Task Forces

SEPPP Task Forces

From time to time, a Partnership’s Board or Steering Committee may appoint working groups of persons possessing special knowledge or expertise for the development of programs, tasks, and activities, or to perform other actions which promote the objectives of the Partnership.

For their duration, each of the task forces (or action item committees) will have a leader(s), a defined work scope, a list of deliverable items, and an expected completion date.

Note: Task Force deliverable products (when available) are posted on this Pavement website at Technical / Task Force Products.

Task Force “Improve Training Opportunities”
Leader(s) Luis Rodriguez (FHWA – Atlanta Resource Center)
Task Force Members (2017-2018)
Matthew Chandler (Tennessee DOT), David Cook (South Carolina DOT), Kathleen Diaz (Puerto Rico HTA), Freddy Gonzalez (Puerto Rico HTA), Steve Loo (City of Houston, Texas), Erany Robinson (Georgia DOT), and Richard Turner (Charleston County, South Carolina)
Work Scope A.   Identify Training Opportunities

Explore use of on-line training to promote and instill best practices. Develop training for agency and industry to offset the effects of personnel turnover.

  1. Identify and document available on-line training such as FHWA-NHI, NCPP, Asphalt Institute, ISSA, IGGA, Universities.
  2. On-site training opportunities from FHWA, NCPP, Vendors, etc.
  3. Offer short course (2 to 4 hours) prior to SEPPP annual meetings.

B. Create a Demonstration Opportunity at Annual Meeting.
Coordinate with industry to demonstrate new and existing pavement preservation technologies.

  1. Assist SEPPP host State on on-site demonstrations of pavement preservation techniques.
  2. Coordinate demonstrations with the SEPPP board members.

Note: Safety of field visits participants is a concern that will need to be address on a case by case basis.

C. Pavement Preservation Training Library
Promote existing training materials on the TSP-2 web page.

  1. Create a Training Library page in the TSP-2 Internet site.
  2. The Library will be organized by subject areas such as crack sealing, full-depth slab replacement, micro-sealing, etc.

D. Share Successes and Lessons Learned
Promote treatment data collection and recommend implementation of success practices by SEPPP agencies.
Make it possible for SEPPP members to share best practices and/or success stories in a special web-base site.

Available Resources A. Identify Training Opportunities – Available online or on-site training:


NAPA – Best Practices in Paving

Asphalt Institute – Basic Emulsion Technical Training
Asphalt Institute – HMA 101
Asphalt Institute – Construction of Quality HMA Pavements

ISSA – Training Courses, Videos, Web-based Training

IGGA – PCCP Preservation and Rehabilitation

Universities – Auburn University – NCAT

Note: Short course (2 to 4 hours) could be offered prior to SEPPP annual meetings:

This effort will require identification of a topic that is of interest to the SEPPP members and coordination of development and delivery of the course with experts (government, academia, industry, etc.) who would be willing to teach the course.

B. Pavement Preservation Demonstrations at Annual Meeting

SEPPP Meeting Host State will showcase a demonstration of one or more pavement preservation treatment(s).

Note: This effort will require detail coordination with the SEPPP board members and industry. Also, safety of field visits participants will need to be address on a case by case basis.

C. Pavement Preservation Training Library

The following are the links to the existing pavement preservation libraries in the internet. A web design expert will be required to organize the proposed training library in the TSP-2 internet site, organize the material by subject areas such as crack sealing, full-depth slab replacement, micro-sealing, etc, and to keep the library up to date in a regular basis.

  1. NCPP Library Includes technical papers, presentations, treatments photo gallery and videos.
  2. TSP2 Video Library: This is an excellent video library with videos on a variety of technical subjects.
  3. FHWA Pavement Preservation Library: This is an excellent video library with videos on a variety of technical subjects.

D. Share Successes and Lessons Learned

The following options should be considered to develop a forum or blog in the internet that can be use by SEPPP members to share pavement preservation best practices, success stories, questions, specifications, etc.

  1. A SEPPP members dedicated blog at TSP-2 internet site.
  2. A SEPPP members Facebook site.
  3. A SEPPP Email Group system like the email hidden; JavaScript is required that is manage by the Washington State DOT LTAP Center in which group members can post questions or share information that is send automatically to all group members.
Task Force “Promotional”
Leader(s) Travis Walback (West Virginia DOH)
Task Force Members (2017-2018)
Vince Allison (West Virginia DOH), Matthew Chandler (Tennessee DOT), Tony McGaha (Kentucky TC), Shane Parker (Slurry Pavers), Erany Robinson (Georgia DOT), Matthew Simpson (Kentucky TC), and Sam Wheeler (Georgia DOT).
Work Scope
Deliverable Products / Expected Completion
Task Force “Specifications”
Leader(s) Sarah Tamayo (AR SH&TD)
Task Force Members (2017-2018)
John Calvert (Pavement Technology, Inc.), Matthew Chandler (TN DOT), William Chaney (KYTC D-8), David Fuson (KYTC), Greg Garner (KYTC), Kevin Gearlds (KYTC), Stewart Gilreath (KYTC), David Hacker (KYTC), Daniel Hoffman (KYTC), Steve Loo (City of Houston), Kevin McGlumphy (Associated Asphalt Partners), Angel Middleton (Harrison County (Mississippi) Board of Supervisors), Erany Robinson (GA DOT), Kevin Rust (KYTC D-6), Paul Sanders (KYTC), Tim Sharp (KYTC), David Sparks (GA DOT), Randy Stull (KYTC), and Benjamin Warren (KYTC).
Work Scope
  1. Assemble “Best Practice” guidelines for
  • Chip seals,
  • Micro-surfacing,
  • Crack sealing,
  • Rejuvenators,
  • Fog seals, and
  • Thin HMA overlays.
  1. Obtain regional DOT current “Special Provisions”.  [Will attempt to complete in 2013 and distribute CDs to member agencies.]
Deliverable Products / Expected Completion Summary Report on the differences between the 5 “Top-of-the-Curve” preservation treatments.
Completion within a year.
Tasks Completed Guidelines were collected for:

  1. ISSA Guidelines for chip seals, crack treatments, micro surfacing, and slurry seals.
  2. Industry guidelines / specifications for asphalt rejuvenation.
  3. Industry guidelines / specifications for longitudinal joint stabilization.
  4. HIP guidelines from FLDOT and MODOT.
Tasks Remaining
  1. Industry guidelines for fog seals.
  2. Industry guidelines for thin HMAs.
  3. Special provisions from regional DOTs.
  4. Micro-surfacing
  • Review Kentucky’s micro-surfacing specification.
  • Review FPPC’s micro-surfacing specifications and distribute to SEPPP agencies for feedback.  Summarize responses and report back in 2014.
  • Draft recommended specifications for SEPPP members based on review of ISSA and FPPC specifications.
Task Force “Integrating Pavement Preservation into PMS”
Leader(s) Luis Rodriguez (FHWA)
Task Force Members (2015-2016)
Matthew Ayotte (Virginia DOT), Larry Barnes (Georgia DOT), Valerie Branyon (Alabama DOT), Scott Capps (North Carolina DOT), Matthew Chandler (Tennessee DOT), Sam Eddy (North Carolina DOT), Angel Gonzalez (Oklahoma DOT), Feng Hong (Texas DOT), Terry Ishmael (Kentucky TC), Nima Kargah-Ostadi (Fugro), Jenny Li (Texas DOT), Steve Loo (City of Houston, Texas), Scott Mathison (Pathway Services, Inc.), Jesse Miller (Alabama DOT), Javier Ponce (Florida DOT), JT Rabun (Georgia DOT), Erany Robinson (Georgia DOT), and Mark Woods (Tennessee DOT)
Work Scope
  1. Compile preservation treatments used by regional DOTs.
  2. Ascertain methods of preservation treatment selection.
Deliverable Products / Expected Completion
  1. Develop a survey to determine the extent to which pavement preservation has been incorporated into DOT PMS systems and the criteria / factors being used. [James Maxwell (TNDOT) to complete during the week following the 2013 meeting.]
  2. Assemble a checklist or guidelines showing best practices.  Develop a Blog of best practices.
Task Force “Research”
Leader(s) Tracy Nowaczyk (KYTC)
Task Force Members (2013-2014)
Matthew Chandler (Tennessee DOT), Judith Corley-Lay (NCPP), Mike Keene (Georgia DOT), James Moulthrop (FP2), Heath Patterson (Mississippi DOT), Erany Robinson (Georgia DOT), Jon Wilcoxson (Kentucky TC), and Steve Wilson (Alabama DOT).
Work Scope
  1. Success…
  2. Guidelines for Life-cycle Cost Analysis.
Deliverable Products / Expected Completion
  1. Recommendation of a Research Problem Statement on the importance and contribution of tack coats dealing with roadway cleanliness prior to treatment application.
  2. Provide input to NCAT on SEPPP’s ideas for new Preservation Test Sections at NCAT during the coming year.

Note: Task Force deliverable products (when available) are posted on this Pavement website at Technical / Task Force Products.