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Pavement Design, Management & Preservation

Mar 2 - Mar 8

Overview

This comprehensive course has been meticulously crafted to offer participants an in-depth exploration of the multifaceted world of pavement engineering. Through a holistic approach, it aims to empower individuals with a profound comprehension of pavement design, management, preservation, and the strategic utilization of the Mechanistic-Empirical Design Guide (MEPDG) to foster the creation of resilient, cost-effective, and enduring road infrastructure. Whether you’re a seasoned civil engineer seeking to broaden your expertise, a transportation professional looking to stay at the forefront of industry advancements, or simply an enthusiast with a passion for understanding the intricate science behind road construction and maintenance, this course has been tailored to cater to a diverse audience. It stands as an educational beacon, guiding individuals toward a mastery of the principles that underpin the modernization and longevity of road networks.

Course Outcomes

  • Master the principles of structural design for pavements
  • Develop a deep understanding of the MEPDG approach
  • Understand the basic concepts of pavement management
  • Learn methods for data collection and evaluation in pavement management.
  • Learn about pavement deterioration and distresses
  • Develop a deep understanding of the MEPDG approach.
  • Identify various pavement preservation techniques and their benefits. Learn about the advances and innovations in pavement management and condition evaluation

Target Audience

  • Road Authorities & Operators
  • Road Design Consultants
  • Road Contractors
  • Materials Managers
  • Maintenance Personnel
  • Geotechnical and Pavement Engineers

Agenda

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Dr. Amin K. Akhnoukh

Dr. Amin K. Akhnoukh is an Associate Professor in the Construction Management Department at East Carolina University (ECU). Prior to joining ECU in August 2017, Dr. Akhnoukh worked as an Assistant and Associate Professor at the Construction Management & Civil and Construction Engineering at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a Senior Design Engineer at Dar El-Handasa, and an Engineer at Orascom Engineering, Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Akhnoukh’s main research interests are in the fields of construction materials, with an emphasis on concrete and asphalt. Dr. Akhnoukh has an extensive teaching portfolio with more than 14 undergraduate and graduate level courses, including Structure Analysis, Mechanics of Materials, Soil Mechanics and Foundations, Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete, Flexible and Rigid Pavement Design, Sustainability in Construction, and Construction Quality. Dr. Akhnoukh is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of Arkansas and North Carolina and a registered Associate Constructor by the American Institute of Constructors, Virginia, USA. Dr. Akhnoukh has more than 75 refereed publications in prestigious journals and local and international conferences. Dr. Akhnoukh received research funding in excess of $3.0 million as PI and Co. PI. His research is funded by the Arkansas Department of Transportation, the Arkansas Science and Technology Association, the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium, the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the National Science Foundation, and NASA. Dr. Akhnoukh supervised and graduated more than 20 Doctorate and Master students. Dr. Akhnoukh is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Concrete Institute, and Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute. Dr. Akhnoukh is a Fellow of the International Road Federation (IRF) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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