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60th Annual PAPA Conference

 THANK YOU to all who participated in PAPA's 60th Annual Conference, January 20-22, 2020, at one of the most luxurious and historic convention resorts in Pennsylvania, The Hotel Hershey® The 2020 program provided valued updates and information on the latest asphalt technologies from asphalt pavement professionals with local and nationally recognized experts from Industry, State and Federal Agencies, and Academia.

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60TH ANNUAL PAPA CONFERENCE SCHEDULE (Schedule tentative and subject to change)

Monday, January 20

    9 a.m.

Registration/Exhibitor Set-Up

  10 a.m.-Noon

Executive Committee Meeting (Witmer Board Room)


Board of Directors Luncheon (Garden Terrace East)

  1-4 p.m.

Board of Directors Meeting (Garden Terrace West)

  2-4 p.m.

Technical Committee Meeting (Tea House)

  2-4 p.m.

Associate Members Meeting (Rose Garden)

  4:30-6:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception/Exhibits Open

           Tuesday, January 21

  7:00 a.m.

Registration/Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors


First General Session (no credits issued for this session, NO sign in sheets)


  8:00 a.m.

Welcome, National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance

  Charles Goodhart, PAPA Executive Director


  8:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks - Mark Kendrick, PAPA President and Vice President/General Manager for Hanson Aggregates


  8:30 a.m.

2020 Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Program - Mark P. Compton, Chief Executive Officer, PA Turnpike Commission


9:00 a.m.

(Acting) Secretary of Transportation Yassmin Gramian, P.E.


9:20 a.m.

APA Northeast Regional Award for Asphalt Mix Competition

  Bruce Barkevich, Vice President New York Construction Materials Association

  Charles Goodhart, PAPA


  9:35 a.m.

PAPA Asphalt Paving Quality Awards - Mark Kendrick, Charles Goodhart, PAPA


10:00 a.m.

BREAK with the Exhibitors


10:20 a.m.

PennDOT 2019 Program Results and 2020 Program Overview - Melissa Batula, P.E., Deputy Secretary for Highway Administration


11:15 a.m.

PennDOT Budget Overview - Mark Tobin, PennDOT’s Center for Program Development and Management


NOON - Annual Banquet Luncheon (Fountain Lobby and Circular Dining Room)

Second General Session (3 PDH/NECEPT credits)

1:15 p.m.

NAPA Update – Audrey Copeland, Ph.D., P.E.  President and Chief Executive Officer, National Asphalt Pavement Association

Asphalt Pavement Association (APA) Marketing Update

Perpetual Pavement Award Presentation (PennDOT District 4-0)

2:15 p.m.

FHWA Asphalt Update – Leslie Myers McCarthy, Ph.D., P.E., Senior Asphalt Pavement Engineer, Federal Highway Administration

3:00 p.m.

Asphalt Innovations – Sebastien Wickert, Head of Digital Transformation & Innovation, Colas USA

3:45 p.m.

Commonwealth Updates – Eric Hagarty, Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Wolf

4:15 p.m.

Environmental Update and New Clean Fill Policy – Gary Brown, P.E., President, RT Environmental Services

4:40 p.m.

Annual Business Meeting (PAPA Membership Only)

5:00 p.m.

President’s Reception/Exhibitor Bingo Prizes

7:00 p.m.

Dinner on Own/Exhibitor Tear Down


Wednesday, January 22

7:00 a.m.

District Breakfast Meeting – by invitation only (tentative)

7:00 a.m.

Registration/Continental Breakfast

Third General Concurrent Sessions (4 PDH/NECEPT credits)

Paving Breakout Session - Garden Terrace West

8:00 a.m.

Work Zone Safety Update – Dan Farley, Chief, TSMO Operations and Performance Section, PennDOT BOMO

9:00 a.m.

Innovation Showcase

  Nuclear Gauge – Anthony Caito, Instrotek

  StellarFlex FR Binder for High Friction Chip Seals and Bridge Deck Waterproof Surface Course - Ron Corun, Associated Asphalt

  J-Band Asphalt Membrane Pilot Project – David Powers, Associated Asphalt

10:30 a.m.

Project Showcase – Best Practices and Lessons Learned

  I-99 Crack and Seat Project – Grannas Brothers

  SR 28 Crack and Seat Project – Lindy Paving

  FAA Paving at the Harrisburg International Airport – G. O. Hawbaker

11:45 a.m.

Wrap up and Q&A / Charles Goodhart, PAPA

Producer Breakout Session - Garden Terrace East

8:00 a.m.

New 9.5mm and 25.0mm WMA for Low Volume Roads Specification and Results

  Jay Sengoz, Bituminous Testing Unit Manager, PennDOT BOPD

  Gary Hoffman, P.E., Director of Technical Services, PAPA

8:30 a.m. 

New Accelerated Lab Friction Testing Standard

  Michael Heitzman Ph.D., PEIA, WA, Former Assistant Director, Senior Research Engineer, National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University (NCAT)

9:15 a.m.

Path to a Comprehensive Framework for Balanced Mix Design of Rejuvenated High-Recycled HMA

  Hassan Tabatabaee, Ph.D., Global Technical Manager – Asphalt Solutions, Cargill

10:00 a.m.

Evaluating the Impact of Warm Mix Asphalt Production: How Lower Temperatures Improve Asphalt Binder and Mix Performance

  Richard Steger, P.E., Platform Manager, Pavement Technologies, Ingevity

10:45 a.m.

Status - Asphalt Mix Performance Testing

  Hamburg Wheel Track Testing - Neal Fannin P.E., Pavement Materials Engineer, PennDOT BOPD

  Smart-Jig for IDEAL-CT TestingBrian O’Toole, Domestic Sales Manager, InstroTek

  IDEAL-CT Test Results – Gary Hoffman, P.E., PAPA, and Mansour Solaimanian Ph.D., P.E., Director, Research Professor, Northeast Center of Excellence for Pavement Technology (NECEPT)/Larson Transportation Institute at Penn State University

11:45 a.m.

Wrap up and Q&A ─ Gary Hoffman P.E., PAPA



Event Information

Event Date 01-20-2020 8:00 am
Event End Date 01-22-2020
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0
Price $50.00 - $125
Location The Hotel Hershey

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