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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE By Rod Birdsall President, FP2 Inc. Private Sector Must Take Lead to Grow Preservation Business T he growth of the business of pavement preservation is dependent on many factors, all of which we as an industry either control or impact in some manner. Every project begins with planning and design, and good specifications to support the work. Then comes utilization of the best materials, equipment and workmanship. And of course the project must be adequately funded. To sustain this kind of work, the growth of the pavement preservation business will be totally dependent on industry to take the lead. We need to develop materials and processes that meet our customers' needs, and then partner with them. FP 2 Active in PreservAtion reseArch FP2 Inc. takes an active role in pavement preservation research. These efforts are critical to the future growth and development our business. The multiple treatments that have been placed at the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) track, low-volume Lee Road 159 in rural Alabama, and high-volume U.S. 280 in Alabama are providing a strong research "southern climate" base line that will benefit the industry in the future. Along with this summer's "northern climate" MnROAD-administered projects of Minnesota U.S. 169 and Mille Lacs County Road 8, the stage is set to frame the future of pavement preservation. Clearly there are products and processes on these roads that are not used universally throughout our industry. This long term research and the commitment of FP2 and 17 states to fund the research is truly a long-term partnership. The resulting long-term results - with the ability to determine the life-extending values of pavement preservation - are critical to our continuous efforts to demonstrate the value and sustainability of pavement preservation. imProving Products, Processes But what we've done so far is not enough. We also need to partner with agencies in developing and framing research needs statements. More importantly, every private sector company in our pavement preservation industry should be committed to improving its products and processes by doing research and product development. That's because we need the continual development of new products and processes. We cannot continue to do the same things with the same materials that we have in the past. We must advance technologies that give our customers better performance and longer lasting serviceability of everything we do. We can build on our existing platforms, but innovation is our key to the future. Innovation results in major paradigm shifts. Innovation in pavement preservation can take many forms, including high-performance modified materials, enhanced use of recycled materials, but also development of advanced equipment, and even advanced training and higher expectations of our employees. Only with these elements as a foundation can we have an effective marketing strategy. Industry associations and meetings are a great way to learn about, and introduce, new technologies. October's National Pavement Preservation Conference (NPPC 16) meeting in Nashville will be a great way to learn what is new in the pavement preservation industry (see related article page 11). At NPPC 16, there will be many presentations by expert speakers, backed by live demonstrations. I strongly encourage you to attend and be a part of the action. What a great way to hear and see the latest developments in our industry in one place! Funding the LAst comPonent The last component to our business success is funding. We must be relentless in pursuing funding for transportation at all levels. We cannot continue to improve our transportation system at the current funding levels. We must talk to legislators at all levels, but we must also talk to our friends, families and any organization to explain the need, supplementing the political outreach FP2 makes as part of its mission. We absolutely cannot continue to do the same things, the same way, we have done them, at the same funding levels. As the old saying goes: "Either lead, follow or get out of the way". Are you part of the problem or helping with the solution? Fall 2016 pavement preservation journal 9

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pavement Preservation Journal - Fall 2016

President’s Message
Still Time to Visit NPPC 2016
NCAT: Quantifying Southern Treatments, Placing Northern Treatments
LTPP Tackles Pavement Preservation
D.C. Update: Capitol Hill Etiquette for Visits
FP2 @ Eurasphalt & Eurobitume 2016
Los Angeles County Abandons 'Worst First' Pavement Program
High-Volume U.S. 3 Gets R26 Showcase Preservation
New Mechanistic Tool Assesses Joint Sealant Effectiveness
Index of Advertisers
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Fall 2016 - President’s Message
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Fall 2016 - Still Time to Visit NPPC 2016
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Fall 2016 - NCAT: Quantifying Southern Treatments, Placing Northern Treatments
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Fall 2016 - LTPP Tackles Pavement Preservation
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Fall 2016 - D.C. Update: Capitol Hill Etiquette for Visits
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Fall 2016 - FP2 @ Eurasphalt & Eurobitume 2016
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Fall 2016 - Los Angeles County Abandons 'Worst First' Pavement Program
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Fall 2016 - High-Volume U.S. 3 Gets R26 Showcase Preservation
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Fall 2016 - New Mechanistic Tool Assesses Joint Sealant Effectiveness
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Fall 2016 - Index of Advertisers
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