SCAPA heads to Texas for SEAUPG Annual Meeting
In November, the Southeastern User/Producer Group (SEAUPG) held its 2016 Annual Meeting in Corpus Christi, Texas at the Omni Corpus Christi. The three-day event included technical sessions on all topics that currently affect the asphalt industry. SEAUPG's membership includes engineers from state DOTs, state asphalt pavement association representatives, contractors, and suppliers. SCAPA had representatives from member companies Lane Construction and Sloan Construction Company (Reeves), and sent Technical Director Jayson Jordan to participate in the meeting. In addition, many SCAPA associate members were in attendance and also exhibited in the SEAUPG trade show.
SEAUPG has a very large footprint: the member states range from Texas all the way to Virginia. The group divides the 14 states into three subgroups: West, Central and East.
The conference 8 sessions covered updates from various regions, interesting projects from the past few years, recycled materials, binders, aggregate, construction, alternative solutions, and mix design. South Carolina DOT Asphalt Materials Manager Cliff Selkinghaus provided the East Subgroup (SC, NC, VA, WV) update. On the final day of the meeting, SCDOT State Materials and Research Engineer Merrill Zwanka was the moderator for the alternative solutions session.
Mark your calendars: next year's SEAUPG annual meeting is in Jacksonville, Florida on November 13-16, 2017.