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OHMPA announces speakers for fall seminar


October 22, 2013
By OHMPA

October 22, 2013, Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA) has
announced the speaker line up for its 2013 Fall Asphalt Seminar.

October 22, 2013, Toronto, Ont. – The Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA) has
announced the speaker line up for its 2013 Fall Asphalt Seminar.

Taking place December 11 at the Le Jardin Conference Centre
in Vaughan, Ontario, the seminar, themed Asphalt – Paving the Way for Ontario’s
Future, will feature the latest sustainable innovations in asphalt technology.

Dr. Richard Willis, lead researcher for the National Center
for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) will share the latest results from Reclaimed
Asphalt Pavement (RAP) and Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) studies from the NCAT test
track, which at 2.7 km long is the largest in the Western Hemisphere.
Additionally, Dr. Susan Tighe, Director of the Centre for Pavement and Transportation
Technology (CPATT) at the University of Waterloo, will provide results from
CPATT’s testing of RAP and how this may influence road owners. According to
recent research, RAP and WMA can stand up to heavy traffic and makes
environmental sense.

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Other seminar highlights include a presentation from MTO’s
Manager of Materials Engineering and Research Becca Lane. She will give a live
demonstration of iCorridor, which is a web site for data visualization and
information sharing on core planning and transportation data. And, MTO Senior
Bituminous Engineer Seyed Tabib and Fowler Construction Divisional Manager Tim
Fawcett will present on how 58,000 tonnes of WMA was successfully used in
Whitney, Ontario.

“There’s good reason why OHMPA’s Fall Asphalt Seminar is North
America’s largest, one-day-only asphalt seminar,” according to OHMPA Executive
Director Doug Duke. “In one day, the seminar brings together the province’s
asphalt producers, key industry stakeholders and internationally renowned
industry experts. That lends itself to a fantastic opportunity for attendees to
network and to learn a great deal of industry knowledge.”

Why else should asphalt producers, contractors, road owners,
consulting engineers, developers, researchers and academia attend? “It’s a fast-paced
industry, changes happen quickly,” says OHMPA Technical Director Sandy Brown.
“Those who attend the Fall Asphalt Seminar will be given the information they
need keep a step ahead.”

 


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