Best Practices for Asphalt Pavement – the Next Level Close-up

The 2019 edition of Best Practices for Asphalt Pavements – the Next Level was a success and is here to stay!

This 3-hour workshop was introduced in 2018 to serve as the next level for those that have participated in our all-day Best Practices for Asphalt Pavements workshop. The all-day workshop covers the basics such as surface preparation, paving operations, and compaction. With that knowledge under their belt, they are ready for the Next Level.

To keep the workshop manageable, each session is limited to 15 to 20 people. This size audience encourages participation by everyone, which is our goal.

The audience is broken out into small groups of 3 to 5 people. The groups view the same video as if they were inspectors. The members discuss what they’re seeing – it could be right, it could be wrong. Just as if they were at the job site, the groups have to make that determination.

The make-up of the group changes through out the session. Sometime you get to chose you group, other times it is assigned, or it can be randomly selected. As one attendee noted, this is ” great for networking and learning from different people with different level of experience.” This pretty much reflects the sentiment of all participants.

Below is a video of the a small group discussion in progress. There are also photos of the small group work in progress.

Once the groups are done assessing the video, everyone gathers for a discussion of the video led by the instructor. While the instructor guides the discussion, it is the attendees that ask questions, answer questions from their peers, and provide their insights.

Below is a video of the a entire group discussion in progress. There are also photos of the small group work in progress.

During the 3-hour session, we anticipated that 8-10 videos will be reviewed. Each year the videos will be different. We encourage people to retake that workshop as there will also be something new and different – videos and/or people.

Each year (around April) we plan to conduct at least 1 Next Level workshop on each island if there is sufficient demand.

Small Group Work – Videos and Photos

Small group discussion

Click here to see a video of this small group in action. The group in the above photo is composed of office engineers and inspectors from the HDOT and County of Hawaii. The video shows information and experience being shared by the group members.

Group Discussion lead by the Instructor – Videos and Photos

Click here to see a video of the entire group discussion in action. Our instructor is leading the discussion. Listen to the back and forth nature of the discussion between the instructor and attendees.

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