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RJS Scholarship application deadline is May 3!

Don’t wait until the last minute to make sure your employees are aware of the R.J. Schreck Scholarship. With the assistance of David Branscome, Jr., Branscome Paving Company, VAA Scholarship Committee has developed the...

VAA establishes Women of Asphalt Virginia

Today, women play numerous roles in Virginia's asphalt industry. These roles include company owners, management, accountants, human resources managers, project managers, and engineers. But did you know many companies have women working on paving...

Tigre Hammond joins VAA family

In a "normal" year, VAA hosts 5 to 10 events ranging in size from 70 to over 600 people. These events start in the early part of the year with asphalt seminars, transition scholarship...

Colony Construction’s Powhatan Lab receives lab certification

Congratulations to Colony Construction's Powhatan Laboratory for receiving a VAAES Lab Review certificate. The lab passed a thorough review by VAA staff covering equipment and testing procedures to ensure compliance with VDOT, AASHTO, and...

VDOT presented 2020 Perpetual Pavement Award

In 2001, the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) initiated the perpetual pavement award. To be considered for this award, a pavement had to meet several criteria, including a structural life of at least 35 years...

Decker wins Airfield Pavements Practitioner Award

Christopher S. Decker, P.E., F.ASCE, Senior Vice President, RDM International, has been named the recipient of the ASCE Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) Airfield Pavement Practitioner Award. The Airfield Pavement Practitioner Award was established in 2009...

Prezioso named new State Maintenance Engineer

In March, VDOT named Robbie Prezioso, P.E., as the new State Maintenance Engineer. Robbie replaces Branco Vlacich, who retired at the end of 2020. Below is an excerpt from the announcement email from VDOT's...

VDOT, VTRC, and VAA collaborate on BMD training

With Balanced Mix Design (BMD) progressing towards initial implementation in 2023, VDOT, VTRC, and VAA are working diligently to determine this major paradigm shift's training needs. Discussions to date have touched on topics associated...

Don’t miss VAA’s first RJS Scholarship golf event of 2021

Time is running out to register for the first RJS scholarship golf event of 2021! We are kicking off on Cinco De Mayo! Our first event of the year, sponsored by Carter Machinery Company,...

Lee Hy Paving loses industry veteran

On March 31, Lee Hy Paving lost a veteran of the industry—Mike Paynter. Mike worked for several asphalt paving companies in Central Virginia over his nearly 40-year career. He was killed in a work...