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The association's motto, "Together We Know More," best describes our reason for existence. SCAPA continues to emphasize education: not only through continuing education of those currently in the industry, but also through outreach efforts to local universities and technical colleges.
 
On March 22-23, 2016, SCAPA participated as an exhibitor at the SC Highway Engineers Conference. Over 650 attendees were present during the two-day event hosted at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
 
 
   
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak, & Stewart, P.C. was approved for associate membership by the SCAPA Board of Directors. Ogletree Deakins is an employment and labor law firm that provides legal services on behalf of the construction industry.
 
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Granite Contracting LLC opened its doors in January 1999 primarily as a stone base, curb & paving contractor working in the greater Charlotte area. Since that time, they have added key components to their core business such as additional asphalt plants, grading, utilities, specialty concrete, and most recently, concrete paving.
 
Industry News
 
   
On May 10-11, 2016, SCAPA, along with numerous transportation construction associations and businesses, will be attending the Transportation Construction Coalition's Fly-In in Washington, DC.
 
The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) announced today that the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has won a 2015 Perpetual Pavement Award for a 6.5 mile section of Interstate 20 in Lexington County. This is SCDOT’s fourth Perpetual Pavement award in 12 years.
 
Government Affairs
The South Carolina House of Representatives recently took up the Senate road-funding bill, which provided $400M in road funding annually to be taken from the General Fund and some DOT reform. The Governor warned that if the House amended the bill, then road funding would die for the year.
 
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via NAPA ActionNews:

The third in a series of infographics highlighting what matters when it comes to pavements and drivability is now available. The new infographic examines pavement smoothness and how asphalt’s smooth surface enhances driver comfort and vehicle fuel economy while lowering vehicle maintenance costs.
 
The Florida Department of Transportation recently released a report that considers the mechanisms of raveling in OGFC mixtures by utilizing experimental measurements and finite element modeling.
 
 
   
The National Center for Asphalt Technology recently released their spring 2016 newsletter. This issue is filled with articles addressing prevalent topics in the asphalt industry -- in particular, improved durability.
 
 
   
Specialization in Asphalt Sustainability Implementation Series: Drivers: Legislative, Regulatory and Market – Wednesday, April 27, 2 p.m. EDT

Communicating with the Media and the Public – Thursday, May 26, 2 p.m. EDT

Taking the High Road: Good Community Relations for the Asphalt Industry – Thursday, June 9, 2 p.m. EDT

New and Traditional Marketing to Get Business NOW in the Asphalt Industry – Tuesday, September 6, 2 p.m. EDT
 
Health & Safety
OSHA's final respirable crystalline silica rule becomes effective June 23 and the construction, general industry, and maritime sectors must be in compliance by as early as next year. NAPA recently released interim guidance to assist industry members in complying with the new rule.
 
Asphalt Facts
 
   
Studies have shown that on average, over a 40-year period, asphalt pavements are more economical than concrete pavements.
 
Calendar of Events

May 17, 2016: SCAPA Board Meeting, Columbia, SC

May 17, 2016: SCAPA Spring Member Dinner, Columbia, SC 6:30PM

May 18, 2016: SCAPA Legislative Day, Columbia, SC 9:00AM

July 21-24, 2016: SCAPA Summer Conference/50th Anniversary Celebration, The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
 
 
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Phone: (803) 252-2522 Fax: (803) 403-9952

 

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