Flexible Pavement Design : Unbound - basic principles & practices (Online)

When:  May 25, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ACST)
Associated with  South Australia


Delivered via Zoom

This course by live webinar is presented in two half day packages of two sessions each, with an optional workshop session. It will inform on the basic principles & practices involved in unbound flexible pavement design and the program will closely follow the content in the appropriate Chapters of the Austroads Guide to Pavement Technology – Part 2: Pavement Structural Design, which is used as the principal reference and a copy is provided at the Course for each Delegate.

The materials content will however cover more information than is in the current Guide, as the selection of materials is critical to producing a road/pavement design that will deliver both structural and functional performance. This course focusses on unbound pavements and includes Case Studies and Exercises.

Understanding and determining design traffic is fundamental to achieving appropriate design for quality lasting unbound flexible pavements. Workshop exercises will provide reinforcement to the learning.

Sessions and Topics

Part A - Day 1

Session 1 - 11.00am - 12.45pm (AEDT)
Session 2 - 1.15pm - 3.00pm (AEDT)

  • Pavement Design Systems
  • Construction & Maintenance Considerations
  • Road Environment
  • Subgrade Evaluation

Part B - Day 2

Session 3 - 11.00am - 12.45pm (AEDT)
Session 4 - 1.15pm - 2.50pm (AEDT)

  • Unbound Pavement Materials
  • Design Traffic and Case Study
  • Structural Thickness of Unbound Flexible Pavements
  • Design Exercise – unbound pavements

Workshop - (Optional)

Session 5 - 3.00pm - 4.00pm (AEDT)

Design Exercises and live Q&A session

Primary Presenter

Ross Paul, Director, Ross Paul & Associates (RPA)

In his career with VicRoads Ross worked in several Regions and Project Teams in various positions responsible for planning, design, construction and maintenance of roads. In 1988 he was appointed Surfacing Engineer followed in 1993 by the role of Manager - Pavement Services being responsible for leading a team for undertaking pavement investigation, design and related research and development projects. From 1998 he was Technology Transfer Engineer responsible for implementation of new technologies and research outcomes, development and review of technical specifications, and guideline documents including provision of technical advice on most aspects of pavement technology. Since 2003 Ross as the Director and Principal Consulting Engineer of Ross Paul & Associates, undertakes a wide range of pavement technology and road surfacing related projects for various clients.

Who should attend?

  • State road agency and local government engineers and managers with responsibilities in the provision, approval, design, construction or maintenance of concrete roads & pavements. This to also include project managers and senior supervisors.
  • Consulting engineers with involvement in road and/or pavement projects.
  • Road & Pavement construction contractors, engineers, project managers and supervisors.
  • Local Government engineers, project managers and senior supervisors.
  • Technical operatives and Engineering graduates and “cadets” looking for specialist knowledge for career development.

Due to its practical nature, numbers are limited for this course so it is advisable that you register quickly to avoid missing out on its unique and targeted content.

Cost: $778.50 (inc. GST)