The Industrial Resources Council and FHWA are pleased to be partnering with the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Ohio LTAP Center on a workshop to expand the reuse and recycling of sustainable materials in highway projects in the Midwest. This FREE one-day workshop will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at the Ohio DOT Central Office Auditorium located at 1980 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223. A total of 6 contact hours of training will be available through the Ohio LTAP program.
The workshop will provide information and resources to help agencies and contractors make sustainable material choices to comply with FHWA's recycling policy, which states that recycled materials should get FIRST consideration in material selection. Roundtable discussions interspersed with case studies will identify knowledge gaps and opportunities for future technology transfer. The information and networking opportunities will be valuable for:
- State and local highway engineers throughout the Midwest
- Highway and construction contractors
- County and municipal public works agency personnel
- Civil engineering firms, designers and specifiers
- Green construction industry professionals
- Regional material suppliers
- Recycling Market Development specialists
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The Ohio Sustainable Roadway Materials Workshop is one of a series of technology transfer programs jointly sponsored by FHWA and the IRC. These workshops are designed to introduce engineers and contractors to the uses of high volume industrial materials in roadway construction projects. Recycling and reusing materials where appropriate can help agencies and contractors achieve their Sustainability goals as well as meet Federal and state recycling guidelines. FHWA's recycling policy states that recycled materials should get first consideration where they are technically and economically competitive. This workshop will familiarize agencies, contractors and designers with the engineering characteristics, performance of these materials and availability of these materials.
High volume uses for industrial materials in roadway and construction projects include stabilizing subsoils; constructing bases, pavement courses, embankments and fills; as well as elements of stormwater and erosion control systems. Most engineers and contractors are familiar with the use of RAP in asphalt paving courses and coal fly ash in concrete but may not know how to maximum performance of these materials in paving courses. Other high volume industrial materials with excellent engineering properties include Recycled Concrete Aggregate, Steel Furnace Slag, Tire-Derived Rubber, Recycled Asphalt Shingles, Foundry Sand & Slag, and Composts and Mulches derived from Wood Waste.
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