View the archived session to earn 1 PDH (Professional Development Hour).
Date: Originally broadcast on December 12, 2012
Learn how Los Angeles County combined milling, Cold In-place Recycled (CIR) asphalt and micro surfacing on Vasquez Canyon Road, which crosses the San Andreas Fault Line, to repair and extend the life of the road. By combining these pavement preservation processes, they were able to complete this project within their tight budget. You will see firsthand how applying these preservation methods and budgeting processes can be used to provide a positive outcome for all stakeholders.
• President of Pavement Coatings Co.
• 2012-2013 ISSA President
Doug Ford has more than 27 years of experience in the construction industry. He started his career as a project engineer for a California bridge project, after studying civil engineering at the University of Arizona. When that project was complete, he began as foreman for Pavement Coatings Co. and was promoted to vice president in 1995. The company became a division of Pavement Recycling Systems in 2007, and at that time Ford took over as president. Ford is an active member of the California Chip Seal Association and has presented on slurry and micro surfacing, chip sealing and cape sealing at the association workshop. With more than 21 years at Pavement Coatings Co., Ford leads ISSA with experience from a contractor’s point-of-view and a desire to expand the pavement preservation market he is passionate about.
Imelda Diaz is the Unit Head of Pavement Management Unit in the Geotechnical and Materials Engineering Division for the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works. Diaz manages the largest and most complex county road networks in the State of California. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on material and geotechnical engineering from California State University, Long Beach. Diaz has served as a technical advisor for the Southern California Rubberized Asphalt Concrete Technology Center and has 18 years of service with the County of Los Angeles.