Seven lesser-known uses for asphalt

By James Careless

Asphalt has many well-known uses. It paves the world’s highways, seals in its roofs and keeps its driveways solid and weatherproof. But there is a whole range of lesser-known applications where asphalt provides durable protection against all kinds of harsh conditions, year after year.

Here are seven such lesser-known uses for asphalt.

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Airport workshop lands in Kansas City in October

APTW_Fall2015_webA three-day course on asphalt pavement design construction and maintenance will be held in Kansas City on October 13-15.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Asphalt Institute will present the “Airport Pavement Technical Workshop” at the Holiday Inn KCI Airport in Kansas City, Missouri.

The course offers 22 PDHs (professional development hours). The cost is $1,195, $995 for state aviation officials or $795 for FAA employees. The registration fees cover all seminar materials, refreshments and lunches.

Topics include FAA thickness design, pavement evaluation, maintenance and rehabilitation methods, P-401 specifications and more.

“This workshop is valuable for airport staff, consulting engineers, FAA personnel and those who provide construction or maintenance and rehabilitation services to airports in the U.S. and overseas,” said Workshop Manager John Duval, P.E.

Instructors include Mark Buncher (Asphalt Institute), Daniel Wilson (FAA), Doug Johnson (FAA), Jeff Gagnon (FAA), Mark Blow (Asphalt Institute), Jarret Welch (Quality Paving Consultants), Eric Reimschiissel (American Paving Preservation), Ron Corun (Axeon Specialty Products) and more.

You can register online at asphaltinstitute.org or by calling 859-288-4960