01 Sep ASK AN ASPHALT KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND FUTURIST: WHERE IS THE INDUSTRY HEADED?
Paving the way towards a brighter tomorrow is what asphalt keynote speakers do day in and out. A few types of new innovations that experts discuss:
- Pavement preservation – Strategies and latest technologies for extending the life of roads through preventative maintenance, timely repairs, rejuvenation treatments, and pavement management techniques that asphalt keynote speakers suggest.
- Sustainable pavement – Utilizing recycled materials, warm-mix asphalt, fuel-efficient processes, and other innovations to reduce environmental impact of paving.
- Pavement smoothness – Importance of smoothness for fuel efficiency, safety and ride quality. Covers technologies like intelligent compaction.
- Future materials – Emerging materials science that asphalt keynote speakers say could enhance asphalt durability, performance and sustainability, such as bio-based additives, nanotechnology, and polymers.
- Safety and work zones – Best practices for work zone safety, traffic control, and protecting workers and the traveling public during paving operations.
- Quality control – Usage of processes and technologies like intelligent compaction, density gauges and pavement sensors to ensure quality paving and uniform compaction.
- Funding and policy – Legislative and funding issues which asphalt keynote speakers see impacting infrastructure investment and the paving industry at federal, state and local levels.
- Industry trends – Key statistics and indicators of production, spending, materials usage, and other trends shaping the asphalt sector… plus forecasts.
- Innovation – Cutting-edge equipment, materials, processes and technologies advancing paving techniques. Top asphalt keynote speakers highlight recent breakthroughs.
- Workforce development – Strategies for recruiting, training and retaining high-performing paving crews amid labor shortages, changing workforce demographics and high turnover.