TEMPE, Ariz.—The 6th Rubber Modified Asphalt Conference is scheduled for the Doubletree Hotel in Tempe Oct. 15-17.
As with previous meetings in the series, the 6th Rubber Modified Asphalt Conference is designed to present the latest developments and technologies in rubber-modified asphalt. The Oct. 16 keynote presentation will be by Victor (Lee) Gallivan, recycling coordinator for the Federal Highway Administration. He will detail the FHWA's administrations policy and program on sustainable materials management.
Other speeches during the three-day conference will include the experience of highway officials using rubber modified asphalt in paving projects throughout the U.S. and around the world. Presentations on rubberized asphalt projects in Spain, Sweden, Mexico, Ontario, the city of Chicago, and seven U.S. states are scheduled.
Papers on specific properties and applications of rubberized asphalt will include "Use of Rubber Modified Asphalt in Dust Control: Use of Chip Seals," by Joe Cano of the Bureau of Indian Affairs; and "Rubber Modified Asphalt as a Thermal Blanket and Its Influence on the Urban Heat Island Effect," by Kamil Kaloush of Arizona State University.
The conference will conclude Oct. 17 with an afternoon tour of rubberized asphalt roads in the Tempe/Phoenix area.
Co-hosts of the conference include the Rubber Manufacturers Association; the Scrap Tire Research & Educational Foundation; the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society; the Rubber Asphalt Foundation; the Asphalt Institute; the National Asphalt Pavement Association; and the National Center for Asphalt Technology.
Co-sponsors are the Federal Highway Administration; Ontario Tire Stewardship; Liberty Tire Recycling; Columbus-McKinnon Corp.; Granutech-Saturn; and the Institute for Recycling Industries.
The day before the conference begins, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Scrap Tire Work Group will meet in Tempe. The work group, which consists of EPA officials, state regulators, scrap tire company executives and national trade association officials, concentrates of resolving obstacles impeding end-use markets for scrap tire-derived materials.
To learn more about the conference or to register for it, go to www.stref.org.