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2018 Slurry Systems Workshop Wrap Up

Thursday, February 1, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kristi Olson
  Howie Snyder, Vance Brothers Inc., provides instruction during the live demonstration at the Slurry Systems Workshop.


More than 420 attendees reaped the training benefits of another successful Slurry Systems Workshop last week in Las Vegas, Nevada.  With three full days of programming, 263 ISSA members, 77 government agency representatives, and 82 non-members came together for the premiere training in the industry.  Attendees represented nine countries (Australia, Canada, Columbia, Ecuador, France, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, and the United States) and 45 states.

Gary Houston, VSS Emultech, provides an overview
of pavement preservation techniques to attendees.
  Bruce Benedict, Benedict Slurry Seal, demonstrates the features and benefits of laboratory asphalt emulsion test equipment during one of the mix table presentations.


Under the leadership of Workshop Chair Chuck Ingram, Slurry Pavers, Inc., and Co-Chair Stephanie Stewart, AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry LLC, the committee, speakers, and companies involved in the live demonstration delivered an unparalled experience for attendees.  The workshop included presentations on work place and construction safety, overviews of all pavement preservation treatments, updates from the Federal Highway Administration, the MnROAD and NCAT Pavement Preservation Studies, a Latin American perspective on pavement preservation, and multiple success stories from the field. Breakout sessions on slurry and micro surfacing, chip seal and fog seal, crack seal, inspection, technical issues, and new technologies, as well as sessions on calibration and record keeping, materials and mix design, and numerous hand mix tables rounded out the presentations.  The highlight of the workshop was a live demonstration of a number of pavement preservation techniques.  ISSA again offered exams in slurry and micro surfacing and in chip seal to help participants gauge their understanding of what had been presented, and the National Center for Pavement Preservation offered AASHTO-TSP2 certification testing following the workshop.

   Participants view a chip seal demonstration.
Attendees enjoyed a reception and Wacky Bowling competition during the workshop.  Here, the Wacky Bowl champions proudly display their prize.  


The workshop was made possible through the generous sponsorship of numerous ISSA member companies.  Companies sponsoring and participating in the live demonstration included Rayner Equipment Systems, Sierra Nevada Construction, Inc., American Pavement Preservation, Crafco Inc., and Western Emulsion.  Workshop sponsors included Slurry Pavers, Inc., Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc., Viasun Corp., Intermountain Slurry Seal Inc., AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry LLC, Bergkamp Bituminous Solutions, Bergkamp Pavement Preservation Solutions, E.D. Etnyre & Co., FORTA Corporation, GreensBroom, Ingevity, Maxwell Products, Inc., TYMCO, Inc., ULTRAPAVE Corporation, and VSS International, Inc.

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