Paver and Compactor Operation & Maintenance

Special Course Dates

Objective: To utilize applied training techniques to instruct paving and compaction best practices to those people with interest or responsibility in the operation / management of contemporary paving equipment. To correctly and safely utilize a paver and compactor to their fullest potential while achieving the highest quality work without sacrificing production or increasing costs.

Who should attend: Any individual with interest in, or responsibility for, the laydown and/or compaction of HMA, WMA or SMA

Duration:  3.5 Days (2 full days hands-on)

Course location: Chambersburg, PA and Phoenix, AZ


  1. Paving safety
  2. Materials discussion-HMA, SMA,WMA, Thinlays™
  3. Paver operation overview
  4. Paver preparation
  5. Paver and screed operation
    • Hands-on paver set-up and operation
    • Joint construction
    • Screed operation
    • Troubleshooting mat defects
  6. Compactor operation overview
  7. Compactor preparation
  8. Compactor operation
    • Hands-on compactor set-up and operation
    • Joint compaction
    • Vibratory system operation
    • Overview and operation of Volvo Intelligent Compaction with Density Direct
    • Troubleshooting compaction issues
  9. Maintenance procedures
  10. Section included on milling basics
    • Benefits to paving and compaction