Technical Briefings

Flexible Pavements of Ohio (FPO) is offering free of charge technical briefings on a range of topics related to asphalt pavement technology. Technical Briefings can be presented at your location upon request and mutual agreement with FPO staff. Each Technical Briefing presentation is intended to last approximately 45 minutes and may be combined with multiple presentations to fill a longer time period. Certificates for Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided upon request.

For 2016-2017 Technical Briefings are available on the following topics (click the topic to view the description):

  1. Mix Type Specification under 2016 ODOT Specifications
  2. Implications of Global Stabilization on Pavement Thickness Design
  3. Improving Asphalt Pavement Longitudinal Joint Performance
  4. Asphalt Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation
  5. Performance Advantages of Asphalt Base Pavements
  6. Overview of Sustainability in Asphalt Pavements
  7. Porous Asphalt Pavement for Stormwater Management - Does it Work?
  8. The Perpetual Pavement Concept
  9. Asphalt Pavement Construction Quality Control, Quality Assurance and Inspection
  10. Correction and Prevention of Deformation in Asphalt Pavements
  11. Design and Construction of Asphalt Parking Lot Pavements
  12. Asphalt Pavement Structural Design

Please contact FPO at info@flexiblepavements.org or (614) 791-3600 to schedule a presentation.

See the list below or the PDF for descriptions of the presentations.

Mix Type Specification under 2016 ODOT Specifications.  Selecting the proper mix types for an asphalt pavement build-up is essential for best performance and economy.  Different mix types are required for different load applications, layer thicknesses and position within the pavement build-up.  The presentation will provide information regarding the mix types generally available, under the revised 2016 ODOT  specifications, and guidance for their optimum application. 1 hour.  1 PDH.

Implications of Global Stabilization on Pavement Thickness DesignChemical stabilization of subgrade soil has been shown to provide many benefits to pavement design and construction; so much so, that ODOT has adopted design requirements to take advantage of these benefits.  The presentation will provide information regarding the bebefits identified by research and guidance for use on in asphalt pavement construction.. 1 hour.  1 PDH.

Improving Asphalt Pavement Longitudinal Joint Performance.  Longitudinal joints in asphalt pavements have often been a source of unsatisfactory performance, reducing the life of the pavement surface or requiring costly maintenance.  The presentation will discuss the causes of this premature deterioration and the construction procedures required to ensure good performing longitudinal joints.  1 hour.  1 PDH.

Asphalt Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation.  Adequate maintenance is essential to achieving the best long-term performance and lowest life-cycle cost of an asphalt pavement.  This presentation covers the basics of selecting appropriate, timely and economical maintenance, including pavement preservation with thinlays and micro milling,  and rehabilitation treatments of asphalt pavements.  The presentation references the latest research on the subject.  1 hour.  1 PDH.

Performance Advantages of Asphalt Base Pavements.  This presentation reviews the performance advantages of asphalt base pavements, compares the performance of composite pavements and makes suggestions for maintenance of concrete base pavements with asphalt overlays.  1 hour.  1 PDH.

Overview of Sustainability in Asphalt Pavements.  This presentation Identifies the characteristics of asphalt pavements that contribute to sustainability, including:  reuse/recycling, porous asphalt pavement for stormwater management, the perpetual pavement concept, energy reduction, warm mix asphalt (WMA), carbon footprint and low noise.  Describes how asphalt pavements fit into "green" rating systems.  1 hour.  1 PDH.

Porous Asphalt Pavement for Stormwater Management - Does it Work?  This presentation explains the concept of Porous Asphalt used for stormwater management and presents information on the performance of porous asphalt pavements with respect to runoff  quality and quantity.   References are included.  1 hour.  1 PDH.

The Perpetual Pavement Concept.  The technology finally exists to build pavements that last.  The presentation will explain the concept of asphalt base pavements designed for inexhaustible structural life and present critical design, construction and maintenance considerations.  1 hour.  1 PDH.

Asphalt Pavement Construction Quality Control, Quality Assurance and Inspection.  This presentation covers the basics of inspecting asphalt pavement construction and assuring compliance with quality specifications to achieve the best performing asphalt pavement.  The emphasis is on quality control and assurance methods commonly in use on Ohio construction, especially under ODOT specifications.  1 hour.  1 PDH.

Correction and Prevention of Deformation in Asphalt Pavements.  Ensuring against premature deterioration of an asphalt pavement is critical to achieving the best performance and economy.   This presentation will cover the treatments necessary for the prevention of deformation in asphalt pavements at intersections or other highly stressed locations.    1 hour.  1 PDH.

Design and Construction of Asphalt Parking Lot PavementsDiscusses issues related to adequate thickness design and construction of asphalt parking lot pavements for best performance and economy.   1 hour.  1 PDH.

Asphalt Pavement Structural Design.  A superior performing pavement begins with a proper structural design.  This presentation gives an overview of the various design protocols and catalogs available to provide a structural thickness for an asphalt pavement application.  Includes a discussion of design for parking lots, industrial facilities, streets and highways and typical designs.  1 hour.  1 PDH.