Material Matters - Fall 2012 - (Page 20)

AROUND THE HOT MIX INDUSTRY By Bruce Barkevich Vice President, Asphalt Division, New York Construction Materials Association The System Works I WOULD SAY that in any given year I will do anywhere from 10 to 20 Lunch and Learn sessions. Most of these are hour-long programs typically done during lunch time as the name describes. These, also, are done in conjunction with other association meetings to help enhance their program. The normal audience will be architects, engineers, highway superintendents, owners/agency personnel or even member companies. These are basically power points and discussions of topics of interest to the audience. They all talk about the value of asphalt in different applications. This is a very valuable way to share information to a larger group than we might get in front of normally. Topics of interest can vary. Green applications for asphalt such as warm mix and porous asphalt are very popular. One of my favorites is a general asphalt talk, which discusses all of the latest/greatest the asphalt industry has to offer. Lately we have talked a lot about the difference between Superpave and Marshall mixes. No matter what the topic is, you leave with the hope that something you talked about will sink in and be used in a real world application. Water pools on the dense grade and penetrates the porous asphalt. 20 Material Matters • Fall 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Material Matters - Fall 2012

Breaking the Bottlenecks
Glacial Materials Goes Emerald Green
The System Works
Giving HMA Driveway Advice
Promotion Doesn’t Cost – It Pays
Exposed Aggregate Pervious Concrete
Stuyvesant Falls Hydroelectric Plant: Steel Fiber Reinforcement in Action By Dan Casale

Material Matters - Fall 2012