AASHTOWare Offering Pavement ME Design Webinar in June

On June 6, AASHTOWare – a division of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials – will offer a two-hour webinar that focuses on the updates and enhancements made to its AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design 3.0 software in fiscal year 2023. To register for this webinar, click here.

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AASHTOWare – which offers a suite of transportation software products delivered through a collaborative business model with state departments of transportation across the country – unveiled a completely upgraded pavement design package in July 2022; an upgrade turned the software into a web-based package, making it easier to use while also offering improved design specification protections.

AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design is a software tool designed to support the day-to-day operations of public and private pavement design engineers.

It calculates pavement responses (such as stresses, strains, and deflections) based on traffic, climate, and materials parameters to predict the progression of key pavement distresses and smoothness loss over time for asphalt concrete and Portland cement concrete pavements.

The webinar will provide a deep dive into the new Pavement ME Design 3.0 software package, including the upgrades made to it in FY 2023. Insights expected to be shared during the webinar include:

  • How to use the new design strategy, “Multiple Asphalt Overlays.”
  • How to use the updated Help Manual and Manual of Practice.
  • How to view the traffic module output charts and their associated data within the user interface (UI).
  • How to use the library preview and updated loader component.

A review of various FY 2023 component updates during the webinar include discussion about the new description fields for workspaces, design name and strategy headers, and report customization tools

The webinar will conclude sneak peek of the brand new web-based Backcalculation Tool or BcT for Pavement ME Design 3.0; an upgrade that will be described in detail in a dedicated webinar sometime in early in FY 2024.

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