Pavement Preservation: Right Treatment, Right Time, Right Road-Blended Learning

Date: 8/24/2021 9:00 AM - 8/24/2021 11:00 AM






Course Description

The UMTC/Baystate Roads Pavement Preservation: Right Treatment, Right Time, Right Road class is an exciting blend of self-paced modules and interactive live-streamed training!  A condensed version of our popular new classroom-based course, this blended version is approximately 4-hrs long.

You'll start off by completing 6 bite-sized self-paced modules, that include: recorded instructor clips, PowerPoint PDFs, and a couple quizzes to assess your knowledge.  You will need to complete the online modules before attending the live zoom class session. 


Module 1 - Course Introduction

Module 2 - Pavement Preservation 101: Reviewing the Basics

Module 3 - Preservation Treatment Options & Quiz

Module 4 - Pavement Distresses and Project Selection

Module 5 - Candidate Preparation and Treatment Selection & Quiz

Module 6 - Self-Paced Module Wrap-Up & Next Step 

Following this self-paced online portion of the course, all participants will meet in an approximately 2-hour virtual live-stream Zoom session, where instructor Robert Betsold will cover:

- Overview and Recap the Self-Guided Modules

- Economics of Pavement Preservation

- Network Approach Example

- Pavement Preservation Resources & Research

- Implementing a Preservation Strategy

Upon completion of this blended course, participants should be able to identify the best practices for pavement preservation and management, explain the major benefits of having a pavement preservation strategy, and identify potential treatments for roads in distress.

Live Zoom Session (must complete online course modules first):

August 24th 9-11am

The link to the Zoom session is in Module 6

Accommodations for Disabilities: UMTC endeavors to provide an inclusive learning environment for all. If you require special services or arrangements to fully participate in this workshop, please contact Stephanie Cottrell at or 413-800-2655 as soon as possible to discuss reasonable accommodations for your access needs.

First Name Affiliation
Kenneth Green International Affiliates
Edward Green International Affiliates
Stephane Town of Concord
James Town of Plymouth
Edson Town of Brookline
Brandon Town of Brookline
Ian City of Greenfield
Robert Town of Brookline
Daniel Town of Brookline
Ashley Town of Littleton
Vonnie City of Melrose
Glenn City of Greenfield
Nicholas Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC)
Sheila Town of Plymouth
Travis Town of Paxton DPW
Samuel City of Greenfield
Aldo UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)
Jacob Town of Tyngsborough
  • Robert Betsold
    Technical Marketing at All States Materials Group

    Robert Betsold is in Technical Marketing for All States Materials Group, working with municipal and state DOT agencies across the Northeast on pavement maintenance and preservation treatments, and a broad range of asphalt pavement topics from materials to construction.  He is active with local, regional and national industry organizations, including the Northeast Pavement Preservation Partnership, NCAT/MnRoads, and the National Road Research Alliance, and has presented and instructed courses on a variety of pavement maintenance topics throughout the region.