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A Ribbon of Black: Paving the CBBT

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel (CBBT) District initiated a multi-year paving project to repave the facility from the south toll plaza to the north toll plaza, both northbound and southbound. Allan Myers secured...

Towards Sustainable Paving: Virginia’s Initial Efforts to Incorporate Recycled Plastic Waste into Asphalt Mixtures

Like many other state highway agencies, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is extensively working to determine how to best incorporate recycled materials such as recycled asphalt pavement (RAP), recycled crumb rubber, and crushed...

What if BMD is a Failure? There Are Many Different Measures of Success

For the better part of two decades, researchers and departments of transportation have invested millions of dollars into laboratory asphalt mixture testing in order to improve design and performance. Much effort has been spent...

A Seamless Solution to Data Collection: HeadLight Smartforms

The Virginia Asphalt Association, in partnership with HeadLight, is proud to announce HeadLight Smartforms, the digitization of several VDOT forms related to density testing and tack coat application rates. Smartforms not only automates calculations...

Generation Z: Future Employees and Employers, Not a Typical Workday

My name is Will Jackson. I will graduate from Randolph-Macon College in December of 2022 with a degree in Business Management. After graduation, I will join the workforce as an employee of my family’s...

Now Available for Your Viewing Pleasure

The new VAA 2022-2023 Membership Directory is now available to view on the VAA News App and the VAA website. Click on the people icon at the bottom of the news app screen to...

Members Enjoy Lowcountry Charm During 71st Annual Meeting

For the first time in nearly two decades, VAA traveled across two states and arrived in Lowcountry, Charleston, South Carolina, for its annual meeting. The 71st Annual Meeting was hosted at The Charleston Place...

Women of Asphalt Virginia Reception

Now that everyone has settled into the new year and beautiful weather is upon us, Women of Asphalt Virginia (WofA Virginia) is gearing up for another get-together! Our fellow members at Associated Asphalt have...

MAAE 2022 Exhibitor Registration is Open!

Ready to reach new customers? Ready to display your latest and greatest innovations? Want to grow your network? Then what are you waiting for? The Mid-Atlantic Asphalt Expo exhibitor registration is now open. Building...

Hot Off the Press: VAA’s 2021 Annual Report

To say 2021 was an eventful year would be an understatement! The industry and the association rode an “exciting” roller coaster due to the ongoing COVID pandemic. To see how COVID impacted VAA, get...