Drainage Roadway Maintenance & Reconstruction - Newton

Date: 8/7/2024 8:00 AM - 8/7/2024 2:30 PM

Location: Mt Ida Campus Center
100 Carlson Ave

Newton, Massachusetts




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Course Description:

The three most important components of any road is Drainage, Drainage and Drainage!
How an agency maintains, installs, and reconstructs its drainage system is critical to the long-term success of a roadway and roadway network. This class is a comprehensive, interactive discussion of what techniques may be utilized to provide highway departments both big and small to better utilize the limited highway funds allotted. 

The class is designed for Directors, Foreman, Supervisors and Operators who want to learn the importance of the following:
• The importance of inspecting existing structures and why
• Proper culvert and pipe installation procedures
• The effects of frost heaving on roadways
• The cause and effect of inadequate compaction
• Testing and verification (through good specifications)
• Selecting proper road materials, aggregate size, shape, and quality
• Many other topics will be covered
Upon completion of the class students will be able to identify the proper road building materials. Understand the importance of compaction and testing! Better understand how drainage issues cause most of their road related distresses. If an agency utilizes some of the techniques discussed in the class, long-term roadway improvements will be seen and realized.

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 413-230-9517 at least 14 days prior to the event. Such services are provided free of charge. 
Also, if you have any dietary restrictions, please inform Stephanie at least 10 days prior to the event.


Register by 8/7/2024
Private sector


Register by 8/7/2024
Public sector


If you are having trouble registering, please email admin@umasstransportationcenter.org or call (413) 545-2604 for assistance.

Please be advised, cancellations must be received no later than 7 days prior to the event, or the registration fee will not be refunded.

First Name Affiliation
Kenneth FHWA (MA)
Jose MassDOT District 6
Andrew Gill Engineering
Patrick Gill Engineering
Gary City of Marlborough
Brian Town of Wrentham DPW
Sky Town of Milton
John Town of Tewksbury
Christopher Town of Wrentham DPW
Michael City of Waltham
Michael Town of Tewksbury
Joseph Town of Holliston Highway Department
Bernard Town of Holliston Highway Department
Marina Town of Milton
Tyler Town of Needham
Joseph Town of Lexington
Joe Town of Medfield
Paul Town of Medfield
Daniel Town of Holliston Highway Department
Robert Town of Medfield
Justin City of Marlborough
Ryan City of Worcester
Kevin Town of Wrentham DPW
Glenn Town of Westford
Rick Town of Westford
Peter Town of Southborough
Lewis Town of Westford
Robert Town of Holliston Highway Department
Maggie Town of Marblehead
Christopher Town of Southborough
  • Paul Brown
    at Roadtech, Inc.
    Paul Brown is the owner of Roadtech, Inc., a training and consulting company focused on public works related issues. Paul has over 40 years in the road and winter maintenance industry.  Paul comes most recently from Massachusetts DOT; as the director of snow and ice operations/roadside engineer. He has extensive knowledge of road maintenance techniques, winter operations, and public works operations.  He has shared his knowledge across the country by working with Municipal and State agencies as a consultant for many years.  He has served on many national committees on road maintenance and participated in many peer exchanges to assist the industry to improve methods and techniques.