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.

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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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From the Desk of Blair Barnhardt

“An Open Letter to Public Works Agencies & Pavement Managers”

I would like to make a HUGE announcement! The Barnhardt Group, LLC has become one of the “handful” of Pavement Management Professionals to become P-TAP Pre-Qualified by the MTC (Metropolitan Transportation Commission) in the USA.
This is a great accomplishment by myself and Jason Spencer, APM (Operations Manager at the Barnhardt Group).

What is P-TAP? – PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Established in 1999, P-TAP provides consultant services to help local jurisdictions better manage and maintain their streets and roads using a PMS. P-TAP’s initial objective was to assist small to medium-sized jurisdictions since many of those jurisdictions were not able to implement and maintain a PMS because of limited financial resources, staff inexperience due to turnover, and a lack of staff time necessary to start up the program. The early P-TAP funding rounds effectively addressed those needs and, for subsequent funding rounds, eligibility was expanded to include larger cities and counties to assist these jurisdictions with specific components of their PMS.

Passing Criteria?

To pass the pre-qualification test, consultants must meet the following two criteria on distress data:

At least 50 percent of the PCI values for the inspected sections must be within +/- 5 PCI points of the reference, or “ground truth,” PCI values.
No more than 12 percent of the PCI values for the inspected sections can be greater than +/- 15 PCI points of the reference, or “ground truth,” PCI values.

Pretty rigorous, huh? Well we did it and it is time to create or update YOUR Pavement Management Plan with StreetSaver!

For the 1st person that calls us at 404-953-0131 or emails us at lori@thebarnhardtgroup.com, we will discount our services by 30% for a full “brand new” implementation. For an update of your network of roads, we are offering a 50% discount to the first person to call. Contract must be executed by 10/15/2016. If you are in Arizona, this is easy as we have a Co-Op clause in effect with Kingman, AZ which allows your agency to “bolt-on” to that contract and not jump through the hoops of a formal RFP process.

We need to fill a gap in November and this is what we are offering:

SCOPE OF WORK

This will better identify the services to the Agency:

PRELIMINARY SCOPE OF WORK UPDATE OR IMPLEMENTATION OF PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

The Scope of Work may include, but will not be limited to the following items listed below. The consultant should revise and/or expand on this scope in accordance with their expertise.

Task I Data Gathering

1. Kick Off Meeting

The consultant will meet with the City/County to finalize the schedule and initiate the project. The City/County will provide a copy of the current database. StreetSaver or MicroPAVER will be set-up w/2 seats for City/County officials. During the meeting the Consultant will spend several hours going over their Standard Operating Procedures for data collection and their overall pavement management strategy. At this time the Consultant will verify which steps to take if they find that the original data collected is erroneous in any way. A good amount of time will also be spent during this meeting to correlate and cross check items such as overall areas, square yardages etc. i.e. for residential neighbor hoods, does the pavement in the decal and acceleration lanes ‘belong’ to the main road or the neighborhood? Other items for discussion maybe how and how often will TBG Top 10 List be transmitted to the Agency staff. At this time we also like to get a one-page letter on Agency letterhead that explains what our TBG crews are doing in the field. This way if anyone asks what we are doing, we can quickly and efficiently hand the person asking a copy of your Agency letter so we are delivering a consistent message to the residents.

2. As-built Research

The consultant shall research and obtain as-builts for all street repair and maintenance projects that the City/County has performed since the last update to the City/County’s database. The Consultant will spend a good amount of time investigating with the City/County staff to obtain this information. Where this is information is not available the TBG staff can obtain it by back calculation in the field based on their pavement management expertise. While the original construction date is always important, nothing is more

important than an accurate depiction of the last M & R (Major Rehabilitation) date. The TBG crews routinely capture this information on foot during their surveys by back calculation from the date printed on the fire hydrants and determining if the road has been sequentially overlaid or inlaid since it’s original back calculated construction date.

Task II Field Inspection

1. Field Review

The consultant shall field review the various streets and street segments in the database and prepare a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) for each segment. Streets that have been recently repaired should be inspected but may not require PCI calculations. The consultant should detail their proposed method for PCI calculations. The number or percentage of street segments that are to be inspected shall be clearly identified in the proposal.

The Consultant (TBG) plans to perform ASTM 6433 pavement distress survey on the entire network of approximately 1740 center lane miles of roadway for the City/County. If the actual center lane miles are slightly more no additional charges will be incurred. If the center lane miles are considerably more than what has been reported in the answers to the questions on the City/County website, then a pro rated amount of time can be applied to compensate the Consultant. In order for TBG to provide the most value in this response and contract, it is imperative that each and every street be surveyed for pavement distress, lengths, widths and areas will be verified for accuracy, and PCI Ratings will be calculated for each segment. The City/County and TBG may decide to group multiple sections together into larger sections for the ease of managing their pavement at this time. However, this would be decided only through collaboration and agreement by both parties that this is mutually beneficial to both.

The Consultant shall obtain accurate distances using a Distance Measuring Device (DMI) such as the Jamar RAC 100 or similar that is calibrated and hooked into the drive mechanism of the vehicle hosting the apparatus. Widths shall be accurately calibrated as well. On roads with multiple and various widths and odd sizes (i.e. roundabouts) the Consultant shall perform an accurate digital take off using a software such as http://www.goipave.com to obtain the overall square yardages required for the field survey.

At this time the Consultant shall also employ network level coring where the pavement section thickness is not apparent from visual inspection. This core drill to be used will be a Hilti DD 130 or equivalent. Where the depth of pavement is visible or the Consultant is certain of its make up and structure without coring, that shall be sufficient in lieu of physical coring. Note that the network level coring is not part of ASTM 6433 and is used to accurately align the proper rehabilitation techniques at the project level. The network level coring is not meant to be a replacement for

project level coring. The coring may be waived by the Agency if not required by them. No deduction in payment will be required by the Consultant should the Agency decide to forgo network level coring.

The Consultant shall survey and collect all of the 20 distresses from the MicroPAVER Distress Identification Manual for Asphalt Roads and Parking Lots and all 19 of the distresses for the MicroPAVER Distress Identification Manual for Concrete Roads and Parking Lots.

Should the quantities of center lane miles vary by more than 3% of the original estimate of center lane miles given by the Agency at the time of the contract, the Agency and Consultant will mutually agree on a prorated amount of money for the additional work required if this project is awarded based on a unit price per center lane mile.

2. Field Data Report

The consultant shall prepare a report of the field inspection data. The Consultant will also provide a live meeting to explain their findings from the Field Review above. During this meeting the City/County will be apprised of how accurate their original data is in terms of quantities of pavement area etc.

Task III Update Data Base

1. Data Entry

The consultant shall enter the results of the field inspection into the MicroPAVER or StreetSaver Database. The consultant shall compare the new data with the existing data to determine if any street segments appear to be subject to accelerated deterioration.

The Consultant will also determine if there was any erroneous data entry from the previous surveys at this time based on the correlation between the most recent Field Review and their pavement management expertise.

2. Analysis

The consultant shall prepare the StreetSaver or MicroPAVER analysis and provide a report indicating the Pavement Condition Index for the individual segments. The consultant shall compare the StreetSaver or MicroPAVER output with the Field Data Report to insure that the resulting PCIs accurately reflect the existing pavement condition.

The Consultant will also update unit prices and desired treatments that the City/County is or wishes to use in the future in order that accurate budget forecasting can be delivered. The Consultant will also advise and make recommendations on all treatments that are currently available in the the region and provide guidance on to what benefits and what drawbacks are associated with each and every preservation, and rehabilitation treatments are available.

Task IV Prioritization

1. Priority Projects

The consultant shall review the citywide data and make recommendations for repair projects on streets where unusual or accelerated pavement damage has occurred or for other pavement conditions that may adversely effect public safety. The Consultant will also explain the benefits of not treating all of the worst first roads with their limited budget. This can be accomplished by live classroom training (some of which is included in this response pro bono) and online pavement management training through IPMA Academy (2 scholarships are available as part of this proposed scope of work).

2. Five-Year Management and Financial Plan

The consultant shall develop a Five-Year Pavement Management Plan. The plan shall seek to maximize the life and condition of City/County streets given a limited pavement maintenance budget. The management plan shall include estimated costs for the work in each year. The Five-Year Management and Financial Plan shall have two different scenarios to reflect possible funding levels.

The Consultant may also elect to perform an unconstrained budget to determine the overall amount that is actually required to get the network to optimum over a fixed period of time. The Consultant fees for this project would remain the same regardless of the software chosen by the City/County.

3. Alternative Scenarios

In addition to the Five-Year Management and Financial Plan, the consultant shall also prepare two additional scenarios. Although not defined at this time, one possible scenario could to increase the PCI to a certain level. In order to prepare the proposal, assume that the effort level for the two alternative scenarios would be similar to preparing an alternate funding level for the Five-Year Management and Financial Plan.

The Consultant will work in collaboration with the City/County to find the best-case alternate scenarios. Often target based scenarios work well to highlight deficiencies in budgets, and the associated ‘what if’ scenarios that take place hypothetically when funding levels change. With Target driven scenarios the politicians can quickly see how much extra funding will be required to get to a desired level of service with their roadway network based on a specific PCI rating.

Task V Final Report

1. Final Report

The consultant shall prepare a final report containing: a description of the methodology used in the analysis, the priority project listing, the two Five Year Management and Financial Plans, the PCI output listing and the two alternative scenarios.

The Consultant will also provide a non-technical video (10-15 minutes) that gives the City/County a good understanding of their current condition of roadway network and the funding required for maintaining it or improving it. The Consultant will also supply a dry erase calendar style roll up whiteboard with a complete listing of all the roadways and their current PCI index.

I have numerous sample final reports and testimonials that I can send upon request.

Do not pass this up!

It is imperative that the rating inspectors get this right from day one. Further, we noticed that there are many, many, many small sections. Typically this is one of the biggest complaints that we receive in feedback sessions from our conversion clients as they discuss their dismay in the original set up by others.

Boy does a City on MO and a Village in Illinois know that…but that is in the next open letter…stay tuned…this is a “doozie”. Below is a hint.

Blair

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Final Days | Pavement Management Training

You can do this!

Thanks to those that have signed up for the BOGO event, we love you.

For all the others, we can’t figure out why you are not taking advantage of this amazing offer!

And here is the mp3 audio for the Pavement Management Primer…enjoy!

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For the life of me, I can’t imagine why every city and county in America, or the world for that matter are not all managing their pavements.

At the bare minimum at least grab a copy of my Amazon #1 Best Seller, The Book on Better Roads, Saving YOUR Crumbling Roads with Practical Pavement Management!

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Geez, I mean it is free…. you can grab it at http://www.blairbarnhardt.com.

You see, it costs about 2 or 3 cents per square yard to set up a brand new pavement management system with boots on the ground rating and expert inventory!

Your jurisdiction will go on to save 10 bucks a square yard every time, literally saving millions each calendar year by doing the right treatment on the right road at the right time with the right contractor and for the right reason! You can thank us later, now sit back and enjoy the video!

Be sure to LIKE and Share all over social media!!!! If 50 cities or counties in 50 states would do this in 2016, we could save this great country 2.5 BILLION DOLLARS and have better roads for everybody for less money and less carbon footprint!

PS Heed the Naysayers, this Great Country has a bunch of folks that would LOVE to continue rehabilitating this Country’s 4 million miles of roads the exact same way they did it in 1956 while they order up their private jets on their iPhone apps… there I said it. We can make our crumbling roads GREAT AGAIN!!!! Blair : )

Now GO GET THIS DEAL HERE!

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.

 

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☀️Grab your seat now☀️

How Cities and Counties Will Save 2.5 Billion Dollars in 2016 With The Three Legged Stool™ of Pavement Management

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

REGISTER HERE FOR WEBINAR TOMORROW

 
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Thank You and Enjoy the Webinar!

Thanks;.)

Lori (For Blair)

FREE | Live Pavement Management Webinar

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Hosted by:  Pavement Management Expert, Blair Barnhardt, APM

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Date and Time

Tue, Jun 21, 2016 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

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HERE IS YOUR TICKET ⬅︎TO ⬅︎SUCCESS

It’s for the LIVE Pavement Management Webinar hosted by Blair Barnhardt, APM.

Here are the four big things we’re covering:

1. How to stretch your budget with proactive and practical pavement management so your Mayor or Chairman will look like a RockSTAR (even though you are the one that did all the work, LOL).

2. How to collect pavement management distress data with StreetSaver® 8 distresses for asphalt and 7 for concrete roadways and parking lots.

3. How and why to run three different budget scenarios, unconstrained budget (as if you won the lottery with your local agency), target driven scenarios and regular budget scenarios (based on what money you currently have and expect to have in the long run).

4. There will be many more nuggets of information each Session along with Q and A at the end of each session, be prepared to send a list of questions to Lori (reply to this email) in advance and/or type them into the chat box during the live sessions.

WARNING: This is LIVE. I’m using GoTo Webinar, which can only hold 1,000 people. So it’s first come, first served. Register here.

Blair

P.S. Forgot to mention this! Naturally, I’ll be on to take your questions at the end.

That’s my favorite part! Register here.

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

And do not forget the FREE BOOK HERE:

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