21st Century Asphalt Pavements

May 21, 2012

The National Asphalt Pavement Association and the Federal Highway Administration will be hosting the 21st Century Asphalt Pavements Conference on June 19th and 20th in Cincinnati, Ohio. Educational sessions and roundtable discussions will focus on preservation, sustainability, and perpetual pavements. The agenda features thin-lifts, RAP, RAS, porous pavements and WMA.

From the NAPA website: "Today’s paving market places emphasis on pavement preservation and sustainability. The asphalt industry has sustainable solutions for each and every preservation project, from improving the surface of pavements with thin overlays to meeting new requirements to handle stormwater through porous pavements. At this 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. Resource-responsible practices, such as warm-mix asphalt, reclaimed asphalt pavement, recycled asphalt shingles, and crumb rubber will be discussed with a focus on using these practices in combination for maximum impact.  Finally, as we move forward with highway funding and the need for reconstruction grows, there will be a session discussing the longest-lasting, most sustainable pavement in the world — the Perpetual Pavement."

Author: Heather Dolan