Blacklidge is excited to launch three new webinars as part of our On The Road webinar series, focused on RAP and the industry’s response to creating additional value through the use of this essential recycled material.

Tanya Nash, P.E., Pavement Materials Engineer at Asphalt Testing Solutions & Engineering and Dallas Little, P.E., Product Management Director at Blacklidge will host our next webinar on Thursday, June 25 at 10am EST, entitled: Building the Case for RAP — Management & Best Practices. This webinar will emphasize the economic importance associated with using RAP and introduce best practices for RAP handling and how to introduce RAP at producers’ plants.

Our next webinar in the series will be hosted by Dr. Amy Epps-Martin, PhD, P.E., Professor of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University on Tuesday, July 28th at 10am EST. Dr. Epps-Martin spent three years as the principal investigator on the National Cooperative Highway Research Program’s (NCHRP) 09-58 study (The Effects of Recycling Agents on Asphalt Mixtures with High RAS and RAP Binder Ratios). She will discuss key takeaways from the study, including the effectiveness of recycling agents/rejuvenators, in laboratory and field conditions, and their ability to influence long-term pavement performance.

The final installment focusing on RAP will feature two Blacklidge customers utilizing RAP, who will offer an introduction to innovative product applications that can be used at the maintenance level, in combination with RAP, to extend funding through the use of repurposed materials. We’ll be hosting that webinar in August, stay tuned for the exact date.

Here at Blacklidge, we are huge proponents of RAP because of its economic and eco-friendly benefits. Approaching RAP usage with best practices and new concepts capable of optimizing reclaimed binder performance in new construction and maintenance projects will lead to the paving of more sustainable, longer-lasting roads.

We hope you can join us at our next webinar. Sign up here.

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