21st Century Asphalt Pavements Conference Highlights Preservation, Sustainability

Cincinnati technical conference looks at best practices and lessons for building sustainable asphalt pavements and pavement preservation

Lanham, Md.—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, Ohio.

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 www.asphaltpavement.org/21stcentury 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.

About The National Asphalt Pavement Association

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) is the only trade association that exclusively represents the interests of the asphalt producer/contractor on the national level with Congress, government agencies, and other national trade and business organizations. NAPA supports an active research program designed to improve the quality of asphalt pavements and paving techniques used in the construction of roads, streets, highways, parking lots, airports, and environmental and recreational facilities. The association provides technical, educational, and marketing materials and information to its members; supplies product information to users and specifiers of paving materials; and conducts training courses. The association, which counts more than 1,100 companies as members, was founded in 1955.