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SCAPA Members: Summer Conference Update!
After careful consideration and much discussion, the board has decided to cancel the 2020 Summer Conference at Amelia Island. Instead we will be having our first ever virtual meeting, ASPHALT STRONG - SCAPA Summer Virtual Meeting -- details at the article below.
We are excited to announce that we will be having a Virtual Summer Meeting for SCAPA Members on Thursday, June 25 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. We are working hard to make this a unique experience with plenty of valuable information, so register today for this free meeting. Sponsorship opportunites are also available. 
We here at SCAPA want to hear from you! We have all had to make significant changes to the way we approach daily work and the way we do business in a very short amount of time. We are all a little uncertain as to what will happen next or where we go from here. But one thing is for sure, we are here to help you through these challenging times.
Roadtec, Inc.
King Asphalt, Inc.
Industry News
Construction workers are the subject of a new OSHA Alert released giving guidance for construction workers during the COVID -19 pandemic. Learn more about this and other OSHA and DOL alerts and resources here.
SCDOT made a temporary revision to Section 401.4.30 of the Standard Specifications due to COVID-19. This revision institutes a "Contactless" Weigh Ticket Protocol for asphalt paving in order to eliminate the transfer of paper tickets for asphalt between personnel on SCDOT construction projects and the contractors. The protocol was created in conjunction with each SCDOT district and SCAPA and went into effect on April 8, 2020. It will remain in effect until further notice. 
This important resource was created in an effort to address and stop the impact of COVID-19 within the transportation industry. SCAPA worked with the SCDOT, ACEC-SC, FHWA, and Carolinas AGC to create the plan. The Joint Workforce Safety Plan for COVID-19 was adopted on March 23 and is currently being used on all SCDOT projects. 
Roadtec, Inc.
Government Affairs
The State Asphalt Pavement Associations joined forces in support of AASHTO's request for federal relief funds by writing a letter to Congress. The letter signed by SCAPA's Executive Director, Ashley Batson urges Congress to consider this request as highway revenues are heavily impacted by the coronavirus. 
Granite Contracting
Asphalt Resources
This research paper is about performance testing for quality control and acceptance of Balanced Mix Design. Balanced Mix Design (BMD) is defined as a mix design procedure using performance tests on appropriately conditioned specimens to address multiple modes of distress while taking into consideration mix aging, traffic, climate, and location within the pavement structure. BMD typically includes two or more performance tests, such as a rutting test and a cracking test, to assess how well the mixture resists the two common forms of distress.
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 1:00–2:30 PM EDT
This webinar will provide participants an overview of the newly released PaveXpress suite of modules. This includes an in-depth look at some of the newer capabilities of PaveXpress such as a new life cycle cost analysis module, a new mechanistic-empirical pavement design module based on PerRoad and the ability to perform designs in both English and Metric units.
Date: Thursday, June 4, 2:00–3:30 PM EDT
This project comprehensively synthesized both the historical and most recent experiences with crack and seat (C&S), break and seat (B&S), and rubblization methods for the rehabilitation of PCC pavements with asphalt overlays. An extensive literature review was performed, a comprehensive survey of key stakeholders was conducted, and a series of case studies were documented, with the goal of informing agencies and industry of the most effective concrete pavement rehabilitation methods.
Date: Tuesday, June 16, 1:00–2:30 PM EDT
This webinar will walk through a real-life pavement life cycle cost scenario using the new agency LCCA module within PaveXpress. The LCCA module has been developed to allow users to streamline the modeling of evaluating pavement alternatives using material and project costs only.
Date: July 9, 2020
This webinar will walk through a real-life mechanistic-empirical pavement design scenario using the new PerRoad module within PaveXpress.
Whether you are new to the asphalt industry or just want to brush up on your skills, SCAPA Academy is a great learning resource. 
Calendar of Events
June 24, 2020 SCAPA Board Meeting Columbia, SC
June 25, 2020 Asphalt Strong - SCAPA Summer Virtual Meeting  Virtual 
October 6, 2020 SCAPA Fall Member Dinner Columbia, SC
October 7, 2020 SCAPA Board Meeting Columbia, SC
January 20, 2020 SCAPA Board Meeting Columbia, SC
January 20-21, 2020 SCAPA Winter Conference & Trade Show Columbia, SC
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