Asphalt Pavement Magazine - September/October 2017 - 19

Back to Basics:

Designed to
Perform

Learn how the basics come together to design
pavements with superior performance

Paving for
Performanc
"Designed to e
Perform"
Conferen
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October 11 -

JW Marriott Bu 13, 2017
ckhead
ATLAN
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A, GA

www.Asphalt

Pavement.o

rg/P4P

By J. Richard Willis, Ph.D.

S

teve Jobs once said, "design
is not just what it looks
like and feels like. Design
is how it works." For the
past eight months, NAPA
has promoted through a webinar
series a message that at times to do
something right, we need to go back
to basics. We need to remember the
fundamentals that ultimately can
make a big difference in a design or
construction project.
On Oct. 11-13 in Atlanta, Ga.,
the back to basics world expands as
NAPA hosts a technical conference
called "Paving for Performance:
Designed to Perform." While the
Back to Basics webinar reminded
us of the foundational engineering
principles the asphalt industry is
built on, the Paving for Performance
technical conference encourages
the industry and agencies to start

taking the next step beyond those
fundamentals.
For two-and-a-half days,
participants will focus on the
concept of design, not just of asphalt
mixtures but also pavements, to
see how design affects things like
pavement performance, life-cycle cost
analyses, and environmental impacts.
Participants will learn how pavement
and mixture designs work to ensure
longer lasting asphalt pavements.
Uncertainty on highway funding
hangs over our heads. Standards
and regulations can continue to
challenge the industry to change
the way asphalt is engineered,
produced and constructed. However,
while funding sources change and
regulations come and go, ultimately,
the need for pavements has
remained the same. Pavements need
to perform.

Back to Basics: Designed to Perform Conference
Oct. 11-13, 2017
J.W. Marriott Buckhead
Atlanta, Ga.
Learn more and register at www.AsphaltPavement.org/P4P

Whether
you are a state agency,
parking lot owner or an airfield,
performance is what matters to
owners and their customers, which
means it is what should matter to
producers.
Sometimes the challenge is
understanding how performance
is defined. Take an automobile for
instance. If you were to compare the
performance of a sedan to a sports
car, it would be difficult to make a
direct comparison. Both cars have
different purposes and are judged
using different metrics. Sports cars
might be judged on horsepower and
acceleration, while a sedan might
be judged on safety and comfort.
Ultimately, performance is in the
eye of the owner.
One challenge with design is that
it continually must evolve. When
Apple releases the next iteration
of the iPhone, you better believe
it won't be anything close to the
first iPhone released just a decade
ago. In fact, there will be numerous
advancements that set it apart and
make it "better performing" than
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Asphalt Pavement Magazine - September/October 2017

Chairman’s Commentary
Industry News
Back to Basics: Designed to Perform
NAPA President Mike Acott Talks About Thinlays
Asphalt Pavement Alliance 2016 Perpetual Pavement Awards
PerRoad Version 4.3: Perpetual Pavement Design Software
Tools for the Trade
Industry Calendar
Index of Advertisers/Advertisers.com
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - September/October 2017 - Intro
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - September/October 2017 - cover1
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - September/October 2017 - cover2
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - September/October 2017 - 3
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - September/October 2017 - 6
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - September/October 2017 - 7
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - September/October 2017 - 8
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - September/October 2017 - Chairman’s Commentary
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - September/October 2017 - 10
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - September/October 2017 - Industry News
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - September/October 2017 - Back to Basics: Designed to Perform
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - September/October 2017 - 20
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - September/October 2017 - 21
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - September/October 2017 - NAPA President Mike Acott Talks About Thinlays
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - September/October 2017 - 23
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - September/October 2017 - 31
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - September/October 2017 - Asphalt Pavement Alliance 2016 Perpetual Pavement Awards
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - September/October 2017 - 38
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - September/October 2017 - 39
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - September/October 2017 - PerRoad Version 4.3: Perpetual Pavement Design Software
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - September/October 2017 - 43
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - September/October 2017 - Tools for the Trade
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - September/October 2017 - Industry Calendar
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - September/October 2017 - Index of Advertisers/Advertisers.com
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