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Early NCAT Results Favor Preservation

Preliminary findings illustrate the benefits of pavement preservation

Full-scale accelerated pavement testing has been conducted for predominantly southern states at the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) Pavement Test Track since 2000. Preliminary findings are illustrating the benefits of pavement preservation. Read More

Collaboration: AEMA, ARRA, ISSA, FP2 and FHWA

Representatives to continue to work on collaborative industry efforts

Continuing ongoing biannual collaborative meetings, representatives of AEMA, ARRA, and ISSA met on January 18 with representatives from FP2 and FHWA to continue to work on industry efforts to promote pavement preservation and recycling. Read the Full Article

Legislative Call to Action

From ARRA Past President, John Rathbun

Two months ago, we were all preparing for two important events relating to the critical needs of our infrastructure.  The first was the April 23rd PPRA hosted webinar “The Damn Roads Still Need Fixed,” followed by the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) congressional fly-in scheduled for ...

Keep Painting Roads Black

Asphalt better for the environment long-term

Historically, concrete has been preferred over asphalt for environmental reasons, but science is starting to see another side. READ MORE

ARRA Members Promote Pavement Preservation and Recycling on Capitol Hill

Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Fly In Provides Opportunities to Meet Key Legislative Staff

Joining more than 400 other transportation industry representatives, a group of ARRA member representatives and FP2 staff participated in the annual Transportation Construction Coalition’s (TCC) 2018 Legislative Fly-In this past May 15-16. Read More

Texas DOT Interstate 10 Project Recognized with AEMA Past President's Award

AEMA presents award to TxDOT, Kiewit Construction, and Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc.

At the 45th Annual Meeting of the Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association, February 20-23, 2018 in Indian Wells, CA, the Texas Department of Transportation, Kiewit Construction, and Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. were awarded the 2018 AEMA Past President’s Award for Emulsion Excellence fo...

AEMA, ARRA, and ISSA Hold Virtual Board Meetings

The AEMA, ARRA, and ISSA Boards of Directors met June 15-17, 2020 to review and direct the business of the associations. Due to the current pandemic, each board met virtually, a first for all.   On June 15, the ARRA Board reviewed 2020 activities and progress made in the final months of the curr...

NCAT Research Leads to Improved Use of CCPR in VDOT Project

Virgina's I-81 & I-64 Pavement Recycling Project

During the 2018 NCAT Test Track Conference that ran from March 27-29 in Auburn, Alabama, highlighting results from NCAT’s sixth testing cycle, the practical application of the testing and research conducted on the track was highlighted by several presentations on Virginia Department of Transporta...

FHWA Expert Task Group Defines World-Class Preservation Program

Top 10 List of Characteristics Associated with a “World-Class” Pavement Preservation Program

To assist agencies in identifying gaps within their pavement preservation programs, the Federal Highway Administration's Pavement Preservation Expert Task Group has developed a top 10 list of characteristics that are associated with a "world-class" pavement preservation program. READ MORE

Agency, Contractor Certification Marks New Era in Preservation

As Pavement Preservation Spreads So are Certifications

The concept of pavement preservation is spreading across the United States, and as agencies get serious about it -- and federal dollars begin to be used for preservation -- certification of agency forces and contractors also has taken a foothold. READ MORE

What’s Next: The Value of NCAT and MnROAD Research

As illustrated in many of the findings shared at the 2018 NCAT Test Track Conference, March 27-29, 2018, in Auburn, AL, results of these research experiments are helping to grow both acceptance and usage pavement preservation and recycling. READ MORE

Mark Breslin to Keynote the 2021 AEMA-ARRA-ISSA Annual Meeting

With the 2021 AEMA-ARRA-ISSA Annual Meeting nearly two months away, February 15-18, Program Chairs Bob Huitt, Jonathan Pease and Dave Welborn are working hard to provide attendees with a virtual experience that includes presentations from industry leaders. Mark Breslin, Breslin Strategies, Inc, ...

Three Honorees Recognized with ARRA Special Recognition Awards

Public Officials and Consulting Engineers Honored for Making a Difference in the Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Industry

Each year, via the ARRA Special Recognition Awards, ARRA recognizes public officials and consulting engineers who have made outstanding contributions to the asphalt recycling and reclaiming industry.  READ MORE

Industry Associations Continue Collaboration with FHWA

AEMA, ARRA, ISSA, FP2, and FHWA Meet on August 23

On August 23, at U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters in Washington, DC, members of AEMA, ARRA, ISSA, and FP2 again met with FHWA staff to work together on efforts to promote pavement preservation and recycling.  AEMA President Mark Ishee and Secretary/Treasurer Bob Huitt, ARRA Secreta...

Former Navy Seal, JP Dinnell, Set to Keynote the AEMA-ARRA-ISSA Annual Meeting

Coming together for their 16th combined annual meeting, February 18-21, 2019 in Cancun, Mexico, the Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association (AEMA), Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association (ARRA), and International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA) are thrilled to welcome former Navy S...

Transitions and Recognition at the 2019 PPRA Annual Meeting

At the 16th combined annual meeting of the Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association, the Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association, and the International Slurry Surfacing Association, nearly 260 members, industry representatives, and spouses witnessed transitions in leadership and recognit... Webinar Now Available

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Midwestern Pavement Preservation Partnership Annual Meeting Highlights Use of Preservation Treatments

Attendees listen to presentations at the 2018 Midwestern Pavement Preservation Partnership Annual Meeting. Photo courtesy of FP2. Earlier this month, nearly 140 attendees gathered at the Midwestern Pavement Preservation Partnership Annual Meeting in Madison, WI, November 6-8.  This...

2018 ISSA President's Award for Excellence Awarded to Microsurfacing Contractors, Inc.

Microsurfacing Contractors, LLC, recognized for work on IDOT Project No. 149 in Madison County on I-270

At the 2018 AEMA-ARRA-ISSA Annual Meeting in Indian Wells, CA, February 20-23, 2018, the ISSA’s President Award for Excellence was presented to Microsurfacing Contractors, LLC, for their work on IDOT Project No. 149 in Madison County on I-270. READ MORE

Study Finds Keeping Roads in Good Shape Reduces Greenhouse Gasses

AEMA, ARRA, and ISSA Members Become Super Users at Training Workshop

  This March 28, fifty members representing 26 different member companies had the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of as they trained to become the first group of "Super Users" during a training workshop in St. Louis, Missouri.  These Super Users are intended to become high...

Sustainability was at the Forefront of the 2020 AEMA-ARRA-ISSA Annual Meeting

  More than 370 members, industry representatives, and spouses came together, February 17-21, 2020, for the 17th combined Annual Meeting of the Asphalt Emulsions Manufacturers Association (AEMA), Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association (ARRA), and the International Slurry Surfacing Associ...

Tim Harrawood New President of FP2

Tim Harrawood, manager of pavement preservation contractor Vance Brothers, Inc.'s Southern Contracting Division, is the new president of FP2 Inc. "I'll be proud to serve the pavement preservation industry during my two-year term," Harrawood said. "I look forward to advancing all pavement preserv...

Update on Semi Annual Meetings Between Industry and FHWA

Twice annually leaders from AEMA, ARRA and ISSA meet with representatives from FHWA to discuss programs and projects the industry is undertaking to promote pavement preservation and how FHWA might assist with them; as well as to learn more about current and future FHWA programs and how AEMA, ARRA...

AEMA, ARRA, and ISSA Association Members Conduct Legislative Visits During TCC Fly-In

Members of the three PPRA associations gathered in preparation for a series of legislative calls during the TCC Fly-in.  From left: ARRA President Eric Baker, Roadtec; FP2’s legislative counsel Tracy Taylor, Alignment Government Strategies; Katrina Lynch, Intermountain Slurry Seal Inc.; ISSA Bo...