65th Annual Asphalt Conference Agenda

This year’s conference will be held Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at The DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Hotel, St Louis Park, MN.

7:30 REGISTRATION

Location: Park Foyer

GENERAL SESSION: Park Ballroom

Moderator: Tim Clyne, MnDOT
Location: Park Ballroom

8:00 Welcome and MAAPT Annual Business Meeting
Samantha Primus, MAAPT President, Hardrives

8:10 MnDOT State Aid Updates
Kristine Elwood, MnDOT

8:25 Pavements: From Data to Reality
Greg Johnson, MnDOT

8:55 Enhanced Workmanship in Paving Operations
Mike Rief, WSB & Associates

9:30 NCAT – MnROAD Partnership
Dave Timm, Auburn University

10:00-10:30 BREAK

10:30-12:00 BREAKOUT SESSIONS A & B

SESSION A: PAVEMENT PRESERVATION PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Moderator: Michael Vrtis
Location: Park Ballroom
10:30 MnDOT Perspective
Charlie Kremer & Josh Pearson, MnDOT

11:00 Large Metro County Perspective
Cory Slagle, Washington County

11:25 Small Rural County Perspective
Tim Stahl, Jackson County

11:50 Facilitated Discussion

SESSION B: SNAZZY RESEARCH STUFF
Moderator: Andrea Blanchette
Location: Terrace Ballroom
10:30 Innovative Contracting Methods
Kevin Kosobud, MnDOT

10:55 LRRB Research Implementation Update
Mike Marti, SRF Consulting Group

11:20 Thick Lift Paving
Dave Timm, Auburn University

12:00 LUNCH – Lower/Upper Atrium by Pool Area

1:00-2:30 BREAKOUT SESSIONS C & D

SESSION C: PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE & PRESERVATION IN URBAN AREAS
Moderator: Brandon Brever
Location: Park Ballroom
1:00 County Engineer Perspective
Ryan Thilges, Blue Earth County

1:25 Pavement Preservation for City Streets: Shoreview’s Story
Tom Wesolowski, City of Shoreview

1:50 MnDOT State Aid Perspective
Joel Ulring, MnDOT

2:15 Facilitated Discussion

SESSION D: THIS AIN’T YOUR FATHER’S TECHNOLOGY
Moderator: Jim Olson, Becker County
Location: Terrace Ballroom
1:00 E-Ticketing
Valerie Sheedy, Ulland Brothers Inc.

1:25 IC & PMTP on County Projects
Rebecca Embacher, MnDOT

1:50 Rolling Density Meter: Project Results
Kyle Hoegh, MnDOT & Aaron Peeters,
Anderson Brothers Construction

2:30-3:00 BREAK/NETWORKING

GENERAL SESSION

Moderator: Greg Johnson, MnDOT
Location: Park Ballroom

3:00 New Approaches to Longitudinal Joint Density
Chris Williams, Iowa State University

3:30 Ethics in Contracting & Engineering
Jim Cownie, MnDOT

5:00 PM MAAPT/MAPA Social Hour


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