TRB Webinar: Sustainable and Low-Carbon Solutions for Asphalt Pavements

This webinar was posted on 10/31/2023

December 04, 2023 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Agencies are seeking cost-effective, sustainable solutions to rebuild national roadway infrastructure without compromising performance. Cold In-place recycling (CIR) and Cold Central Plant Recycling (CCPR) are two sustainable, low-carbon approaches to rehabilitating and building asphalt pavements that are seeing an increased use. TRB hosted a webinar on Monday, December 4, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern that provided an overview of the state of the practice with CIR and CCPR of asphalt mixtures. Presenters discussed the new draft report of American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO) Construction Guide Specifications for CIR and CCPR asphalt mixtures. Presenters also shared the best practices guide and training materials that will be published as a part of this report.

This webinar was based on NCHRP Web-Only Document 363: Construction Guidelines for Cold Central Plant Recycling and Cold In-Place Recycling.

This webinar was sponsored by TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program.

The slides are available. Please contact for a link to the recording. There may be a $90 fee.

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Cold Recycling: What is it and what are we doing today? – Brian Diefenderfer, Virginia Transportation Research Council

  2. Construction Guide Specifications: What does all this mean? – Benjamin Bowers, Auburn University

  3. What's next? How will we move forward? – Benjamin Bowers, Auburn University

  4. Question and answer session moderated by Adriana Vargas, National Center for Asphalt Technology

The first 60 minutes of the webinar were for presentations and the final 30 minutes were reserved for audience questions.


Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants can:

  1. Differentiate between CIR, CCPR, and typical asphalt mixtures and their applications

  2. Interpret and apply the draft AASHTO Construction Guide Specification for CIR and CCPR

  3. Use the best practice guide and training materials to implement CIR and CCPR into standard practice within the agency


Professional Development Hours

This webinar was delivered as a scheduled – e-learning live event and is categorized within RCEP as Technical, Health and Safety.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs) earned on completion of this program were reported to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Certificates of Completion are issued to all participants via the online system. Complaints about registered providers may be addressed to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Fl., Washington, DC, 20005.