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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

"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 | Watch recording on YouTube
Rigid Team Meeting - Extended Project Updates
Wednesday, June 3 | 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Preventive Maintenance Team Meeting - Extended Project Updates
Wednesday, June 3 | 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
"Paver Technology to Solve Segregation and Smoothness Issues" (ICT Team Session 1)
Thursday, June 18 | 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

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

"Innovations in Concrete Pavements" (Rigid Team)
Wednesday, June 24 | 10 - 11 a.m.

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

"The Latest in Design Procedures for Rigid Pavements" (Rigid Team)
Wednesday, June 24 | 1 - 2:25 p.m.

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

  • PittRigid (20 min. presentation + 5 minutes for questions)
  • BCOA-ME (20 min. presentation + 5 minutes for questions)
  • UBOLDesign (20 min. presentation + 5 minutes for questions)

JULY

"Intelligent Construction Technologies (ICT) and What We Learned" (ICT Team Session 2)
Wednesday, July 8 | 10 - 11:30 a.m.

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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 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 | 10 - 11 a.m

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

AUGUST

ICT Team Meeting - Extended Project Updates
Thursday, August 6 | 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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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

"Best Practices of AMG Milling and Paving from Design to Construction" (ICT Team Session 3)
Wednesday, August 12 | 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

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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 10 | 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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

Research Pays Off: Pavement Workshop Speaker
Tuesday, September 15 | 10 - 11 a.m

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Speaker: Cheryl Richter, FHWA