Establishing good communication upfront with a pre-construction or pre-production meeting is an important attribute of successful projects. This meeting helps to ensure that inspectors, agency personnel, and contractors make informed, well thought-out, proactive decisions. Because the use of hot in-place recycling (HIR) is not a routine application, it is especially important for everyone involved in the project to be on the same page prior to beginning full production. Note that some specifications described in the following content may not be the same as the specifications followed by your agency. Always check with your State agency’s standards and specifications when using these guidelines.