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Video Conference

Basic Concepts of Pavement Preservation

  • Jan 8, 2014 (9:00 - 4:00 pm CT; 8:00 - 3:00 pm MT)
    Video Conference (designated rooms at DOT sites)


This 6-hour course is intended to present the concept of pavement preservation and its applicability within road agencies. Topics include definitions, pavement life, road networks, alternative strategies, pavement distresses, guidelines, and preservation treatments.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Importance of pavement preservation
  • An understanding of pavement distresses – structural distresses versus environmental distresses
  • Pavement preservation treatments and their applicability
  • The concepts of pavement serviceability and remaining life
  • The need and economics of pavement preservation, the consequences of rough roads
  • An understanding of extending pavement life
  • Methods for measuring highway network health, testing for long term effectiveness, network performance
  • Understanding of and impacts of management strategies, including “Worst First (Traditional)” and “Mix of Fixes.”


Larry Galehouse, Director, National Center for Pavement Preservation. Galehouse earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University in 1980 and a B.S. in Surveying from Ferris State University in 1974. His achievements and awards include:

  • Certificate of Special Tribute presented by Michigan Governor John Engler, 1999
  • Partnership in Excellence Award presented by the Federal Highway Administration, 1999
  • AASHTO Lead State Team for Pavement Preservation Service Recognition

Target Audience

Transportation managers, district and regional engineering and maintenance staff, county road superintendents, pavement designers, construction schedulers, pavement and asset management staff. This presentation was last shown on February 6, 2013; much of this presentation will be a repeat.

More Info

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

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