TEMPE, Ariz.—The Rubber Manufacturers Association, the Rubber Pavement Association and the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society are among co-sponsors of the Oct. 15-17 6th Conference on the Use of Rubber-Modified Asphalt.
The meeting will take place Oct. 15-17 at the Fiesta Resort in Tempe.
The Asphalt Institute, the National Asphalt Pavement Association, the National Center for Asphalt Technology and the Federal Highway Administration also are sponsoring the meeting, according to an RMA press release.
The goal of the conference is to educate state policymakers and industry stakeholders on new research and applications in rubber-modified asphalt, the RMA said.
Topics to be discussed at the meeting include an analysis of performance grading, the use of rubber-modified asphalt as a thermal blanket, specifications for rubber-modified asphalt and case studies on the use of the material from various state transportation departments, the association said.
The FHWA will work with other conference organizers to bring officials from selected states to the meeting, said RMA Vice President Michael Blumenthal. Among those to be invited are state transportation department officials, as well as personnel responsible for scrap tire management in their states, he said.
“It is this type of cooperative program that can truly have an impact on advancing the use of rubber-modified asphalts,” Blumenthal said.
The rubber-modified asphalt conference will be preceded Oct. 14 by a meeting of the Resource Conservation Challenge Scrap Tire Work Group, the RMA said.
For further information on the conference or to register, go to www.stref.org.