Field Placement & Compaction of Asphalt Pavements
Presenter: Todd Mansell, Caterpillar Paving Products
Course fee of $50.00 (early-bird) is in addition to Conference Registration
(For those members that want to attend only the course and not the conference the fee will be $85 and non-members will be $125)
This course will start out with a description of mix production and delivery as it relates to paving and compaction operations in the field. The main focus of this course will discuss paving and compaction equipment, setup and operation for placing and compacting smooth, durable pavements. The course will wrap up with a brief overview of some new and existing technologies and how they are being utilized to improve quality control during construction.
Total presentation time approximately 240 minutes (4 hours) – questions will be accepted during the presentation via the question submission window and addressed during the Breaks.
- Plant Production – this portion of the course will focus on aggregate moisture, stockpiling and feeding aggregates into the plant with emphasis on how plant production/variability can affect paving and compaction in the field.
- Mix Delivery – this portion of the course will focus on managing trucking and transferring mix to the paver and how this affects the quality of paving in the field.
- Truck loading, spacing
- Transferring mix by end dumping, windrow paving or material transfer vehicles
- Paver Operations – this portion of the course will cover planning and proper paver setup to meet the job specifications at hand.
- How the paver & screed work
- Paving Planning (auger extensions, grade control, paving speed, etc.)
- Paving by the Numbers setup for proper take-offs from transverse joint
- Automatic grade control setup for joint matching and smoothness
- Compaction Operations
- Different types of rollers, settings and how they work
- Procedure for setting up an effective rolling pattern
- Specific compaction discussion for rolling longitudinal joints
- Using new technologies for Quality Control
- Paver-mounted thermal mapping, Intelligent compaction, Ground penetrating radar, autonomy, other?