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NRRA Pavement Workshop 2018

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NRRA Pavement Workshop 2018

Download the Brochure (PDF, 5 MB)

The dates for next year's workshop will be May 22-23, 2019, so save the date.

In the agenda below, there are links to all of the powerpoint decks used by our speakers.

There are also Skype recordings (audio and slides synced) of the presentations embedded into the agenda.

Agenda

May 23

May 24--St. Paul, MN

7:30

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00

Welcome
Glenn Engstrom (moderator)

8:10

Gene Skok Scholarship Awards
Joe Labuz (University of Minnesota)

8:15

National Perspective of Mike Anderson 
Skok Distinguished Speaker

R. Michael Anderson (Asphalt Institute)

9:00

Reflections on 34 years of Pavement Engineering

Rohrbach Distinguished Speaker

Dave Rettner (American Engineering Testing)

Skype Recording (Audio and Powerpoint)

9:30

Break / Exhibits
(visit the NRRA members during the break)

10:15

NRRA Workshop Summary 
Benefits of the NCAT / MnROAD Partnership

Ben Worel (MnDOT)
Buzz Powell (NCAT)

Skype Recording (Audio and Powerpoint)

10:45

MnROAD Construction Associate Member Testimonials 
John Roberts (International Grooving and Grinding Assoc)
Soheil Nazarian (Univ. of El Paso, Center for Transp. Infrastructure)
David White (Ingios)

Luke Pinkerton (Helix)
Skype Recording (Audio and Powerpoint)

11:30

Lunch

12:30

Technical Talk –  Future Technologies (PDF)
Bryan Downing (CAT Paving Products)

1:00

State Member Testimonial 
John Donahue (MoDOT)
John Senger (IDOT)

Barry Paye (WisDOT) (no powerpoint)

Skype Recording (Audio and Powerpoint)

1:30

NRRA Future Goals and Direction
Glenn Engstrom

1:45

Break / Exhibits

2:15 -4:15 Concurrent Research Tracks

2:15

Geotechnical Team (Room 1)
Moderator – John Siekmeier

Recent frost depth/protection research
Bora Cetin (Iowa State University)

Skype Recording (Audio and Powerpoint)


Frost Depth Estimation and Mitigation
Steve Henrichs  (MnDOT)

Skype Recording (Audio and Powerpoint)


Pavement Foundation Construction Quality Assurance and Process Control
Dave White (Ingios)

Skype Recording (Audio and Powerpoint)


Quantifying Moisture in Granular Materials for Mechanistic Pavement Design

Soheil Nazarian (Univ. of El Paso, Center for Transp. Infrastructure)

Skype Recording (Audio and Powerpoint)

Flexible Team (Room 2)
Moderator – Brandon Brever (MAPA)

Overlay Study
Eshan Dave (Univ. of New Hampshire)
Cold Central Plant Recycling
Dave Rettner (AET)
IFIT and Illinois experience
Brian Pfeifer (IDOT) 

Future of asphalt binder specifications
Andy Cascione (Flint Hills Resources)

Rigid Team (Room 3)
Moderator - Charles Wienrank (IDOT)
Evaluation of the Benefits From Structural Fibers in Thin Concrete Pavements
Manik Barman (University of Minnesota Duluth)

Skype Recording (Audio and Powerpoint)


Concrete Overlay Performance on Iowa’s Roadways
Gordon Smith (CP Tech Center at Iowa State University)

Skype Recording (Audio and Powerpoint)


10-year Anniversary of the Route D Unbonded Concrete Overlay, Oldest US Project With Geotextile Interlayer
John Donahue (MoDOT)

Skype Recording (Audio and Powerpoint)


Reliability Analysis of MnDOT’s Concrete Rehabilitation Sections

Bernard Izevbekhai (MnDOT)

Skype Recording (Audio and Powerpoint)

Preventive Maintenance Team (Room 4)
Moderator – Jerry Geib (MnDOT)

Maintaining Poor Pavements
Joe Korzilius (SRF Consulting)
Skype Recording (Audio and Powerpoint)

PCC Patching
Justin Lashley (Braun Intertec)

Skype Recording (Audio and Powerpoint)


Diamond grinding and lightly surfaced roads
Joe Korzilius

Skype Recording (Audio and Powerpoint)


IDIQ of PCC pavement (no Powerpoint)

Phil Ruffus (MoDOT)

Skype Recording (Audio and Powerpoint)

4:15

Adjourn

4:30
6:30

Closing Reception
Refreshments and appetizers