Forest Road Surfacing
Location: Holiday Inn, Springfield, OR
Basic Design Principles and Applied Practices
Thursday November 1, 2012
|9:00||Introduction, Workshop Overview and Scope
Common Road Surfacing Issues – Surface Performance, High Costs, Water Quality & Safety
Principal Factors Affecting Road Surfacing Performance
|1:00||Understanding the Importance of Subgrade & RoadSubgrade Properties as They Relate to Surface Design
– Soil Classification
– Soil Moisture Content and Density
– Potential Soil Strength vs. Actual Soil Strength
|3:30||How to Access Local Rock Sources
– Rock Source Suitability & Rock Classification Methods
– Aggregate Production & Development
|4:30||Adjourn for Day 1|
Friday November 2, 2012
|8:00||Does the Rock Meet My Needs?
Laboratory Tests Used to Determine Compliance with Company/Agency Specifications
Whick Tests are Important & Interpreting the Results
Commonly Used Aggregate Design Methods:
|1:00||Road Surfacing Maintenance Management
– Road Inventory
– Road Condition Assessment
– Timing of Maintenance Activities
– Low-Cost Storm-Proofing for Surfacing
About the Speakers:
Pete Bolander is a civil engineer with 30 years of geotechnical experience with the USDA Forest Service in providing technical assistance on road surfacing and geotechnical engineering for design, construction and maintenance of Forest Service roads.
Rene’ Renteria is a civil/geotechnical engineer with over 25 years of experience in pavement and geotechnical engineering for the USDA Forest Service, including 10 years with the Oregon DOT. His responsibilities include pavement management guidance for both paved and unpaved roads of the national forests in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.
Russ Frost (invited) is an Engineering Geologist for the Oregon Department of Transportation, responsible for rock material resource management.