The Mid-Atlantic Asphalt Expo & Conference is just around the corner, and the program is packed with great speakers presenting today’s most relevant topics! This year’s event will kick off with a keynote address by Jack McCall, CSP on “The Challenge of Change” and a Spotlight Technical presentation by Rex Vines, PE, deputy director and chief engineer at the Arkansas Department of Transportation on “The Use of Rubblization on Arkansas Highways.” This year’s breakout session agenda is focused on a combination of training and technical sessions, with topics of particular interest for both the practitioner and specifier. The training sessions are split between plant and field operations. Some topics of interest include “Best Practices in RAP Management” by TJ Young, “Plant Operations in an Urban Setting” by Cody Sullivan, and “Proper Compaction Techniques” by Tim Kawalski. The technical sessions also have some topics of significant interest. Some highlights include presentations on Stone Matrix Asphalt (SMA), including “SMA Done Right” by Dr. Buzz Powell, PE and “SMA Rutting in Virginia” by Dr. Hari Nair of the Virginia Transportation Research Council. Also, clearly of interest in today’s environment will be “Soda Bottles & Grocery Bags: Will They Work in Asphalt?” by Dr. Richard Willis of the National Asphalt Pavement Association.
The Closing General Session continues the overall theme with a presentation by NAPA Chairman and President of Prairie Construction Dr. James (Jay) Winford Jr., PE of Prairie Construction on “Engineered Asphalt,” as well as “NCAT Test Track Results & Next Cycle” by Dr. Buzz Powell, PE, associate director and research professor at the National Center for Asphalt Technology.
We will conclude the event with the presentation of the Golden Lute award to the Best Asphalt Pavement project of 2020. For a complete agenda visit the MAAE website midatlanticasphaltexpo.com.