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TRB Webinar: Prevention of Moisture-Induced Damage in Asphaltic Pavements

Start: Wednesday January 30, 2013 - 6:00 pm
Stop: Wednesday January 30, 2013 - 8:00 pm
Location: Webinar

TRB will conduct a webinar on January 30, 2013, from 12:00 p.m-2:00 p.m ET that will provide an overview of potential risks for enhanced moisture-induced damage and practices for preventing damage by examining pavements used in Europe and the United States. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor employees. A certificate for 2 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
Moisture-induced damage in asphalt concrete wearing surfaces may have detrimental consequences for the long-term mechanical performance and safety of pavement. Even though this problem has been acknowledged for some time, many aspects of it are unknown and, as a consequence, current characterization methods are not producing reliable predictions of moisture-susceptibility. In addition, there are many concerns and questions regarding the moisture-induced damage performance of warm-mix asphalt mixtures due to the lower mixing and compaction temperatures.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Characteristics of Bituminous-Aggregate Combinations to Meet Surface Requirements, AFK40.
Webinar Presenters: 

  • Niki Kringos, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 
  • Sandra Erkens, Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment 
  • Munir Nazzal, Ohio University 
  • Robert B. McGennis, The HollyFrontier Companies 

Moderated by: Dr. Louay Mohammad, Louisiana State University, Louisiana Transportation Research Center

Webinar Outline:

  • Introduction of Moisture-Damage, Niki Kringos 
  • Moisture-Damage – Relevance, Past Experience and Current Practice in the Netherlands, Sandra Erkens 
  • Use of AFM to Characterize Moisture-Damage, Munir Nazzal 
  • Designing Against Moisture-Intrusion, Robert B. McGennis 

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