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Virtual Learning

Longitudinal Joint Construction

  • Dec 15, 2022 (9:30 - 11:00 am CT; 8:30 - 10:00 am MT)
    Virtual Learning (desktop or laptop access)


DEADLINE: Monday, December 12, 2022

A webinar link will be emailed 2 days prior to the presentation.

The above opportunity and more can be accessed by visiting the TLN Learning Management System (LMS).


A longitudinal joint is the interface between two asphalt mats and is often the first area to fail in an asphalt pavement. Properly constructed longitudinal joints protect pavements from moisture infiltration and increase the service life of the pavement. Attendees of this webinar will gain an understanding of:

  1. The impact of joint construction on pavement life
  2. Learn some best practices for constructing and compacting longitudinal joints
  3. Understand how to properly set up automatic grade control for joint matching
  4. See some different specialty joints, such as the notched-wedge joint


Todd Mansell, Product Application Specialist, Caterpillar Paving Todd is a civil engineer who delivers paving and compaction training and consulting for Caterpillar customers worldwide. With over 30 years in the asphalt paving industry, there isn't a day goes by that Todd doesn't learn something new about our industry. Driven by a passion for training and promoting quality paving practices, Todd is always trying new and innovative paving equipment, technologies, and paving practices. Todd is an active member in several national and international paving industry associations, committees and task groups. Personal interests include fishing, woodwork, and history.

Target Audience

Construction, Maintenance and Design personnel who work on asphalt pavements

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050