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SCAPA Executive Director, Ashley Batson, was named one of the 2020 Women of Influence by the Columbia Regional Business Report (CRBR). Ashley was one of nineteen women nominated by CRBR readers and selected by a panel of judges. 
We are sorry to inform our SCAPA members that in light of COVID-19, the Board of Directors and staff have made the difficult decision to cancel the SCAPA Fall Member Dinner. The health and safety of our staff and members is the leading reason for this decision. The event, which was scheduled for the evening of October 6, will not be rescheduled at this time.  
SCAPA's Technical Director, Kimberly Lyons, Ph.D., will be presenting at the Civil Engineers Club of Charleston this Thursday, September 3. The topic of Kimberly's presentation is "Designing Asphalt Pavements for Commercial Markets." The event will have both a limited in-person and virtual component. 
Kimberly Lyons presented at the 2020 SC Engineering Conference held August 13 and 14, 2020. The event was virtual and Kimberly had the opportunity to present twice during the event. She presented on "Cold-In-Place Recycling (CIR) and Stone-Matrix-Asphalt (SMA): Could These Two Special Applications of Asphalt be the Answer to Improving South Carolina’s Roadway Infrastructure?" She also gave a SCDOT Transportation Specifications Update.
Don't miss this opportunity to present at the South Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association's 2021 Virtual Winter Conference. Are you involved in a new or novel project, approach or system you think your contemporaries would find interesting and worthwhile? 

Deadline: September 4, 2020
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
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. 
Roadtec, Inc.
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. 
Granite Contracting
Asphalt Resources
Several factors influence the use of RAP in asphalt pavement; the two primary factors are economic savings and environmental benefits. RAP is a useful alternative to virgin materials because it reduces the use of virgin aggregate and the amount of virgin asphalt binder required in the production of HMA. The use of RAP also conserves energy, lowers transportation costs required to obtain quality virgin aggregate and preserves resources.
Date: September 10, 2020 3:00 PM EDT
Speakers: Brian Wood, PAIKY Executive Director
How many times have you heard or said it yourself, “It’s just a parking lot.” This webinar will help you understand why parking lots are important not only as a welcome mat to a business but as a long-term asset. Design professionals need to understand the value asphalt pavements provide to commercial owners. Join Brian Wood as he discusses proper design and explores how engineers can advise clients on parking lots and other commercial pavements.
Date: September 16, 2020 3 PM EDT
Speaker: Shane Buchanan, Ph.D., P.E. - Asphalt Performance Manager, CRH Americas Materials, Inc.
Asphalt pavement recycling has been conducted in some form since 1915. Today, recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) is utilized in the production of asphalt mixtures for applications ranging from driveways to airport runways. Asphalt pavement is one of the highest recycled products in the United States with over 82 million tons of RAP used in new asphalt mixtures in 2018. Utilization of RAP provides for favorable economic (lower mixture cost), environmental (less energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions) and societal (extends available natural resources) impacts.
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.
Calendar of Events
October 7, 2020 SCAPA Board of Directors Meeting Columbia, SC
January 20, 2021 SCAPA Board of Directors Meeting Columbia, SC
January 20-21, 2021 SCAPA Winter Conference & Trade Show  Virtual Event
P.O. Box 11448, Columbia, SC 29211
Phone: (803) 252-2522 Fax: (803) 403-9952



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