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Industry News APA Announces New National director The Asphalt Pavement Alliance announced the appointment of Amy Miller, P.E., as its new national director. She was introduced at the annual summer meeting of the State Asphalt Pavement Associations in Williamsburg, Va. Miller, a professional engineer and general contractor licensed in Florida, has an extensive background in pavement design and pavement type selection issues. As national director of the APA, she will be responsible for coordinating and leading education and field deployment efforts for the asphalt pavement industry, working in close cooperation with the Asphalt Institute, NAPA, and the 40 SAPAs. Miller earned her bachelor's in environmental engineering and a master of business administration from the University of Florida. She is a past president of the Florida Structural Engineers Association, and has experience working as a consulting engineer, for a building materials supplier, and with a construction materials trade association. She can be contacted via email at APA National Director Amy Miller, P.E. Peak Performance Asphalt: It's Not Just for Roads Nearly 300 attendees traveled to Denver for NAPA's 2015 Midyear Meeting, July 13-15, where they participated in educational sessions, committee meetings, and networking events in the Mile High City. On Monday, Keynote Clyde Fessler, the marketing guru who rebuilt the Harley-Davidson brand in the 1980s, shared his story of how creatively communicating a company's strengths is the strongest brand strategy. Fessler was followed by recognition of the 2014 Operational Excellence Award winners for marketing, community outreach, safety and ecological operations. Visit http://goaspha. lt/1JA9jx9 to view the winners. Tuesday's panel "Pavement Performance - True Durability With Asphalt" featured members of NAPA's Pavement Performance Task Group and their recommendations for how the asphalt pavement industry's focus on basics and best practices can ensure high-performing, long-lasting pavements. A lively Q&A session followed the panel presentations. In addition to educational sessions and committee meetings, two optional events were offered: the Young Leaders hosted an The American Sports Builders Association, which represents builders, designers, and materials suppliers for athletic facilities, has released new guidelines for asphalt pavements for athletic facilities, including tennis courts, running tracks, basketball courts, etc. The guidelines are intended to assist owners, contractors, design professionals, and asphalt mix producers in the design and installation of asphalt concrete to meet exacting sports construction standards. Information covered in the guide includes mix-design requirements, testing, surface preparation, asphalt placement, and compaction standards. Visit http:// to download the new guidelines. Members of the Pavement Performance task group presented the panel "Pavement Performance - True Durability With Asphalt" at the NAPA Midyear Meeting. (From left: Moderator Kevin Kelly, Walsh & Kelly Inc.; Panelists: Trenton Clark, Virginia Asphalt Association; Audrey Copeland, NAPA; Randy West, National Center for Asphalt Technology; Michael Cote, The Lane Construction Corp.; Ron Sines, Oldcastle Materials Inc. Photo credit: Jay Hansen afternoon of baseball at Coors Field where the Colorado Rockies defeated the Atlanta Braves, and a tour of Brannan Sand & Gravel's Lipan Plant to learn about the facility's innovative features. NAPA would like to thank the generous sponsors who made the Midyear Meeting possible: Argus Media Inc., Astec Industries Inc., Atlas Copco, Brannan Cos., Caterpillar Inc., Clean Energy Fuels, Gencor Industries, Greenpatch, The Lane Construction Corp., Roadtec Inc., Summit Materials LLC, Volvo Construction Equipment, Vulcan Materials Co., and Wirtgen Group. more Industry News on page 15 Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2015 * 13

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2015

President’s Perspective
Industry News
Winning the Race Track Challenge
Investigating the Keys to Japanese RAP Success
A Fresh Perspective on Safety
Traffic Management and the Work Zone
2016 Annual Meeting Preview
Calendar of Events
Index of Advertisers/

Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2015