2018 SUSTAINABLE ROADWAYS SEMINAR
- Halifax Seminar: December 3rd, Westin Halifax
- Fredericton Seminar: December 5th, TBC
As transportation infrastructure faces rising traffic volumes and reduced budgets, municipal and provincial governments seek to secure the best value from their roads contracts, requiring durable pavement solutions with minimal maintenance and extended service lives.
“Best practice” approaches to achieve this include examining the different pavement alternatives available on the market and identifying the applications where solutions are most suitable. For example, Concrete pavements are ideal for heavy, slow-moving traffic loads, including turning lanes, intersections, roundabouts, and highways.
By allowing alternative concrete and asphalt pavement design bids and evaluating life cycle performance in terms of cost, carbon, and climate, owners can realize benefits from improved competition and optimize long-term sustainability and affordability. In other words, best value for investment.
This seminar will highlight the opportunities for concrete pavements in Atlantic Canada, discussing the tools, materials and techniques available to build, maintain and repair municipal roads. Also to be provided is an introduction to the benefits of concrete pavements from design, construction and maintenance perspectives, including design examples from across Eastern Canada.
- An overview of the opportunities for concrete pavements in Atlantic Canada, including specific applications and highlights from other jurisdictions in Canada
- An introduction to concrete pavement design, construction, and maintenance practices
- An introduction to pavementdesigner.org for concrete pavement designs
- How to optimize infrastructure investment through life cycle thinking and asset management, including guidance for the implementation of life cycle cost analysis based on a review of Canadian LCCA best practices
- How alternate bids improve competition and reduce project costs
- An introduction to Concrete Overlays and how they can be used to repair or extend the life of existing asphalt pavement
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Provincial and municipal officials
- Consulting engineers
- Concrete contractors
Tim Smith, M.Sc., P.Eng., is Director, Expertise — Pavements and Materials Technology at Englobe. An expert in pavement design, materials, construction and maintenance, Tim has over 35 years experience in project management, client and stakeholder relations, and solutions development for numerous types of infrastructure projects and has substantial experience in pavement sustainability, condition evaluation, research and specification development. In his role at Englobe, Tim is responsible for providing technical support and expertise to Team Leaders and Project Managers on pavement engineering, design, construction, rehabilitation and maintenance projects and other civil infrastructure assignments. In addition, he provides support and assistance on high-level materials technology on environmental remediation and other projects that may involve solidification and stabilization using cementitious systems. Tim is a member of several technical committees in for the Transportation Association of Canada, a member of the Ontario Good Roads Association — Concrete Liaison Committee. He is also a member of the International Society of Concrete Pavements and a member of the Executive committee.
Mark B. Snyder, Ph.D., P.E., is the President and Manager of Pavement Engineering and Research Consultants (PERC), LLC, where his responsibilities include pavement engineering for design-build projects, development of technical guidance for pavement design and rehabilitation, product development and testing for load transfer systems, development and presentation of workshop materials and project/site investigations/troubleshooting. Mark earned his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, specializing in Structures and Pavement Engineering. He now has more than 35 years of experience in these fields, with emphasis on concrete pavement design, rehabilitation and materials topics. Dr. Snyder was a professor of Civil Engineering (at Michigan State University and the University of Minnesota) for 13 years, and he worked in the concrete paving industry for 10 years before working full-time as an engineering consultant. Dr. Snyder is a Past President and Honorary Member of the International Society for Concrete Pavements. He is a registered professional engineer in three states (IL, MN and PA), and his publication record comprises more than 100 journal articles and technical reports in the area of pavement engineering (including six papers that have been honored with awards by the Transportation Research Board and the International Society for Concrete Pavements).
Steven L. Tritsch, P.E., is the associate director of the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center at Iowa State University, where his responsibilities include managing complex projects from proposals through final reporting, and providing technical support and training related to research-supported advancements in concrete pavement design, construction, and maintenance. Mr. Tritsch has 35 years of professional experience related to concrete pavement materials and engineering in both the public and private sectors. That experience includes 11 years with the American Concrete Pavement Association, first as executive director of the Missouri/Kansas chapter and then as vice president of the national association. His experience also includes 10 years of progressively responsible positions with the Iowa and Arizona departments of transportation, where among other things he administered research contracts, worked in quality assurance and materials testing, helped develop statewide pavement management systems, worked on rural and urban roadway design, and developed and presented training. During his 14-plus years in private industry, he has provided extensive technical support and training to advance the use of innovative practices and technologies. He is a non-voting member of the AASHTO COMP technical subcommittees 3b, 3c, 5a, and 5d and a member on committees AFD50, AFN30, and AHD20 —Rigid Pavement Design, Durability of Concrete, and Pavement Maintenance respectively—of the Transportation Research Board. He is also former chair of TRB’s AFH50 Committee, Concrete Pavement Construction and Rehabilitation.