The NCAT Pavement Test Track has been used by state DOTs to execute innovative, relevant, and implementable research for over 20 years. Three primary focus areas have included mix/materials (i.e., what is ideal for each layer), structural pavement design (i.e., what thickness is required to prevent expensive, deep distresses), and pavement preservation (i.e., what surface options can provide the lowest possible life cycle cost). Virgin, low RAP, high RAP, and 100 percent RAP options have been explored. Cost effective combinations of these options are often possible in the commercial market for new construction and/or maintenance/rehabilitation of existing facilities in a manner that may not be possible yet in agency work. Profitable solutions that provide both customer value and sustainability that have been vetted at the NCAT Pavement Test Track and within the NCAT+MnROAD Pavement Research Partnership are reviewed in this presentation.
Top 3 Takeaways for Attendees:
1) Value engineering commercial projects can improve sustainability for clients and profitability for paving contractors;
2) Targeted use of virgin, reclaimed, and recycled materials can lower cost and improve performance; and
3) Mix additives and custom binders have the potential to reduce thickness and expedite construction.
**Please note, If you want to receive RCEP credit, you must fill out the following fields in your registration: name, address, city, state, country and zip code.**
Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). APA/NAPA’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.