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Industry News

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Global Efforts in Boosting Industry Recruitment and Image

Representing member countries of the Global Asphalt Pavement Alliance, from left to right: Saied Solomons, CAPSA; Carlos Rial, AAPA; Rob Vos, AAPA;
Bennie Greyling, CAPSA; John Larsen, EAPA; Egbert Beuving, EAPA; Erik Denneman, AAPA; Dr. Audrey Copeland, NAPA; Osamu Kamada, JRCA; and Dan
Gallagher, NAPA

Representing NAPA as a global
leader in the advancement of
asphalt pavements, NAPA Chairman
Dan Gallagher, and Dr. Audrey
Copeland, NAPA Vice President
of Engineering, Research, and
Technology, participated last
summer in the Global Asphalt
Pavement Alliance (GAPA)
meeting in Melbourne, Australia.
Participants from across the world,
including the European Union,
Denmark, South Africa, and
Japan, discussed mutual efforts
for promoting asphalt pavements,
careers in the field, and roadway
funding, among other technical and
sustainability initiatives.
In particular, the Japan
Road Contractors Association
(JRCA) presented a governmentdeveloped business model dubbed
"i-Construction." The model
seeks to respond to an aging
construction industry workforce
by appealing to Japanese youth,
and promoting information and
communication technology (ICT)
for the development of uniform
standards and shortening of
construction work zones duration.
In 2017, Japan's Ministry of Land,

Infrastructure and Transportation
introduced the model in base
construction with the goal of
increasing productivity and safety
as well as boosting industry image
via a culture of "salary, holiday,
and hope."1 The application of
i-Construction in asphalt pavement
work is next on the ministry's
agenda. In anticipation, the
JRCA has already established the
i-Pavement Promotion Headquarters
in order to build ICT awareness in
the industry through workshops and
construction site tours.
During the GAPA meeting, Saied
Solomons, CEO of the Southern
African Bitumen Association
(SABITA), announced Stellenbosch
University's First Annual Asphalt
Briquette Competition, developed
to increase industry interest among
undergraduate and graduate
students. In pursuit of cash prizes
sponsored by SABITA members,
students tested indirect tensile
strength (ITS) and air void content;
1 Japan Road Contractors Association
(2017). Activity About the Promotion of the
Industry. Presented at the 2017 Global Asphalt
Pavement Alliance meeting, August 17, 2017,
Melbourne, Australia.

advanced levels of competition for
graduate students included balancing
durability, fatigue, deformation, and
stiffness. Stellenbosch University
has incorporated the competition as
part of its curriculum, a move that
Pretoria University may match in
the future as part of South Africa's
efforts to celebrate and cultivate
asphalt academia.
While in Melbourne, Gallagher
and Copeland also participated in
the Australian Asphalt Pavement
Association's (AAPA) 17th
International Flexible Pavements
Conference, which featured 30
technical sessions and drew more
than 550 attendees, 50 exhibitors,
and nine keynote speakers. On the
Sunday before the conference began,
AAPA and equipment manufacturers
hosted a Family and Career Day to
inspire youth to take pride in and
to learn about the world of asphalt
pavement. The event also gained the
attention of the Minister of Roads
and Road Safety's office, culminating
in the Honorable Luke Donnellan's
conference welcome highlighting the
importance of the asphalt industry in
Victoria and Australia.
more Industry News on page 15

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018

Chairman’s Commentary
Industry News
Tools for the Trade
A Fast Track to Lucrative Asphalt Jobs
World of Asphalt 2018 Preview
2018 Product / World of Asphalt Preview
Winning the War for Talent
Putting Theory Into Action
Paving Company Wins Big at Super Bowl LII Stadium
Industry Calendar
Index of Advertisers / Advertisers.com
New Section! Perspectives Idaho Materials & Construction (IMC)
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - Intro
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - Chairman’s Commentary
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 10
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 11
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 12
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - Industry News
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 17
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - Tools for the Trade
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 19
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - A Fast Track to Lucrative Asphalt Jobs
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 22
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - World of Asphalt 2018 Preview
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 2018 Product / World of Asphalt Preview
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - Winning the War for Talent
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - Putting Theory Into Action
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - Paving Company Wins Big at Super Bowl LII Stadium
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - Industry Calendar
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - Index of Advertisers / Advertisers.com
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