ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Registration is available for the seventh Rubber Modified Asphalt Conference, to be held Nov. 2-3 at the Sheraton in Ann Arbor.
The Scrap Tire Research and Education Foundation Inc., the Rubber Manufacturers Association, the ACS Rubber Division and Rubber Pavements Association are hosting the event.
Industry experts and state highway officials experienced in rubber modified asphalt use will discuss their experiences and challenges in expanding the use of this cost-effective and environmentally sound product.
The conference agenda also includes sessions on cost considerations for rubber modified asphalt; state case studies; contractors' experience with the product; air and water environment issues and much more.
Speakers are slated to appear, including John Sheerin of the RMA; Richard Champion of CEI Enterprise; Redmond Clark of Asphalt Plus L.L.C.; Brian Egan of the Tennessee Department of Transportation; Robert Elmouchi of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality; Kevin Kennedy of the Michigan Department of Transportation; Theron Roschen of Interwest Consulting Group; and Jeffrey Smith of Cactus Asphalt.
Conference co-hosts are: the Asphalt Institute; the National Asphalt Pavement Association; Rubberized Asphalt Foundation; and the National Center for Asphalt Technology. The conference is in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration and the state host is the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
“The conference is an ideal educational forum for state department of transportation officials and state scrap tire regulators to help improve their understanding of rubber modified asphalt and increase its use,” Sheerin. RMA director, end of life tire programs said in a statement. “Rubber modified asphalt is a highly effective road surface that reduces road noise and road spray and delivers the added environmental benefit of recycling waste tires into a highly productive, value-added end use.
In addition, the Scrap Tire Work Group will meet on Tuesday, November 1 to discuss the overall progress of the U.S. state scrap tire markets and programs. The state-run Scrap Tire Work Group includes representatives from government, trade organizations, scrap tire publications, consultants, academia, and scrap tire recyclers.
Cost is $350 per person for the one-and-a-half day conference.
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