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SCAPA News and Events
  
We are excited to announce that the SCAPA Winter Conference will still go on! The SCAPA staff are busy working hard to create a valuable, engaging and interactive virtual experience for our members and the asphalt industry.

Save the Date, January 19th & 20th of 2021!



  
The SCAPA Young Professionals Committee kicked off in March 2020. This committee is made up of of asphalt industry professionals who were sponsored by the Board of Directors. Learn more about the Young Professionals Committee and their new name! 



  
SCAPA Technical Director Kimberly Lyons will provide training on the recently updated Asphalt Pavement Design Guide for Low-Volume Roads and Parking Lots. This webinar is open to the public and is geared towards engineers, project managers and other asphalt industry workers. The training is $25 and will include one Professional Development Hour.  



  
SCAPA members, it is time to update your information and key contacts for the 2021 SCAPA Membership Directory & Resource Guide. Watch your inbox for an email from us regarding these updates.
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Government Affairs
 
The asphalt pavement industry provides a vital service to communities, helping to improve the efficiency and safety of America’s surface transportation system and delivering essential goods and services. The industry is facing an unstable future because of the COVID-19 pandemic-related reductions in federal and state transportation and other revenues that fund critical highway and bridge projects. In addition, the current surface transportation law expires on September 30, 2020, creating further uncertainty. 
 
Asphalt Resources
  
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) reports that an annual investment of approximately $35 billion is needed for preserving the existing conditions of United States highways and bridges through 2040 (Economic Development Research Group, 2011). Although several factors can influence the performance of an asphalt pavement, one of the most important factors is in-place density (Asphalt Institute, 2007). A small increase in in-place density can potentially lead to a significant increase in the service life of asphalt pavements.
  
Date: Oct 1, 2020 03:00 PM in EDT
This webinar will focus on the best methods of addressing pavement end-of-life issues when conducting a Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA), ranging from making certain that the remaining service life of a pavement is properly addressed, to understanding the importance of considering what actually happens to a pavement when it reaches its terminal serviceability, and how that needs to be included in an LCCA.
  
Date: October 7, 2020 3 PM EDT
Speaker: Scott Quire, Bluegrass Testing Laboratories 
Asphalt mixtures containing RAP, when designed utilizing proper design principles and produced in consideration of production constraints, have demonstrated excellent performance. This part of the webinar will focus on mix designs utilizing RAP, the level of mix design analysis needed as RAP percentages increase, the production variables to consider as RAP percentages increase and performance testing of asphalt mixes containing RAP.
  
Date: October 28, 2020 3 PM EDT
Speakers: Dr. Randy West, Jim Musselman, Abdul Dahhan
This part of the webinar will highlight studies on field performance conducted by numerous state DOTs, the Federal Highway Administration and various pavement research organizations including the National Center for Asphalt Technology. The segment will also highlight the experiences of two pavement engineer veterans who will provide long-term perspectives of using RAP in asphalt mixtures from the Illinois DOT and the Florida DOT.