Maintaining Asphalt Pavements


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Course Overview

How to save your asphalt—and save money

Identify fixes for asphalt problems that will extend the life of your pavement while extending your budget. Enroll now in this practical, respected course to find cost-effective solutions to your asphalt pavement repair, maintenance, and rehabilitation problems.

Ensure high-quality pavement

Put proven preventive maintenance and rehabilitation techniques to work, including crack sealing, patching, asphalt surface treatments, in-place recycling, and overlays.

Who Should Attend?

  • Public works employees, including street maintenance supervisors, construction inspectors, highway engineering supervisors, civil engineers, engineering technicians, and crew leaders 
  • Consultants and contractors involved in pavement maintenance and rehabilitation projects 
  • Facility maintenance managers and building and grounds supervisors responsible for the maintenance of parking lots and roadways 
  • Others who manage maintenance budgets, determine pavement repair or rehabilitation techniques, or implement pavement maintenance programs

Course Outline

Asphalt Pavement Performance

  • How to select asphalt and aggregate for effective performance
  • Factors affecting pavement thickness design
  • Reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and reclaimed asphalt shingles (RAS)
  • Special mixes: stone matrix asphalt (SMA), open-graded friction course (OGFC), warm mix asphalt
  • Porous asphalt pavement

Solving Asphalt Pavement Construction Problems

  • Perform proper surface preparation
  • Change paving procedures to minimize mix segregation
  • Improve pavement joint construction
  • Improve compaction
  • Quality control of asphalt mixes

Asphalt Surface Treatments

  • Learn about materials and methods for fog seal, slurry seal, micro- surfacing, chip seal, and scrub seal
  • Use chip seal materials and equipment effectively
  • Implement quality, cost-effective chip seal procedures
  • Select surface treatments for low- volume roads, parking lots, and recreational facilities

In-Place Asphalt Pavement Recycling and Rehabilitation

  • Learn effective techniques for cold in-place recycling, hot in-place recycling, full-depth reclamation

Pavement Evaluation

  • Identify pavement distresses and causes of distresses
  • Relate pavement distress types and distress severity to cost-effective repair strategies
  • Implement a simple pavement rating and evaluation system

Asphalt Patching Done Right

  • Understand temporary and permanent patching techniques
  • Select cost effective patching materials
  • Evaluate patching equipment options
  • Patching trench excavations


  • Cost-effective of crack sealing
  • Implement best practices
  • Properly and safely use equipment
  • Selecting materials for your pavement conditions and environment

Asphalt Surface Treatments

  • Learn about materials and methods for fog seal, slurry seal, micro-surfacing, chip seal, and scrub seal
  • Use chip seal materials and equipment effectively
  • Implement quality, cost-effective chip seal procedures
  • Select surface treatments for low-volume roads, parking lots, and recreational facilities

Managing Pavements

  • Establish a program to manage your pavement assets
  • Use condition evaluation to select treatments
  • Develop a maintenance and rehabilitation plan


"I've been in construction for most of my life. I found this course to be very practical and informative."
—Donald Pound, Sante Fe County, New Mexico

"UW does an excellent job with these courses. They always have knowledgeable people from the field."
—Mike Joosten, Engineering Senior Technician, City of DePere, Wisconsin

"A lot of questions I've had for years—I've finally been able to talk to people who can answer them."
—Manny Ghiselline, City of Wilsonville, California

"I enjoyed learning from all four presenters who are extremely knowledgeable in the field of asphalt paving. I have a better idea of repairs, and what I should look for when our contractors do repairs for our facilities."
—Dave Polito, Facilities Maintenance Coordinator, Wegmans Food Markets, Rochester, New York


Ervin Dukatz

Ervin Dukatz, PhD, PE over the last 40 years has had a wide range of experiences in asphalt pavements ranging from laboratory research on aggregates, binders and asphalt mixtures, to aggregate production, asphalt plant operations and pavement construction. He has over 30 years of experience in designing innovative asphalt mixes, from SHRP gyratory mixes to porous/OGFC, SMA, interlayers and WMA.

Benjamin Jordan

Ben Jordan is a program director with Interdisciplinary Professional Programs in the transportation sector. He has over 35 years of experience in civil engineering and public works. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois.

Timothy Murphy

Timothy R. Murphy, PE is president of Murphy Pavement Technology, Chicago, Illinois. He is involved in asphalt pavement teaching, training and troubleshooting nationwide. Murphy works on pavement management, mix design, quality control, construction practices, and failure investigation for government agencies, contractors and consultants and facility owners.

Thomas Wood

Thomas J. Wood is a Pavement Specialist at ASTECH Corp, St. Cloud, Minnesota. He previously worked as a research project supervisor for the Minnesota Department of Transportation, as a technical representative specializing in asphalt surface treatments for SemMaterials Company and as a Pavement Specialist for WSB Associates.  He is recognized nationally for his knowledge of asphalt surface treatments and is one of the authors of the Minnesota Seal Coat Handbook.

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