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Practical Pavement Management for Local Agencies

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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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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.”

Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 6.29.19 PMFigure 1. HDMB Surfacing

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.

Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 6.32.19 PMFigure 3. Valve Covers Masked Before Spray Application of HDMB

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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FREE | Live Pavement Management Webinar

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Hosted by:  Pavement Management Expert, Blair Barnhardt, APM

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We are going LIVE:

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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

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I-88 Rubberized Asphalt Project

Last year, Asphalt Plus conducted a trial project of dry process crumb rubber modified asphalt on Interstate 88 near Rochelle, Illinois. The project included the laboratory evaluation of two asphalt mix design and placement of two lane-miles of pavement on I-88.

The first mix was:

  • Friction SMA (ILDOT)
  • 34% ABR (5% RAS and 8 lbs of rubber mix per ton)
  • No RAS content

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  • 2 vs. 2.5 mm rut respectively
  • 602 vs. 566 DCT respectively

The second mix was:

  • 12.5 N75 Fine Surface Graded Mix (WIDOT)

Lab testing of the WIDOT mix with and without engineered dry process rubber showed the rubber additions significantly improved mix performance.

Presence of rubber improved:

  • Hamburg rutting from 8.2 mm at 10,000 passes to 3.4 mm at 20,000 passes
  • Increased DCT results from 358 to 482

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The Curran DeKalb plant was modified for dry process asphalt production in a matter of a few hours.

Using a loss-in-weight feeder system:

  • Engineered crumb rubber was injected into production with a high degree of accuracy
  • Plant production of CRM asphalt at full production rates occurred without interruption
  • Two mix designs were produced in sequence with minimal waste

The asphalt mixes were trucked 40 miles on a cool day (55 F at start), and placement temperatures ranged from 235 to 280 F off the trucks.

The Finished Product:

  • Finished without any tearing
  • Vibratory rollers produced specified compaction without special effort and without stopping plant operations

Performance evaluations will continue in the field following a winter of service. The existing record of technology field performance in colder climates strongly suggests that the use of dry process engineered rubberized asphalt mix designs will be permitted as a competitive alternative to other forms of modified asphalt. The cost advantage suggests this process will benefit both producers and road owners.

 

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From http://asphaltplus.com/rubberized-asphalt-trial-project/

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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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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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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!”

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

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I hope you take advantage of this great offer!

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