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ACC Understanding the Performance Grade (PG) Asphalt Binder System: How to Specify the Correct Binder for Your Airfield Project On-Demand Webinar
This ACC on-demand webinar will provide an overview of the Performance Grade (PG) asphalt binder specification (ASTM D6373) used by the FAA to select the proper asphalt for use in airfield pavements. It will detail the development of the Performance Grade (PG) binder system and compare it with the shortcomings of the previous asphalt binder grading systems. The program will explain the effects of climate on asphalt pavement performance, and how the PG system selects the asphalt grade for any project location. The presenter will describe in detail the tests used to grade asphalts using the PG system and their relationships to field performance. The webinar will also explain asphalt "grade bumping" criteria - why it is necessary and how it applies to the current FAA specifications for designing airfield asphalt pavements. Participants will learn how selecting an incorrect asphalt binder for an airfield pavement can cause the pavement to rut or crack prematurely, which shortens the pavement life significantly. The webinar will outline why it is important to understand the basics of the PG asphalt binder system to be able to select the asphalt which will provide the highest level of pavement performance and the longest pavement life.
At the end of this ACC on-demand webinar, participants will be able to:
• Differentiate between the PG binder system and the previous asphalt specifications.
• Describe the tests used to grade asphalts in the PG system.
• Explain the importance of "grade bumping" on airfield pavements.
• Select and apply the correct asphalt for any airfield project.
• Ronald Corun, Specialty Product Manager, Associated Asphalt Partners, LLC
EARN 1.5 PDH CREDITS
Participants viewing the on-demand webinar in its entirety, completing the evaluation survey, and earning a minimum score of 70% on the five-question quiz, will receive 1.5 PDH credits.
PARTICIPANT CRITERIA TO EARN PDH CREDITS
Participants are responsible for meeting all the following criteria to earn accreditation credits for this webinar:
• Be a paid and registered participant for this training;
• View the entirety of the 90-minute webinar recording (credits are not issued for partial attendance); and
• Complete/submit the quiz and earn a score of 70% or better.
FEE FOR FAILING TO MEET ACCREDITATION CRITERIA
ACC must adhere to strict standards as a registered and approved continuing education provider. As such, ACC will request a $50 processing fee and signed accreditation affidavit to issue credits/hours to participants failing to meet the above accreditation criteria and deadlines.
RECEIVING PDH CREDITS
ACC reports attendance and PDH credits for eligible participants directly to RCEP.net within 30 days of the conclusion of the viewing te on-demand webinar and passing the quiz. Participants will receive an automated email directly from RCEP/ACEC with notification of reporting of attendance/PDH credits by ACC, and are encouraged to check their spam/junk email in-box for this communication. Participants can log-in to their RCEP account and download/print a copy of their certificate of completion. If the participant does not have an existing account with RCEP, one is automatically created for them when ACC reports webinar attendance/PDH credits. The automated email sent to the participant from RCEP will include details on how to log-in to their new account, along with a temporary account password. PLEASE NOTE: ACC does not have access to the RCEP account of any participant, nor information on account passwords. Participants will need to contact RCEP directly at (202) 347-7474 for assistance, or can visit RCEP.net, enter their work email address in the log-in, and click "Forgot Password."
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