The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) 54th annual meeting will be held Jan. 18 to 21, 2009, at the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina. It will feature educational programs and networking events. In addition, committee meetings will take place both prior to, and during the Annual Meeting and are open to attendees.
The annual meeting offers a range of educational sessions on hot topics of the day, from finding the competitive advantage in warm-mix asphalt, to building the ideal pavement, and the latest technology and benefits of porous pavements.
Other topics include:
• “Contractor Sustainability — Going Green without Going Broke” — This session will focus on the important topics of environmental sustainability and cost containment, and will examine the benefits of higher reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) contents.
• “Oil Supply and Prices” — Come to this session to hear energy and asphalt experts share the tools needed to guide your company. With this insider look, attendees will learn about alternative sources of oil, such as oil sands in Alberta, future trends for the costs of both asphalt and competing materials, and what is being done to research alternative materials.
• “Highway Funding: It’s Your Job” — Rising material costs and fixed budgets for state transportation agencies are making it tough to do business in the asphalt pavement industry. Find out what the highway market looks like for 2009 and 2010, learn how to set up a successful state campaign to boost funding for highways, and learn how to improve your company’s grassroots involvement, right down to the paving crews.
For more information, call 888/468-6499 or visit www.hotmix.org.
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