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Building Climate-Resilient Roads

May 8, 2023 - May 12, 2023

Overview This training course is designed to provide a comprehensive knowledge of the basic concepts and recent advances related to climate change and its impact on resiliency of pavement structures. Participants will learn about recent developments in pavement resilience due to the impacts of climate change stressors. They will be guided through various interactive course modules to develop skills and knowledge to understand the basic knowledge and skills to evaluate different climate change factors and how they impact the performance of pavement systems. Throughout this course, the extreme weather events such as sea level rise, floods, hurricanes, and extreme heat, and their impacts on pavement structures will be discussed. Advances in pavement resilience evaluation with regards to design and construction of climate resilient pavements, will also be addressed through dedicated modules for each topic. A special focus will be on accessing the vulnerability of pavements, resilient pavement design strategies, monitoring performance parameters, and pavement adaptation strategies. IRF Global is now recognized as an approved training provider by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), a respected professional body that provides transportation professionals with recognition, support and business insights to accelerate their careers and influence the future of the sector.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basic concepts of pavement resilience
  • Become familiar with different climate stressors and extreme weather events that can impact the performance of pavements
  • Understand the basic concepts of pavement performance parameters and evaluation methods
  • Understand the process for design of resilient pavement systems
  • Learn about adaptation strategies and vulnerability assessment frameworks
  • Gain practical experience in employing pavement resiliency evaluation tools
  • Learn about the advances and innovations in climate resilient pavements

Target Audience

  • Road Authorities & Operators
  • Road Design Consultants
  • Road Contractors
  • Maintenance Personnel
  • Pavement design engineers
  • Geotechnical engineers & Materials engineers
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LEAD INSTRUCTOR Mehran Mazari, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, California State University Los Angeles

Dr. Mehran Mazari is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Cal State LA, specializing in Transportation Infrastructure, Materials and Applied Data Science, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). He is the faculty director of Sikand Center for Sustainable and Intelligent Infrastructures (SITI-Center) and founder of Sustainable Infrastructure Materials Research Lab (SIM-Lab) at Cal State LA. His research interests include sustainable and resilient transportation infrastructure, transportation infrastructure materials, and non-destructive evaluation of transportation infrastructure. He is member of technical committees at the Transportation Research Board of National Academies of Science and Engineering and co-chair of the LTPP subcommittee of the Highway Pavement Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Dr. Mazari has published more than 60 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. He has been actively involved in several national and state research projects, including the National Highway Cooperative Research Program (NCHRP) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), among others.

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