FHWA NHI-131139 Constructing and Inspecting Asphalt Paving Projects-Hadley

Date: 4/28/2020 8:00 AM - 4/29/2020 3:00 PM

Location: Hadley Farms Meeting House
41 Russell Street

Hadley, Massachusetts




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.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
Explain the agency's and contractor's roles and responsibilities in supporting project quality
Identify asphalt pavement construction best practices
Relate common asphalt pavement construction issues to possible causes and impact on pavement performance
Explain how to communicate construction issues to the contractor and up the project chain of command effectively
Describe appropriate, timely inspection documentation procedures

This course is designed for participants who ensure a project is built to the owner's specifications. Participants can be relatively new to asphalt or general project inspection; however, those with broader experience will learn about innovative asphalt pavement construction technologies, participate in class discussions, and share successful practices. The primary audience comprises Federal, State, consultant, and local agency inspectors and contractor personnel who are involved in the planning, construction, and review of asphalt paving projects.

Please note this is a two-day course



Register by 4/29/2020
Private Sector


Register by 4/29/2020
Public Sector


If you are having trouble with registration, please call 413-545-2604 for assistance.

First Name Affiliation
Matthew JSL Asphalt, Inc.
Michael City of Agawam
Benjamin City of Agawam
Keith Town of Whately
Travis Town of Hubbardston
Thomas Town of East Longmeadow
George Town of Sunderland
Nicholas City of Fitchburg
James Town of Hadley Public Works
Darrell Town of East Longmeadow Department of Public Works
Ed Town of Hadley
Eric City of Westfield
miguel Town of Wakefield DPW
John Town of Gill
Matthew City of Holyoke
Dawn City of Northampton
Hugh Town of Stockbridge
Kevin Town of Deerfield
Ron Town of Conway
Chuck Town of Deerfield
  • Jason Dietz
    at Federal Highway Administration (USDOT FHWA)

    Mr. Dietz has worked for the FHWA for 23 years in various field-engineering positions. He is actively involved in developing, improving, and implementing technologies for pavement and materials. He currently serves as co-lead for the Every Day Counts (EDC-4) Pavement Preservation When, Where and How advancement efforts, the FHWA Resource Center project manager for national tack Coat Workshops in cooperation with the Asphalt Institute, and the lead technical panel member for developing the new NHI course 131139 on Constructing and Inspecting Asphalt Paving Projects.

    Jason obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno.

  • Tim Murphy
    President/Owner at Murphy Pavement Technology, Inc.

    Mr. Murphy is the President/Owner of Murphy Pavement Technology, Inc. (2002 to present), with more than 30 years of experience as a professional engineer, his efforts are geared toward the training of agency and industry personnel to improve their understanding of Total Quality Management for road design through construction; asphalt mechanistic design concepts, asphalt pavement mix design, production and construction practices, and asphalt pavement maintenance strategies. In addition, he is a certified National Highway Institute (NHI) instructor where he currently teaches NHI 131139 Constructing and Inspecting Asphalt Pavement Projects. His previous NHI course development and delivery includes NHI 131032 Hot Mix Asphalt Construction; NHI 134055 Construction Inspection, Workmanship, and Quality; NHI 131044 Hot Mix Asphalt Production Facilities. 

    He is an avid keynote speaker at numerous pavement related conferences, seminars and workshops throughout the US and abroad. He holds various memberships with AAPT, ASTM, ASCE, NSPE, NAFE, IL DOT & IL Asphalt Pavement Association, and MI DOT & APAM.