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The TPPC Seal Coat Training Course

As part of our continuing mission to advance the field of pavement preservation, the Texas Pavement Preservation Center has been offering two training courses on seal coats. These courses are intended to serve two main groups: engineers and inspectors. The purpose of both courses is to increase the awareness and understanding of pavement preservation by providing instruction on a common preservative maintenance treatment. Here we will present the chapters discussed in these training courses.

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2012 Pavement Friction Restoration by the High Velocity Impact Method

May 2, 2012 - Austin, TX

The Pavement Preservation Strategies pavement friction restoration by the high velocity impact method was held at Center for Transportation Research in Austin on May 2. The workshop was jointly sponsored by Skidabrader and the Texas Pavement Preservation Center. Dr. Yetkin Yildirim talked about Pavement Preservation and Texture. Texture Friction and Texture overview was presented by Thomas J. Yager from NASA Langley Research Center. Garry Billiard, president of Skidabrader, gave a presentation on Friction and Texture Enhancement.

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2011 Pavement Preservation Strategies using Chipseal and FiberMat

February 15, 2011 - Austin, TX

The Pavement Preservation Strategies using Chipseal and FiberMat workshop was held at Center for Transportation Research in Austin on February 15. The workshop was jointly sponsored by Colas Solutions Inc. and the Texas Pavement Preservation Center. Dr. Yetkin Yildirim talked about Pavement Preservation and Chipsealing. FiberMat Demonstration - Beech Trail was presented by Tony Vasquez, from Bexar County Public Works. Nelson Wesenberg, sales/marketing manager, Colas Solutions Inc., gave a presentation on Introduction to FiberMat. And Pierre Peltier, from Terry Asphalt Materials, described Emulsions for Pavement Preservation.

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2010 Pavement Preservation Strategies with A-R

May 24, 2010 - Austin, TX

 

The Pavement Preservation Strategies with A-R Workshop was held on May 24th at the Center for Transportation Research at the University of Texas, Austin. The workshop was sponsored jointly by the Rubber Pavements Association and the Texas Pavement Preservation Center. The workshop included presentations by Dr. Yetkin Yildirim from the Texas Pavement Preservation Center on pavement preservation strategies, Gerald Peterson, a PG binder specialist from TxDOT, on TxDOT materials and specification, Douglas Carlson from the Rubber Pavements Association on the advantages of using recycled tire rubber in asphalt, and Maghsoud Tahmoressi from PaveTex Engineering on case studies of AR seal coats and thin overlays.

 

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2009 Hot In-Place Recycling
October 29, 2009 - Fort Worth, TX


The Hot In-Place Recycling (HIR) Open House and Workshop was held in Fort Worth on October 29. The workshop was jointly sponsored by Cutler Repaving, Inc., Martin Asphalt Company, the City of Fort Worth, FP2, and the Texas Pavement Preservation Center. The implementation methods and potential benefits of hot in-place recycling were presented by John Rathbun, and Bill O’Leary described the additives used in HIR. Yetkin Yildirim described HIR in relation to pavement preservation, and Najib Fares, infrastructure manager for the City of Fort Worth, described his first-hand experience with hot in-place recycling methods.


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2009 Regional TVAR Workshop
April 30, 2009 - Austin, TX


The TxDOT Regional Workshop on Transversely Varying Asphalt Rates (TVAR) was held in Austin on April 30. When applying seal coats, the asphalt rate can be varied across the width of the roadway in order to better address the needs of the existing pavement surface. The practice of TVAR can improve the performance of seal coats on pavements with flushed surfaces by adjusting the asphalt application rates to account for the difference between the wheel paths and the rest of the pavement. This workshop provided participants with detailed information regarding the use of TVAR, and concluded with a demonstration of the sand patch test – a valuable tool for the determination of proper asphalt rates.


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2008 TxAPA / TxDOT Seal Coat Conference
February 5-6, 2008 - Abilene, TX


The Texas Asphalt Pavement Association (TxAPA) and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) held their 2008 West Texas Regional Seal Coat Conferences on February 5-6, 2008 in Abilene, Texas. The conference is designed to provide seal coat inspectors, seal coat managers, and maintenance seal coat crews with a comprehensive overview of the current safest, and most efficient practices for seal coat operations. All of the presenters below worked hard to demonstrate how seal coats and seal coating affect Texas pavements and roads in the real world in order to improve road safety and increase our knowledge of pavement preservation methods.

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2007 Pavement Preservation Seminar
October 9-10, 2007 - Austin, TX


Presented in Conjunction with the 24rd Annual AGC of Texas Trade & Equipment Show

The 2007 Pavement Preservation Seminar was held at the Austin Convention Center in Austin , TX on Monday and Tuesday, October 8-9, in conjunction with the 24th Annual AGC of Texas Trade & Equipment Show. The seminar was co-sponsored by the Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association (AEMA), the Associated General Contractors of Texas (AGCTX), The Foundation for Pavement Preservation (FP2), the Texas Pavement Preservation Center (TPPC) and the University of Texas Center for Lifelong Engineering Education (CLEE). The seminar offered academic presentations on a variety of pavement preservation-related topics, including chip seals, characterization and selection of HMA mixes for thin asphalt overlays, the history and future of pavement preservation, and the use of the Ultra High-pressure Watercutter for restoring friction values to a roadway. Additionally, the seminar offered several panels with a number of expert speakers discussing such subjects as binder issues, aggregate issues, seal coat practices, and micro surfacing and slurry seals.

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Performance Based Maintenance Contract Seminar and Peer Exchange
March 19-21, 2007 - San Antonio, TX


The Performance Based Maintenance Contract Seminar and Peer Exchange, held on March 19-21, 2007 in San Antonio, Texas, focused on performance based maintenance contracts. Seminar and workshop proceedings included case studies from various state DOTs, a workshop on developing performance measures for contracts, a performance based maintenance contracting short course, and presentation of the recently completed NCHRP synthesis of international performance based contracting practices. Sponsors of the seminar and workshops included the American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHTO), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Transportation Research Board (TRB), and Texas Pavement Preservation Center (TPPC).

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2006 Pavement Preservation Seminar
October 2-3, 2006 - Austin, TX


Presented in Conjunction with the 23rd Annual AGC of Texas Trade & Equipment Show

The 2006 Pavement Preservation Seminar was held on Monday and Tuesday, October 2-3, 2006 at the Austin Convention Center in conjunction with the 23rd Annual Association of General Contractors of Texas Trade & Equipment Show. Sponsors for the Seminar were the Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association (AEMA), the Associated General Contractors of Texas (AGC), the Foundation for Pavement Preservation (FP2), the Texas Pavement Preservation Center (TPPC), and the UT Center for Lifelong Engineering Education (CLEE). The seminar offered an excellent overview of the concepts, techniques and materials involved in pavement preservation, with a particular emphasis on preventive maintenance. Seminar topics included asphalt overlays, scrub and fog seals, crack sealing techniques and materials, chip seal best practices, recyled asphalt pavement, hot-in-place recycling, micro-surfacing and slurry seals, and pavement management systems.

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2006 TxAPA / TxDOT Seal Coat Conference
April 26-27, 2006 - Waco, TX


The Texas Asphalt Pavement Association (TxAPA) held their Seal Coat Conference on April 26-27, 2006 at the Waco Convention Center. The conference attracted approximately 300 attendees. The Association serves the needs of hot mix asphalt producers, contractors, liquid asphalt suppliers, and firms interested in improving and growing the hot mix asphalt industry. TxAPA consistently provides services and information to keep the industry on the competitive edge. A major goal of the organization is to provide training for design, testing, and management of hot mix asphalt materials.

For more information visit Newsletter 3 / Summer 2006

 


Center for Transportation Research “Navigating Costs” Symposium
April 4, 2006 – Austin, TX


CTR hosted its annual symposium, “Navigating Costs,” on April 4, 2006 at The University of Texas at Austin. CTR researchers addressed a variety of timely topics. Presentations were followed by a tour of the UT Microelectronics Lab. Keynote speaker Dr. William Buechner, Vice President of Economics and Research for the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) in Washington, D.C., discussed recent developments and the future outlook of highway construction costs. In addition to presentations, exhibitions of current research projects were displayed. The Texas Pavement Preservation Center (TPPC) gave a video presentation on the definition and economic benefits of pavement preservation as well as pavement preservation treatment types and procedures.

For more information visit www.utexas.edu/research/ctr.


First National Conference on Roadway Pavement Preservation
October 31-November 1, 2005 - Kansas City, MO

Transportation Research Board (TRB), a division of the National Research Council that serves as an independent advisor to the federal government on scientific and technical questions of national importance, organized the First National Conference on Roadway Pavement Preservation in conjunction with joint sessions. The conference was held in Kansas City, Missouri on October 31-November 3, 2005.

The First National Conference on Roadway Pavement Preservation addressed all aspects of successfully implemented roadway pavement preservation activities, including management, engineering, economics, the establishment of strategic performance goals, and the implementation of routine maintenance, preventive maintenance, and minor rehabilitation activities.

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Pavement Preservation Seminar
October 4, 2005Austin, TX

The 2005 Pavement Preservation Seminar was held on October 4, 2005 at the Austin Convention Center in conjunction with the Texas Association of General Contractors Trade and Equipment Show. The sponsors for the Seminar were FP2, Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association, Associated General Contractors of Texas , the Center for Transportation Research, and the Center for Lifelong Engineering Education. Approximately 150 people from governmental and state agencies, professionals from industry and academia attended the seminar.

The seminar gave attendees an excellent overview of the concepts, techniques and materials involved in Pavement Preservation. The UT College of Engineering offered Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and a Certification of Completion for attendance.

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