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SCAPA News and Events
  
As the SCAPA Summer Conference came to a close, the SCAPA Board of Directors, Staff and Members said farewell to longtime SCAPA Executive Director Ashley Batson. She was with the organzation for 10 years, and in that time she has done a lot for SCAPA and the asphalt industry. She will definitely be missed! 
  
It was wonderful to see so many of our members together again at the 2021 SCAPA Summer Conference in Asheville. The Inn on Biltmore provided a beautiful backdrop for our members to reconnect with colleagues, receive industry updates, network, and even engage in some fun and relaxation!
  
SCAPA Summer Conferences are a special time for SCAPA Members to gather in a casual, fun environment and connect with each other. Members get to visit with long-time friends and also have the opportunity to build relationships with new members. Without SCAPA Members that continually step up to Sponsor SCAPA events, we wouldn't be able to put on the top-notch events that our members have come to expect. That is why it is so important to recognize them and show our appreciation. We hope you, too, will take the time to reach out to the SCAPA Summer Conference Sponsors and say thank you!
  
2022 Call for Presentations for the SCAPA Winter Conference & Trade Show to be held on February 9-10, 2022 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

Don't miss this opportunity to present at the South Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association's 2022 Winter Conference. Are you involved in a new or novel project, approach or system you think your contemporaries would find interesting and worthwhile? Offer to make a presentation at the conference. Deadline: July 31, 2021
King Asphalt, Inc.
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A driving force for RGI has been its core values of placing the highest value on people, unwavering integrity and excellence in every undertaking. They have been more than a tagline for the privately owned company based in Nashville, Tennessee. In fact, every aspect of RGI’s business is a direct application of those values. Such a grounded approach to these values has seen the company through the highs and lows of the road building industry. See, how these core values are seen in everyday operation at RGI!
 
  
WofA releases the second video in a four-part video series entitled Women in the Field: The Women Who Build America's Roads, showcasing women from across the country who are building America's infrastructure. Each five-minute video features engaging and insightful interviews with a few of these inspiring women.

In this video, Quality Control Technician Tiffany Ryan from Blacklidge Emulsions in Gulfport, MS, shares her inspiring asperations and the importance of relationships and trust in the work she performs.
Asphalt Resources
  
The topic of resilience has begun circulating in many different fields and forums. The transportation community is no different, with the Transportation Research Board (TRB) hosting their second transportation resilience conference in 2019, the 2nd International Conference on Transportation System Resilience to Natural Hazards and Extreme Weather, bringing together researchers and practitioners to discuss this important topic. The asphalt paving community needs to join this discussion and work specifically to understand the benefits and appropriate applications of asphalt pavement in preparation of, or in response to, natural disasters or changing climate conditions.
  
Time: July 22, 2021 - 2:00 PM ET
Description: A key to building a successful asphalt paving project is to utilize a quality bid package. Vague bid packages result in higher prices, job site conflicts and the possibility of unmet owner’s expectations. This webinar enables attendees to produce bid packages that ensure best pricing and a project delivered on time, on budget, and as planned.
Attendees' key takeaways:
  1) Understand the importance of advertisement, award and contract execution.
  2) How to develop key provisions to protect the owner and insure bidding by qualified contractors.
  3) Best practices to develop a detailed bid item list.
  
Time: August 18, 2021 - 2:00 PM
Description: This webinar will help parking lot owners and engineers understand how to evaluate asphalt parking lots through proven assessment methods. Owners will also learn to distinguish different types of distresses and understand various solutions for maintenance and repair.
Top Three Takeaways for attendees:
• Understand pavement life cycle and review condition assessment methods.
• Recognize different types of asphalt pavement distresses.
• Understand options for maintenance and repair based on the pavement condition and distresses.
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP