TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 421: Recycling and Reclamation of Asphalt Pavements Using In-Place Methods discusses the use of hot in-place recycling, cold in-place recycling, and full-depth reclamation of asphalt pavements.
In-place recycling and reclamation of asphalt pavements provides agencies with the ability to optimize the value of in-place materials, minimize construction time and traffic flow disruptions, and reduce the number of construction vehicles moving in and out of the construction area.
TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 699: Guidelines for the Use of Pavement Warranties on Highway Construction Projects is designed to help guide state departments of transportation (DOTs) in establishing pavement warranty programs.
The guide identifies programmatic and project-level decision criteria that DOTs should consider when implementing and sustaining a program. The guide presents strategies to mitigate project-specific risks and also includes model warranty specification provisions.
The guide also includes a decision tool to help id
TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 673: A Manual for Design of Hot-Mix Asphalt with Commentary incorporates the many advances in materials characterization and hot-mix asphalt (HMA) mix design technology developed since the conclusion of the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP).
The final report on the project that developed NCHRP Report 673 and Appendixes C through F to NCHRP Report 673 were published as NCHRP Web-Only Document 159. The titles of the appendixes are as follo
TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 691: Mix Design Practices for Warm-Mix Asphalt explores a mix design method tailored to the unique material properties of warm mix asphalt technologies.
Warm mix asphalt (WMA) refers to asphalt concrete mixtures that are produced at temperatures approximately 50Â°F (28Â°C) or more cooler than typically used in the production of hot mix asphalt (HMA). The goal of WMA is to produce mixtures with similar strength, durability, and performance characteristics as HMA using substantially reduced production temperatures. [more]
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 22: Common Airport Pavement Maintenance Practices explores how airports implement a pavement maintenance management program, including inspecting and tracking pavement condition, scheduling maintenance, identifying necessary funds, and treating distresses in asphalt and concrete pavements.
TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 680: Manual for Emulsion-Based Chip Seals for Pavement Preservation examines factors affecting chip performance, highlights design and construction considerations, and explores procedures for selecting the appropriate chip seal materials. The report also contains suggested test methods for use in the design and quality control of chip seals.
Appendices A to J of NCHRP Report 680 provide further elaboration on the work
TRB's second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Report S2-R26-RR-2: Guidelines for the Preservation of High-Traffic-Volume Roadways explores the state of the practice for preservation treatments on high- and low-volume asphalt and concrete roadways. The report also includes suggested guidelines on the application of preservation treatments on high-volume roadways.
Errata (October 2011): Table 3.2 (pp. 20-21) contained incorrect information in the following rows; chip seal (single); chip seal (double); and hot in-place recycling. The table has been corrected in the online ve
TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Results Digest 351: Precision Statements for AASHTO Standard Methods of Test T 148, T 265, T 267, AND T 283 summarizes the findings of four interlaboratory studies conducted in 2009 and 2010 to develop precision statements for the AASHTO standard methods of measuring length of drilled concrete cores, laboratory determination of moisture content of soils, determination of organic content in soils by loss of ignition, and resistance of compacted hot-mix asphalt to moisture-induced damage.
TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 411: Microsurfacing explores highway microsurfacing project selection, design, contracting, equipment, construction, and performance measurement processes used by transportation agencies in the United States and Canada.
Microsurfacing is a polymer-modified cold-mix surface treatment that has the potential to address a broad range of problems on today's highways.
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 38: Understanding Airspace, Objects, and Their Effects on Airports provides a comprehensive description of the regulations, standards, evaluation criteria, and processes designed to protect the airspace surrounding airports.
The report is designed to help understand and apply the appropriate airspace design and evaluation criteria to ensure a safe operating environment for aircraft and to maintain airport operational flexibility and reliability, without unduly restricting desirable building development and attendant economic g