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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

BY ANDREW CROW
President, FP 2 Inc.

At PPRS NICE 2018,
AASHTO Puts Priority
on Pavement, Asset Management

T

hose in the pavement preservation community able
to travel to France March 26-28 for the world's biggest event in pavement preservation-the Pavement
Preservation & Recycling Summit Nice 2018-heard a
groundbreaking presentation that takes the acceptance of preservation principles in this country to a whole new level.
There, in a keynote address during the opening plenary session
March 26, American Association of State Highway & Transportation
Officials executive director Bud Wright said for state DOTs from
coast-to-coast, pavement preservation and asset management
are here to stay.
"State DOTs are directing their energy and efforts toward
maintaining the existing system and operating that system as
efficiently as possible," Wright told over 1,200 delegates from
around the world. "We have entered the era of asset management
and system operation."
For quite a while, we at FP2 Inc. have maintained the themes he
articulated. Now we see the principles of pavement preservation
and asset management that we have supported for over 25 years
have risen to the a very high priority at the most important institution in surface transportation, AASHTO.
WHAT IS AASHTO?
AASHTO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing
highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, D.C.,
and Puerto Rico. It represents all five transportation modes: air,
highways, public transportation, rail, and water.
AASHTO serves as a liaison between state departments of
transportation and federal government agencies. More important,
AASHTO is an international leader in setting technical standards
for all phases of highway system development, issuing standards
for design, construction of highways and bridges, materials, and
many other areas.
As such, it's the "tip of the spear" in getting new technologies
and processes accepted by state DOTs, and by extension, the
municipalities, counties and townships that take their cues from
their home state road agency. AASHTO's full embrace of preservation and asset management-as articulated at PPRS-is welcome
news to the pavement preservation community that supports FP2.

SURFACE TREATMENTS NAMED
To stress how pavement preservation treatments prolong road
life cycles, Wright gave "shout outs" to the wide-ranging variety
of applications.
"Two major strategies include the use of chip seals and micro
surfacing," Wright told the international audience. "More than
80 percent of state DOTs recently surveyed said they were using
chip seals on their state highway systems. And, 70 percent of
states surveyed reported using micro surfacing on their networks."
He stated the use of fog seals has boomed, as have preservation
treatments for concrete pavements. "States are using diamond
grinding to smooth concrete and improve the vehicle's ride quality, as well as joint repairing, full and partial depth patching and
dowel bar retrofit projects to extend the surface life of concrete
roadways," Wright said.
Lastly, U.S. implementation of asset management and performance management has presented the states with several lessons
learned, he said.
"Most states have learned that they must include preservation
while the pavement is still sound to fully extend the pavement service life," he said. "That is the case for bridges as well. Preservation
must begin while the structures are still in good shape."
And he described how application of advanced pavement preservation methods can be applied to high-volume roadways, not just
two-lane blacktops. "Through technologies that include polymer
modified emulsions, lightweight aggregates, and rubber modified
chip seals, states are able to address maintenance concerns on
even our most heavily traveled routes," Wright said.
Both AASHTO and FP2 financially support the National Center
for Pavement Preservation's Transportation System Preservation
Technical Services Program (TSP∙2), which provides essential
technology transfer to state and local road programs, so we've
known of AASHTO's interest in pavement preservation for as
long time.
What's rewarding now is to see AASHTO's interest in preservation articulated on such a grand scale. Bud Wright has shared
his presentation for this issue, and it follows this editorial with
images from PPRS NICE 2018. We hope you will enjoy it as much
as we did.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018

President’s Message
PPRS Nice 2018: U.S. in Era of Asset Management, Pavement Preservation, Says Aashto’s Wright
Measuring Sustainability of Preservation and Eco-Efficiency of Cape Seals
Dedicated, Consistent Funding for World-Class Preservation Programs
As Loadings Rise, Preservation Data Gathers
‘Green’ Antistrip Offers Option in Pennsylvania
AEMA + ARRA + ISSA = PPRA
Profiles in Preservation: Surprises in Emulsions
Index of Advertisers
Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018 - Intro
Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018 - cover1
Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018 - cover2
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018 - President’s Message
Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018 - PPRS Nice 2018: U.S. in Era of Asset Management, Pavement Preservation, Says Aashto’s Wright
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018 - Measuring Sustainability of Preservation and Eco-Efficiency of Cape Seals
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018 - 21
Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018 - Dedicated, Consistent Funding for World-Class Preservation Programs
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018 - 24
Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018 - As Loadings Rise, Preservation Data Gathers
Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018 - 26
Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018 - ‘Green’ Antistrip Offers Option in Pennsylvania
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018 - 30
Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018 - 31
Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018 - AEMA + ARRA + ISSA = PPRA
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018 - 34
Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018 - Profiles in Preservation: Surprises in Emulsions
Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018 - 36
Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018 - Index of Advertisers
Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018 - 38
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