Pavement Investigation and Construction Monitoring

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Overview

Understanding the main causes of pavement failures is crucial in determining the correct and cost effective solution. 

The understanding of recycling/reuse of existing material becomes an essential part in the design selection given the scarcity of compliant material in the local market. 

How to ensure the design have been met during and after construction is a key to the success of the design and longevity of pavements and surfacing.

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Length

2 day course.

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Facilitator

Ramiz Iskander

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Cost

$995 +GST per person

(minimum numbers apply before a course is confirmed)

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Topics include

  • Introduction to Pavement Technology Best Practice Guidelines
  • Introduction to Austroads Pavement Design guides Part 2 and 5 
  • NZ Supplement to Austroads 
  • Pavement testing
  • Pavement analysis using FWD back-calculation
  • Field and Lab testing
  • Pavement Failure Modes/Causes
  • Design Traffic Calculations
  • Pavement and surfacing Design for New roads, Widening and Rehabilitation
  • Flexible and rigid Pavement
  • Pavement layers Moduli
  • Circly Pavement Design and Analysis Program
  • Construction Monitoring
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On completion of this course participants will

  • Specify Pavement Geotechnical Investigations 
  • Undertake Pavement Failure Assessment
  • Undertake Flexible and Rigid Pavement Design including Surfacing
  • What Moduli to be selected for various pavement layers and materials
  • Pavement recycling and modification/stabilisation of marginal materials
  • Design various pavement types for variable materials
  • General knowledge of Pavement Construction Monitoring
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Who should attend

Contractors, Consultants, NZTA and local authority staff involved in roads and highways pavement investigation, design and construction

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Presenter information

Ramiz Iskander has over 35 year experience in pavement investigation, failure assessment, design and construction monitoring. Ramiz has designed and reviewed over 300 roads across NZ, Fiji and Australia during his career. Ramiz is a BE Civil, CPEng and MIPENZ. Ramiz is the national specialist for pavement and surfacing in MWH now part of Stantec and a review member of the National Pavement Technical Group (NPTG). He has been a pavement services manager for Beca Auckland for 8 years. He was involved in designing new motorways, expressways, road rehabilitation, intersection upgrades and road widening. Ramiz introduced structural asphalt to NZ in 1999 which was used for design of new motorways and arterial road rehabilitation and intersections. Ramiz is a promoter of recycling of existing pavement material to achieve a sustainable, environmentally friendly and cost effective solutions.

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