Section Design, Recycling Options, Value Engineering, Specification Development
Paving Deficiencies, Smoothness, Differing Site Conditions, Quality Management, Disputes
Pavement Preservation, Maintenance, and Rehabilitation; Materials, Quality Management, Best Practices.
WHAT I DO
I provide pavement engineering and materials consultation, claims management and support, and training to the hot mix asphalt and heavy civil construction industry.
I have worked as an agency designer and Resident Engineer; a heavy civil contractor estimator, project manager, and plants / materials manager; and as a consultant designer, specification writer, construction manager, materials researcher, and training course developer and provider. My experience ranges from paving racetracks to cold in-place recycling value engineering, from differing site conditions to pavement smoothness disputes, from National Highway Institute course updates and delivery to Local Technical Assistance Program training, from building WesTrack to forensic failure investigations, from local low-volume roadways to multi-lane freeways, and includes underground, sitework, concrete structures, and the Virginia and Truckee Railroad.
My experience covers the entire life cycle of asphalt pavements, including identifying, evaluating, and permitting new sources; pit and plant operations; quality management; materials and mix design review; paving best practices; pavement design, preservation, maintenance, and rehabilitation; specification development and review; mitigation of deficient materials or workmanship; failure analysis; dispute resolution / expert witness; and training course development and delivery.
Section design, preservation, maintenance, and rehabilitation strategies with an emphasis on recycling, materials recommendations, specification development and review, value engineering.
Evaluating, specifying, and selecting materials appropriate for the project, use of less-than-optimal materials, recycling strategies including cold in-place and central plant recycling.
Developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating quality management plans. Optimizing quality management to add value and reduce risk.
Develop and deliver training courses for all aspects of asphalt pavements for agencies, consultants, and contractors.
Engineering analysis of specification non-conformance, mitigation strategies, third-party review of plans and specifications, expert witness services.
Materials research including experimental design, implementation in the construction environment, evaluation of results, recommendations.
Mike Robinson, PE
I am a registered Civil Engineer in Wyoming, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, and California. I am active in the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, Transportation Research Board Committees, the Wyoming Engineering Society, and the California Asphalt Pavement Association. Test.