How New Pavement Designs Affect Contractors

Understand how AASHTO's M-E PDG and other new pavement designs affect bids and project operations

March 22, 2011
March 22, 2011
Tuesday, March 22
9:30 am - 11:00 am

Discover new pavement design methodologies that can have a significant influence on project specifications, construction operations and contracting methods. Michael Ayers, director of education for design and construction at ACPA, says AASHTO's Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (M-E PDG) has many materials-related and construction-based inputs that can greatly influence the selection of concrete materials, time of placement, curing method, time to opening to traffic and other characteristics of a job. The key design variables to consider will be discussed in detail as well as case histories. (More)

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand the M-E PDG and other recently developed pavement design methods
  2. Describe how each pavement design method relates to construction operations
  3. Comprehend important considerations when bidding projects using new specifications

Sponsors: Portland Cement Association (PCA), Construction Materials Recycling Association (CMRA), National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), National Stone Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)