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Better Roads Radio Podcast | Episode 12 Dennis from Bio-Pave


Dennis Helmer is the Vice President of Sales for Bio-Pave Products.

In this episode we discuss the new rejuvenating agent “RePLAY”.

What is RePLAY™?

RePLAY™ is an 88% bio-based asphalt life extender that performs well as a surface preservation solution and also enhances traditional sealcoat preservation.

When applied to an asphalt surface, the patented solution reverses the oxidation process, penetrating up to 1.25 inches deep in the asphalt in a matter of minutes.

RePLAY™ introduces new SBS and SBBS polymers to the mix (Styrene‐Butadiene‐Styrene & Styrene‐Butadiene‐Butadiene‐Styrene).

As these polymers chemically bond to the oxidized asphalt, they reverse the weak condition, restoring elasticity and strengthening the surface while increasing the durability and longevity of the asphalt.

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Better Roads Radio Episode 11: 8 Expert Methods for You to Expedite Your Solopreneurship with John Lee Dumas

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John Lee Dumas is the Founder of the award winning podcast www.entrepreneuronfire.com that just brought in over $500,000.00 in one single month. With over 1 million unique listens per month his show has inspired Fire Nation to take control of their life and take the entrepreneurial leap. Are you prepared to IGNITE? John shares his expertise from his show and his course www.freepodcastcourse.com with us today!
In this session John and Blair discuss:
  • How to select your Mentor and grow your business
  • Where to find your Mentor and make sure they are the right fit
  • Amazing perspective on how to start your first Sidepreneur business while keeping your day job as an engineer or consultant
  • John drills down on generational diversity in the workplace and how to find your perfect avatar (thanks to Keith & Kris for that question)
  • What are the best social media platforms for niche businesses that local agency engineers, consultants and construction firms to use
  • Modern day marketing for contractors, consultants and local agency engineers
  • Work life balance with your Sidepreneurship while leaving your current workplace
  • The biggest points of failure for Sidepreneurs
Learn about ILT (you are going to want to listen to this session more than once!!)
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Episode 10: LinkedIn for Engineers with Melonie Dodaro

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Melonie is Author of the #1 International Best Seller The LinkedIn Code

http://thelinkedincode.com/ and CEO of http://topdogsocialmedia.com/

In This Episode Melonie and Blair Discuss:

  • The five Key Elements for Engineers to do on LinkedIn
  • The importance of having a great profile
  • Using primary and secondary key words in your profile
  • How to attract your ideal client or new job on LinkedIn
  • How to place a Call to Action (CTA) in your summary section on LinkedIn
  • How to build your Personal Brand on LinkedIn
  • Why your network is your Net Worth!
  • Growing your business versus personal use
  • Lead generation on LinkedIn
  • The importance of Uncheck Viewers of This Profile…
  • Unless you can find a good reason not to connect….
  • Use your 300 characters wisely
  • Getting more information at www.thelinkedincode.com
  • Cracking The LinkedIn Code 2.0 Online Training from Melonie (www.licodeprogram.com)
  • Email Melonie at melonie@topdogsocialmedia.com

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Episode 9: The one where Blair talks with Patrick Faster, President of the Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Association

Pat Faster

In this episode, Blair and Patrick discuss:

  • 3 Main Challenges in Project Selection, How to decide what method to utilize between FDR, Hot-In Place, or Cold-In Place
  • Depth and Coring information (where and what intervals)
  • PCI Ratings
  • Importance of traffic count, past present and future
  • Why your agency must have a current inventory and index rating of current pavements
  • Distress Identification Guides (Options)
  • Case Study of Rockdale County saving MILLIONS with the Three-Legged Stool System of Pavement Management
  • Why you should ALWAYS utilize the “Comment Fields” in your evaluations
  • Know the minimum depth needed for Hot-In Place Recycling
  • Basic Asphalt Recycling Manual (BARM)
  • Timing for re-building the road itself
  • www.arra.org

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Episode 8: The one where Viveka von Rosen, the world’s leading LinkedIn expert, teaches our engineers how to get more out of LinkedIn

Viveka von Rosen

In this episode, Blair and Viveka discuss:

  • Who to connect with on LinkedIn and who not to connect with
  • What is the right size list of contacts to grow your network?
  • What additional training is available other than Viveka’s Book
  • Do you keep your contacts private or public?
  • What is the value of 15,000,000 contacts?
  • How many groups should I join?
  • How do I set up my own group?
  • Using Viveka’s checklists from her book to maintain and grow your LinkedIn Network
  • SWAM can catch up with you if you are not strategic with your group posts
  • Learn about the power of publisher in LinkedIn, and how you or your firm can dominate your industry on LinkedIn
  • How to set up your Profile for the first time
  • What is Pulse on LinkedIn?
  • What is the one biggest take away for Blair in his opinion?
  • www.linkedintobusiness.com
  • www.b2blinkedintraining.com for free eBook and video
  • www.betterroadsradio.com/love

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Episode 7: The one where Blair welcomes Jim Reed from Whitaker Contracting

In this episode:

  • Jim shares his wisdom from a third generation contracting firm and provides advice for local agencies on how real contractors think
  • How to build your business as a contractor struggling to make ends meet
  • You will learn about the importance of understanding your REAL COST of a job
  • What you need to know before you “get cheap on a job”!
  • What do local agencies really think about their contractors
  • Enjoy a candid discussion on how much RAS (Recycled Asphalt Shingles) you ought to put into your mix and contractor innovation
  • Learn how a third generation contractor survives turmoil in a downturned economy by thinking outside the box

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Episode 6: The one where Blair explains the Three-Legged Stool™ System of Pavement Management and discusses the Book on Better Roads

In this session of Better Roads Radio Blair goes over his vision along with some personal thoughts about how we can save our crumbling roads in America and the world. This episode was recorded live from the 100th Anniversary of Purdue Road School.

During this podcast you will hear:

  • How to better utilize pavement management systems
  • How to implement the Three-Legged Stool™ system of pavement management
  • Best practices for in-place asphalt recycling and Portland cement concrete pavement rehabilitation
  • Utilizing eco-efficient pavement preservation techniques
  • Blair also covers briefly the importance of understanding what is maintenance and what is alteration in terms of the Department of Justice and Federal Highways (FHWA)
  • And finally, you’ll learn a little bit more about what is to come this summer with the release of The Book on Better Roads worldwide on Amazon.

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Episode 5: The one where Blair presents Hans and his team at the City of San Jose with the IPMA Award of Excellence for In Place Asphalt Recycling

Hans and his team

In this session of Better Roads Radio:

Blair stops by to present the IPMA Award of Excellence for In Place Asphalt Recycling in lieu of conventional rehabilitation to Hans Larsen, PE and his staff at the City of San Jose, CA. Blair records the session to provide some notes for Tina to write a press release with and before you know it, we have another content filled podcast session just for YOU!

Listen in with Hans, and his team (John, Ricardo, Henry, Pam and Noi) as they discuss all things pavement management, in place asphalt recycling and pavement preservation. During this podcast you will hear:

  • why the City has a 400 million dollar backlog deficit of bad roads, headed for 870 million
  • why San Jose may never be able to get to all of the roads under current funding
  • the impact that the gas tax has on the pavement management shortfall
  • how will the ADA legislation clarifications by the Department of Justice impact current funding and planned rehabilitation projects going forward
  • how the City will combat the backlog deficit of bad roads while continually providing pavement maintenance
  • about the first City ever to adopt dimmable LED lighting or its major roadways
  • why San Jose won the bronze award from Green Roads and the Award of Excellence from IPMA for doing cold in place recycling and other green procedures
  • what do you do when you only have 20% of the money you need to maintain your roadways
  • how to educate your elected officials on the need for pavement maintenance
  • how to best spend the funds that you have while being creative and resourceful
  • how much dollar savings were realized using cold in place asphalt recycling with the foamed asphalt method

Hans and his team are pavement management RockSTARs, and this session is full of useful information that you can implement at your local agency today!

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Episode 4: The one where Blair drives around with Kenny and Thomas in Richmond, VA

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In this podcast:

  • Kenny and Thomas describe the myriad of different pavement sections in the beautiful City of Richmond, VA
  • Kenny discusses how he jumped in head over heels and contracted out 240,000 SY of hot in place recycling last summer and LOVES IT!
  • The duo from Richmond explain the importance of setting up a pavement management system and how it will reap benefits for many decades to follow
  • The subject of pavement fabric and sustainability come up as the trio of pavement managers drives up a 7 % grade that was recently paved with some new fancy pavement fabric that melts when recycled
  • ADA legislation clarifications by the US Department of Justice are discussed amongst the trio, and how this will effect the City of Richmond, VA
  • What impact will the pavement management study will have on the big bike race next summer?
  • And finally, how do you evaluate cobblestone roads in MicroPAVER pavement management software….. do you really have to “trick the system”

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Episode 3: The One Where Blair Corners Scott McDonald, IPMA Advisory Board Member and PAVER Guru

Blair & Scott

Hey everyone, Blair gets a chance to catch up with Scott McDonald, APM, one of the IPMA Advisory Board Members during a pavement management training session for a local agency.

During this Podcast Blair and Scott discuss:

  • the buy in necessary from all of your politicians and agency engineers
  • the components of a successful MicroPAVER installation at the local agency level
  • what is the cost to implement a PMS
  • what is the biggest bang for your buck as an agency engineer?
  • Scott covers the 14 most important elements of a successful PMS
  • Blair asks Scott, hey what is an AHA moment and what do seasoned pavement managers benefit from this AHA moment (even those that are seasoned MicroPAVER veteran users)?

Enjoy the high level expertise we have brought you in this episode everyone!

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