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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-14-009
Date: December 2013
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Looking for the latest on in-place recycling? The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) National Highway Institute (NHI) offers a newly updated “Asphalt Pavement In-Place Recycling Techniques” course (Course No. FHWA-NHI-131050) to help highway agencies implement sustainable and cost-effective alternatives to traditional rehabilitation practices. When using in-place recycling, the existing pavement materials are reused for the new pavement.
Developed in partnership with the Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Association, the course combines 2 online training modules with 2 days of instructor-led classroom sessions. Participants will learn how to select the appropriate in-place recycling technique for a given set of conditions, including different traffic levels, pavement conditions, and environments; choose the appropriate materials for the project and develop the mix design; develop suitable specifications, including method specifications and performance specifications; and effectively construct the pavement. Techniques covered are hot-in-place recycling, cold-in-place recycling, and full-depth reclamation.
“This training is a step forward in helping participants better understand the benefits of in-place recycling technologies for asphalt pavements,” said Lee Gallivan of FHWA.
The two online modules introduce pavement evaluation techniques and the three potential recycling techniques, along with the types of equipment commonly used for each. Participants then attend the 2-day classroom session, which focuses on project and technique selection, materials and mix design, construction specifications, and how to address issues that may affect the constructability of a project.
The course is designed for State and local transportation agency engineers and other personnel responsible for asphalt pavement maintenance, resurfacing, rehabilitation, and reconstruction projects. Contractors, consulting engineers, and industry personnel involved in asphalt pavement in-place recycling will also benefit from the training.
For information on scheduling the course, visit www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov and select “Search for a Course.” The course fee is $400 per person, with a minimum class size of 20 and a maximum of 30. For additional information on the course content, contact Lee Gallivan at FHWA, 317-226-7493 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
FHWA’s “Asphalt Pavement In-Place Recycling Techniques” course guides highway agencies in recycling existing pavement materials for use in a new pavement.
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