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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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Tip of the Week and 7 Weeks of IPMA™ Academy for FREE!

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YOUR IPMA™ Tip of the Week | Darold Wiggins of Heard County, GA discusses the advantages of Manual Pavement Rating.
I asked Lori to send this out today to our entire list as everyone and anyone who is interested in doing more roads for less money and less carbon footprint can benefit from this candid discussion! And a ONCE in a LIFETIME OFFER!

“News Flash”

Spend a few cents per square yard to manage your pavements, save millions, this is the biggest no-brainer in all of mankind.

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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

And do not forget the FREE BOOK HERE:

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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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Wed, Apr 20, 2016 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
 
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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)

Pavement Management Kick Start Check List

 

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Many of you know our mission, but some are just coming in to our fold having registered for a webinar or one of our training sessions. For those of you who are new and want to catch up, please head over to http://blairbarnhardt.com/ and click your way around.

 

Worth a quick listen to is our plan to save America billions of dollars each year http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1243694 and have a listen to this podcast session where Scott McDonald, APM and I discuss setting up your pavement management system http://ipma.co/betterroadsradio/2014/01/16/episode-3-the-one-where-blair-corners-scott-mcdonald-ipma-advisory-board-member-and-paver-guru/ . If you are wondering how excited our TBG clients get after we finish serving them up a fresh new pavement management implementation watch Mayor Shelley here https://ipma-1.wistia.com/medias/q9qtijhjaz . Here is a video that was created by the local news team to explain what our crews were doing out there on the roads https://ipma-1.wistia.com/medias/32gs5ghka7 .

 

Our 2016 PDH Power Hour Webinar Series will walk you through everything you need to purchase, or hire out to begin saving your Agency millions of dollars each year. In fact our learners and clients routinely perform pavement management with The Three Legged Stool™ System of pavement management, and go on to save about million dollars annually for every 250 center lane miles of roadway they have. For example, in Rockdale County GA, Miguel Valentin, PE, APM and Brian Frix, PE, APM are saving about 2 million dollars per year with their 510 center lane miles of roadway after their StreetSaver® implementation with us.

 

Every time we kick start a new implementation of pavement management with a City or a County anywhere in America it seems one of our team members is sitting down with the local agency and asking the same group of questions. For this reason, in our most recent meeting I promised myself I would simplify the questions by making this check list. Feel free to share it amongst your staff and peers!

 

  • Does your local agency have a GIS (Geographical Information System) Guru on staff?

 

If YES, we usually always recommend that your agency pay the $1,750.00 one time integration fee to MTC StreetSaver.

 

 

As Brian Frix, PE, APM (Rockdale County GA and IPMA™ Advisory Board Member states, “To gain maximum potential out of StreetSaver® it’s best to utilize the agencies centerline shape file. It’s a small initial investment that provides a more complete and accurate database upon completion.

 

Always maintain an accurate PCI map. This helps non-technical and elected officials the ability to see the “big picture” without going thru a comprehensive technical report.

 

  • Does your staff have a list of unit prices for typical treatments you have used in the past, i.e. Hot Mixed Asphalt, High Density Mineral Bond, Cold in Place Recycling etc. It is imperative that the pavement management consultant get local regional unit prices as well as first hand knowledge on what treatments are not regionally available.

 

As Mr. Frix, PE, APM states, “Utilize local unit pricing for decision tree setup. And locals decision/ability to utilize certain treatments.” Now is the time to get off the proverbial pot and do some of the more innovative treatments you have been dreaming about doing!

 

  • Have you in the past rated your roads in any way shape of form?

 

Now is the time to come clean with your consultant, if you have done a windshield survey a while back, and or an Excel spreadsheet, now go ahead and give your consultant every stich of paper you may have, in the form of scribbled notes or maps. This information will help provide a solid scientific evidence to ensure a robust pavement management implementation.

 

  • Would you prefer MicroPAVER™ or StreetSaver® implementation?

 

Now is the time to commit to one program or the other. Even though there are other rating systems and tablet programs proliferating the marketplace, I think the only two programs that a PS related are as follows

 

MicroPaver™

StreetSaver®

 

You can demo a free version of StreetSaver® for 30 days here http://www.streetsaveronline.com/ worth noting is that MTC or Metropolitan Transportation Commission who provides the StreetSaver® Software is actually a governmental agency much like you! In fact they have over 400 users worldwide including some of the largest Cities and Counties in America such as Seattle, WA and Houston, TX.

 

 

  • Do you have a paper map for us and a list of roadways?

 

Blair is old school and loves his paper maps, while Jason and some of the other team members love their PDF maps on their iPads in the field! In any case, if you could provide a 36” map that clearly shows all of the roads we can sit down with you and determine the roadway network as a whole. For example, we can determine if you don’t already know what roads will be entered as Arterial, Minor Arterial, Collector and Local. We can decide which roads you may share with the County if you are a City and visa versa. Also, we will discuss our standard operating procedures for accurate measurement.

 

It pains me as a former vice president of a paving firm to see other pavement managers paying little if any attention to detailed quantities and accurate square yard measurements. What good is your budget if no one takes the time to add up all the cul de sacs, turnouts, widenings, round a bout s etc.? In fact, when we have something a little difficult to measure in the field with our digital devices we turn to http://goipave.com/ to do digital take offs.

 

  • Can we get a list of street names as they are entered into your GIS software?

 

In order to ensure that the StreetSaver® auto linkage works at its maximum efficiency and in order to minimize the time that Brian Frix, PE, APM will take performing manual GIS linkage, it is best for Lea and our data entry team to replicate the nomenclature for street name inventory on the GIS files. If you are using the US Tiger GIS Files, the process will take more manual linkage.

 

  • Do you have an idea of what your annual budget for roadway maintenance and rehabilitation will be?

 

As Jonathon Heese, APM Master states. “Just do it!! Figure out how much money you have to spend per year. We ran multiple scenarios at Arapahoe County, Colorado with Blair and fine-tuned our budgets. We also ran several what if unconstrained scenarios and target scenarios.”

 

“Nothing more affordable than StreetSaver® (or MicroPaver). Maybe you have been doing pavement management for years but your efforts have floundered. StreetSaver® and boots on the ground survey can reinvigorate you pavement management and give you the confidence to begin again. This time though, right sized and much more sustainable than before. Even very small towns are using StreetSaver® effectively. It has been said the right exercise for you is the one that you will do. The same could be said for pavement management. This is the easiest way and most cost effective method to save your agency money!”

 

 

Here is a short video of Jon discussing his set up in Arapahoe County, Colorado (the oldest County in Colorado) https://ipma-1.wistia.com/medias/yv7a57o3i2

 

Here is a sample final report that we did for City of Winder, GA https://ipma-1.wistia.com/medias/9gus5nnh31

 

  • Do you have some of your own equipment for preservation and rehab?

 

Many of our clients perform some of their work in house. Whether paving or crack sealing and filling or otherwise, we need to know so we can customize your work plan and requisite Decision Tree to maximize your return on investment as well as recommend other types of equipment you may benefit from owning. We will also determine when it is time to hire out to contractors rather than use your in house equipment.

 

  • Do you have accurate unit prices for all of your previous work?

 

In order for us to customize your StreetSaver® Decision Tree it is imperative that we are using current pricing. Ask me one day why The Barnhardt Group exists and I will tell you the story of when I was taking care of all of the Public Works Services for the largest privatized City in America, The City of Sandy Springs. They paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for pavement management from a high level consultant and got unit prices from 7 states away and two decades ago!

 

If you want to save millions following the Three Legged Stool™ System of pavement management that I outline in the Amazon Number One Best Seller The Book on Better Roads, then it is imperative that we are dealing with current and accurate unit pricing! Further we are utilizing ALL OF THE TOOLS IN THE TOOLBOX. Many consultants will leave you with a binder full of PCI ratings with three repairs, namely, thin overlay, medium overlay and thick overlay. SHAME ON YOU if you fall into that trap!!!!

 

Where I come from, the State DOT used to overlay their roads on a 7-year cycle, now one of their officials stated at a recent national meeting that due to budget constraints they could only overlay on a 99 year cycle. One day I will find that video clip and produce it as an IPMA™ Tip of the Week for your enjoyment!!!

 

  • Are there any dangerous areas of town we shouldn’t be in after dark?

 

We have to know the answer to this question just so we can stay alive to manage more pavements and make more videos.

 

OK this list is still in the works and I will edit it as I prepare the PDH Power Hour 2016 webinar series, but for know, I need to get out on the Prowler and survey some more roads for The City of Kingman, AZ. For those of you in AZ, recall that we have the cooperative bid clause set up with the City so you can bolt onto that contract at your earliest convenience!

 

Blair

 

Call me at 404-316-9792 anytime 7 days a week or blair@ipma.co we love serving our Circle Of Pavement Management RockSTARS!!!!

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Flash Sale | 15 Hours on Pavement Management Training

Blair is going to kill me!

The Unreleased Black Album was selling SO fast!!  I panicked and ordered the 8 DVD Special instead of the Single DVD (yeah, and a whopping 200 pcs).

As you can guess, this pushed “BOSS MAN” over the edge due to the HUGE inventory cost differential. 😦

This one is normally $400 BUCKS!

Just give me the cost back and he might keep me around.

CLICK HERE to have it delivered for $90.91!!! (I am paying your shipping in the US, for sure!)

THEY GOT TO GO!  I love my job!

(There is a bit of urgency here)

Here’s what’s inside:  Over 15 HOURS across 4 different states in countless INSIDER TIPS.  Since agency folks are not allowed to travel, we have produced amazing training sessions to view in the comfort of your office or home.

Guest speakers include the following:greatesthits-dvd-3d
Basem Muallem, PE
Brian Frix, EIT, APM
Dr. Mike Heitzman, PE
James Emerson, APM
Blair Barnhardt, APM
Kevin Donnelly, APM
Dr. Gary Hicks, PE
Miguel Valentin, PE, APM
Dave Fokken
Pat Faster
Rusty Smallwood
Mark Beatty

PS. The Greatest Box Set includes PDH Power Hour 01 as a special bonus.
As this deal is only good through my termination dat, take advantage now by ordering today!”

BUY ME

Howard Shieh, PE, APM emphatically states, “Blair’s training episodes and book really inspire me. His experience and enthusiasm with pavement management is remarkable!”

PLEASE BUY ME

I hope you take advantage of this great offer!

Best,

Lori
(404) 953-0131
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IPMA™ Tip of the Week|Super Slurry in the Heartland

Hey Pavement Professional!!!!

This week we have an amazing video training for you Pavement Management RockSTARS!  Live from Bel Aire Kansas we finally feature our IPMA™ Charter Member Andale Paving as they show of their state of the art Super Slurry process that is taking over the Heartland stabilization industry!

If you are a local agency engineer that loves to do FDR Full Depth Reclamation on your crumbling roads but hate nasty Portland cement dust or other fugitive dusts flying around the country side this is for YOU!!!

Please sit back and enjoy part one here as I get into producing part two of this mini series!

Your IPMA™ Tip of the Week|Super Slurry in the Heartland!!!!
I am so glad to have the opportunity now to sit down in the Better Roads Bus each night and produce more valuable training content than anyone has ever seen in this lifetime!

ENJOY!

Contact Lori if you have any questions or pavement management projects you would like us to look at for you!

OH!  And here is the link for the “YouTubers”:

Blair