Cities/Towns are faced with difficult decisions on how to best maintain their most valuable asset; their roadway network. Tough winters, utility coordination, public perception and political bias make it nearly impossible for decision-makers to step back and look at the big picture when deciding which roadways to prioritize for repairs.
This one-day training workshop has been designed to step participants through the process of developing a pavement management program.
Participants will move step by step through the process of developing a pavement management program, from the different types of pavement management programs to forecasting future roadway conditions, and everything in between. Attendees will participate in hands on workshops which will include rating roadways in the field to help further understand what pavement inspectors are looking for when they are assessing roadway conditions.
This workshop is designed for those municipal staff responsible for maintaining a City/Town roadway network. Public Works Directors, City/Town Engineers, and Highway Superintendents are encouraged to attend.
The speakers at this workshop will be:
Conrad Leger, Asset Management Coordinator for BETA Group, Inc., Conrad works with more than 50 communities throughout New England in developing and maintaining their Pavement Management Program. His experience working in a variety of communities has helped him understand that each community faces different challenges in maintaining their roadway networks. His experience includes assessing roadway conditions, selecting candidates for pavement maintenance and developing short and long term Capital Improvement Plans.
Art Baker, Regional Manager of SealCoating Inc. Art has over 15 years of experience in municipal public works management and is passionate about pavement preservation and applying its concepts to municipal budgets to maximize the useful life of pavements while reducing life cycle costs.
The workshops will take place:
October 1, 2015
Leominster Public Library
30 West Street, Leominster, MA 01453
(Rain date October 2)
October 21, 2015
Franklin Regional Council of Governments
12 Olive Street, Greenfield, MA 01301
Lower level conference room
(Rain date October 23)
For more information and to register, visit the Baystate Roads website at mass.gov/baystateroads