Asphalt paving will again be a focus of the 31st annual National Pavement Expo, Jan. 27-30, 2016 in Charlotte, NC.
Allan Heydorn, NPE conference manager, said the four-day 2016 program features 53 seminars and workshops, 13 of which focus on paving and five of those are first-time sessions at NPE.
"We update the entire program every year and for 2016 we will offer 41 new technical and management sessions including five new paving topics,” Heydorn says. “We're bringing back nine additional paving-related sessions from 2015 because they attracted a high level of interest and received extremely high ratings.”
The new paving sessions are:
The Truth about Intelligent Compaction, which will not only outline the benefits of this newest paving technology but discuss the technologies limitations and where it should and shouldn’t be used. Presented by John Hood, Bomag Americas.
Solving the Paving Puzzle: Video Solutions Show How a Job Fits Together will cover each phase of the paving process and show how they all need to fit together for an efficient, safe, successful job. Presenter John Ball, Top Quality Paving, will use his library of on-the-job videos to take apart an entire paving job, then put it back together so you will learn not only all the elements of a successful paving job but how those elements come together.
Compaction of Asphalt: What’s Known & What’s New will cover how to provide clients with a quality, cost-effective and long-lasting asphalt pavement by making sure you can attain the density needed. In addition to covering the newest technologies Timothy R. Murphy, P.E., Murphy Pavement Technology Inc., will discuss the importance of mix temperature, rolling patterns, roller operator responsibilities and the specific steps you need to take to achieve density. And learn new findings in compaction research that will help you in the compaction phase.
Paving Tennis Courts & Running Tracks, also presented by Murphy, who authored the new American Sports Builders Association guidelines for athletic surfaces, will explain why recreational surfaces require paving efforts different than those of a driveway or parking lot and will explain how to construct a surface that will accept and perform when coated for tennis courts and running surfaces, how to avoid failures and ensure successes.
“Best Practices” for Installing Paving Synthetics in which Mounque “Monk” Barazone, Geotextile Apparatus Co., will explain why parking lots, airports, city streets, highways, mountain roads, mobile home parks and even tennis courts all have different fabric installation needs. He’ll explain how to avoid costly mistakes, increase profits by reducing installation costs, increase project efficiency, prevent injuries, and maximize the synthetics’ long-term benefits.
The highly rated paving topics being offered again include:
Applying “Best Practices” to Your Paving Operation, John Ball, Top Quality Paving (3 hours)
Materials Selection: Quality + Efficiency = More Profitability, Part 1, Wayne Jones, Senior Regional Engineer, Asphalt Institute (90 minutes)
Pavement Evaluation and Repair: Quality + Efficiency = More Profitability, Part 2, Wayne Jones, Senior Regional Engineer, Asphalt Institute (90 minutes)
Understanding Pavement Defects & Repair Options, Wayne Jones, Senior Regional Engineer, Asphalt Institute (3 hours)
Effective Compaction of Hot Mix Asphalt, Jim Scherocman, P.E., Consulting Engineer (90 minutes)
Identifying, Preventing, and Solving Mat Problems, Jim Scherocman, P.E., Consulting Engineer (90 minutes)
Troubleshooting HMA Joint Construction, John S. Ball, Top Quality Paving (90 minutes)
In addition to a four-day conference program NPE 2016 hosts an expanded exhibit floor Jan. 27-29 and equipment giveaways by Case Construction (SV 280 skid steer) and KM International (KM2-18X Infrared Asphalt Recycler).
For information including complete descriptions of all 53 sessions visit www.nationalpavementexpo.com.