Forest Road Surfacing

Thanks to all of our Sponsors
Start Date: November 1, 2012
Location: Holiday Inn, Springfield, OR

Basic Design Principles and Applied Practices

November 1-2, 2012 • Holiday Inn, Springfield, OR

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
– Soil Type, Season of Use and Compaction
– Road Location and Traffic
– Aggregate Properties, Gradation, Durability, Depth & Consistency of Product
– Road Maintenance Practices

Noon Lunch
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
– Geosynthetics
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
– Gradation
– Durability
– Stabilizing Agents
– Recycling Aggregate

Commonly Used Aggregate Design Methods:
– US Corps of Engineers – Rut Equation
– USDA Forest Service – STP
– OR Dept of Forestry Surfacing Guidance
– Using What Has Worked in the Past

Noon Lunch
1:00 Road Surfacing Maintenance Management
– Road Inventory
– Road Condition Assessment
– Timing of Maintenance Activities
– Low-Cost Storm-Proofing for Surfacing
– Protection
3:30 Adjourn

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.

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