Asphalt Project Estimating - Virtual Classroom

Date: 3/17/2021 11:30 AM - 3/17/2021 1:00 PM

Location: Virtual





Course Description
A complex task for many municipal highway officials is planning for their upcoming road and projects. Causes of deterioration and the best solution must be determined, followed by the preparation of a project scope, cost estimate, and bid documents. In this session, participants will learn about the many items to be considered when planning a project and how those will impact the best process to administer and complete the project from scope identification through final inspection.

Course Outline
• Utilizing pavement management
• Defining your project scope and goal(s)
• Ancillary aspects (drainage, safety, environmental, etc)
• Creating project specifications and bidding
• Funding sources and options

Course Objectives
• Describe how to create the scope and goal of a pavement project.
• Identify various ancillary aspects to the paving project that would impact scope and costs.
• Illustrate BMPs of writing specs and bid proposals.
• Explain the importance of communication with contractors and stakeholders.
• Describe how owner, contractor, and engineer on public works construction projects work together.
• Identify available funding options.

After registering you will receive a link to register for the Zoom virtual class.

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
James MA Aggregate & Asphalt Pavement Association (MAAPA)
Peter Howard Stein Hudson
Paul Town of Kingston
Ellen Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG)
Garrett Town of Mattapoisett
Steve Town of Ashby
Meghan Town of Burlington DPW
Stephane Town of Concord
Jeremy City of Westfield
Joseph Town of Concord
Allan Town of Edgartown Highway Dept
Matthew City of Westfield
Travis Town of Topsfield DPW
Tyrone City of Springfield
Rich Town of Palmer DPW
Andrew City of Springfield DPW
Bruce Town of Whitman
Jim Town of Edgartown
Colleen Cape Cod Commission
Peter Town of Wellfleet
Bernardo Town of Wellesley DPW
Jay Town of Wellfleet
Nick City of Springfield DPW
Paul Town of Athol
Rafi Town of Wellesley DPW
Gordon City of Leominster
Emmanuel City of Springfield DPW
Gary Town of Topsfield DPW
Mike Town of Winchester
  • 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.