Description :

Session Overview

The demand for sustainability in engineering design, construction, and resource management is a growing trend throughout the U.S. As local and state agencies continue to strive for sustainable long-term plans and extended service life of infrastructure, significant research continues to evolve regarding the use of recycled plastics. In particular, this presentation will discuss plastic recycling processes and technologies, conversion and qualification of recycled plastics for infrastructure applications, and the proper design and construction of storm drainage products utilizing recycled plastics. A thorough review of several NCHRP Research Reports, ASTM and AASHTO standards, and field case studies are central to the presentation as well.

Learning Objectives

  • Discern the processes and testing for polymeric quality verification prior to use in infrastructure construction materials.
  • Understand the environmental and financial benefits of post-consumer remanufacturing of plastics for construction materials.
  • Understand the origins of plastics and benefits and detriments of their use and potential mismanagement.


Jake Brunoehler is a graduate with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Valparaiso University and is a registered professional engineer in Wisconsin. He has previously worked as a project engineer for a Patrick Engineering, an engineering technician for Soil and Materials Engineers, Inc. in Michigan, and as a project manager for the Norfolk Southern Railway Corporation.

Currently, Jake is the Regional Engineer for ADS supporting the Wisconsin and Upper Michigan sales teams as the technical specialist in stormwater modeling, manufacturing, specifications, structural design, best construction and inspection practices, and more. Jake also serves as the president-elect for the SE Branch of ASCE. He previously served the branch as Director-at-Large overseeing Membership and several conference and event coordination. At the section level, Jake was also involved in the drafting and publication of the 2020 ASCE Wisconsin Infrastructure Report Card. In his spare time, he enjoys time with his wife and two children.


  • Doors Open at 11:45 AM
  • Session begins at Noon
  • 1.0 PDH for full participation; registration required.
  • FREE for current APWA members; $10 charge for non-members.

Event Date & Time:

6/28/2022  12:00 PM - 6/28/2022  1:15 PM

Venue :


Contact Person :

Cory Horton
Email :
Phone : (608) 421-5310
Company : R.A. Smith, Inc.
Title : Sr. Project Manager

Registration Items :

For Attendees:
  Use of Recycled HDPE in Remanufactured Products Lunch N Learn Registration

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