The Pavement Recycling and Reclaiming Center (PRRC) was established at CAL POLY POMONA in August 2010. The Center is a partnership between agencies, academia and industry. Seed funding for the Center was provided by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) through a $1million, three-year contract.
The PRR Center is dedicated to the advancement of pavement recycling and reclaiming technologies through applied research, training and technology transfer. The purpose of the PRRC is to provide pavement design professionals and public agencies with the knowledge and tools necessary to use pavement recycling and reclaiming as a feasible and competitive alternative to traditional pavement maintenance and rehabilitation strategies.
- Facilitate the successful implementation of pavement recycling and reclaiming strategies by public agencies through the development of standards, specifications and technical guidelines.
- Act as a credible third party for public agencies and industry.
- Provide technical assistance, training, and certification programs to public agencies and industry.
- Disseminate information relative to pavement recycling in the form of reports, presentations, tech sheets, and newsletters.
- Develop and maintain a website for the Center which will be used to disseminate information on pavement recycling and reclaiming strategies, the Center’s activities, newsletters, reports and tech sheets.
- Develop and maintain a database of pavement recycling projects construction and performance. The information will include project location, limits, traffic, environment, pavement condition before and after recycling, materials testing results during and after construction, and other pertinent information. The data will be used in support of the Center’s research activities.
- Develop and maintain a technical library of reports, technical papers, presentations, photographs and videos related to pavement recycling and reclaiming. The library will be made available online on the Center’s web site.
- Provide technical support (help desk) to agencies and contractors that register their projects with the PRRC.
- Engage in externally funded research in pavement recycling and reclaiming.
- Promote effective pavement recycling and reclaiming practices and technologies within the United States and the world through the development and delivery of training materials and the organization and participation in conferences and workshops on pavement recycling and reclaiming.