November Technical Webinar: Understanding the Value of Pavement Preservation for County/Municipal Roadway Maintenance Operations
November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Preserving roadway systems is of the utmost importance to every municipal entity. One of the most cost effective ways of maintaining the “Pavement Condition Index” over time is the use of an asphalt maltene rejuvenator. In today’s world where budgets are shrinking and the roadway systems growing, the question is how to maintain these roadways with the available funding. This nightmare scenario can be remedied by adding an asphalt maltene rejuvenator to your overall roadway maintenance program. This technology is proven to stabilize and dramatically slow the pavement aging process, significantly extend the service life of the roadways and stretch the agencies budget dollars. With a relatively small investment, an agency can develop a “Pavement Rejuvenation Program” to treat a large system of roadways and maintain and/or improve the roadway system’s “Pavement Condition Index”.
This presentation identifies the specific benefits of establishing and maintaining a pavement preservation program. In addition, the presentation will outline the financial benefits of a pavement preservation program versus other typical roadway maintenance techniques as demonstrated by a real world case study in Travis County, Texas.
Don Ward PE was born and raised in central Texas and received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1983. He became a registered P.E. in 1988. He has more than 35 years of Civil Engineering experience with public entities including the City of Austin as the Disposal Services Manager/Landfill Engineer; City of Georgetown as their Utility Systems Engineer/Water & Wastewater Systems Manager; City of Leander as the City Engineer/Director of Public Works; and most recently, 13 years at Travis County as the Director of Road & Bridge/ Fleet Services. In his position with Travis County, he managed multiple Service Centers, was responsible for the roadway/drainage maintenance of more than 1,300 miles of roads throughout Travis County, managed 200 employees and served as Travis County’s Road Maintenance liaison and emergency contact for the City of Austin/Travis County Emergency Operations Center. He is now employed as the Engineering Sales Manager for Pavement Restoration, Inc.
Don has provided civil engineering services to foreign countries (Paraguay, Mexico and Sri Lanka) through the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). He has served on the boards for Texas Association of County Engineers and Road Administrators, Texas Chapter American Public Works Association, Central Texas Branch Public Works Association (President), and the Texas Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (President). He is married and has two grown (Aggie) children.