PPRA – Pavement Preservation & Recycling event, Niagara Falls, Canada

The preliminary agenda has just been published for the 2015 Pavement Preservation and Recycling Association conference in Niagara Falls, Canada. The event promises to give delegates a practical insight into the latest research and innovative applications that are driving the industry forward. PPRA 2015 will build upon the momentum of the Pavement Preservation & Recycling Summit held in Paris, France, this past February. It will be an excellent opportunity to learn what other companies, agencies, US state
Asphalt Paving, Compaction & Testing / August 18, 2015
The preliminary agenda has just been published for the 2015 Pavement Preservation and Recycling Association conference in Niagara Falls, Canada. The event promises to give delegates a practical insight into the latest research and innovative applications that are driving the industry forward.

PPRA 2015 will build upon the momentum of the Pavement Preservation & Recycling Summit held in Paris, France, this past February. It will be an excellent opportunity to learn what other companies, agencies, US states and Canadian provinces are doing to reach beyond the short-term focus of repair and rehabilitation.

The international event will be held on October 13 - 15, 2015 at the beautiful Sheraton-on-the-Falls Hotel in Niagara Falls, in Ontario. So come for PPRA 2015, but stay to experience the incredible power and beauty of Niagara Falls, only 130km from the Ontario provincial capital Toronto and directly opposite its namesake in New York State.

Experience the beauty and majesty of the renowned 330m wide Horseshoe Falls – whose mesmerising tumbling waters have attracted everyone from newlyweds on honeymoon to daredevils going over the brink in homemade barrels. Enjoy fine dining and casual eateries in the city, its casinos and live entertainment, spas and leisurely country drives to Niagara-on-the-Lake, cycling adventures and hiking trails.

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Speakers includes Larry Galehouse, director of the National Center for Pavement Preservation at the Michigan State University, will make the social and economic case for pavement preservation. Meanwhile, Buzz Powell, director of the National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University in Alabama will update delegates on the latest research.

From Canada, Gerry Chaput, assistant deputy minister in the Ontario provincial ministry of transportation, will lay out just how important innovation is to the increased use of recycled pavement.

But just how well has recycled pavement stood up to the test of time in Ontario, the province whose heavily used road network sees billions of dollars worth of goods transported annually between the US and Canada? Geotechnical engineer Becca Lane, who manages the province’s highways materials engineering and research office, will review a quarter century of carefully analysed provincial data.

Delegates will also hear a panel of experts – owners, contractors and equipment manufacturers - present their thoughts and experience on “method versus performance specification”.

The Pavement Preservation Recycling Alliance was formed in 2011 when the boards of the Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association (AEMA), the Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association (ARRA) and the 3860 International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA) agreed to work together.

The alliance is not a separate organisation and the AEMA, ARRA and ISSA continue to exist. The PPRA promotes the technologies, processes and applications promoted individually by AEMA, ARRA and ISSA whose members include contractors, suppliers, public authorities and engineering companies.

See you in Niagara!
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