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.
Technical Briefings are available on the following topics (click the topic to view the description):
Please contact FPO at firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 791-3600 to schedule a presentation.
See the list below or the PDF for descriptions of the presentations.
1 Performance Advantages of Asphalt Pavements. This presentation reviews the performance advantages of asphalt pavements, including: smoothness, low noise generation, ease of maintenance, long life capability, recyclability and sustainability. Supporting studies are referenced. 45 minutes. 0.75 PDH.
2 Importance of Smoothness on Pavement Performance. This presentation explains how pavement smoothness is measured and how it affects user satisfaction and energy consumption. The track record of asphalt pavement in providing superior initial and long-term smoothness and user satisfaction is detailed. References are provided. 45 minutes. 0.75 PDH
3 Mitigating Cost Increases in Asphalt Pavement Construction. This presentation discusses specification requirements that can mitigate the paving cost pressure created by petroleum price volatility, including recycling and re-use, material and treatment alternatives and the application of price adjustment clauses. 45 minutes. 0.75 PDH.
4 Overview of Sustainability in Asphalt Pavements. 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. 45 minutes. 0.75 PDH.
5 Porous Asphalt Pavements for Stormwater Management. 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. 45 minutes. 0.75 PDH.
6 Design, Materials, Construction and Maintenance of Porous Asphalt Pavements. Porous asphalt pavements are gaining acceptance as successful best management practices for the infiltration and detention of stormwater. This presentation reviews considerations in the design, specification, construction and maintenance of porous asphalt pavements used for stormwater management. A list of design and construction reference resources is provided. 45 minutes. 0.75 PDH.
7 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. 45 minutes. 0.75 PDH.
8 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. 45 minutes. 0.75 PDH.
9 Selecting the Proper Asphalt Concrete Mix Types. 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, with emphasis on ODOT specification materials, and guides for their optimum application. 45 minutes. 0.75 PDH.
10 Asphalt Pavement Construction Basics. The best performance of an asphalt pavement depends on proper construction. This presentation reviews the critical elements of pavement drainage, subgrade preparation, aggregate base and asphalt concrete placement and compaction and to achieve optimal pavement performance. 45 minutes. 0.75 PDH.
11 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. 45 minutes. 0.75 PDH.
12 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 and rehabilitation treatments of asphalt pavements and references the latest research on the subject. 45 minutes. 0.75 PDH.
13 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. 45 minutes. 0.75 PDH.