Recycled Materials Resource Center - Third Generation

The goal of the proposed Recycled Materials Resource Center- Third Generation (RMRC-3G) is to provide the resources and activities needed to break down barriers and increase utilization of recycled materials and industrial byproducts. This will be done through carefully integrated and orchestrated activities that include applied research in key areas relevant to transportation applications combined with outreach programs that provide the educational and technical resources needed to maximize the rate at which recycled materials and industrial byproducts are used in transportation applications. RMRC-3G would be supported by a pooled fund and focus specifically on issues of direct relevance to the contributing state departments of transportation (DOTs). The governance structure would include a Board of Directors comprised of representatives of participating State DOTs as well as Stephen R. Mueller, Pavement and Materials Engineer in the Federal Highway Administration's Resource Center in Lakewood, CO. Mr. Mueller was the technical representative and co-Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) for RMRC-2. The Board would have direct input on the activities and priorities of RMRC-3G through a balloting process tied to the level of contribution provided by each state. Through research projects, workshops and outreach efforts, the RMRC-3G expects to achieve its goal via the accomplishment of the following objectives: (1) Maintain RMRC webpage as an up-to-date resource and be available as a resource to the highway materials and construction community on recycled materials. (2) Define, conduct or manage critical recycled materials research that will support and improve the sustainability of transportation systems construction. (3) Collect and share information between state agencies that will improve the understanding of recycled materials and the appropriate applications. (4) Reach out to and share ideas with private sector producers of recycled materials on approaches to making their availability, quality control, and delivery more smoothly. (5) Define a system of regionally significant recycled materials and establish performance expectations for those materials in various applications that will guide and enhance their use and management. (6) Evaluate and recommend effective technologies and other roadway appurtenances from a recycled materials perspective and in a manner that supports the reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable use of construction materials. (7) Identify issues or bottlenecks that frustrate the wide spread use of recycled materials and then taking actions, individually or as a group, to improve those conditions. (8) Actively contribute to the development of specifications and guidelines through the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). (9) Organize webinars and workshops on critical recycled materials.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $400000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Colorado Department of Transportation

    4201 East Arkansas Avenue
    Denver, CO  United States  80222

    Georgia Department of Transportation

    600 West Peachtree Rd
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30308

    Illinois Department of Transportation

    2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
    Springfield, IL  United States  62764

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    Transportation Building
    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155

    Virginia Department of Transportation

    1408 E Broad Street
    Richmond, VA  United States  23219

    Wisconsin Department of Transportation

    PO Box 7910
    4802 Sheboygan Avenue, Room 104
    Madison, WI  United States  53707-7910
  • Project Managers:

    Hanus, Lynn

  • Start Date: 20120604
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170801
  • Source Data: RiP Project 41896

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01570490
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(270)
  • Created Date: Jul 22 2015 1:02AM