Rock to Road

OHMPA ready for upcoming seminar series

May 21, 2013  By Aggregates and Roadbuilding

May 21, 2013, Mississauga, Ont. – The Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association
(OHMPA) will be presenting a series of four seminars across the province beginning
next week known as The quartet of Road
Tour: Construction Ahead

Seminars will start in London, Ontario on May
27 and wrap up in the GTA June 3. Other dates include Ottawa on May 29 and
Sudbury on May 31. 

The seminars will present an opportunity for
OHMPA producer members and contractor representatives to learn the latest
industry information that will impact their work in the coming year and to meet
face-to-face with local Ministry of Transportation, municipal representatives
and consulting engineers.

This year's seminars will bring together the
best minds in the industry to examine what has been done and what can be
improved upon to achieve the best quality roads for the province and its


Highlights from the Road Tour 2013 agenda include:

  • MTO reports on performance
    specification developments and other initiatives.
  • Susan Tighe, director for the
    Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology (CPATT) at the University of
    Waterloo, will give her insights on Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) and will
    share the latest results from the new RAP mix design study, funded in partnership
    with MTO and OHMPA.
  • Sandy Brown, OHMPA technical
    director, will provide a Municipal Liaison Committee update and present on improving
    longitudinal joints and the per-qualification process for contractors.

"Everyone from contractors to consulting engineers
will be able to engage in one-on-one conversations about issues and concerns in
their respective regions," said Doug Duke, executive director of OHMPA.

For more on OHMPA's Road Tour
seminars and to register, visit,


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