Patching
    • Surface Treatments
    • Fog Seals
    • Chip Seals
    • Slurry Seals
    • Cape Seals
    • Asphalt Rubber Aggregate Membrane ARAM
    • Microsurfacing
    Module 2: Rehabilitation Strategies
    • Overlays (Thick, Thin, Bonded Wearing Course)
    • Recycling
    • Hot Central Plant Process
    • Cold In-Place Process
    • Hot In-Place (Surface) Process
    • Full Depth Recycling
  • What you will learn

    By the end of this course, students have a better understanding of the most common pavement maintenance strategies and materials, and their most appropriate uses in an agency's overall pavement management plan.

  • Who should attend

    This class is tailored for those directly involved in asphalt pavement maintenance or rehabilitation as well as maintenance supervisors and managers, engineers with some responsibility for maintenance, pavement management, or rehabilitation.

    It is 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-practice.

  • Course Prerequisites

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  • Course Instructors

      Roger Smith, Asphalt Pavements Consultant and Trainer

      Roger Smith is a consultant specializing in asphalt pavement and materials. In addition to his asphalt consulting services, he has provided training services through the state Technology Transfer (T2) Centers in California and Nevada. He also creates and delivers pavement training classes for the Institute of Transportation Studies (U.C. Berkeley) and the California Asphalt Pavement Association (CalAPA), and is a part-time Pavement Specialist with the California Pavement Preservation Center at Chico State University. Roger began his career with Caltrans, ending up as the Senior Engineer in charge of the asphalt materials section of Caltrans' Transportation Laboratory (Translab) in Sacramento.

  • Registration Information

      Registration for this course occurs at the TechTransfer training host site. Use the button to the right to directly access the course page and registration portal. You will be asked to create a user account as part of the registration process.

      A confirmation email will be sent to you within two business days of TechTransfer receiving your paid registration.

      If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the TechTransfer Registrar at (510) 643-4393 or

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      Cancellation Policy:

      The cancellation fee for this course is $75. At TechTransfer, there are no refunds for classes with registration fees of $75 or less. For all other classes, you may cancel your enrollment and receive a refund of your registration fee less $75, provided they receive your written request to cancel at least 5 full working days before the class is scheduled to begin. In lieu of canceling your registration, you may (1) transfer your registration to another TechTransfer class, (2) receive a tuition credit for the full amount, useable toward a future class, or (3) send a substitute in your place.

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LTAP Subsidized

This class is offered at a reduced fee to employees of California's city, county, regional, and tribal public agencies

Course Fee

Standard Rate:

Public Agency Rate:



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Course Credit

This course grants:

0.70 CEUs

Upcoming Sessions (0)

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