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We have started off 2017 with a SLAM DUNK!
Thank you to all of our supporters in the Quest to Save our Crumbling Roads with less money and less carbon footprint!
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Want to learn more about pavement management, in-place recycling, and pavement preservation? Do you feel like you’re setup for failure as an agency engineer with little or no money to spend on your roads?  Are you aware of the crumbling infrastructure and what you can do to help and become profitable?

We can help!

Lori

IPMA ACADEMY

lori@ipmaacademy.com

404-953-0131

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1. Asphalt Pavement Management, In-Place Asphalt Recycling & Preservation Online APM™ (Accredited Pavement Manager) Certification Course teaches YOU how to Combine a Solid Pavement Management Plan with a Proactive Asphalt Recycling and Preservation Plan to Stretch Your Agency’s Infrastructure Budget.

2. This 21 week online APM™ Certification Course is designed to increase participants’ knowledge of a) pavement management and distress evaluation system, b) the three major asphalt pavement in-place recycling techniques (i.e. Hot in Place Recycling, HIR, Cold in Place Recycling, CIR, Full Depth Reclamation, FDR and their respective sub disciplines), and all of the major pavement preservation techniques available to local agencies.

3. Our IPMA™ Academy Learners are interacting with our IPMA™ Local Agency Members, other IPMA™ Academy Students and Alumni and our Charter Members (one Charter Member recently landed their largest contract for the year with one IPMA™ Academy Live Lunch and Learn!)

4. You are about to join one of the fastest growing Associations ever created for public works professionals, consultants, material suppliers, manufacturers, pavement managers, private sector and academia for literally pennies a day!

5.  In addition to my instruction we will have special guest lecturers that will include experts from all areas of our pavement management circle. You will also be provided bonus material above and beyond the 70+ hours of online training in your personal portal in the form of additional online learning material and periodic eBooks, CDs, MP3s, and DVDs if available at the time.

Please CLICK HERE to view detailed syllabus.

Or, please call Lori Miles at 404-953-0131 to learn MORE.

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Running Out of Time for P.E. License Requirements?

OH BOY!

The year has passed us by once again and we have yet to satisfy our Professional Development Hour/CEU requirement for 2016!

Have no FEAR!

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DECEMBER 2016 WEBINARS

International Pavement Management Association (IPMA) PRESENTS LAST MINUTE PDH/CEU’s for P.E.’s

Blair Barnhardt, APM will be providing PDH’s for local agencies!

All Gov’t agencies can register up to 6 people for a nominal fee of $49.00 per Webinar (group class webinar in your offices via one registrant) or all 3 Webinars (10 Hours total) for $129.00.

 

We’ve have put together a webinar series for next week so you folks that need PDH credits before the new year can jump in for a few bucks!  Grab your entire team for one price.  Lots of knowledge to be had here as I share many of the golden nuggets on pavement management management, in place recycling and pavement preservation that I have taught at UC Berkeley ITS Department webinars, and in KU and Auburn curriculum over the years.  Hit me up if you have questions blair@ipma.co  CLICK on the LINK Below if you would like to register or find out more!  December 13, 14 and 15 (next week)  You can register for a single session  or two, or all three.  Session one is pavement management, session two is pavement preservation and session three is in place asphalt recycling.  See the links below to register.

Session One Pavement Management 101
https://pq236.infusionsoft.com/app/orderForms/-LI-December-13th-PDH-Webinar-Series-2016

In this session the learner will quickly obtain information on how to set up their pavement management program at their local jurisdiction

–    Many former learners have gone on to successfully implement their PAVER™ or StreetSaver® pavement management program from scratch emulating the sample scope of work discussed in the webinar session
–    The good, the bad and the ugly will also be discussed at length as the instructor will share real life examples of some of the repair work that he and his team have provided to rescue local jurisdictions from suspect workmanship by other consultants
–    Learn the Distress Identification Manuals for PAVER™ and StreetSaver® for both PCC and Hot Mixed Asphalt Concrete Mixes

Session Two Pavement Preservation 101
https://pq236.infusionsoft.com/app/orderForms/LI-December-14th-PDH-Webinar-Series-2016

In this session the learner will quickly obtain information on how to properly preserve their millions of dollars in roadways with practical preservation techniques.  This session will be especially valuable to those engineers who feel like they are not being told about all of the treatments that are available to them!

–    Many former learners have gone on to successfully implement their pavement preservation programs from scratch based on the products and services discussed in this webinar session
–    The good, the bad and the ugly will also be discussed at length as the instructor will share real life examples of some of the less than perfect types of work and services that have been performed for local jurisdictions from suspect workmanship
–    Learn about all of the top of the curve treatments
–    Learn how to feed your Decision Tree in the pavement management software

Session Three In-Place Recycling 101
https://pq236.infusionsoft.com/app/orderForms/LI-December-15th-PDH-Webinar-Series-2016

In this session the learner will quickly obtain information on how to set up their in-place asphalt recycling program at their local jurisdiction so they can do more roads for less money and less carbon footprint

–    Many former learners have gone on to successfully implement their in-place asphalt recycling programs from scratch emulating the sample techniques of Hot in Place, Cold in Place and Full Depth Reclamation discussed in the webinar session
–    The good, the bad and the ugly will also be discussed at length as the instructor will share real life examples of some of the horrible workmanship that has been done to local jurisdictions from suspect workmanship by various contractors
–    Learn how to align the most appropriate rehabilitation methods with the Distress Identification Manuals for PAVER™ and StreetSaver® for both PCC and Hot Mixed Asphalt Concrete Mixes outlined in the first session
–    Learn how to take advantage of co-operative bidding to get better unit prices
–    Discover how to make a short non-technical presentation for your agency

BUNDLE LINK
https://pq236.infusionsoft.com/app/orderForms/LI-December-13th-15th-PDH-Webinar-Series-2016-Bundle

Blair Barnhardt, APM
Author of the Amazon #1Best Seller
The Book on Better Roads

Call me to save millions for your local agency at 404-316-9792
All Attendance Times are Recorded

You must stay present for the entire webinar in order to receive the PDH Certificate.

screen-shot-2016-12-02-at-4-42-21-pmThe Certificate (to left) will be emailed upon payment and attendance. If you have any questions, please email Lori Miles at lori@ipmaacademy.com or call 404-953-0131.

About Blair Barnhardt, APM

Over the last 7 years, our firm has set up over 2-dozen StreetSaver® fresh implementations and PAVER migrations in several states across this Great Country.

In addition he has designed and delivered technical training on pavement management, in place recycling and pavement preservation to thousands of agency engineers through IPMATM, IPMATM Academy, Asphalt Institute, National Highway Institute, FHWA, LTAP, TTAP, MTC User Week, APWA, World of Asphalt, NWETC, University of Kansas, UC Berkeley ITS Department and the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University and countless webinars to name a few.

Satisfy Your P.E. License w/Blair

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He is one of a select few experts that actually has directed the forces of all three of the disciplines in outlined in the BARM, the Basic Asphalt Recycling Manual that he helped co-author for FHWA and ARRA. He also is the author of Amazon #1 Best Seller, The Book on Better Roads, a 400-page guide on How to Save YOUR Crumbling Roads with Practical Pavement Management. In addition to al things pavement management, recycling and preservation, he also knows how to professionally audit current practices, evaluate, train, recommend and prepare specifications.

 

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Pavement Technical Assistance Program (P-TAP) and MTC Rater Certification

In this week’s session, Blair and Jason discuss their thoughts on getting pre-qualified for the Pavement Technical Assistance Program (P-TAP) and their MTC Rater Certification completion.

As an added training bonus Jason walks you through how to set up a third of your network in the StreetSaver pavement management software so that you can gear up for the next round of inspections with your Mobile Rater IOS or Android device.  Jason’s nickname is McGiver, he always has plenty of nuggets to share with you.

PS, if you are struggling on how to get your pavement management program set up or fixed up, give me a call at 404-316-9792 or email blair@thebarnhardtgroup.com.  Don’t waste a single moment in despair when you could be spending two cents a square yard and saving ten bucks a square yard!  You see on the technical training side of our business, we get to see the horrible set ups that other firms do and do our best to fix the bad data that they have been left with. Don’t let that be you!  But if it is, we also provide live help!

PSS, every time around Thanksgiving we offer up to three agencies half price on our already fair unit prices for pavement management.  One spot has already been taken, leaving two spots for you and your jurisdiction.  That means if you would like hire one of only a handful of expert pavement management firms who have passed the rigorous hurdles of P-TAP Pre-qualification with MTC Certified Raters at a ridiculous price, well you get the picture….

PSSS, as we head into the festive season we at IPMA™, IPMA™ Academy and The Barnhardt Group wish everyone an amazing time with their families, be HAPPY!

PSSSS, special shout out to the two large private firms who have recently enrolled over 24 employees in the IPMA™ Academy Online Pavement Management Certification Program!!!!

PSSSSS, SEE OUR BOGO SALE!!!!!!

Blair

Here is the link where you can
 
watch this video immediately:

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Enjoy!

Blair Barnhardt APM
IPMA™ Founder & Executive Director

Duluth is Growing Their PCI, You Can Too.

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Nothing, and I mean nothing makes us happier than going out and saving local agencies millions of dollars year after year by implementing an accurate inventory, pavement management program and budget for them. Except for one thing, going back each year there after and doing a third of their network for them!!!!!

We have seen the TBG crew on the consulting side of our business travel over 150,000 miles over the last three years to set up and train cities and counties on how to get their pavements under control and avoid those sleepless nights.

We have also seen the ugly side of the business in our role as a technical trainer where we have had to go in and clean up some rather lack luster pavement management implementations. Perhaps we know too much yikes.

On a positive note, the thing that gets us most excited for sure is going back to see our annual clients, and continuing to see them do more roads for less money and less carbon footprint using MicroPAVER™ or StreetSaver® and following the Three Legged Stool System of Pavement Management that I outline in the Book on Better Roads and teach at IPMA™ Academy.

In this IPMA™ Tip of the Week you are going to get a chance to see an example of this as Audrey Turner, Public Works Director from the City of Duluth walks you through how her PCI is rising each year with the same little budget! Then as a bonus you can watch Jason Spencer APM Master demonstrate how you can input your work history each year in the MTC StreetSaver® software.

Please sit back and enjoy this week’s episode! Be ready to hit the rewind button as there are tons of nuggets here for you to learn from so that you can become the next Pavement Management RockSTAR!!!!

Don’t hesitate to contact me at 404-316-9792 for any reason!

PS We have the half price special on for the next three counties and cities to get started anywhere in USA (actually there are only two spots left as one City in GA just took advantage of that this morning!

PSS TBG is one of only a handful of consultants that have passed the rigorous MTC Prequalification Examination so we are now official P-TAP Prequalified. If you want Certified and Prequalified expert pavement management let’s talk!

PSSS We have had a surge of calls lately to do live training for MicroPAVER™ and StreetSaver® and our schedule is filling up quickly for the cooler months. If you would like to do some online or live training with us, let us know!

PSSSS Don’t forget the AZ Co-Op Agreement can be used to “tag on” and contract with us lickity-split!

PSSSSS If you are at NWPMA in Portland stop by booth #15 and let’s have a chat, my presentation is on Thursday morning!

OK here is the video link again!

Blair

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IPMA™Tip of the Week | Pavement Management

Here is a very special IPMA™ Tip of the Week just for our beloved Arizona Agencies!

We just finished up on “The Mother Road” in Kingman and it was AWESOME! And we have the deal of the Century to offer so that we can come back to Arizona and work…
If you are interested in getting started with pavement management or updating your current plan, we have the cooperative purchasing agreement in place with the City of Kingman!
CALL OR EMAIL US TODAY FOR HALF OFF ANY NEW PM PLAN!
(404) 953-0131

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We can set up your pavement management for a couple of pennies per square yard, and save you MILLIONS! It doesn’t cost money to set this up, it is costing you money NOT to have a plan!

Our firm provides expert boots on the ground pavement distress rating and pavement management consulting services for clients across the nation. We have a solid reputation for providing accurate and dependable consulting services that have helped local jurisdictions better manage and maintain their roads. In fact, we have a list of clients that have historically saved one million dollars annually for each 250-center lane miles they have. You can read more about our plan from a CNN report at this link

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1243694

Don’t Forget the FREE BOOK!
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Your IPMA™ Tip of the Week LIVE FROM St. Charles, MO

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Your IPMA™ Tip of the Week
LIVE FROM St. Charles, MO

You know, a lot of folks are starting to get excited about pavement management and rightfully so.

Be forewarned however that not all consultants out there providing these services are delivering all that they promise.

Recall that Scott McDonald and I did a podcast session on Better Roads Radio a while back, here is the link http://ipma.co/betterroadsradio/2014/01/16/episode-3-the-one-where-blair-corners-scott-mcdonald-ipma-advisory-board-member-and-paver-guru/ where we discussed the key essentials in setting up your data base.

Well, apparently there are still firms out there, buzzing around collecting data all over the country that pay little if any heed to the last M and R date or pavement section type for that matter.

Then, as you may have guessed our team swoops in and helps aid the agencies in fixing all the corrupted data that is input into the PAVER™ data base for your agency. (BTW, the same stuff likely happens with other software programs out there).

If your city or county is interested in setting up a pavement management program, and I don’t see why you wouldn’t be, take a look at this short video to learn the key essentials to pavement management basics SO THAT YOU DON”T HAVE TO ENDURE THE PAIN OF FIXING EVERYTHING at a later date.

Hope that didn’t offend anyone LOL.
Best, Blair

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Practical Pavement Management for Local Agencies

Have you downloaded the Purdue e-Pub from Blair Barnhardt?

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Session Title

Practical Pavement Management for Local Agencies

Track Title

Pavement Management

Event Description/Abstract

During this presentation, attendees will learn
about best practices for pavement managers.
Whether you are setting up a pavement
management system (PMS) for the first time
and from ground zero, or you are a seasoned
pavement manager working with an existing
system, this presentation will provide you with
current, useful information that you will be able
to apply the moment you step back into your
office.

 

And Do Not Forget the FREE BOOK!

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Ha5 | Rocklin Installs High Density Mineral Bond | IPMA™ Charter Member

Written By: Joe Romer, RGS Inspector for City of Rocklin

Great Job Holbrook Asphalt…Blair

The City of Rocklin, always open to new products to maintain city streets and different strategies for pavement maintenance, applied High Density Mineral Bond (HDMB) treatment to residential streets this past summer. Richard Lawrence, Public Works Supervisor, became interested in HDMB after a webinar session on pavement maintenance products and applications. The City of Rocklin is no stranger to pavement maintenance projects. Slurry seal, crack sealing, micro surfacing and cape seals have been regular components of the city’s maintenance programs.

According to Mark Beatty, Senior Vice President at IPS / Holbrook Asphalt, “The City of Rocklin, was the first California agency to apply a new classification in pavement preser- vation known as a High Density Mineral Bond. With a 14-year performance history in other states, the product minimized any agency risk commonly associated with a first-time project. The surfacing couples a preservation treatment with a track record of performance with high aesthetics that residents embrace.”

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HDMB has triggered intense interest and use nationally based solely upon its performance record. HDMB is a proprietary product of emulsion, polymer additives and very fine aggregates.

 

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It is spray-applied, similar to some seal coats, in a two application process. Rocklin’s research verified the performance history of HDMB. Over 200 million square feet have been installed throughout the U.S. The history of the product dates back to pilot installations in 2002.

It is a preservation treatment intended to keep good pavements in good condition by minimizing oxidative damage from moisture and from UV rays.

“Even though the application was new to California, we were anxious to get it on the ground because it had over a decade of prov- en performance,” stated Rocklin’s Richard Lawrence.

As Tregg Holbrook, founder and CEO of IPS / Holbrook Asphalt, puts it, “As we advised community leaders managing pavement assets, we would steer decision makers to treatments with a known level of functioning, such as slurry, micro surfacing, or chip seals. The feed- back from residents was that they were often displeased with these types of surface treatments after they were installed.

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Suggesting that agencies use pavement sealers that are considered to have better aesthetics, such as fog seals or parking lot emulsion sealers, which both turn roads black and are believed to look good post-installation, was always an option, but the performance longevity was recognized as a considerable weakness.”

As the inspector on this project, and hearing of this product for the first time, there were many questions to be answered. For example; What is it? How is the product applied? How do you measure the application rate? What is the product supposed to look like after application?

After the first day of application, these questions were quickly answered. The “HA- 5” HDMB product was installed by Holbrook Asphalt in July, 2015, working as subcontractor to Sierra Nevada Construction. Dipping the tank on the spreader truck before and after solved the application rate question. The HDMB left the roads a deep black color. This product is applied in two applications per street, requiring a 24-hour closure for the applications to fully cure. Each application consisted of one spreader truck “cutting in the gutters” by hand wand and shield, and the second spreader truck spraying the streets with the spray bar. This procedure was repeated a second time, after the first application had time to break. The average total application rate was 0.35 gallons per square yard. Street closures were planned such that residents were able to park a short distance from their homes. Phone calls were minimal after the residents were able to see the finished product.

There were many lessons learned from this project. Interestingly, it was found that after the HDMB was installed, surface temperatures, anticipated to be higher due to the darker col- or alone, were actually 5 to 10 degrees cooler as compared to adjacent pavements that either had no previous treatment or that had a micro or slurry installed years earlier.

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