Paver and Compactor Operation and Maintenance

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 use 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, SMA or Thinlays™.

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

Course location: Shippensburg, PA and Phoenix, AZ


  • Paving safety
  • Materials discussion-HMA, SMA,WMA, Thinlays™
  • Paver operation overview
  • Paver preparation
  • Paver and screed operation
    - Hands-on paver set-up and operation
    - Joint construction
    - Screed operation
    - Troubleshooting mat defects
  • Compactor operation overview
  • Compactor preparation
  • 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
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