Compaction 101: Doing the Right Things, the Right Way

Wed. February 13| 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM | 237-239

Roller compaction is the last opportunity during the paving process to produce a long-lasting and high-quality pavement. This session will identify the challenges faced during construction and suggest methods that might be used to produce consistent results. The common objectives include uniform target density and a pavement surface smoothness that earns rideability awards and bonuses. Using compaction best practices will consistently produce highest quality pavements with lowest production cost.
1.Understand the four forces of compaction
2.How to balance production, laydown, and compaction operations in order to match paving speed with rolling speed.
3. Understanding how to establish roller patterns for production, density, and smoothness.

Type: People, Plants and Paving Conference

Track: Paving

Handout(s): Powerpoint Slides/Handout


Starry, Dale

Starry, Dale

Global Trainer

Volvo Construction Equipment