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NAPA, FHWA Seek Input From Asphalt Mix Producers for Survey

NAPA _ Logo _ GradientInput from all U.S. asphalt producers sought by July 31 to gauge usage of reclaimed/recycled materials, warm-FHWAmix asphalt technologies

Asphalt mix producers: The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) need to hear from you about warm-mix asphalt and reclaimed/recycled materials. NAPA, in partnership with FHWA, is conducting an industry survey of 2012 production levels and the use of recycled materials and warm mix on a state-by-state level.

NAPA and FHWA have tracked usage of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP), recycled asphalt shingles (RAS), and warm-mix asphalt (WMA) since the 2009 construction season. The results of the 2011 season were released in April and showed that the use of reclaimed materials alone conserved about 3.7 million tons of virgin liquid asphalt binder, saving about $2.2 billion. From 2009 to 2011, this survey has documented a 19 percent increase in RAP use, a 52.5 percent increase in RAS use, and a 309 percent increase in WMA use. Full results of the 2011 survey are available at www.AsphaltPavement.org/recycling.

Asphalt mix producers may participate in the survey by visiting http://goaspha.lt/2012RAPRASWMA. The survey must be completed by July 31. It is recommended that respondents download a printed version of the survey from the NAPA website at http://www.asphaltpavement.org/PDFs/2012_RAP-RAS-WMA_Survey_Form.pdf to ensure that all the relevant data is at hand before beginning the process. Survey participants will receive a complimentary copy of the report once it is released.

“Recycled materials and warm-mix asphalt technologies are critical to the sustainable future of the asphalt pavement industry. We need your help in benchmarking the industry’s progress in putting sustainable practices into use,” stated Kent Hansen, NAPA Director of Engineering, who is administering the survey.

Data from the survey will be kept completely confidential and will be used only for the purposes of determining quantities. Data will be reported by state only, and no company-specific information will be disclosed or used for any purpose.

Because data is being aggregated by state, companies or branches active in more than one state need to complete a separate questionnaire for each state. If a plant provides mix for more than one state, the tonnage should be divided accordingly.

The 2011 survey included responses from 49 states and Puerto Rico. Responses from all 50 U.S. states, the territories, and the District of Columbia are desired for the current survey.

New for the 2012 construction season, the survey asks about other recycled materials used in asphalt mixtures, such as ground-tire rubber and slag.

Survey results will be shared with industry and agencies to help in the implementation of recycling and warm-mix technologies. This will help the industry when working with agencies and the public to promote asphalt pavements.

National Demolition Association Co-Sponsors C&D Recycling Forum in Long Beach, CA

The National Demolition Association (NDA) – a co-sponsor of the 2012 C&D Recycling Forum, September 23-25 in Long Beach, CA – will send representatives to participate in panel discussions at the gathering of C&D processors, demolition and general contractors, waste haulers, and government officials.

Rich Lorenz, President and CEO of Central Environmental Services Inc., Apopka, FL, a member of the NDA Board of Directors, and a member of the NDA Member Services Committee, will take part in the panel discussion “Taking on the Issues,” which will provide solutions to various issues facing the C&D recycling industry.

Robert Brickner, Executive Vice President and Co-founder of Gershman, Brickner & Bratton (GBB), and member of the NDA Environment Committee, will moderate the panel discussion “Alternate Views,” where providers of conversation technology show how C&D materials and residues can be used in waste-to-energy (WTE) systems.

The C&D Recycling Forum is organized by Recycling Today Media Group, the NDA, and GBB.

Professionals interested in registration information should go to https://registration.gie.net/events/cd-recycling-forum For more information about the NDA, go to the website www.demolitionassociation.com for more information or call 800-541-2412.

The National Demolition Association is a non-profit trade organization representing approximately 1,000 U.S. and Canadian companies and many international firms that are involved in the demolition process. Membership includes demolition contractors, general contractors, civil engineering firms, and recycling, landfill, and salvage operations.  The association’s efforts help members stay abreast of environmental, regulatory and safety matters, keep regulators informed about issues facing the industry, increase public and industry awareness, and provide members with networking opportunities and information on the latest technical advances in equipment and services.  www.demolitionassociation.com

 

NAPA, FHWA Survey to Measure Recycling, Warm Mix

Input from all U.S. asphalt producers sought by Aug. 20 to gauge implementation of green asphalt technologies

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) has been contracted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to conduct a survey of asphalt producers in the United States to measure 2011 production levels and the use of recycled materials on a state-by-state level.

The survey follows up on last year’s NAPA/FHWA survey that measured 2009 and 2010 levels of hot-mix asphalt (HMA), warm-mix asphalt (WMA), reclaimed asphalt pavements (RAP), and recycled asphalt shingles (RAS). Input from all U.S. asphalt producers is important to ensure that the survey is an accurate accounting of the use of RAP, RAS, and WMA. Some of the more dramatic numbers in that survey’s result are that use of WMA increased by 182 percent from 2009 to 2010, and that reuse/recycling of RAP is at an astonishing 99 percent.

Asphalt pavement producers may participate in the survey by visiting http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8QBG7FK. The survey must be completed by Aug. 20. It is recommended that respondents download a printed version of the survey from the NAPA Web site at http://www.asphaltpavement.org/PDFs/RAP_RAS_WMA_Survey_2011.pdf <http://www.asphaltpavement.org/PDFs/RAP_RAS_WMA_Survey_2011.pdf%20> to ensure all the requested data is at hand before beginning the process. Survey participants will receive a complimentary copy of the report once it is released.

Because data is being aggregated by state, companies or branches active in more than one state need to complete a separate questionnaire for each state. If a plant provides mix for more than one state, the tonnage should be divided accordingly.

Data from the survey will be kept completely confidential and will be used only for the purposes of determining quantities. Data will be reported by state only, and no company-specific information will be disclosed or used for any purpose.

Survey results will be shared with industry and agencies to help in the implementation of recycling and warm-mix technologies. This will help the industry when working with agencies and the public to promote asphalt pavements.

Results of the 2009/2010 survey are available on the NAPA Web site: http://www.asphaltpavement.org/images/stories/is-138_rap_ras_wma_survey_2009_2010.pdf.