2024 Editorial Calendar
*Editorial Calendar is tentative and subject to change.
Environmental Sustainability, Resiliency of Preservation
will Continue to Drive Editorial Content in 2024
With the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA) now in effect, there’s a new emphasis nationally on the environmental sustainability and resiliency of pavement preservation.
That’s why the environmental benefits and user reliability of preserved pavements will be a prime editorial theme of Pavement Preservation Journal in 2024. Supporters of FP2 and stakeholders in the pavement preservation industry will contribute articles stressing the unique environmental benefits and resiliency of pavement preservation. This will be in addition to our every-issue lineup of field application case histories, interpretive technical papers, news about the industry, tech transfer events and our quarterly departments.
In every issue:
- NCAT/MnROAD Preservation Study
- D.C. Update
- RoadResource.org Update
- Profiles in Preservation
- Supporter Showcase
We will continue to look at themes such as how some state, county, municipal and federal road agencies are quantitatively measuring the sustainability and eco-efficiency of preservation treatments; how preservation treatments lower emissions; how carbon capture can take place with preservation treatments; how to use online calculators such as RoadResource.org to measure the environmental savings and greenhouse gas reductions between proposed preservation treatments and construction alternatives; how materials and equipment manufacturers are reducing their carbon footprints and documenting it through Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs); and how the advent of bio-based materials complements conventional preservation products and add to their environmental sustainability and resiliency.
You can be a part of our exciting editorial program for 2024 by participating editorially and by supporting Pavement Preservation Journal with your advertising!
Our first quarterly issue will have two articles on how pavement preservation and recycling is environmentally sustainable, on the efficacy of use of RAP in Ohio chip seals, and use of inexpensive waste quarry fines to stabilize unpaved roads. We’ll also look at low-volume road preservation strategies in Illinois, and how diamond grinding enhances longevity of portland cement concrete pavements. And we will take you inside the offices of your legislators as FP2 brings its advocacy program for pavement preservation and recycling on Capitol Hill.
Materials deadline: 1/23/2024
Ships: March 2024
Our series of articles highlighting the Environmental Sustainability of Pavement Preservation continues with a field report on why micro surfacing is the best treatment for remote, natural areas, and on the status of training in pavement preservation and recycling programs from coast-to-coast. We’ll include full coverage—including extensive photography and all association news—of the annual meetings of the Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association (AEMA), Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association (ARRA), and International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA), held in February in Florida under the umbrella of the Pavement Preservation & Recycling Alliance (PPRA).
Ad space deadline: 4/16/2024
Materials deadline: 4/18/2024
Ships: May 2024
In addition to our environmental sustainability content, our Fall issue will examine cold-weather preservation and maintenance, including pre-cold-season joint and crack sealing, and pothole patching, focusing on new equipment and materials. We’ll cover a new report on Incorporating Maintenance Costs into a Transportation Asset Management Plan from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, and look at crowd-sourced pavement condition reporting utilizing smart phone data. And we will update you on FP2’s advocacy “inside the Beltway” as part of the annual May Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Fly-In.
Ad space deadline: 7/17/2024
Materials deadline: 7/19/2024
Ships: August 2024
In Winter 2024 we’ll continue our year-long emphasis on the Environmental Sustainability of Pavement Preservation. We’ll explore how today’s technology is leveraging pavement management and preservation productivity with articles such as pavement condition surveys using drones and high-tech work zone innovations. That’s in addition to our every-issue departments updating FP²-funded research at NCAT and MnROAD, focus on new PPRA activities, our exclusive inside-the-Beltway D.C. Update, and our Profiles in Preservation spotlight on a grad student in pavement preservation.
Ad space deadline: 10/4/2024
Materials Deadline: 10/8/2024
Ships: November 2024