Best practice guidelines for investigation and design of pavements will be introduced. This includes flexible and rigid pavement for roads, industrial developments and subdivisions. Most cost effective and environmentally friendly design solutions will be covered for new and existing pavements. Calculation of pavement deflection and curvature function will be introduced in the course with examples using the design and analysis program Circly to meet Auckland Transport EPA technical requirements.
Mechanistic pavement design will be presented with applications using Circly software. Pavement design will cover flexible (structural asphalt, thin asphalt and granular pavement modification and stabilisation).
Pavement testing requirements during construction is essential and hence will be introduced as an integral part to ensure that the pavement has been constructed as per the design and specifications. Interactive discussions for case studies including pavement failures causes and solutions will be discussed towards the end of the course.
Ramiz Iskander has over 35-year experience in pavement investigation, failure assessment, design and construction monitoring. Ramiz has designed and reviewed over 400 roads across NZ, Fiji and Australia during his career. Ramiz is a BE Civil, CPEng and MISCP. Ramiz is the Director of Pavement Engineering Consultancy Ltd and previously was the national specialist for pavement and surfacing in MWH/ Stantec. He has been a pavement services manager for Beca Consultancy for 8 years.
He was involved in designing new motorways, expressways, road rehabilitation, intersection upgrades and road widening, container yards and subdivisions. Ramiz introduced structural asphalt rehabilitation methods to NZ in 1999 which was used for design of new motorways and arterial road rehabilitation and intersections. Ramiz is a promoter of recycling of existing pavement material to achieve a sustainable, green and cost- effective solutions. He is also an expert in concrete design of pavements and is a member of the international society of concrete pavement. (ISCP).
Who should attend
Contractors, Consultants, NZTA, Councils and Land Developers staff involved in roads, industrial development, transport containers pavement investigation, design and construction.