Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020

Impact of the Pandemic on Our Roads: A Local Perspective


11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT (12:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT)


Speakers will be:

Brittany Kohler, Legislative Director, Transportation and Infrastructure, National League of Cities Pat Kennedy, Engineering Manager, Asset Management, Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, City and County of Denver, CO Dr. Angela Hager, Engineering Specialist, Asset Management, Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, City and County of Denver, CO Jerry Dankbar, Street Maintenance Superintendent, Department of Public Works-Street Maintenance, City of Roseville, CA


Thursday, Sept. 30, 2020

Fort Erie, Ont.

Ahead of the Curve Webinar: Informed Decision-Making in Light of Budget Restrictions


12 noon-1 p.m. CDT (1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT)


On Tuesday, Sept. 22, the Pavement Preservation & Recycling Alliance (PPRA) will conduct an Ahead of the Curve Webinar: Informed Decision-Making in Light of Budget Restrictions, focusing on how Fort Erie, Ont., — across the Niagara River from Buffalo — was able to upgrade its pavement condition index to an acceptable level.

Registrants to this free webinar will learn how Fort Erie, a municipality in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada, with 30,000 residents, brought its road network back to life from an estimated PCI of 55 in 2013 to today’s healthy network at 78 PCI.

In this webinar, participants will learn tools and concepts from Kelly Walsh, Fort Erie’s manager of engineering, along with Neil Roberts, and Roozebeh Rashedi Ph.D, P.Eng., the asset management consultants behind the significant change and improvement.

Presenters will walk through applicable and relevant tools found on RoadResource.org, so viewers can begin putting the same principles to use in their own communities and begin building stronger road networks today.

Pavement Preservation Partnership (PPP) Webinars

This fall AASHTO’s Transportation System Preservation Technical Services Program (TSP∙2) — administered by the National Center for Pavement Preservation (NCPP) — will be conducting webinars for each of its four regional pavement preservation partnerships. Each of the four partnerships is “sponsoring” one webinar, the content for which came from their agendas. Content will be selected so there will be no repeats of presentations, and all webinars are open to everyone nationally.

These webinars were developed from existing agenda topics planned for in-person 2020 TSP·2 partnership meetings and are being hosted on the GoToWebinar platform. Each webinar will be 90 minutes long and will include time at the end of the session for questions and answers. They are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. CDT (2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT).

Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) will be offered through Michigan State University to registered participants needing professional development hours.  If you are unable to attend the webinar, a recorded copy will be posted in the TSP·2 Video Library.

We hope you will join NCPP for the 2020 TSP·2 Pavement Preservation Webinar Series. If you have any questions, please reach out to us by email at ncpp@egr.msu.edu.

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2020

Rocky Mountain West PPP


Use of RAP in Surface Treatments
Greg Duncan, Applied Pavement Technology

ASTM D8260 Mastic Application
Michael Guymon & Tom Cannon, Maxwell Products

New Mexico In-House Chip Seal Program
Lisa Vega, New Mexico DOT

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020

Midwestern PPP


Micro Surfacing Issues and How Illinois DOT Fixed Them
John Senger, Illinois DOT

What Went Wrong? A Case Study in Chip Seal Failure
Todd Shields, Indiana DOT

Alternate Delivery Methods of Pavement Preservation
Stacey Smith, P.E., Missouri DOT

Monday, Nov. 9, 2020

Southeast PPP


Rejuvenators: Types, Intent and Process
Chris Lubbers, Kraton Polymers

Scrub Seal Best Practices
Stan Williams, Ergon

Panel Discussion on Implementing Preservation
Sarah Tamayo, Arkansas DOT

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020

Northeast PPP

J-Band Treatment to Eliminate/Reduce Centerline Joint Opening
Bobby Betsold, All States Materials Group and Marcy Lucas, PennDOT

Good Construction Practices for Thinlays
Greg Harder, Asphalt Institute

What Could/Should You Do for Pavement Evaluation Before Treatment?
David Peshkin, Applied Pavement Technology


Cold In-place Recycling (CIR) and Cold Central Plant Recycling (CCPR)

September 17, 2020

Cold In-place Recycling (CIR) and Cold Central Plant Recycling (CCPR) are pavement rehabilitation techniques in which reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) is utilized to produce a high performing pavement layer. This presentation by FHWA’s Jason Dietz will educate webinar participants on project selection guidelines, construction processes, equipment and materials. Example CIR and CCPR projects overviews will also be included to demonstrate how these technologies have been used on state highways.

Effective Advocacy in a Virtual World: FAST Act Re-authorization and Beyond

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020

With the latest highway reauthorization bill, the FAST Act, set to expire at the end of the month FP2‘s Pavement Preservation Advocacy Webinars — held in conjunction with the Pavement Preservation & Recycling Alliance (PPRA) — will bring you up-to-date on the latest activity and give you insight into the best way to continue to advocate on behalf of pavement preservation. While advocacy has changed during the pandemic, learn how you can effectively educate your elected representatives about the value and importance of pavement preservation.

The panel discussion will include Laura Perrotta, president of the Highway Users Alliance, who will provide an update on congressional actions surrounding the FAST Act, as well as some tips on how to be effective when lobbying virtually. Scott Bergkamp, president of FP2 Inc. and of Bergkamp, Inc. — who recently hosted a plant tour illustrating first-hand why pavement preservation is important to Kansas — will discuss tips for hosting policy-makers. And Lauren Orndorff, legislative aide to Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), will discuss effective ways to educate staffers virtually.

The Damn Roads Still Need Fixing

April 23, 2020

A stream of the April 23, 2020, live webinar, The Damn Roads Still Need Fixing — sponsored by FP2 Inc., the Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association (AEMA), Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association (ARRA), and International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA) as the Pavement Preservation & Recycling Alliance (PPRA) — now is available for viewing. This important presentation provides background for expressing road needs and is essential viewing during this year’s surface transportation reauthorization battle, especially in the context of a potential major infrastructure funding bill. See the one-hour presentation.

To follow up, FP2 has posted three documents that will support your outreach to elected officials to set up job site or manufacturing plant visits, or local or Washington D.C. office visits. We also provide Talking Points for communicating with legislators. Visit our Talking Points web page, download the files, and let us know if you reach out to your legislators … we can help!