The use of warm mix asphalt (WMA), reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP), and reclaimed asphalt shingles (RAS) has significantly increased in recent years as a result of construction costs and environmental issues. This course is designed to provide information useful for making decisions about the use of WMA, high RAP, and RAS and for designing mixes that include these products. Information will be provided on testing, performance, and cost for each of these processes. This course will be very useful for individuals involved in the HMA industry, including material producers, contractors, consultants, and various agency personnel.
Goals and Objectives:
The purpose of this 3-day workshop is to provide a basic understanding of the advantages of using WMA, high RAP, and RAS and to provide guidance in material testing and mix design.
This course consists of 3 days of intensive lectures, laboratory demonstrations, and hands-on training on use of WMA, high RAP, and RAS. The course will be split between classroom lectures and hands-on work using these products in the laboratory. There will also be an optional tour of the NCAT Pavement Test Track to observe the performance of test sections using WMA and high RAP.
A brief outline of the course follows:
Overview and discussion of WMA technologies
Sources and control of RAP and RAS
Mix design procedures
Performance tests: discussion of procedures
Production and placement of WMA/RAP/RAS
Guidance for field quality control/quality assurance
Observed performance of high RAP/RAS mixes
Observed performance of WMA mixes
Class exercise: economics of WMA/RAP/RAS
Proposed guide specifications for high RAP, WMA, etc.
Status of implementation and open discussion
Laboratory and Test Track:
Handling various WMA technologies: foaming, chemical, organic
Performance test: observe performance test equipment and operation in the lab
Material testing and mix design
Tour of test track to see WMA and high RAP mixes (optional)
Each participant will be provided a binder containing a print-out of all of the PowerPoint presentations and a CD containing the same.
Fees, Refunds, and Deadline:
The registration fee of $800 includes the training program, course materials, and breaks. Pre-payment is required, and must be received no later than 10 days prior to the start date of the course begins. Cancellations made up to 10 days prior to the start date of the course will result in a complete refund of registration fee. No refunds will be provided for a cancellation after that date. Please register no later than 10 days prior to the start of the course, so we can have enough materials on hand and have nametags created.
The costs for housing, food and transportation are the responsibility of each participant. NCAT will assist the participant in locating suitable hotel accommodations.
Continuing Education Credits:
The course will provide 2.4 CEUs or 24 Professional Development Hours.
This course will be located at NCAT's main research facility in the Auburn Technology Park in Auburn, AL.
To obtain more information on this course, please contact:
Stacie Hunter (email@example.com)
National Center for Asphalt Technology
277 Technology Parkway
Auburn, AL 36830, USA
Phone: (334) 844-6202
Fax: (334) 844-6248