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By Michael Dougherty T 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 Surfacing Association. 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 2015 delegates * 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 Corporation. * 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 http://ppralliance.org/meetings/ppra2015 Dougherty is online and social media marketing manager at ARRA-AEMA-ISSA's association management firm, Krissoff & Associates, Inc., Annapolis Fall 2015 pavement preservation journal 21 ASSOCIATIONS PPRA 2015 Fall Meeting Features International Focus http://www.ppralliance.org/meetings/ppra2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pavement Preservation Journal - Fall 2015

President’s Message
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
Index of Advertisers

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