Paving the Way
SCAPA News and Events
  
The SCAPA Board of Directors approved four new members this month. Please join SCAPA as we welcome Cargill Bioindustrial, Luck Stone, Meyer Laboratory, and Villager Construction, Inc. We are looking forward to working with you. 
  
The SCAPA Board and Staff have made the difficult decision to cancel the Spring Member Dinner scheduled for April 28, 2021, due to COVID-19. However, we will still be holding a Virtual Legislative Day on Thursday, April 29.
  
SCAPA Members will want to Save the Date for our Virtual Legislative Day. The event is scheduled for Thursday, April 29, wherever you Zoom!  We are working to put together an interactive day of virtual meetings with leaders from the Generaly Assembly. More information will be provided in the coming weeks!
  
On January 29, SCAPA partnered with MEBA to host a webinar titled, “Focus on Your Future Friday: Science of Making Asphalt.” This webinar was intended for high school students in science class to connect curriculum to the real world. Students got to learn how asphalt was made and...
  
SCAPA Technical Director Kimberly Lyons, Ph.D. will provide training on the recently updated Asphalt Pavement Design Guide for Low-Volume Roads and Parking Lots. This webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 2. It 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.  
King Asphalt, Inc.
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Thank you Banks Construction for your continued support! Women currently comprise 9% of the construction industry as a whole. At Banks Construction from the field to the office, women make an indispensable contribution to our teams and projects. As truck drivers, on road crews, and as a part of our traffic control team we recognize that we need women to join the industry and rise in the ranks within our workforce to close the labor gap and increase performance and productivity. We interviewed a few of our top ladies on their experiences in the Asphalt/Paving industry and this is what they said…
Asphalt Resources
  
In this study, the Primary Control Sieve Index (PCSI) is defined as the difference in percentage passing between the given gradation and the point on the maximum density line at the primary control sieve and represents the relative coarseness or fineness of the gradation. PCSI was used as a variable that correlated with other asphalt mixture properties and found to be a potential a surrogate for surface texture.
  
Time: March 23, 2021 3:30 PM in ET
Speaker: Danny Gierhart, P.E., Asphalt Institute
Description: This presentation will give a brief overview of PAVEXpress, a free, web-based flexural and rigid pavement design software. This webinar will focus on the asphalt pavement thickness design portion of PAVEXpress, which is based on the 1993 AASHTO Guide for Design of Pavement Structures.
Learning Objectives:
1.      How to access PAVEXpress and use it for pavement thickness design.
2.      Learn to quickly evaluate various pavement design considerations.
3.      Learn to evaluate the cost effectiveness of different designs which are structurally equivalent.
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
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Your digital edition of South Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association's 2021 Membership Directory & Resource Guide is available now. Thank you for reading!