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Asphalt Pavements

Mar 15, 2015 - Mar 17, 2015

Chairman Al-Mogbel-isolated-black

Roads are the world’s first “social network”. They are fundamental building blocks for human and economic development whose impacts transcend national borders. The benefits of investments in roads have shown how transformative an infrastructure they can be for a wide range of beneficiary communities.

Pavements form the backbone of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s transportation infrastructure and are essential in fully unleashing these benefits. We have already come a long way in improving and advancing our current designs and performance prediction of pavements. We continue to make these advances mindful of important environmental, social and economic issues that we face today. Better ride quality, safer roads, reduced fuel consumption, lower emissions and longer service life are among the tangible benefits that derive from research into pavement properties, lower energy in mixtures production and recyclability of existing pavements.

To achieve these efforts, we need to continue our efforts to disseminate global best practices and ensure they are put into practice. IRF’s certified executive training course has been designed to provide Saudi highway engineers from the public and private sectors with the methodology and tools needed to design long-lasting pavements and improve travel comfort and safety.

Attendees will receive world-class guidance on innovative pavement engineering with a hands-on introduction to existing products and field applications.  They will learn how to evaluate pavement condition and how to choose the correct option to correct the situation. Lastly, they will benefit from access to IRF’s top instructors, alumni network and continuous education opportunities.

I look forward to seeing you join the global family of alumni who have benefited from the IRF’s peerless training program.

H.E. Eng. Abdullah A. Al-Mogbel
IRF Chairman


The IRF has been providing certified training around the world for more than 60 years.  Our instructors are recognized and certified in their country of origin and are carefully selected and vetted by IRF professionals.  Generally, the IRF certification is universally accepted amongst professional institutions such as Engineering and Transportation Societies. Additionally, IRF is a participant in Registered Continuing Education program (RCEP) in the United States. RCEP approved organizations certifications are accepted widely in the United States and globally.

Delegates who wish to claim professional development hours toward the renewal of their engineering certifications will be provided with a special form indicating the applicable hours.

Attendance will be tracked every day.  All registered delegates who attend the course pass a written test on day four, will receive an IRF certificate co-signed by Eng. Abdullah Al-Mogbel, Minister of Transport, and by C. Patrick Sankey, President & CEO of the IRF.

  • Road Material Laboratory Engineers and Qualified Technicians
  • Highway Design Engineers & Managers
  • Highway Operations Engineers & Managers
  • Highway Construction Engineers & Managers
  • Road Maintenance Personnel
  • University Researchers and Professors in Road Engineering
  • Consultants in Road Engineering

Course Outcomes

  • Understand asphalt pavement materials and mixture design
  • Identify and solve common production and construction issues
  • Appreciate laboratory tests and their use in pavement design
  • Recognize the importance of performance measures in management

2015 Asphalt Pavements KSA


Ministry of Transport, Training Room
King Abdulaziz Street, Riyadh, 11178
Tel: +966-11-8744716

Course Description

The structural and functional integrity of pavements are critical and important to a healthy infrastructure. This integrity is also a vital part of pavements’ life-cycle sustainability assessment and the return on investment society places on constructing high quality roads and highway networks. Therefore, transportation professionals have to ensure that the design, construction and maintenance of pavements meet industry’s best practices as well as established standards. In doing this, the performance of roadways will meet expected demands, and users will be able to travel safely with maximum level of satisfaction from their investment.

In highway planning and development, transportation professionals examine a variety of factors such as geometric design, pavement structure and materials, the environment, as well as the economic value associated with all these factors. Different factors contribute to different phases of road network development; fundamental factors that determines pavement performance and ultimately its structural capacity include: materials selection, design production and construction quality. Materials selected for different layers during design, construction and maintenance aid in minimizing distresses and help pavements achieve their anticipated design life.

The seminar will discuss: common construction issues that may affect the final quality and performance of the pavement; material testing to aid in pavement design and performance prediction; transportation agency perspective on integrating pavement condition, performance measures and the implementation process. The seminar will conclude with highlights on sustainable development related to pavements, and an overview of recent technologies and innovations in the area of asphalt pavements.

2015 Asphalt Pavements KSA

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