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WoRLD of ASPHALt 2016: Preview World of Asphalt 2016 Preview People, Plants and Paving education sessions offer expert training for you and your crew By Mary Lou Jay T he theme of this year's World of Asphalt in Nashville, March 22-24, is Rolling Out What's New, and that's certainly fitting when you consider the dozens of cuttingedge educational programs that industry experts will be leading over the conference's three days. There are few places where you could learn as much about the latest and greatest in asphalt paving, plant technology, environmental advances, job site safety, and workforce development. If you haven't had the opportunity to take some of WOA's most popular sessions in previous years, make time in 2016 to attend. You'll also find many new classes to expand your industry knowledge even further. Improving Plant Performance A high quality asphalt pavement begins in the plant. Get started with Key Metrics for Monitoring Performance at Asphalt Plants, where Ron Sines, Oldcastle Materials Group, will explain how to monitor systems and make changes to improve operations. Mike Law and Chris Higgins, Scotty's Contracting and Stone, suggest ways to improve the efficiency and productivity of your plant and strengthen the bottom line by Using Technology to Stay Ahead in the Asphalt Industry. An improperly operating baghouse can cause mix quality problems and reduce production. TJ Young, Technical Training and Advisory Services Co., will discuss optimizing performance in Baghouse Operation and Maintenance. In another 42 * View past issues online at session, Troubleshooting Plant Operations - Part 1, he'll concentrate on gradation and baghouse fines; in Part 2, he'll address inconsistencies and problems in asphalt content. Keeping costs under control is essential to remain competitive. Steve Elam, Stansteel, will explain how to ensure the lowest possible costs and avoid breakdowns through Plant Preventative Maintenance to Reduce Operating Costs. In Energy Efficiency through Best Practices at the Plant, Derek Garrett, Meeker Equipment, will share ideas on saving money by improving efficiency and measuring results. Getting the Right Mix Want the right asphalt mix for each job? Dave Newcomb, Texas

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