This course offers professional development hours (PDHs). You will see the PDHs on your course completion certificate, which also serves as documentation of your attendance. PDH requirements vary, therefore, it is up to you to determine whether or not this particular course qualifies under your State or board requirements.
Course overview: This training is part of the Flexible Pavement Preservation Treatment Series and is designed to provide participants with an introduction to the Pavement Preservation Treatment Construction Guide (PPTCG) and the basics of pavement preservation. Topics discussed include pavement structure, distresses, and differentiating pavement preservation from preventive maintenance.
As stated, this training draws on the PPTCG, a resource for agency and industry pavement preservation practitioners. The PPTCG provides information on basic pavement preservation concepts as well as the different treatments available and how they should be applied.
Training level: This training is recommended for the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council levels I, II, III, and IV.
Target audience: This training is ideal for highway construction and maintenance teams, specifically the highway workers and inspectors involved in the placement of pavement preservation treatments. Design engineers will also benefit from the online guide and the associated training.
Learning outcomes: Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Identify common surface distresses in pavements;
- Distinguish between distresses caused by surface failure and those caused by subsurface layer failure; and
- Recognize the difference between pavement preservation and pavement maintenance.