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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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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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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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Do Not Forget the FREE BOOK!

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.

 

Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 6.31.07 PMFigure 2. Spray Application of HDMB

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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Basic Asphalt Recycling Manual | B.A.R.M

What you will learn:

Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 4.37.41 PMThe growing demand on our nation’s roadways over that past couple of decades, decreasing budgetary funds, and the need to provide a safe, efficient, and cost effective roadway system has led to a dramatic increase in the need to rehabilitate our existing pavements. The last 40 years has also seen a dramatic growth in asphalt recycling and reclaiming as a technically and environmentally preferred way of rehabilitating the existing pavements. Asphalt recycling and reclaiming meets all of our societal goals of providing safe, efficient roadways, while at the same time drastically reducing both the environmental impact and energy (oil) consumption compared to conventional pavement reconstruction.

The Board of Directors of the Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Association (ARRA), in their ongoing commitment of enhancing and expanding the use of asphalt recycling and reclaiming, recognized a need for a “Basic Asphalt Recycling Manual”. The manual was needed in order to expose more owners, specifying agencies, consultants, and civil engineering students to the value and current methods of asphalt recycling. To fill that need, this manual was produced to serve as a handy one-stop reference to those starting out in one of the various forms of asphalt recycling. In addition, it is hoped that this manual will provide additional useful information to those already in- volved in asphalt recycling.

This manual is not written in such detail so that one could use it to completely evaluate, design, specify, and/or construct an asphalt recycling project. It does however, provide information on:

• Various asphalt recycling methods
• Benefits and performance of asphalt recycling
• Procedures for evaluation potential projects
• Current mix design philosophies
• Construction equipment requirements and methods
• Quality Control/Quality Assurance, inspection and acceptance techniques

• Specification  requirements
• Definitions and terminology

Sufficient information is provided so that a rational decision can be made with respect to the feasibility and/or cost benefits of asphalt recycling. From that point, detailed design issues will need to be addressed by those experienced in asphalt recycling techniques prior to the final project design, advertising, tendering or letting and construction.

The benefits of asphalt recycling include:

• Reuse and conservation of non-renewable natural resources

• Preservation of the environment and reduction in land filling

• Energy conservation
• Reduction in user delays during construction

• Shorter construction periods

• Increased level of traffic safety within construction work zone

• Preservation of existing roadway geometry and clearances

• Corrections to pavement profile and cross-slope

• No disturbance of the subgrade soils unless specifically planned

• Such as for Full Depth Reclamation (FDR)

• Improved pavement smoothness Improved pavement physical properties by mod- ification of existing aggregate gradation, and asphalt binder properties

• Mitigation or elimination of reflective cracking with some methods

• Improved roadway performance
• Cost savings over traditional rehabilitation methods

It is important to recognize that asphalt recycling is a powerful method to rehabilitate pavements. When properly applied, it has long term economic benefits allowing owner agencies to stretch their available funds while providing the traveling public with a safe and reliable driving surface.

It is also important to recognize that, although asphalt recycling technology and methods has advanced, not all roadways are appropriate candidates for asphalt recycling. With the almost endless supply of roadways needing rehabilitation, it would be a dis- service to the public and the industry to use poor judgement in attempting an inappropriate recycling project. Hopefully, with this manual and the advice of those experienced in asphalt recycling, only projects that are suitable candidates will be undertaken.

The primary focus of the manual is on the in-place and cold recycling of asphalt pavements. Hot recycling of asphalt pavements through various types of asphalt plants is a well established recycling method. There is a wide variety of information on the subject available from well established sources and therefore has not been covered in any detail in this manual.

You can order your here:

http://arra-online.myshopify.com/products/basic-asphalt-recycling-manual-2014

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Pavement Managment | News to Use

City unveils Measure A spending plan

 

Screen Shot 2016-05-03 at 8.28.53 PMThe county of Santa Barbara Transportation Sales Tax, or Measure A, was passed by voters and is used to keep roads in the county well-maintained for vehicles and pedestrians. On Monday, the city of Santa Maria unveiled how it planned to spend its share of funds generated by Measure A for the next five years.

 

Since 2008, Santa Barbara County has imposed a one-half of a cent sales tax on purchases made in the county to fund transportation projects. Measure A was a continuation of an earlier program called Measure D, which was approved by voters in 1989.

The county collects the funds and, then, distributes them to all the incorporated municipalities to help fund their street maintenance programs.

 

“The distribution is based on population,” said Rodger Olds, Santa Maria’s senior civil engineer. “Santa Maria gets the lion’s share of the money.”

The total allocation for fiscal year 2016-17 is $5.1 million. The total allotment for fiscal year 2016-21 will be $26.2 million.

 

“Of that, we are required to spend 15 percent on alternative transportation expenditures,” Olds said.

The alternative expenditure projects include sidewalk and bicycle lane improvements.

Monday’s presentation only laid out the financial breakdown for the next five years; it did not list specific projects.

 

The city of Santa Maria relies on a computer program to create its paving plan.

“We have a pavement management program called Street Saver. It identifies what roadways need to be maintained and upgraded,” Olds said.

The computer application uses data it receives from city staff members.

“Street crews survey the roadways and give everyone a score. That gets entered into the program,” Olds explained.

 

City streets are also on a resurfacing schedule.

 

“We have been on a chip seal program for years. Every residential street is on a 10-year schedule. Most of our major roadways are on a seven-year schedule,” Olds said.

Chip seal is the process where a multiple layers of a binder is laid on the road surface, then covered with small stones that are rolled and embedded in the binder.

 

“It is a good preservative for roadways,” the city engineer added.

 

A few years ago, the city of Santa Maria used Measure A funds to replace every street light in the city with brighter LED lights.

 

“Some of the area lights in parking lots haven’t been fitted yet, but we are working on it. We are almost done,” Olds said.

 

The city of Santa Maria’s Public Works Department also recently embarked on a project to address Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps on sidewalks at intersections in the city.

 

“We are close to getting intersections that don’t have any ramps done,” Olds said.

The Five Year Measure A Program of Projects will next go before the Santa Maria City Council during its May 17 meeting.

From:  https://santamariatimes.com/

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Utah Roadie, Roadie, Roadie | Pavement Management

Well, it’s official!  Blair got the PURPLE HARLEY.  Now he and Jackie are tearing up Route 66.

Jack
Blair and I are hosting a special free webinar next Wednesday at 2pm.

He is presenting in Utah and wants to share the excitement with you in a LIVE webinar!

Click Here To Register
 
Webinar ID: 145-062-755

                     For information on the conference…

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We may have some special guests on and some Alums that will answer questions you may have.  (this is in addition to our PDH Power Hour Monthly Free Webinar Series).

At the very least, grab a copy of the Book on Better Roads for FREE!

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Date and Time
 
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
 
So Keep this email handy!

It’s that easy!  Please email lori@ipmaacademy.com if you
have a “HOT TOPIC” that you would like to discuss.

Send in your questions by Monday, April 18th at 5PM.

Lori Miles

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The International Pavement Management Association (IPMA)