ARRA, NAPA Team Up to Track In-Place Recycling Technologies
Greenbelt, Maryland — The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) and the Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association (ARRA) are partnering in an effort to measure the use of in‑place recycling technologies for asphalt pavements during the 2019 construction season. The survey is being conducted under contract with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
NAPA and ARRA are encouraging every contractor in the United States engaged in hot in-place recycling, cold in-place recycling, cold central plant recycling, and full-depth reclamation of asphalt pavements to participate in the confidential survey. Responses are sought from companies of all sizes and from every community in all 50 U.S. states, as well as all U.S. territories.
“These in-place recycling technologies are an important part of the toolbox, particularly for local agencies,” stated ARRA Executive Director Rick Church. “By quantifying the use of these technologies, we can help state and local officials better understand the wide-spread acceptance of in-place recycling, as well as quantify its sustainable benefits.”
“For more than a decade, NAPA has tracked the use of reclaimed asphalt pavement and other recycled materials in new asphalt pavement mixtures. With this survey, we hope to better quantify how 100-percent recyclable asphalt pavements are being used and reused nationwide,” stated Brett Williams, NAPA Director of Engineering and Technical Support, who is administering the survey.
Companies using cold-in-place, hot-in-place, cold central plant recycling, and full-depth reclamation technologies are encouraged to participate in the short survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019_IPR_Survey. All information provided for the survey will be kept confidential, and results will primarily be reported at the national level. Regional results may be reported, if sufficient participation from each region is received to ensure the data remains anonymous.
In-place recycling technologies are a suite of construction techniques and processes used to rehabilitate pavements. They generally involve on-site pulverizing of bound pavement layers, blending an emulsion, foamed asphalt, and/or a recycling agent into the material, and then spreading and compacting it to form a new pavement structure.
About The National Asphalt Pavement Association
The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) is the only trade association that exclusively represents the interests of the asphalt producer/contractor on the national level with Congress, government agencies, and other national trade and business organizations. NAPA supports an active research program designed to improve the quality of asphalt pavements and paving techniques used in the construction of roads, streets, highways, parking lots, airports, and environmental and recreational facilities. The association provides technical, educational, and marketing materials and information to its members; supplies product information to users and specifiers of paving materials; and conducts training courses. The association, which counts more than 1,100 companies as members, was founded in 1955.
About the Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association
The Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association (ARRA) is the independent voice of the pavement recycling and reclaiming industry. ARRA is the source for education and information on the pavement recycling and reclaiming industry, delivering webinars, regional seminars, and national meetings on current and emerging issues. ARRA also serves as the knowledge base for agency and contractor questions related to pavement recycling and reclaiming. The association’s members include recycling and reclaiming contractors, as well as their suppliers. The association, which represents more than 80 percent of the industry, was founded in 1976.