Municipal Pavement Condition Evaluation

May 13, 2024 —
May 14, 2024

Residence Inn by Marriott, 5770 Creekbank Rd., Mississauga, ON L4W 5R2

Instructor: Lori Schaus

This course teaches how to assess the condition of the flexible pavements in your roadway network. Through a mix of in-class and a field training circuit, you will learn to identify and classify by type, extent and severity, typical pavement surface distresses that contribute to the reduction in serviceability of the pavement. Through the assessment of pavement condition, you will gain an understanding of potential maintenance and rehabilitation treatments that could be used to cost-effectively extend the life of the pavement.

Course Content
• Pavement types and suitability
• Typical distresses and their cause and significance
• Determination of ride quality
• Pavement condition assessment using the Ontario Ministry of Transportation “SP-024 Manual for the Condition Rating of Flexible Pavements”
• Field evaluation circuit assessment of pavement condition and ride quality
• Evaluation and comparison of pavement condition assessments

Who Should Attend
Municipal operations and engineering technical staff as well as consulting engineers responsible for inspecting and assessing
pavement condition. Class size is limited to 20 students for optimal benefit from the field circuit component and low student/instructor ratio.

Successful completion of the Scott McKay Bituminous Technology course is recommended. Equivalent training and/or experience to be discussed on an individual basis.

Evaluation Process
Successful completion of both written examination and field circuit assessment. Passing grade is 80%. 


This course will count towards the OACETT continuing professional development requirements. Contact if you have any questions.

The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 1.3 Continuing Education Units to this course.