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Register to Attend Seminar on Asphalt Pavement Design Guide in Aiken, York and Greenville

SCAPA and the Mining Association of SC (MASC) will host 3 Technical Seminars on the recently published Asphalt Pavement Design Guide for Low Volume Roads and Parking Lots. These seminars are intended for civil engineers, architects, public works officials and others who design roads and parking lots.

The course instructor is Dr.  Brad Putman, Professor at the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering at Clemson University. Dr. Putman is an expert in asphalt pavement design, construction, performance and maintenance.

Attendees will receive a copy of the new design guide, as well as 4 Professional Development Hours.

Upcoming Seminars:

March 24th--USC Aiken Convocation Center, Aiken, SC--click here for registration info!

April 7th--University Center, Greenville, SC--click here for registration info!

April 28th--Manchester Meadows, Rock Hill, SC--click here for registration info!

 

Please contact Jayson Jordan with any questions at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 803-320-3813.

We hope you will join us at one of these upcoming seminars!

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Highlights from 2015 SCAPA Winter Conference!

The 2015 SCAPA Winter Conference was held January 19-20th at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Columbia, SC. Over 380 people attended the conference. Attendees were made up of asphalt paving industry professionals, SCDOT and County officials.

 

The conference kicked off on January 19th with a trade show reception that showcased the conference sponsors and exhibitors. David Ashmore, SCAPA President welcomed the conference attendees on January 20th and highlighted the importance of partnering together to build SC’s roads.

 

Following Mr. Ashmore’s opening remarks, the attendees heard remarks from SCDOT Secretary Janet Oakley, FHWA SC Assistant Division Administrator Bob Thomas and SCDOT Deputy Secretary for Engineering Christy Hall.

 

Next, Bill Ross, Executive Director of SC Alliance to Fix Our Roads and Michael Rentiers, President of Push Advocacy discussed ways to advocate for increased funding for infrastructure in SC.

 

The keynote speaker during the conference was Bill Sims of The Bill Sims Company whose “Green Beans and Ice Cream” presentation illustrated the importance of positive reinforcement as a successful management and leadership skill.

 

During lunch, SCAPA Executive Director Ashley Batson announced the winners of the 2014 SCAPA Quality Pavement Awards. The 2014 award recipients were: King Asphalt and SCDOT District 3 for work on Barnes Station Road in Anderson County, Satterfield Construction Company and SCDOT District 2 for work on SC Highway 39 in Saluda County and Ashmore Bros. and SCDOT District 3 for work on I-85 Northbound in Oconee County.

 

The afternoon presentations were on technical subjects to include: thinlay case studies, pavement management at the state and local levels, cost analysis of Recycled Asphalt Pavement and Recycled Asphalt Shingles and a session on Interesting Projects involving two warm mix asphalt projects.

 

The conference presentations and photos are now available! Clemson T3 will be emailing PDH certificates to attendees who qualified.

 

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2015 SCAPA Winter Conference. We look forward to seeing you next year at the 2016 Winter Conference!

 

 

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SCAPA Announces 2014 SCAPA Quality Pavement Award Winners

South Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association Announces Quality Pavement Award Winners

 

Columbia-- The South Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association (SCAPA) presented three SCAPA Quality Pavement Awards at the SCAPA Winter Conference on January 20, 2015, held at the Embassy Suites Hotel.

SCAPA’s Quality Pavement Awards program was designed to recognize contractors and owners who go above and beyond in their dedication to excellence in asphalt paving. The program promotes high quality asphalt pavement projects completed across South Carolina. This year, 16 entries were received and judged by the judges.

The following awards were presented:

SC-Highway 39 - Saluda County

Contractor: Satterfield Construction Company

Owner: SCDOT, District 2, Saluda Construction

 

Barnes Station Road-Anderson County

Contractor: King Asphalt Inc.

Owner: SCDOT, District 2, Anderson Construction

 

Interstate 85 (Northbound) --GA State Line to Mile Marker 11

Contractor: Ashmore Bros.

Owner: SCDOT District 3, Oconee Construction

 

 

 

 

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Register today for the 2015 SCAPA Winter Conference

Registration is now open for the 2015 SCAPA Winter Conference to be held Monday, Jan 19th-Tuesday, Jan. 20th, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Columbia, SC.

This conference is for asphalt contractors, SCDOT engineers/inspectors, local government, public works and consulting engineers and construction personnel.

Below is the Tentative Agenda for the conference:

Monday, January 19th:

5:00-7:00PM       Tradeshow Reception (all attendees welcome)

Tuesday, January 20th:

7:00-9:00AM     Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:15AM     Opening Remarks and Welcome

9:15-10:00AM   SCDOT and FHWA Update

10:00-10:30AM   How you can effectively advocate for Transportation Funding

10:30-11:00AM   Coffee Break with Exhibitors

11:00-12:30PM   Communicating for Success

12:30-1:30PM     Lunch and Presentation of SCAPA Awards

1:30-2:00PM      Pavement Management at the State and Local Level

2:00-2:30PM      Thinlay Case Studies

2:30-3:00PM      Warm Mix/OGFC Interesting Projects

3:00-3:30PM      Cost Benefit Analysis of RAP/RAS Usage

3:30PM              Closing Remarks and Adjourment

** 4.75 PDHs will be offered to those who qualify.

For more information and to register, click here!

We hope you will be able to join us for the 2015 SCAPA Winter Conference!

 

 

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Register to Sponsor or Exhibit at the 2015 SCAPA Winter Conference

The SCAPA Winter Conference will be held on January 19-January 20, 2015 at the Embassy Suites in Columbia, SC. We would like to invite your company to participate by exhibiting your products and services at South Carolina’s premier asphalt industry conference.

The conference is a highly targeted audience: over 350 asphalt contractors, SCDOT engineers/inspectors, local government public works employees and consulting engineers all specializing in asphalt paving.  This event provides you with a unique opportunity to network and market your products before your industry colleagues.

Your exhibitor space will include a 6-foot skirted table, chair, and electricity (if necessary). Along with the exhibit space, your contribution also includes 1 complimentary registration to the conference. The price to exhibit at the 2015 Winter Conference is $750.00. You will also be able to register additional people at the discounted rate of $75.00 per person. Tradeshow set up will be on Monday afternoon from 9:00-4:00PM. The tradeshow reception will take place on Monday, January 19th from 5:00-7:00PM in the exhibit space.

The conference will be on Tuesday, January 20th from 8:00AM-4:00PM. There will be a continental breakfast in the exhibit area, one thirty-minute break and an hour-long lunch during the conference where exhibitors can network with conference attendees. We will acknowledge your company’s participation on both the SCAPA website and in the conference brochure and materials. You will also receive special recognition during the conference program.

Additionally, SCAPA is offering general sponsorships for the conference at the following levels:

  • Silver: $500--includes your company logo on SCAPA website and all conference materials and recognition during the conference and a discounted registration price of $75.00 per person.
  • Gold: $1000--1 complimentary registration to the conference, your company logo included on SCAPA website and all conference materials and special recognition during the conference and a discounted registration price of $75.00 per person.
  • Platinum: $1500--2 complimentary registrations to the conference, your company logo included on SCAPA website and all conference materials and special recognition during the conference and a discounted registration price of $75.00 per person.

The registration deadline for exhibitor space or sponsorships is Monday, December 22, 2014. Please register online at https://southcarolinaasphaltpavementscassoc.wliinc30.com/events/2015-SCAPA-Winter-Conference-12/register. Please sign up online to exhibit at the Winter Conference. This is a first-come, first serve basis. There are 20 exhibit spaces available at the conference. If you choose to exhibit, please print the attached Exhibitor Contract, complete and return via mail, fax or email to the SCAPA Office.

In addition, SCAPA is collecting prize donations for raffle drawings during the SCAPA Winter Conference. If you are interested in donating a prize for a raffle, please contact Ashley Batson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (803)-252-2522. Your company will receive special recognition for your prize donation prior to the drawing.

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