National Asphalt Pavement Association

Plastic: It's in the headlines, in our oceans and landfills, and now in legislation to encourage cross-industry research that explores ways to divert this massive waste stream into sustainable infrastructure. Today it's estimated that about 19 percent of municipal solid waste in the United States is plastic alone.

Asphalt, you ask, has gone green? Yes, and they're not new players in the space, either, according to NAPA. The country's most diligent recyclers are asphalt mixture producers, who utilize more than 94 percent of old asphalt pavements in new pavement construction.

Aggregates are often overlooked when we talk about the construction industry today. They are not appealing. They are not glamorous. They are just rocks after all. That said, aggregates are — quite literally — the building blocks of our society.

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) and the Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association (ARRA) are partnering in an effort to measure the use of in‑place recycling technologies for asphalt pavements during the 2019 construction season.

The future of asphalt pavements in America could be decided in the rolling hills of eastern Alabama at the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT). There, on a closed 1.7-mile track, five heavily laden semi-trucks rumble around the road to simulate the stresses placed on today's interstate highways.

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) welcomed Steven Shivak as director of membership. Shivak brings more than 15 years of experience implementing strategies that have increased member satisfaction, acquisition, and retention. In this new position, Shivak will be responsible for increasing member engagement and demonstrating the value of membership in NAPA, a 501(c)(6) trade association serving the asphalt pavement mixture production industry.

Asphalt pavements are the most consistently recycled material in the United States. Every day as part of maintenance and improvement projects, old asphalt pavement material is reclaimed from roads and parking lots and then put back to use in new pavements.

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) has moved to new offices in Greenbelt, Md., effective Sept. 13, 2019. NAPA's new home is a modern, dynamic space that will allow the association to better serve its national membership. With expanded meeting spaces and advanced teleconferencing capabilities, the new headquarters were designed to support greater collaboration between NAPA staff and member committees and task groups, as well as to enhance the quality of NAPA webinars and educational activities.

Audrey Copeland has been named the next president and CEO of the National Asphalt Pavement Association. She will assume the new role at the NAPA 2019 annual meeting in January. Copeland succeeds Mike Acott, who has served as NAPA's president since 1992.

The team of O&G Industries and Tutor Perini Corporation was recently awarded the National Asphalt Pavement Association's (NAPA) Quality in Construction Award for the reconstruction of I-95 / I-91 / Route 34 Interchange, known as Contract E. The six-year, $365 million project was completed in the fall of 2017 and involved the demolition of 19 bridges over the 7.2-mi.

Idaho Materials and Construction (IMC) won a Quality in Construction Award for asphalt pavement from the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) for its work on 1-84 in Canyon County. “We were honored to receive this award,” Eric St.