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NRRA Pavement Workshop

2020 NRRA Pavement Workshop

Read our announcement about the cancelation of the in-person workshop.

Webinars

This is a complete calendar of events to replace the in-person workshop activities.

All times listed are in central time zone.

These webinars will be recorded and made available on our YouTube channel for those unable to attend.

MAY

Rigid Team Meeting - Extended Project Updates
May 13 | Watch recording on YouTube
"Principles of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Its Application in Geotechnical and Pavement Engineering" (Geotech Team)
Tuesday, May 19 | View the presentation slides (pdf) from this webinar

Instructors: William J. Likos (UW-Madison), Bora Cetin (MSU), John Siekmeier (MnDOT), Raul Velasquez (MnDOT), and Terry Beaudry (MnDOT)

JUNE

Flexible Team Meeting - Extended Project Updates
Wednesday, June 3
Rigid Team Meeting - Extended Project Updates
Wednesday, June 3
Preventive Maintenance Team Meeting - Extended Project Updates
Wednesday, June 3
"Paver Technology to Solve Segregation and Smoothness Issues" (ICT Team Session 1)
Thursday, June 18

Speakers: Laikram Narsingh (Wirtgen Group), Henry Polk (BoMag), Todd Mansell (CAT)

"Innovations in Concrete Pavements" (Rigid Team)
Wednesday, June 24

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Ph.D. (Iowa State)

"The Latest in Design Procedures for Rigid Pavements" (Rigid Team)
Wednesday, June 24

Speakers: Julie Vandenbossche, Ph.D. (UPitt) and Lev Khazanovich, Ph.D. (UPitt)

  • PittRigid
  • BCOA-ME
  • UBOLDesign

JULY

"Intelligent Construction Technologies (ICT) and What We Learned" (ICT Team Session 2)
Wednesday, July 8

Moderator: George Chang, Ph.D. (The Transtec Group)

  • State Update: Continuous Asphalt Compaction Assessment using Dielectric Profile Method with Craig Landefeld (Ohio DOT)
  • Improving Workmanship using the Paver Mounted Thermal Profile Method with Craig Landefeld (Ohio DOT) and Ed Morison (Shelly and Sands)
  • Florida DOT’s Experience with e-Ticketing with Richard Hewitt (Florida DOT)
Research Pays Off: Pavement Workshop Speaker
"Development of a Sustainable Procurement Roadmap using Life Cycle Assessment based Environmental Product Declarations"
Tuesday, July 21

Speaker: Amlan Mukherjee, Ph.D., P.E, Michigan Technical University

AUGUST

"Best Practices of AMG Milling and Paving from Design to Construction" (ICT Team Session 3)
Wednesday, August 12

Speakers: Kyle Klasen (WSB and Associates), Thomas Abell (Ziegler | CAT), Dan Schellhammer (Midstate Reclamation & Trucking, Inc.)
Moderator: Curt Turgeon (MnDOT)

SEPTEMBER

ICT Team Meeting - Extended Project Updates
Thursday, September 3

Speaker: Choon Park, Ph.D. (Park Seismic) – Seismic Approach to Quality Management of Asphalt Pavements

Research Pays Off: Pavement Workshop Speaker: "The Federal Highway Administration’s Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center and Pavement Research"
Tuesday, September 15

Speaker: Cheryl Allen Richter, Ph.D., P.E., FHWA

ICT Team Meeting - Extended Project Updates
Wednesday, September 30 | 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for this event
Speakers: Soheil Nazarian, Ph.D. (UTEP) and George Chang, Ph.D. (The Transtec Group) – Evaluation of Levels 3-4 Intelligent Compaction Measurement Values (ICMV) for Soils Subgrade and Aggregate Subbase Compaction