Pavement Preservation Journal - Fall 2015 - (Page 21)
By Michael Dougherty
his October's Pavement Preservation & Recycling
Alliance Fall Meeting (PPRA 2015) will feature an
international perspective, with its venue in, and
numerous speakers from Canada.
PPRA 2015 will be held Oct. 13-15 in Niagara Falls, Ont.
Building upon the momentum of the Pavement Preservation
& Recycling Summit held in Paris, France, in February 2015,
a unique experience and impressive program is planned
for PPRA 2015 (for more on PPRS, see Pavement Preservation
World Convenes at PPRS Paris 2015, Summer 2015, pp 11-23).
The world's leading companies in the pavement
preservation and rehabilitation industries will participate
in PPRA 2015, which combines the fall meetings of
FP2 Inc. founding associations the Asphalt Emulsion
Manufacturers Association, the Asphalt Recycling &
Reclaiming Association, and the International Slurry
FULL TECHNICAL PROGRAM
A full technical program is slated. Speakers include more
than 40 industry professionals and municipalities, who
will discuss pavement preservation strategies, what they
are doing to reach beyond the short-term focus of repair
and rehabilitation, and share processes that effectively,
efficiently, and economically perform those functions.
In addition to a welcome address by Jim Diodati,
mayor of host city Niagara Falls, Ont., PPRA 2015 will
feature speakers from New York State DOT, University of
Maryland, Minnesota DOT, and many more.
FP2 Inc. president, Rod Birdsall, P.E., All States Materials
Group, will update delegates on FP2 activities and surface
transportation program reauthorization.
Over the three-day period, attendees will hear from
industry experts such as Buzz Powell, P.E., from the
National Center for Asphalt Technology, Stephen Lee of the
Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, Tom Wood from the
Minnesota DOT, and Larry Galehouse, P.E., of the National
Center for Pavement Preservation, who will discuss the
social and economic impacts of pavement preservation.
Other presentations include:
* Importance of Innovation and the Use of Recycling &
Preservation in a $2 Billion Provincial Program, by
Gerry Chaput, P.Eng., assistant deputy minister,
Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO)
* Panel on Owner, Contractor and Equipment Manufacturer
Perspectives on Method vs. Performance Specification, with
panelists to include MTO, Ministry of Transportation of
Quebec, NYS DOT, and PPRA members
Jim Diodati, mayor of host city Niagara Falls, Ont., will welcome PPRA
* How Pavement Preservation is Incorporated into our Asset
Management Program: A City Perspective, by Morgan Jones,
City of Markham, Ont.
* Crack Sealing: New Technology & Best Practices,
by Bryan Darling, Crafco, Inc.
* Central Cold Plant Recycling: A Resource Ready & Waiting
(RAP and Virgin Mixes), by Mike Guerin, Suit-Kote
* Important/Critical Role of Pavement Preservation in Overall
Pavement Asset Management, by David Peshkin, P.E.,
Applied Pavement Technologies
* Summary of Performance Data Over The Last 25 Years for
Recycled Pavements in Ontario, by Becca Lane, P. Eng.,
manager, Materials Engineering & Research Office at
Ministry of Transportation Ontario.
PPRA 2015 will be held at the beautiful Sheraton on the
Falls Hotel. Reservations may be made separately through
direct contact with the hotel. The Sheraton on the Falls
boasts 669 first class hotel accommodations, varying from
traditional guestrooms to beautiful Falls view suites,
featuring unique floor-to ceiling windows providing a
great view of Niagara Falls.
On Tuesday evening, attendees will get up close and
personal with Niagara Falls via the Hornblower Niagara
Cruise, and then off to Stratus Winery for a tour and
tasting of their amazing wine selection. All participants
are encouraged to attend the AEMA, ARRA, and ISSA
Technical Committee Meetings on Thursday morning.
Registration and hotel details can be found at
Dougherty is online and social media marketing manager at
ARRA-AEMA-ISSA's association management firm, Krissoff &
Associates, Inc., Annapolis
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pavement Preservation Journal - Fall 2015
Revived Expert Task Group Will Build on Successes
Next Year, Make it Nashville in October for National Conference
D.C. Update: ‘DRIVE’ to Long-Term Program
PPRA 2015 Fall Meeting Features International Focus
NCAT: 2015 Research Cycle Under Way
NCHRP: Consider Preservation in ME Pavement Design
LTPP Studies WMA Thin Overlays
Establish a Three-Dimensional Road Maintenance Policy
MnDOT taps ‘Buried Treasure’ Beneath Busy Urban Expressway
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