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Commit to creating a true safety culture

In February of 2018 when I became NAPA Chairman, one of the primary areas I focused on almost immediately was safety. Everyone knows that the asphalt...

SM-4.75 Mixtures: A little bit goes a long way, but does...

This spring researchers at VTRC will wrap up a multi-year evaluation of VDOT’s newest class of dense-grade asphalt mixtures, the SM-4.75. It’s among the...

Why don’t polymers fix my mix?

The benefits of polymers are well documented, with much evidence that shows improvements in both cracking performance and rutting performance. But rutting is no longer a...

Meet VAA’s new Vice President of Engineering David T. Lee, P.E.

Sometimes an opportunity comes along that you just can’t pass up. Such was the case for VAA. Trenton Clark, VAA’s Executive Vice President, became...

Who will be the best of the best? Introducing the Golden...

In Top Gun there is a scene where the pilots are sitting in the flight operations room; the following exchange occurs between Viper and Maverick: Viper: In...

Paving leadership group holds April meeting

As announced in the October Asphalt News e-newsletter (“VDOT, Industry Sit-Down and Talk Paving”), the newly formed Paving Leadership Group (PLG) held a meeting on April...

Cold recycling certificate classes coming in 2020

VDOT has recently approved the addition of a Cold Recycling Plant and Field class and a Full Depth Reclamation class to be added to the list...

2019 R J Schreck scholarship recipients selected

In 2014, Virginia Asphalt Association established a scholarship program for dependents of VAA member companies. The scholarship provides an opportunity for VAA to give back to students...

MGM hosts 68th VAA Annual Meeting

Over 140 delegates and guests attended the 68th VAA Annual Meeting at the MGM Resort National Harbor in Maryland. The meeting featured VDOT’s Chief Deputy Commissioner...

The journey towards balanced mix design

Our journey towards Balanced Mix Design continues with a significant effort to flush out the repeatability and idiosyncrasies of the Ideal-CT. As some of you are...
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