SCAPA Hosts Successful 2017 Winter Asphalt Conference

The SC Asphalt Pavement Association 2017 SCAPA Winter Conference was held January 23-24, 2017 at the Marriott Hotel in Columbia, SC. Over 460 people attended the conference which was made up of asphalt producers, suppliers, engineering consultants and staff from several public agencies including SCDOT and the FHWA-SC Division.

Emily Lawton, Federal Highway Division Administrator, kicked off the conference with a FHWA update. SC Department of Transportation Secretary Christy Hall followed Ms. Lawton with an update of the State of the SC Department of Transportation.

Following the morning session, attendees separated into five breakout tracks for the morning breakout session. The tracks were Innovation and Sustainability, Pavement Design and Pre-Construction, Quality Control, Leadership and Management, and Asphalt Production. Topics ranged from "Improved Durability through Field Density" to "Utilizing Drone Technology for Top Production."


During lunch, the 2016 SCAPA Quality Pavement Awards were presented. The following companies received awards:


Green Construction Award:

Project: Summers Corner Development

Contractor: Banks Construction Company

Owner: MWV-East Edisto Summers Corner LLC

Innovative Pavement Award:

Project: Georgetown County Airport Apron Expansion

Contractor: Palmetto Corp

Owner: Georgetown County

Project Delivery Award:

Project: Perimeter Road

Contractor: King Asphalt, Inc.

Owner: SCDOT District 3

Quality Pavement Awards:

Project: SC Highway 133

Contractor: King Asphalt Inc.

Owner: SCDOT District 3


Project: US Highway 25

Contractor: Satterfield Construction Co.

Owner: SCDOT District 2

The afternoon breakout sessions covered a variety of topics which included "Understanding Asphalt Testing Relationships and Measuring Asphalt Industry Sustainability."

The conference presentations may be downloaded from the SCAPA Website.

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2017 SCAPA Winter Conference. We look forward to seeing you next year at the 2018 Winter Conference!