Session 1:  May 17 11-1:15 EDT                 “Opening Session”                                                                         Moderator – Judith Corley-Lay, NCPP

This session will “kick-off” the national conference, with opening remarks from the chairman of the TSP2 Oversight panel. The current chairman of FP2 will discuss status and issues associated with infrastructure legislation, particularly those relating to pavement preservation.  A representative of FHWA will discuss their program initiatives related to preservation, including the Pavement Preservation Guide and Strategic Plan.  A keynote address by Carlos Braceras will highlight the importance of pavement preservation in meeting agency goals for “state of good repair” and infrastructure health targets.

Welcome – George Conner, TSP2 and AASHTO Maintenance Committee Chair
FP2 Update – Tim Harrawood, FP2
FHWA Update – Hari Kalla, FHWA
Keynote Address – Carlos Braceras, UT DOT

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Session 2:  May 17 2:30pm -4:30pm EDT               “Equipment and Placement Process”                     Moderator – Jim Moulthrop, FP2                

This session is intended to introduce attendees to the sequential types of equipment and process needed to achieve quality treatments.  The session will open with a presentation on control systems.  After that, industry sponsors will use photographs/slides or videos to walk attendees through the process of placing the most common preservation treatments.  This is currently expected to include crack treatments, chip seals, micro surfacing and slurry seals, ultra-thin bonded wearing course, thin lift asphalt overlays and other treatments (concrete preservation, HIP, CIP, etc).

The planned program includes the following:

Advancing Preservation Though Control Systems – Scott Bergkamp, Bergkamp Inc.
All the Equipment Needed to Place Quality Projects
Crack Treatments – Bryan Darling, Crafco
Chip Seal – Jordan Tarsovich, Slurry Pavers, Inc.
Micro Surfacing/Slurry Seals – Scott Metcalf, Ergon
UTBWC – Robert Betsold, All States Materials Group
Thin Lift Asphalt Overlay – Jason Dietz, FHWA
Hot in Place Recycling – Brian Hansen, Cutler
Diamond Grinding – John Roberts, IGGA
Full Depth Repair – Matt Ross, CTS Cement
Question and Answers

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Session 3:  May 18 11-1:15 EDT                 Pavement Preservation Basics                                                   Moderator – John Senger, Illinois DOT

This session opens with a “top 10” list of components for a successful preservation program, allowing attendees to assess the strengths of their programs and areas for improvement.  Following this, the session includes an introduction to the major preservation treatments for both asphalt and concrete pavements.  The final presentation focuses on using the available data to make decisions.

Case Study: Transverse Pavement Profile Certification Results – Lauren Tran, Pathway Services, Inc.
Keys to a Successful Preservation Program – Jon Wilcoxson
Asphalt Treatments – Larry Tomkins, Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc.
Concrete Treatments – Larry Scofield, IGGA/ACPA
Using Available Data to Make Decisions – Charles Pilson, Kercher Group
Questions and Answers

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Session 4:  May 18, 2021 2:30 to 4:45 pm EDT    “Asphalt Emulsions”                                                           Moderator – Todd Shields, Indiana DOT

This session introduces attendees to the key definitions relative to emulsions and their importance to many preservation treatments.  The session moves beyond the basics to discuss modifiers and their types and purposes.  A discussion of the manufacturing process is followed by sampling and testing methods.  Finally, the introduction to emulsions is concluded with a presentation on handling and laydown to achieve a quality project.

Emulsion 101 – Chris Lubbers, Kraton Polymers
Modifiers – C.J. DuBois, Dow
Manufacturing – Andrew Braham, University of Arkansas
Sampling and Testing –Shelly Cowley
Handling and Laydown – Phil Blankenship
Questions and Answers

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Session 5:  May 19, 2021 11-1:15 pm EDT             “Concrete Pavement Preservation”                                  Moderator – Kim Schofield, Washington DOT

This session will include presentations on the most common treatments for concrete pavement preservation.  These include partial depth repairs for concrete spalling, full depth repairs for damage that is too extensive or deep for partial depth repairs, joint sealing to eliminate water intrusion in joints and dowel bar retrofit to restore load transfer across the joints.  Diamond grinding is frequently the final treatment prior to joint sealing and improves ride quality.

Partial Depth Repairs – Mike Nelson, IN DOT
Full Depth Repairs – John Donahue, MO DOT
Joint Sealing – Kurt Smith, APTech
Dowel Bar Retrofit – Linda Pierce, NCE
Diamond Grinding – John Roberts, IGGA
Questions and Answers

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Session 6:  May 19, 2021 2:30-4:45 pm EDT          “Pavement Recycling”                                                                  Moderator – Kevin Robertson, Arizona DOT

This session begins with a presentation on project selection, as proper project selection is key to a successful project.  Following this presentation is a series of presentations on hot in place recycling, cold in place recycling and cold central plant recycling.  The session also includes a presentation on best practices for managing RAP stockpiles.

Project Selection – Steve Cross, ARRA
Hot in Place – Todd Gonser, Cutler Repaving
Cold in Place – Jason Wielinski, Asphalt Materials Inc.
Cold Central Plant – Steve Cross, ARRA
Best Practices for RAP Stockpile Management – Don Matthews, Pavement Recycling Systems
Questions and Answers

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Session 7:  May 20, 2021 11-1:15 pm EDT             “Preservation Related Research”                                             Moderator – Adriana Vargas, NCAT

This session will update attendees on recent and ongoing research related to pavement preservation.  This includes the performance studies at NCAT and MnROAD, several NCHRP projects, development of cracking definitions that are suitable for automated crack measurements, advances in 3-D imaging for pavement distress, and development of performance-related specification for emulsified asphalt binder.

Case Study:  Boosting the Accuracy of VDOT’s Pavement Data. – Michael Robson, Fugro
Advances in 3-D Automated Distress – James Tsai, Georgia Tech
NCAT and MnROAD Updates – Buzz Powell, NCAT
Impacts of Preservation Treatments on Pavement Performance – Gonzalo Rada
Cracking Definitions – Kelvin Wang, Oklahoma State
National Performance-Related Specifications for Emulsified Asphalt Binder – Mike Anderson, Asphalt Institute
Questions and Answers

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Session 8:  May 20, 2021 2:30 pm -4:45 pm EDT                 “Training, Certification and Accreditation”          Moderator – Robert Blight, New Jersey DOT

This session includes a variety of topics relating to training, certification, and accreditation.  Minnesota DOT has developed knowledge books to assure transfer of information when retirement or position vacancies occur.  TSP2 Pavement Preservation Certification is being updated to include online testing as well as an option for Spanish language exams for contractors.  The AASHTO laboratory accreditation process will be presented.  Two training programs are included:  Kentucky’s preservation training program, and training for local agencies in California.

MNDOT Knowledge Books – Gordy Bruhn, MN DOT
TSP2 Pavement Preservation Certification – Neal Galehouse, NCPP
AASHTO Laboratory Accreditation – Amanda Moser and Jon McCabe, AASHTO
Kentucky Training Program – Chad Shive, KY Transportation Cabinet
Training for Local Agencies in California – John Harvey, UC Davis
Questions and Answers

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Session 9:  May 21, 2021 11:00 – 1:15 pm EDT                    “Local Agency Approaches”                        Moderator – Eric Thibodeau, New Hampshire DOT

This session is focused on local agencies and begins with a presentation on how to integrate preservation into local agency programs.  The impact and value of preservation for municipalities, counties and local agencies are presented by those working in these areas.  The final presentation focuses on ow to build a successful local program.

Integrating Preservation into Local Agency Programs – Aaron Gerber, Kercher Group
Impact of Pavement Preservation on Municipalities – Chris McGee, City of Raleigh
Value of Pavement Preservation to County Agencies – Todd Kinney, Clinton County
The Importance of Preservation to Local Agencies – Austin Potts, Polk County
Building Successful Local Programs – Richard Turner, Charleston County
Questions and Answers

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National Center for Pavement Preservation