Our nation's infrastructure is currently at an all time low with a D- rating down from a D only a few years ago. Despite having the technology in place to change our situation for the better, many agencies continue to maintain their roadways with conventional rehabilitation techniques. For the forward-thinking agencies that want to make the shift to eco-efficient in-place asphalt recycling techniques and a proactive pavement preservation plan, the backbone of that shift is a well-executed pavement management program. Students taking this series of courses will learn the essentials of how to successfully maintain an existing or implement a new PMS (pavement management system) from scratch within their agency. While this course will be a build on IDM-03, IDM-04, and IDM-25 from the series, they are not a pre-requisite for this course or others in the same series.
Eco Efficiency of in-place recycling, saving green by going green, case studies from local agencies
Overview of the Basic Asphalt Recycling Manual (BARM) by ARRA and FHWA
Cold planing equipment - importance of pre milling in conjunction with in-place asphalt recycling
Hot-in-place asphalt recycling, the three sub disciplines in the BARM and the variations of methods
Cold-in-place recycling, the three sub disciplines in the BARM and the variations of methods
Full Depth Reclamation (FDR), how to use FDR in lieu of conventional rehabilitation techniques and why this is a "no-brainer"
Soil Stabilization, adding value to your in-situ roadways without hauling the contents of them back to the landfill site
What You Will Learn:
By the end of this course, you will be able to confidently specify and bid projects with in-place asphalt recycling. These same projects may also be eligible for special grants and funding options under the climate initiatives in your locale. You will also be able to make informed decisions to distinguish the differences between the various in-place asphalt recycling choices available (HIR, CIR, FDR) and learn how to implement an effective cost saving recycling program that stretches your agency's annual budget. Further, you will learn how to link these eco-efficient techniques with the decision tree in the PMS systems that was covered previously in IDM-25.
Who Should Attend:
This series of classes is intended for state and local agency maintenance supervisors, construction and design engineers, contractors, consultants, and municipal engineers with responsibility for managing maintenance budgets, determining pavement repair or rehabilitation techniques, or implementing pavement maintenance programs. Manufacturers and suppliers of pavement materials will also find the course beneficial. It is also appropriate for those who are new to the subject as well as for experienced pavement managers wanting additional technical background or an update on the state-of-the-art practices regarding in-place asphalt recycling and soil stabilization techniques.
This is an online course. All times shown above are California (Pacific) local time. Approximately one week before the course, paid students will receive an e-mail from Tech Transfer with a link to download course materials and instructions to register at.
Registration opens January 1.
February 25 online, or
by calling Dana Oldknow
510-643-4393, or by emailing Dana Oldknow