Hosted by the Pavement Preservation & Recycling Alliance, each webinar in the Ahead of the Curve series highlights an important tool for agencies to achieve better roads today, and stronger networks tomorrow.
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How can you stretch limited budgets further? Learn how to examine the health of your road network using Remaining Service Life (RSL). This video explores easy ways to assess the impact of your annual treatment plan on overall network health and equip you with a step-by-step approach for achieving better roads today and stronger networks tomorrow.
How much does a Road Really Cost?
Life Cycle Cost & Predictive Spending
Learn how to evaluate the cost of a road over its entire life. Using regularly applied treatments, smart pavement owners are seeing 40 years of service (and more) from their asphalt pavements.
Prioritizing Road Projects By Most Impact
Cost Benefit Value
Are you making data-driven decisions for your road network? Learn how to prioritize road projects by evaluating important factors such as project cost, impact on traveling public, service life extension and road condition. With CBV, road managers are getting more “bang for their buck” within even very limited budget constraints.
Engineered Performance for Pavements
Liquid Asphalt Emulsions
Confused about emulsions? Leverage several web tools for understanding the ins-and-outs of these performance-engineered liquids. Brian Cancio, Applied Research Scientist walks through technical information, best practices, and tips about using these performance engineered liquids. Dr. Buzz Powell explains what’s happening on the NCAT test track with several emulsion-based treatments.
Making the Most of Asphalt You’ve Already Paid For
Asphalt Recycling & Reclamation
Learn how to leverage several web tools for understanding the advantages of asphalt recycling and reclamation treatments. A member of the Asphalt Recycling and Reclamation Association (ARRA) will present technical information, best practices, and tips to make the most of the asphalt you’ve already paid for.
Get Ahead of the Curve
Pavement Preservation to Prolong Service Life
Learn how to leverage several web tools for understanding the advantages of pavement preservation treatments. A member of the International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA) will present technical information, best practices, and tips to use preservation treatments on the right roads, at the right time to prolong service life.
Understand the basics behind Asphalt Emulsions, including naming conventions, uses, and the engineering behind the performance.
Milling Best Practices
Basics of milling is a presentation that discusses topics from machine and drum maintenance, to how feet per minute affects the final product including the applications, benefits, limitations, and alternative methods. We also discuss different grade controls and when/how to use various sensors for ease of operation and best quality results.
Intro to Slurry Systems & Site Selection
This webinar focuses on the intro to these systems, what the components of the mixes are, differences (and similarities) between the systems, what type of pavement conditions are best suited for these applications and what benefits can be realized from their proper utilization.
2020 Ahead of the Curve
Stretching Budgets Further, Especially Now
Whether you’re accelerating work, facing decreases in revenue, or figuring out how to make the most of infrastructure investments, you’ll learn helpful tools to start gaining ground on your road network.
Crack Seal Overview, Project Selection & Design
This presentation is the first part of a series of Crack Sealing trainings titled “Crack Sealing Overview, Project Selection and Design”. It is designed to provide attendees with an introduction to crack sealing, distress identification, testing methods and related impact on field performance, and an introduction to materials selection. Upon completion, participants will be better able to understand the benefits of including a crack sealing strategy to their existing pavement preservation and maintenance toolbox.
2020 Ahead of the Curve
Maintaining More with Less
Learn how Jerry Dankbar, the Street Maintenance Superintendent of Roseville, CA maintained the city's road network when miles of new roads were added just before the 2008 recession-- throwing budgets and resources into major uncertainty.
Hot In-place Recycling (HIR) Overview and Project Selection
The hot in-place recycling (HIR) presentation will consist of all three types of HIR, including surface recycling, surface repaving, and surface remixing. The presentation will focus on all three types of ARRA equipment necessary to complete all three types of work from one inch up to two inches. It will also focus on project selection and the do’s and don’ts of project selection that help ensure a successful HIR project. The presentation will also touch on the cost and energy requirements for a typical HIR project
The presentation on Engineered Emulsion (EE) includes a brief history on when and why EE’s were developed, why they are the best stabilization option if viable and keys to their successful use. The presentation also informs attendees on the difference between modification and stabilization of Base Materials. Many new products continue to be introduced into the marketplace, understanding how to differentiate products in this space is essential in making good decisions for prolonging pavement life with stabilization and modification materials.
Ahead of the Curve
Small Agency, Big Plans: What Pavement Managers in Small Communities Should be doing to Maintain their Road Networks
Learn how Matthews, North Carolina maintains their road network of 100 centerline miles with a very limited budget. From convincing the town board, to projecting budgets and growth, this small agency is beginning to gain ground and reverse the trend of a deteriorating network.
Chip Seal Introduction, Site Selection, Design and Materials
This presentation is the first part of a series of chip seal trainings titled “Chip Seals: An Introduction, Site Selection, Material Selection and Design”. It is designed to provide attendees with an introduction to chip sealing, proper site selection criteria, material selection considerations and an overview of chip seal design methods. Upon completion, participants will be better able to understand the benefits of including a chip sealing strategy to their existing pavement preservation and maintenance toolbox.
Cold In-place Recycling (CIR) and Cold Central Plant Recycling (CCPR)
Cold In-place Recycling (CIR) and Cold Central Plant Recycling (CCPR) are pavement rehabilitation techniques in which reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) is utilized to produce a high performing pavement layer. This presentation will educate webinar participants on project selection guidelines, construction processes, equipment and materials. Example CIR and CCPR projects overviews will also be included to demonstrate how these technologies have been used on state highways.
Ahead of the Curve
Road Network Improvement Following Economic Downturn: INDOT
In this webinar, participants will learn from Todd Shields, Indiana DOT’s Statewide Asset Management Engineer. Shields will share how INDOT, following the 2008 economic downturn, was able to improve their road network through pavement preservation and recycling techniques.
Tack Coat and Fog Seals
This presentation will discuss best practices for specifying and constructing Tack Coat and Fog Seals. Upon completion, participants will be better able to understand the benefits of including tack coats and fog seals for improvements to pavement performance.
Slurry/Micro Mix Design and Material Testing
This presentation gives an overview of micro and slurry design considerations. Included is a look at how the quality of the individual components affect the end product, design performance testing and what they mean for field performance and which application fits the conditions in the field.
PPRA Ahead of the Curve 2020
Agency Communication Matters
Learn to Advocate for increased budgets or improved treatment plans, Navigate taxpayer complaints (and even earning a few thank-you’s along the way), Align inter-departmental roles to overcome “status quo” management.
Full Depth Reclamation
Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) is an all-star tool that every engineer should have in their toolbox. Proper implementation of FDR starts with Project Selection, moves through Construction, and is completed with a robust Quality Control program.
Life Cycle Assessment, Product Category Rules, and Environmental Product Declaration Tools
Curious to know more about Life Cycle Assessments (LCA), Product Category Rules (PCR), and Environmental Product Declarations (EPD)? Look no further, this presentation will give an overview of each of these tools. After the brief introduction, the application of these three tools toward asphalt emulsion, and other asphalt-based products will be discussed.
Instrumented Pavement Recycling Performance On I 64 by VDOT
Limitations to further widespread implementation of pavement recycling processes have been reported in previous national research efforts. Among these limitations are a lack of rapid quality tests that can be used to assess the time to opening to traffic and time to surfacing a newly constructed recycled layer.
Crack sealing is the proven, lowest cost with highest benefit pavement preservation treatment and helps combat many types of pavement distresses. Proper crack sealing provides immediate and long-term benefits.
How I Built This Network 2021
Setting & Achieving Network Goals: Feat. Kent County, MI
The target is set. The goal? 90% of roads in good or fair condition by 2025. Six years ago, Kent County Road Commission set out to improve their primary road network of nearly 6600 miles. Learn the strategies that kept them on track.
RAP with Pavement Preservation Techniques
The first part of this webinar will describe the state of the practice for using Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) in pavement preservation surface treatments including chip seals, slurry seals, and micro surfacing. Referencing the recently published FHWA report on the same subject, Greg Duncan will present case study examples describing how agencies and practitioners have adapted typical practices to get similar performance as compared to virgin aggregates.
The remainder of the presentation will provide an overview of cold central plant recycling including where it is used. Two case studies of innovative uses of CCPR combined with CIR and FDR will be presented.
PPRA is always working to bring the best information, tools, and resources to road management. Visit our upcoming webinar calendar here to join live, for the chance to ask questions and participate in the Ahead of the Curve webinar series.
May. 20th 2021 | 1:00 PM CDT
Storage and Handling of Asphalt Emulsions
Good storage and handling of asphalt emulsions are essential to ensure that customers will get what they ordered. Improper storage and handling can compromise the quality and performance of the emulsion used for pavement preservation treatments.