Asphalt Pavement Conference Highlights Preservation, Sustainability

The 21st Century Asphalt Pavements conference will be held this June in Cincinnati.

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The National Asphalt Pavement Association and the Federal Highway Administration, with the support of local state asphalt pavement organizations, are holding the 21st Century Asphalt Pavements conference June 19–20, 2012, at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza hotel in Cincinnati, OH.

Today’s paving market places an emphasis on pavement preservation and sustainability. The asphalt industry has solutions for each and every preservation project, from improving the surface of pavements with thin overlays to meeting new requirements to handle storm water through porous pavements.

The 21st Century Asphalt Pavements Conference brings together a day and a half of case studies, roundtables, and research into pavement preservation and sustainable pavements. Designed for paving professionals in the public and private sectors, the conference will benefit construction managers, project superintendents, inspectors, QC/QA technicians/managers, and others involved in the design, construction, and maintenance processes. The technical conference will provide participants with tools, best practices, and innovations they need to build the pavements people will be driving on for the next century.

Conference participants will learn about the latest innovations in thin asphalt overlays for pavement preservation and how asphalt pavements fit with new requirements for sustainability. Environmentally responsible practices such as warm mix asphalt, reclaimed asphalt, recycled asphalt shingles, and crumb rubber modifiers will be discussed with a focus on using these practices in combination for maximum impact. Finally, as state DOTs look to get the best pavement available for their limited dollars, the conference will discuss Perpetual Pavements, which are the longest lasting and most sustainable pavements in the world.

Registration for the 21st Century Asphalt Pavements Conference is now open. Early bird pricing of $300 is in effect through May 11, 2012. After that date the registration fee rises to $325. Visit the conference website for more information, to view the conference agenda, and to register.

Limited sponsorship and table-top exhibit opportunities are still available. Contact Nancy Lawler or Sandy Lucchesi at (888) 468-6499 for more information.