Viewers will be glued to their seats as the Florida Pavement Preservation Council introduces a cast of pavement characters, both good and evil. See the original Pavement Axis of Evil create mayhem as they seek to destroy every road in the known universe. A brave band of heroes step in to stop them in a last stand that would make Hollywood jealous.
Directed by Chris Evers, scripted by Chat GPT, and illustrated by Dall E, yep AI is here and assisting (for now). This is an expanded version of the hit session at the APWA Florida Chapter Public Works EXPO in Jacksonville April 2023. There is trouble brewing as neglect and conflict bring us to the brink of disaster. Can the Pavement Avengers beat back this rising threat to our way of life? Which pavement heroes will assemble to take on challenges across the deterioration curve? Viewers will be entertained and educated as they see the origin story that has brought us to the edge of disaster and meet the cast of characters with one shot to save our roads for good!
Also joining the session is Todd Shields, who is currently the Transportation Asset Preservation Engineer with the National Center for Pavement Preservation (NCPP), where he joined in October 2022. He’ll be proving the latest updates from the Center!
This recorded webinar is brought to you by the Florida Pavement Preservation Council (FPPC) in concert with the Florida LTAP Center. FPPC is a non-profit organization organized in 2010 under the National Center for Pavement Preservation at Michigan State University. FPPC’s purpose is to support Pavement Preservation and asset management education and outreach to local agencies across Florida.
- Learn about the Preservation Treatments that make up “The Pavement Avengers”.
- Hear who the villains are in our infrastructure’s battle for survival.
- Listen as we delve into the origins of “The Pavement Avengers” and how long they’ve been winning the battle against deterioration and decay on our pavements.
- Hear how AI tackles some of the attendee’s questions on Pavement Preservation.
Chris Evers is the Executive Coordinator from the Florida Pavement Preservation Council in addition to his role with Pavement Technology Inc., a company he joined in 2012. Chris was instrumental in the founding of the Florida Pavement Preservation Council in 2010. Chris has over 26 years of experience in the heavy highway construction industry. Chris has been involved in all facets of heavy highway educational efforts. He is the Past President of the American Public Works Association Florida Chapter. His involvement in the Florida Chapter has spanned a multitude of Committee Chairs, Task Forces and Officer Positions. In 2012 he founded the Public Works Director Roundtable and he also moderates the International PWD Roundtable at PWX. He has been an active speaker for APWA, FACERS, ASCE, ASHE, ARRA, Florida T2 Center, and the Florida Airports Council. Chris was recently honored by APWA as a Top Ten Award recipient for 2023. A faithful disciple of Pavement Preservation, he will be our moderator today.
Todd Shields is a professional engineer and project management professional. He is originally from Terre Haute Indiana where he graduated with his BSCE from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He is currently the Transportation Asset Preservation Engineer with the National Center for Pavement Preservation, where he joined in October 2022. Previously he had worked for the Indiana Department of Transportation for 28 years in different capacities and functional areas including Maintenance, Operations, Design, and Asset Management. In all these roles he was responsible for developing, leading, and implementing infrastructure preservation-related initiatives and programs for both bridges and pavements.
To earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or a Certificate of Completion for each recorded webinar, you must view the entire webinar. After viewing, please fill out the web form at the link below to request your certificate. The Florida LTAP Center will follow-up within 2-3 weeks.
This webinar will award 1.5 PDHs.