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ARRA-AEMA-ISSA Delegates Hear Over 30 Speakers at February Joint Meeting
ver 400 delegates representing over 160 of the world’s leading companies in the pavement preservation and rehabilitation industries gathered this winter for the 9th joint annual meeting of the Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association (AEMA 39th annual meeting), the Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association (ARRA 36th annual meeting), and the International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA 50th annual convention). Held in February 2012 in Bonita Springs, Fla., the delegates heard more than 30 speakers over the three-day period. The meeting was a convocation of industry promotion and
technological advancement, as industry leaders and innovators joined together in a unique opportunity to discuss subjects of common interest and to share news of accomplishments in their related fields. Themed Preservation & Rehabilitation 2012, the joint meeting highlighted advancements in technology and the application of asphalt emulsions and other additives, asphalt recycling and reclaiming, slurry and micro surfacing, chip seal and crack treatments. In addition to the usual working and technical committee sessions that always are part of each association’s annual meeting, registrants heard presentations from numerous industry experts and leaders on a wide variety of subjects. During a period of generally subdued discretionary travel, those who chose to attend this mid-winter event were richly rewarded.
AEMA Re-Elects Bucky Brooks
uring its Bonita Springs meeting, AEMA reelected Bucky Brooks president for the 20122013 term. Brooks was employed by Monroe, Mich. from 1975 to 1987, when he was offered the position of director of operations with the Monroe County Road Commission, with responsibility for all maintenance and light construction on 1,465 miles of roads including local, primary, state two lane and interstate roads in the county. In 1990 Brooks joined Asphalt Materials, Inc., and is now in a sales manager position covering most of Ohio and Michigan. He also works closely with the Heritage Research Group in product development Mike Kelly and improvement. Other 2012-2013 officers re-elected were Mark McCollough, Asphalt Materials, Inc., Indianapolis, vice president; and Archie Reynolds, Norjohn Limited, Ontario, secretary/treasurer. AEMA’s immediate past president is Barry Baughman, Ultrapave Corp., Dalton, Ga. The AEMA Hall of Fame recognizes an individual, active or retired, who is or was employed by a member firm, who has made a substantial contribution over the long term to the development of the association or the advancement of the emulsion industry. At its 39th annual meeting, AEMA so-honored Mike Kelly to the Hall of Fame.
June 15 Deadline Looms for 2012 Sorenson Award
une 15 is the deadline for nominations for the 2012 James B. Sorenson Award for Excellence in Pavement Preservation, presented by FP2 Inc. Jim Sorenson (1949-2009) was senior construction and system preservation engineer, FHWA Office of Asset Management, and he was a great champion of pavement preservation at the national level. The pavement preservation industry had no greater friend and we honor his memory with the Sorenson Award. Intended to recognize agency pavement preservation, the Sorenson award is usually, but not always, presented to city and county agencies. To nominate an agency, please include a brief write-up of how the agency gained acceptance and support for its pavement preservation program; how long the program has been in existence, any special or unique public awareness actions; press releases; the contact person in the agency; and the person or firm making the nomination. Criteria to evaluate candidate agencies include: process used to gain acceptance by elected officials, general public, employees, and industry (40 percent); how well the program relates to the theme of The Right Treatment, for the Right Road, at the Right Time (20 percent); tangible improvement in their system (20 percent); techniques used to keep public notified of what is being done and why (10 percent); and uniqueness of program (10 percent). For more information, or to submit nominations, please contact FP2‘s executive director, Jim Moulthrop, at 7400 Anaqua Drive, Austin, Tex., 78750, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2012
2012 National Pavement Preservation Conference
Caltrans Finds Warm Mix, Asphalt Rubber Work for Thin Lifts on Calif. 1
Composite Layering Systems for Asphalt Rubber Overlays
Ground Tire Rubber Challenges Polymer Modifiers in Asphalt
Asphalt Rubber Gap-Graded Overlays in New Hampshire
Florida Preservation Council Reaches Out to Local Agencies
Regional Partnerships Launch PR Outreach on Preservation Needs
‘Seal Coats’ Offer Texas-Sized Solution to TxDOT Pavements
Correlation of Moisture Loss and Strength Gain in Chip Seals
Grooving Preserves Nashville’s I-440
Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2012