Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 9:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 11:30 AM PDT

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Sophie You 
California Asphalt Pavement Association 


Asphalt Forensics -- June 29 & 30 


When pavements fail, it is important to understand why so that the proper remedy can be applied. This course covers the myriad of problems that can contribute to pavement failures, and a step-by-step approach (forensic engineering) to determining the cause and developing a solution. The course is taught by a nationally noted expert in the area of pavement forensics, Tim Murphy (pictured), who has conducted similar sessions around the United States.

Key takeaways of this class include:

  • Understanding the principles of asphalt pavement forensics.
  • Understanding the challenges inherent in asphalt pavement design and construction, and recommendations on how to overcome those challenges.
  • Focusing on sub-grade, sub-base, pavement cross-section specifications, and asphalt production and construction techniques that are needed for successful asphalt pavement performance.
  • Covers roadways, airfields, and commercial/industrial pavements.
This class is ideal for newer as well as experienced engineers, inspectors, contractors and material suppliers.


About the instructor: Tim Murphy, president of Murphy Pavement Technology, Inc., promotes best practices within the asphalt industry on the local, regional and national level. He works collaboratively with academia, agencies, associations, consultants, contractors and materials suppliers to ensure asphalt quality at the most economical means possible. He co-authored "MS-22 Construction of Hot Mix Asphalt Pavements" for the Asphalt Institute and currently travels the country training asphalt professionals and practitioners for the National Highway Institute on asphalt plant production and workmanship. Most recently he served as an outside author and editor of the recently updated Manual Series No. 2, Asphalt Mix Design Methods, for the Asphalt Institute.

IMPORTANT NOTE NO. 1: This class will be delivered in remote "webinar" format only. There will be no in-person class location. A link to participate in the class remotely via computer will be sent separately to all registrants. All atttendees will also receive via e-mail an electronic certificate of completion from CalAPA documenting that they have completed four (4) Professional Development Hours (PDH) of technical instruction.

IMPORTANT NOTE NO. 2: Because of attendee feedback, we are breaking this 4-hour webinar into two two-hour sessions to be held on consecutive days: Tuesday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. AND Wednesday, June 30, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Attendees must attend both sessions to receive a completion certificate.

On-line registration is required and must be completed by clicking on the "Register Now" button below. A link to participate in this webinar will be sent in a follow-up note. For registration questions, please contact Sophie You of CalAPA at (916) 791-5044. Questions about course content can be directed to CalAPA Executive Director Russell Snyder, CAE, at (916) 791-5044.