Value Adding to Your Worth 

It is acknowledged that by enhancing a person’s knowledge and capabilities, they can become a much more valuable participant in that sector, and more likely to be sought after when vacancies and promotions are come about. Helping individuals in this respect is the Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE), a specialist dedicated entity strongly supported by Austroads and IPWEA, that is tasked with providing enhanced education and
training for those involved in the roads and pavements sector.

Whilst its unique Distance Education post graduate programs are the backbone of CPEE offerings, its targeted short courses are generating big interest and attendances wherever they are held, often to the point of “house full” outcomes. This year, Victoria will benefit even more than normal with some of the Courses being presented in the Regions as well as in Melbourne.

Two of CPEEs most well attended two day CPEE Courses, are being presented in the coming months, in Victoria’s West (Ballarat) and North (Albury/Wodonga), with one also in Melbourne itself.

Maintenance and rehabilitation is the focus, with the courses being very practical in content and presentations  aimed at improving understanding and practical capability to help public works staff be even better equipped for their roles.

Insitu Stabilisation:     March13-14,   BALLARAT

The use of stabilisation technology for stabilising and recycling of materials for pavement construction and maintenance is widely accepted as a cost-effective method of improving long term performance and reducing whole-of-life costs of modern, heavily trafficked pavements. This Course will briefly review the types of stabilisation before more detailed presentations on types of binders, material characteristics, design and mix detailing, with sessions on specifying
and case studies for practical outcomes. The Austroads Guide to Pavement Technology – Part 4D: Stabilised Materials, and Part 4L: Stabilising Binder, will be used as basic reference texts, with the course material itself primarily based on the CPEE Distance Learning Unit: “CPE 658 – Insitu Stabilisation”.

Overall the Course will include discussion on the types of various stabilising binders used in road construction, their properties, manufacture, and chemical reactions during the stabilisation process and safety considerations associated with their use. The types of binders described are; lime, cement, cementitious pozzolans, bitumen, chemical and synthetic polymers.

Maintenance & Rehabilitation – Understanding & Evaluating Options:       

April 16-17, ALBURY / WODONGA
April 19-20,  MELB

This Course is primarily concerned with providing delegates with the knowledge, and practical understanding, to enable full evaluation of maintenance & rehabilitation options, and their most beneficial use. Case studies are used
throughout to facilitate practical learning. The Course briefly reviews the importance and types of maintenance, pavement distress modes and evaluation techniques. Preventative and periodic maintenance options will be fully explored and detailed.

Advice is given for the investigation of sealed road pavements, and for the selection and design of pavement strategies & treatments specifically for roads carrying normal loadings with a specific focus on flexible pavements. By using
case studies the course will cover the rehabilitation “strategy” involving scoping the project, investigation and evaluation of the existing pavement, development of treatment options and the selection and implementation of the
most appropriate of these options.

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