Green Roads Workshop – 1/22 (Redding) & 1/24 (Santa Rosa)

CalRecycle has put together no cost, half-day workshops that will provide the latest information on Rubberized Asphalt Concrete (RAC) and Tire-Derived Aggregate (TDA). Meet leading experts and learn the best practices in manufacturing and placement of RAC, an introduction to using TDA in civil engineering applications, and CalRecycle incentives.

Two workshops will be hosted in Northern California:

Date:  Tuesday, Januarry 22, 2013
Time:  10:00am – 2:30pm
Location:  Redding, The McConnell Foundation, 800 Shast View Drive, Redding, CA 96003

Date:  Thursday, Januarry 24, 2013
Time:  10:00am – 2:30pm
Location:  Santa Rosa, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Discussion Topics Include:

Rubberized Asphalt Concrete (RAC)
· What is RAC?
· Reduced Thickness Studies
· Life Cycle Analysis and Cost Factors
· Noise Reduction with RAC
· Specifications
· Inspection and Testing at the Site
· Mix Design Forensics and Case Studies
· Best Practices During Manufacturing and Placement
· RAC Cooperative Purchase Program

Tire-Derived Aggregate (TDA)
· History of TDA
· Overview of TDA Applications
o Lightweight Embankment Fill
o Lightweight Fills behind Retaining Walls
o Vibration Mitigation Layers below Light Rail Tracks
o Landslide Repair
o Landfill Gas and Leachate Collection Systems
· Projects and Case Studies

· Technical Assistance
· Grant Opportunities

Space is limited and sessions are first come, first served. To enroll, please email

For more information call (510) 285-6744 or visit

Green Roads Workshop Flyer

Update 1/10/13:  Corrected date for Santa Rosa workshop and  information flyer is now included in the post.

About stheiss

Suzi Theiss is the District Local Assistance Engineer for District 1, Eureka. She has been with Caltrans for 29 years, the last 4 years with Local Assistance. She graduated from Humboldt State University with a BS in Environmental Engineering and is a licensed Civil Engineer.

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