Manage the Road – Not Just The Pavement

May 29, 2024 —
May 30, 2024

Homewood Suites, 45 Benjamin Rd, Waterloo, ON N2V 2G8

Instructor: Dave Anderson

Workshop Objectives

Managing a road system is far more complex than simply managing by pavement condition; it is only one factor in the final decision. This workshop will cover the identification and management of defects in six functional areas that are financial and legal risks for the municipality.  Participants will learn to interpret the ratings in the Inventory Manual for Municipal Roads; to recognize the implications of defects found within the road allowance with respect to liability exposure and performance; to make decisions regarding road rehabilitation treatments; to differentiate between structural and non-structural defects, and how to relate the consequences of road rehabilitation treatments to capital budgets and programming.

Workshop Content

  • Overview of the Inventory Manual for Municipal Roads
  • Asset identification
  • Existing road condition
  • Traffic volume, type, and projected growth
  • Point ratings of road elements
  • Type and timing of required improvements
  • Improvement costs
  • Interpreting the data
  • Liability exposure
  • Managing your roads and pavements
  • Capital and maintenance budget development (high level)
  • Developing strategies for optimal management
  • Interrelationship between pavements and other assets in the right-of-way
  • Pavement defects and corrective treatments
  • Case study examples of both urban and rural roads


Who Should Attend

Road managers and engineers, technologists and technicians responsible for capital planning and road system management.



This course is recognized by:

  • Professional development credits may be allowed, please contact for details