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The Scrap Tire Research and Education Foundation, Inc.(STREF), the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), Rubber Pavements Association (RPA) and the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society are hosting the 7th Rubber Modified Asphalt Conference. Joining as co hosts are the Asphalt Institute, National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), Rubber Asphalt Foundation (RAF), National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT), Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment and the Federal Highway Administration. The National Conference will take place on November 2-3, 2016 at the Sheraton Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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The topics slated for the conference include:

  • Origins of the Technology
  • Current Usage and Costs
  • Case Studies from Department of Transportation

7th Rubber Modified Asphalt Conference
Draft Agenda

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

7:30 – 8:30 am – Registration

8:15 am – Welcome and Introduction

8:30 am – Rubber Modified Asphalt – History and Overcoming Perceptions

9:30 am – Arizona: Experience from the Original Program, and California: Experience and a Revised Program

10:50 am – Refreshment Break

11:00 am – How States Implement Rubber Modified Asphalt

12:30 pm – Lunch and Keynote Speaker from FHWA

2:00 pm – How Terminals Deliver Rubber into Binders (and why)

2:30 pm – State Case Studies

3:15 pm – Refreshment Break

3:30 pm – Contractors Case Studies: What Contractors need to consider in using Rubber Modified Asphalt

4:50 pm – Air and Water Environmental Effects

5:15 pm – Short Q & A, End First Day presentations

5:45 pm – Networking Reception

Thursday, November 3, 2016

8:30 am – Cost Considerations for Rubber Modified Asphalt

9:45 am – Binder Testing and Standards Barriers to Rubber Modified Asphalt

10:30 am – Refreshment Break

10:50 am – Innovations Panel

12:00 pm – FHWA Guidebook update

12:30 pm – Program concludes

For registration click here!