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2019 Meeting Presentations

November 19-21, 2019
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Tuesday, November 19
SESSION I: OUTLOOK
Chairman / Moderator: Sam Cooper, III
Louisiana DOTD Welcome / Opening Remarks
-Christopher P. Knotts, P.E. - Chief Engineer

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Asphalt Institute's Century of Service
-Peter Grass, President - Asphalt Institute
FHWA's Sustainable Technical Working Group Update
-Khadija Gnozi-Bullock, P.E. - FHWA Office of Transportation Policy Studies
SESSION II: SEAUPG REGIONAL UPDATES
Moderator: Bob Horan, P.E., Asphalt Institute
Central Region Sub-Group
-Chance Armstead, P.E. - Alabama DOT
East Region Sub-Group
-Robert (Rob) Crandol, P.E. - Virginia DOT
West Region Sub-Group
-Ryan Barborak, P.E. - Texas DOT
 
Wednesday, November 20
SESSION III: SAFETY
Moderator: Robert Lee, P.E. - CRH Americas-Texas Region
Work Zone Safety
-Mike Arnold, Texas Region Safety Director - CRH Americas - Texas Region
Hydrogen (H2) Safety
-John Christensen, NALCO Champion
Silica Safety for Asphalt Milling
-Tom Chastain, Milling Project Manager - Wirtgen Group

 

SESSION IV: BINDER & TACK
Moderator: Donald Siler, Marathon Petroleum Co.
MSCR Binder Limits
-Dr. Gaylon Baumgardner, Paragon Technical Services / Ergon Asphalt Emulsions
Performance Related Testing for Emulsion Binder
-Mike Anderson, P.E., Director of Research & Lab Services - Asphalt Institute

Pavement Layer Bond Quality: Effects on Durability
-Dr. Louay Mohammad, Professor - LSU / LTRC

SESSION V: CONSTRUCTION & SPECIFICATIONS
Moderator: Gary Fitts, P.E. - Kraton Polymers

DFW P401 Project
DFW Owner Perspectiv
Pat McCollom, P.E. - Dir. of Civil Engineering - DFW Airport
Austin Bridge & Road - Industry Perspective
DJ Meek & Anthony Wells - Austin Bridge & Road- QC / QA

Airport Paving: Changes to FAA Guidancet
-Dr. Mark Buncher, Director of Engineering - Asphalt Institute
Engineering City Paving Mixtures
-David Morton, Technical Services Manager - Texas Bit A CRH Company
SESSION VI: INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
Moderator: John Christensen, NALCO Champion
Measuring Friction Performance
-Mike Heitzman, Sr. Research Engineer - NCAT
Evolution of GTR Use in Louisiana
-Dr. Sam Cooper, LADOTD / LTRC
Florida's Experience with High Polymer
-Howie Moseley, P.E. - Florida DOT
 
Thursday, November 21
SESSION VII: FIELD CONSTRAINTS
Moderator:
Chris Wagner, P.E. - FHWA
Density Demo Project: FHWA Phasse 3
-Tim Aschenbrenner, P.E. - FHWA
Non Destructive Density Option: Nuclear & Non Nuclear
-Saman Salari, P.E., Asphalt Research Engineer - LTRC / LADOTD
Assessments of Cracking Tests: Transportation Pool Fund Study
-Dr. Louay Mohammad, Professor - LSU
SESSION VIII: NCAT & FHWA PERFORMANCE TESTING
Moderator: Matthew Chandler, P.E. - Tennessee DOT
Index- Based Tests for Asphalt Performance Engineered Mix Design (PMEDs)
-Dr. Elie Hajj, Associate Professor - University of Nevada, Reno.
NCAT Mixture Performance Testing - Round Robin
-Adam Taylor, P.E., Assistant Research Engineer - NCAT
NCAT Test Track Research Update
-Dr. Buzz Powell, Assistant Director - NCAT
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