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Sustainability Workshop focuses on road and paving materials.

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March 29, 2011 - Sustainability of Road and Paving Materials, to be held in Tampa, FL on December 6, will consider sustainability as it relates to design, construction, rehabilitation, and testing of road and paving materials. Presentations will describe activities of ASTM Committee D04 relative to sustainability; sustainable uses of asphalt pavements; recycling existing asphalt pavements; sustainable aggregates for use in asphalt pavements; and the EPA perspective on sustainable paving materials.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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ASTM International Sponsors Workshop on Sustainability of Road and Paving Materials

Press release date: March 25, 2011

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-A workshop on Sustainability of Road and Paving Materials will be held on Dec. 6, 2011, at the Marriott Waterside Tampa in Tampa, Fla. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee D04 on Road and Paving Materials, the workshop will be held in conjunction with the December standards development meetings of the committee. Sustainability is becoming a primary consideration in the construction of homes, commercial buildings and other structures. This workshop will consider sustainability as it relates to the design, construction, rehabilitation and testing of road and paving materials. Presentations will describe the activities of ASTM Committee D04 relative to sustainability; sustainable uses of asphalt pavements, including porous pavements and warm mix asphalt; recycling existing asphalt pavements; sustainable aggregates for use in asphalt pavements; and the EPA perspective on sustainable paving materials. A concluding panel discussion will allow for questions and comments from the audience. This workshop will provide a concise summary of the state of the practice and the future of sustainable road and paving materials and practices. It will be of interest to those involved in production, design and testing of paving materials, pavement and site designers, agency personnel and others concerned about environmental sustainability. Online registration opens approximately eight weeks before the workshop and closes Nov. 30. There is no fee to attend the workshop. For more information, visit www.astm.org/D04work1211.htm. Additional technical information is available from workshop co-chairs Rebecca McDaniel, North Central Superpave Center, West Lafayette, Ind. (phone: 765-463-2317; rsmcdani@purdue.edu); or John J. Yzenas, Edw. C. Levy Co., Portage, Ind. (phone: (219) 462-2924, ext. 225; jyzenas@msn.com). ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions. ASTM Staff Contact: Hannah Sparks, Phone: 610-832-9677; hsparks@astm.org

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