NHI 131139V Constructing and Inspecting Asphalt Paving Projects - Virtual Classroom

Date: 4/20/2021 9:00 AM - 4/23/2021 12:30 PM

Location: Virtual




This class has reached its capacity. To be placed on a wait list please click on the link below


Course Description

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.

This virtual instructor-led training provides 100% remote learning while ensuring participants have access to expert instructors, workshop activities, and engaging peer-to-peer discussions. Sessions are typically held as half-day events over four days.

Register today and learn the importance of a proactive approach to managing and inspecting construction projects at every stage in the convenience of your home and/or office anywhere in the country, remotely.

Class Dates: April 20-23 • 9:00AM - 12:30PM


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

Target Audience

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: Virtual classroom meeting link details will be shared in a separate email one week prior to the start date of the course.

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 scottrell@umass.edu or 413-800-2655 as soon as possible to discuss reasonable accommodations for your access needs.

First Name Affiliation
Kenneth FHWA MA
Joshua FHWA MA
Monise Clark County Public Works (NV)
Kathryn Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc.
Brian VHB
Mansour FHWA NY
Brandon City of Sparks
Dominik Town of Longmeadow
Jon Gwinnett County Department of Transportation
Billy Gwinnett County Department of Transportation
Heidi City of Groton Public Works Department (CT)
Jacob Bulloch County Board of Commissioners
William Town of Spencer
John City of Newton DPW
Todd City of Douglasville (GA)
Nicholas City of Fitchburg
Christopher City of Newton
Amy City of Salem
Frank Town of Longmeadow Engineering
Thomas Bryan County Board of Commissioners
Arthur Town of Tewksbury
Derick Athens-Clarke County ,Transportation & Public Works, Engineering Division
Jason Athens-Clarke County ,Transportation & Public Works, Engineering Division
Joshua Douglas County Public Works
Thomas City of Meriden (CT)
Jeb Eureka County Public Works
Bryan City of Meriden (CT)
Tim Bryan County Board of Commissioners
Wesley City of Fort Oglethorpe (GA)
Thomas City of Marlborough Engineering Division
  • Jason Dietz
    at Federal Highway Administration (USDOT FHWA)

    Jason Dietz has worked for FHWA for 26 years in various field-engineering positions and has been working with the Pavement and Materials Technical Services Team at the FHWA Resource Center for almost 6 years where he provides technical assistance and review for FHWA Divisions and LTAP centers. Prior to joining FHWA Jason worked for five years as a consultant on various construction projects. He obtained his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada.

  • Greg Duncan
    at APTech

    Mr. Duncan is a Senior Engineer at APTech with more than 29 years of pavement materials, construction, and roadway maintenance engineering experience.  He has served as the principal investigator for the FHWA and state agency projects regarding longitudinal joint repair, developing a culture of performance measures, and using recycled asphalt pavement in pavement preservation treatment applications.  In addition, he has led pavement management studies for local governments.  He is a certified National Highway Institute (NHI) instructor where he teaches NHI 134063 Maintenance Leadership Academy Module B & C and NHI 131139 Constructing and Inspecting Asphalt Paving Projects.

    In his previous position as Assistant Chief Engineer for Operations for the Tennessee Department of Transportation (DOT), he provided policy leadership and participated in the national dialogue for the advancement of maintenance, asset management, and performance measurement.  Due in part to these efforts, he was awarded the Professional Engineer in Government Award in 2005 by the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers.
    During his previous employment Mr. Duncan led the operational efforts of the Engineering Bureau coordinating the efforts of the Tennessee DOT Regions and the Construction, Maintenance, Traffic Operations, and Materials and Tests Divisions. He also has extensive experience in training maintenance personnel in pavement preservation and served as Principal Instructor for the following courses for 5 years as the State Bituminous Engineer:
    Tennessee DOT Mix Design Technician Certification. 
    Asphalt Plant Technician Certification. 
    Asphalt Roadway Technician Certification.