MISSISSAUGA, ONT. — The Ontario Asphalt Pavement Council has announced its annual Fall Asphalt Seminar will be hosted virtually this year, on Nov. 26.
The 2020 program will explore the theme Innovation and Collaboration – Paving the Way for Excellence.
A release stated that a highlight from the day’s program includes keynote speaker Matthew Sweezie, a paving engineer with the Government of New Brunswick, who will present on the province’s experience with the implementation of warm mix asphalt (WMA). The New Brunswick Department of Transportation and Infrastructure was one of the early adopters of WMA technology in Canada.
The program’s second keynote speaker, Gerry Huber, associate director of research with Heritage Research Group, will make a presentation on the Superpave5 concept.
Superpave5 uses a design air void content of five per cent instead of the current Superpave requirement of four per cent.
Other seminar highlights include a presentation from Ontario Ministry of Transportation head of the bituminous section Gelu Vasiliu, who will provide updates on MTO specifications and initiatives; David Newcomb, principal investigator at Texas A&M TTI, will present on Understanding End Result Specifications; and Chris Campbell, America’s asphalt technical adviser for Imperial Oil, will provide an overview of the 2020 Asphalt Technical Symposium.
Registration for the 2020 Virtual Fall Asphalt Seminar is free for Ontario Road Builder’s Association members and $99 for non-members.