Asphalt Pavement Construction Essentials

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Overview

This course is designed to enable both new and novice construction personnel to learn and understand the basic concepts and requirements to lay a quality chipseal/asphalt pavement. On occasion a new staff member is thrown into a crew and is given a basic task to perform, yet they never really get to understand the total picture of what they are working towards. This course is designed to create a better understanding of all aspects of the construction process.

 

 

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Length

0.5 day course.

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Facilitator

Phil Bull

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Cost

$395 per person + GST

(Minimum numbers apply before a course is confirmed)

 

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Topics include

  • Basic Bitumen Safety and Hazard ID
  • Chipseal and Asphalt Surfacing Types
  • Planning the Job – Materials, Equipment and Subcontractors
    • Selecting the right mix
    • Paver/s
    • Rollers – type and numbers
    • Trucking – match to production/laying rate
    • Millers
  • Marking out and measuring the Job
  • Quality – Records and HOLD Points
  • Chipseal Construction Basics:
    • Traffic Control/Hazard ID/Pre-Start
    • Binder types/heat/application rates/supply
    • Seal design basics
    • Single Coat/Two Coat
    • Chip sizes/application/rolling
    • QA
    • Excess chip removal
    • Line marking
    • Asphalt Construction Basics:
    • Traffic Control/Hazard ID/Pre-Start
    • Preseal treatments
    • Asphalt type/thickness/density/tonnes required
    • AC Supply – manufacturer/deliver
      • Trucking – match production with laying rates
      • Mix temperature control
    • Mark out runs
    • Tack coating
    • Membrane sealing
    • Set up paver
    • Compaction Control
      • Using the correct roller
      • Mix laying temperatures
      • When to start/stop compacting
    • QA
    • Line marking
    • Client satisfaction
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On completion of this course participants will

  • Work safely on a surfacing job/project
  • Distinguish; the various processes, roles and equipment used on surfacing sites
  • Understand the basics of constructing a quality pavement surface
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Who should attend

  • Employees with limited surfacing knowledge who wish to gain a better understanding of the construction processes.
  • Employees, with ‘hands on’ experience, who wish to understand why these processes are being followed.
  • Engineers/consultants wishing to understand the practical aspects of bituminous surfacing.

 

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Presenter information

Phil has more than 50 years working in the civil engineering industry, including NZ, UK, Middle East, Australia and Pacific Islands.

The last 40 years has all been ‘hands on’ specialising in bituminous surfacing – managerial and training roles.

Responsible for:

  • The day to day running of chipsealing and stabilising crews
  • Establishing and managing a new regional surfacing operation
  • Delivering the asphalt components for a number of big motorway projects, in and around Auckland

Phil was an owner/operator of a very successful small asphalt contracting business before more recently being involved with training staff to understand roading/surfacing principles.  Phil is also an evaluator for the Civil Trades Board.

 

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