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• Thursday, January 30th, 2014

N.H. Pavement Preservation Wins 2013 Sorenson Award

Jan. 27, 2014 – The New Hampshire Department of Transportation has been honored with the 2013 James B. Sorenson Award for Excellence in Pavement Preservation from FP2 Inc. The award was presented to NHDOT Commissioner Chris Clement during at the Midwestern Pavement Preservation Partnership meeting in Indianapolis Nov. 11-12.

Intended to recognize agency pavement preservation, the Sorenson award is usually, but not always, presented to city and county agencies. New Hampshire joins California and Tennessee as the only state DOT winners.

“The future for state DOTs lies in maintaining and preserving their existing transportation infrastructure and networks,” Clement said at the Nov. 12 ceremony in Indianapolis. “Pavements are the largest asset value in some states. That’s why it makes sound financial sense to properly maintain and preserve that asset to maximize its useful life.”

New Hampshire’s Pavement Management Group, led by Eric Thibodeau, has done an outstanding job with data collection, programming and treatment selection to fulfill pavement preservation’s mantra of The Right Treatment, for the Right Road, at the Right Time.

NHDOT also has developed Equivalent Annual Costs (EACs) for its most commonly used treatments. An EAC is easily calculated by taking the treatment cost and dividing by the average service life to obtain a cost per sq. yd. per year. The lower the EAC, the more cost effective the treatment is. In New Hampshire, preservation treatments have lower EACs than rehabilitation treatments, and also can be used to select treatments.

Clement has presented detailed performance data to the governor, executive council, legislature, and public entities to secure additional revenues for the department’s pavement and bridge preservation programs.

New Hampshire utilizes every pavement preservation process available, including crack sealing, conventional single and double chip sealing, asphalt rubber chip sealing, micro surfacing, bonded wearing courses, thin HMA overlays, WMA mixes, high polymer thin overlays (HiMA), cold mix RAP, paver shim, and mill-and-fill.

Plan now to submit your nominee for the 2014 James B. Sorenson Award for Excellence in Pavement Preservation, sponsored by FP2 Inc. Deadline for the 2014 award entries is July 1, 2014.

For more information, or to submit nominations, please contact FP2’s executive director, Jim Moulthrop, at 8100 West Court, Austin, Tex., 78759, voice (512) 970-8865, e-mail at jimmoulthrop@gmail.com.

The New Hampshire DOT is honored with FP2 Inc.’s James B. Sorenson Award for Excellence in Pavement Preservation. At Nov. 12 presentation are, from left, NH DOT Commissioner Chris Clement; FP2 executive director Jim Moulthrop; and Eric Thibodeau, chief, pavement management for NH DOT

The New Hampshire DOT is honored with FP2 Inc.’s James B. Sorenson Award for Excellence in Pavement Preservation. At Nov. 12 presentation are, from left, NH DOT Commissioner Chris Clement; FP2 executive director Jim Moulthrop; and Eric Thibodeau, chief, pavement management for NH DOT

 ABOUT FP2 INC.

FP2 Inc. is a non-profit trade association organized under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)6, and is supported by the pavement preservation industry, contractors, material suppliers and equipment manufacturers.

Formerly known as the Foundation for Pavement Preservation, FP2 supports the adoption of pavement preservation at all levels of government, and works to ensure that pavement preservation becomes a part of road programs from coast-to-coast. It also supports valuable research in pavement preservation, and works in close cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the National Center for Pavement Preservation (NCPP), and regional pavement preservation partnerships and state-based pavement preservation centers.

FP2 also sponsors key promotional activity events, such as international and national pavement preservation conferences. It supports distribution of promotional information to support pavement preservation, such as brochures and the quarterly magazine Pavement Preservation Journal.

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• Thursday, January 30th, 2014

July 1 Nominee Deadline for 2014 Sorenson Award

Jan. 27, 2014 – Plan now to submit your nominee for the 2014 James B. Sorenson Award for Excellence in Pavement Preservation, sponsored by FP2 Inc. Deadline for the 2014 award entries is July 1, 2014.

Intended to recognize agency pavement preservation, the Sorenson award is usually, but not always, presented to city and county agencies. Criteria used to evaluate candidate agencies include: process used to gain acceptance by elected officials, general public, employees, and industry (40 percent); how well the program relates to the theme of The Right Treatment, for the Right Road, at the Right Time (20 percent); tangible improvement in the system (20 percent); techniques used to keep public notified of what is being done and why (10 percent); and uniqueness of program (10 percent).

To nominate an agency, please include a brief write-up of how the agency gained acceptance and support for its pavement preservation program; how long the program has been in existence, any special or unique public awareness actions; press releases; the contact person in the agency; and the person or firm making the nomination.

Jim Sorenson (1949-2009) was senior construction and system preservation engineer, FHWA Office of Asset Management, and he was a great champion of pavement preservation at the national level. The pavement preservation industry had no greater friend and it honors his memory with the Sorenson Award.

For more information, or to submit nominations, please contact FP2’s executive director, Jim Moulthrop, at 8100 West Court, Austin, Tex., 78759, voice (512) 970-8865, e-mail at jimmoulthrop@gmail.com.

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ABOUT FP2 INC.

FP2 Inc. is a non-profit trade association organized under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)6, and is supported by the pavement preservation industry, contractors, material suppliers and equipment manufacturers.

Formerly known as the Foundation for Pavement Preservation, FP2 supports the adoption of pavement preservation at all levels of government, and works to ensure that pavement preservation becomes a part of road programs from coast-to-coast. It also supports valuable research in pavement preservation, and works in close cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the National Center for Pavement Preservation (NCPP), and regional pavement preservation partnerships and state-based pavement preservation centers.

FP2 also sponsors key promotional activity events, such as international and national pavement preservation conferences. It supports distribution of promotional information to support pavement preservation, such as brochures and the quarterly magazine Pavement Preservation Journal.

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• Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Birdsall Takes Helm as New President of FP2 Inc.

Rod Birdsall, P.E. is the new president of FP2 Inc. for a two-year term. He succeeds Mike Buckingham, principal of Buckingham Consulting, LLC.

Birdsall is a consultant to All States Materials Group, Sunderland, Mass., and was graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Civil Engineering. He is a licensed professional engineer in the State of New York.

He has served on FP2’s board of directors, is a member of TRB Committee AHD 20 – Pavement Maintenance, a friend of TRB Committee AHD 18 – Pavement Preservation, a friend of the FHWA Pavement Preservation Expert Task Group (ETG), friend of the Asphalt Emulsion Task Group, and industry co-chair of the Northeast Pavement Preservation Partnership.

He has over 40 years’ experience in asphalt and highway materials and construction including technical, engineering, operations, marketing, market development and upper management.

He currently works with All States Materials Group as a consultant for technical marketing, materials and product development. He has done many presentations on asphalt materials and their uses including asphalt rubber mixes, stress-absorbing membranes (SAMs) and stress absorbing membrane interlayers (SAMIs) and their performance, pavement preservation and field applications of asphalt materials.

In addition, he’s a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Association of Asphalt Pavement Technologists (AAPT).

01 ROD BIRDSALL NEW FP2 PRESIDENT JAN 2014

Rod Birdsall, P.E. is the new president of FP2 Inc.

In January 2014,new FP2 Inc. president Rod Birdsall, P.E., presents immediate past president Mike Buckingham with a plaque commemorating his service to FP2

In January 2014,new FP2 Inc. president Rod Birdsall, P.E., presents immediate past president Mike Buckingham with a plaque commemorating his service to FP2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ABOUT FP2 INC.

FP2 Inc. is a non-profit trade association organized under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)6, and is supported by the pavement preservation industry, contractors, material suppliers and equipment manufacturers.

Formerly known as the Foundation for Pavement Preservation, FP2 supports the adoption of pavement preservation at all levels of government, and works to ensure that pavement preservation becomes a part of road programs from coast-to-coast. It also supports valuable research in pavement preservation, and works in close cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the National Center for Pavement Preservation (NCPP), and regional pavement preservation partnerships and state-based pavement preservation centers.

FP2 also sponsors key promotional activity events, such as international and national pavement preservation conferences. It supports distribution of promotional information to support pavement preservation, such as brochures and the quarterly magazine Pavement Preservation Journal.

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