International Warm Mix Conference
Hot Topic in St. Louis: Warm Mix!
Over 550 people from 45 states and provinces and 24 foreign countries attended the 2nd International Warm-Mix Asphalt Conference in St. Louis, October 11-13. FHWA Deputy Administrator Greg Nadeau and NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard kicked off the proceedings. NAPA Chairman Kim Snyder of Eastern Industries Inc., Pennsylvania, welcomed the attendees. Plenary sessions provided perspectives on warm mix from the U.S., Europe, and South Africa. Forty-five papers were presented in breakout sessions, covering topics from Health, Environment, and Performance to RAP and WMA. With 35 exhibitors, attendees were also able to learn about many of the warm-mix products, processes, and technologies. Following the conference was a plant and paving tour provided by Pace Construction Co. Inc. of St. Louis, the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association, and the Missouri DOT. To enhance the networking experience, attendees were given an electronic business card collection tool called Poken that allowed the exchange of business contact information between attendees, exhibitors, and speakers.
Key takeaways from the conference: warm-mix is the future of asphalt, providing both construction benefits and enhanced working conditions. Implementation is proceeding rapidly in the U.S. and interest in other countries is very keen.
The proceedings from the conference (papers and speaker presentations) are now available for sale. To purchase the proceedings, click here .