The goal of this course is to prepare participants to ensure asphalt pavement construction projects conform to quality and technical specifications. The course materials introduce asphalt pavement construction best practices, from the importance of understanding project administration roles and responsibilities to the most vital elements of laydown operations and compaction.
Participants learn construction management responsibilities; recognize proper construction practices; identify construction issues and their source; determine the impact of construction issues on performance; and select communication strategies for contractors, consultants, and superiors. They can then apply the knowledge and skills to maximize quality on construction projects.
The course emphasizes the importance of a proactive approach to managing and inspecting construction projects at every stage. This includes quickly addressing problems, implementing corrective actions, and documenting communications between the agency and contractor.
Prior to attending class, participants complete a 5-minute online pre-assessment that identifies their familiarity with their agency's asphalt pavement construction and inspection topics and issues they hope to address through training. The pre-assessment is distributed by the Local Coordinator on behalf of the instructor.