Fundamentals, design, construction, and maintenance training for preserving and restoring pavement
This course presents information regarding construction contract documents, quality assurance as applied to pavement construction, construction specifications for the components of pavement structural sections, and preparation of specifications, special provisions, and estimates.
This is the primary overview course on pavement construction in the training certificate program offered by the City & County Pavement Improvement Center (CCPIC) in partnership with TechTransfer.
Additional course detail is provided in the sections below.
Introduction & Overview
Specifications: Types, Formats, Relationship to Contract Documents
Quality Assurance: Conception to Completion
SESSION 2 (2.5 hours)
Building Better Pavements: Subgrade Analysis & Preparation
Building Better Pavements: Subbase & Base Materials
SESSION 3 (2.5 hours)
Building Better Pavements: Concrete Pavement Construction
SESSION 4 (2.5 hours)
Building Better Pavements: AC/HMA Construction
SESSION 5 (2.5 hours)
The “Specifics” of “Specifying:” Fundamentals of Specification Writing
The “E” of “PS&E:” Fundamentals of Quantity & Cost Estimates
This course is designed for local agency engineers, inspectors, consultants, project managers, construction managers and others involved in the design and construction of projects which include construction, reconstruction, or rehabilitation of asphalt and concrete pavements.
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John Harvey, PhD, PE, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California Davis
Prof. Harvey is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Davis, where he teaches pavement engineering and construction management, Director of the UC Pavement Research Center (UCPRC), and founding Director of the City and County Pavement Improvement Center (CCPIC). He has worked in the pavement field for 35 years. He has been Principal Investigator for 20 years for projects for research, development and implementation for pavement materials, structural design, asset management, construction, cost, and environmental topics for Caltrans, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, other state and national agencies, and industry.
Erik Updyke, PE, Specialist, City and County Pavement Improvement Center (CCPIC), Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, Senior Pavement Preservation Engineer, California Pavement Preservation Center (CP2), California State University, Chico
Erik works with the Executive Director at the CCPIC and is responsible for both technical and administrative support tasks. For the CP2 Center, Erik prepares training materials, performs training, and assists in research projects. Erik retired from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works in 2018 after 36 years in the Road Maintenance, Design, and Construction Divisions. Erik was a voting member of the Greenbook Committee representing Los Angeles County from 2000 - 2018, and APWA Co-Chair from 2005 - 2019.
Nathan Forrest, PE, ENV SP, Technical Director California Nevada Cement Association
Nathan Forrest joined the CNCA in 2015 and serves as the Technical Director. Nathan's function is to provide resources, recommendations, education, technical expertise, and other services to municipalities, engineers, project owners, developers, and contractors. His primary focus is on pavements for highways, streets & local roads, multi-modal facilities, and parking areas but no concrete application is outside of his area of experience. Prior to his work with the CNCA, Nathan worked as a consulting materials engineer on numerous large Caltrans projects in southern California, most recently on the Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement in Long Beach.
Clay Slocum, PE, Director of Engineering California Nevada Cement Association
A licensed engineer in California and Nevada, Clay now serves as CNCA's Director of Engineering. Since joining CNCA in 2014, he has been providing technical expertise and education to municipalities, engineers, contractors, and developers to support the applications of cement in a variety of concrete pavement and geotechnical solutions. Clay is a well-recognized pavement designer who also provides engineering support for CNCA's geotechnical markets. He stands out in the region for his expertise in various pavement software, including AASHTO's Pavement-ME.
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