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Industry News (left) Young Leaders learning about leadership and asphalt technologies; (center) Young Leaders Committee Chairman Steve Warren with scholarship winner Elliott Kresse and his parents; (right) Optional tour to P&S Paving to learn about plant innovations. Young Leaders New Conference Format a Success More than 72 members and 15 spouses traveled to Orlando in October to attend the NAPA Young Leaders Conference. The revamped conference format provided the attendees multiple opportunities to learn about innovations and business leadership, as well as to network with peers and industry leaders. The conference began with tours of Florida's I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project Headquarters and a tour of a P&S Paving plant in Daytona Beach. The I-4 Ultimate is a $2.3 billion project for Central Florida, including 21 miles of roadway improvements that will help aid drivers and transform the region. Attendees reviewed presentations on safety and the importance of safety plans and procedures, diversity in the workplace, and the project's overall management and best practices. The P&S Paving Plant tour gave attendees the opportunity to explore the state-of-the-art facility and ask questions about some of the more innovative plant operations. At the Welcome Reception, the Young Leaders Committee presented a $5,000 scholarship, more than half of which was contributed by the Lane Construction Corp. The Young Leaders scholarship program supports students interested in pursuing a career in the asphalt industry. This year's scholarship recipient is Elliott Kresse, a civil engineering major and senior at Florida Gulf Coast University. The next two days offered attendees plenty of opportunities to network and grow as professionals. NAPA Chairman Michael Cote kicked off the educational sessions with his case study on business development. Other sessions included discussions on new technologies for the asphalt industry, RAP use in Japan, federal and state legislative updates, and a special guest presentation from NASA veteran Story Musgrave. NAPA and the Young Leaders Committee would like to thank conference sponsors for their support: Anderson Columbia Co. Inc., Atlas Copco/Dynapac, BLS Enterprises Inc., Dillman Equipment, The Lane Construction Corp., Roadtec Inc., Walsh & Kelly Inc., and Wirtgen America Inc. Virginia Assesses Incentive-Only Ride Specs A new report from the Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation and Research discusses a 2013 investigation of how incentive-only smoothness specifications might improve resurfacing projects that have project geometry or other factors that make achieving a smooth ride difficult. Several lane-miles of control sites were compared with the "incentive-only" sites to determine if paving procedures were changed in pursuit of a higher quality ride. Based on the study, a revised incentive-only specification and further recommendations were offered. Visit http://goaspha. lt/20uDWNh to read the full report. more Industry News on page 15 Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2016 * 13

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2016

Chairman’s Commentary
Industry News
NAPA Asphalt Sustainability Conference Wrap-Up
An Update of the NAPA EPD Program
How Sustainability Rating Systems Address Asphalt Pavements
Corporate Sustainability Reports
World of Asphalt 2016 Preview
Index of Advertisers/

Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2016