The Concrete Pavement Technology Center is presenting a webinar on real-time smoothness (RTS) as part of the SHRP2 Solutions program on Monday, November 13 from 10-11:30 am central time.
The webinar, ‘Using Real-Time Smoothness Measurements to Improve the Initial Smoothness of Portland Cement Concrete Pavements,’ will cover fundamentals and the importance of pavement smoothness, and introduce RTS technology as a tool for achieving concrete pavement smoothness targets. It will provide agency and paving contractor perspectives plus lessons learned from the use of RTS technology.
David Merritt, Director at The Transtec Group, will be a webinar instructor, along with Gary Fick from Trinity Construction Management Services, Craig Hughes from Cedar Valley Corp., and Kevin Merryman from Iowa DOT.
Transtec evaluated the viability of RTS technology for improving initial smoothness of concrete pavements during the original SHRP2 research program Project R06(E). Merritt was directly involved in the implementation of RTS technology through the SHRP2 Solutions equipment loan program and numerous workshops over the past three years.
RTS is a quality control tool that contractors can use to help achieve their pavement smoothness targets. RTS helps improve the quality of the finished product, saving time and money in the long run by helping to eliminate corrective action for smoothness and producing pavements that will last longer when smoother.
SHRP2 is a partnership of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and the Transportation Research Board (TRB). TRB completed the research, and now the FHWA and AASHTO are jointly implementing the resulting SHRP 2 Solutions that will help the transportation community increase safety, enhance productivity, boost efficiency, and improve the reliability of the nation’s highway system.