InTrans / Dec 27, 2021

Canadian asphalt association recognizes AMPP research team’s paper

A research team that includes Asphalt Materials and Pavements Program (AMPP) Director Chris Williams recently earned the Elaine Thompson Award for the best written paper from the Canadian Technical Asphalt Association (CTAA). The paper was entitled, “Using Bio-Modifiers for Recycling RAP and Improving the Performance of RAP-Incorporated Mixtures Designed for Different Pavement Demonstration Projects.”

The paper, selected by the CTAA editor, summarized research results obtained from performance tests on bio-modified asphalt binders and mixtures that contained reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) at varying contents and were prepared for pavement demonstration projects that occurred in four different locations in Minnesota, Iowa, and Indiana. The research team included Williams, Ali Arabzadeh, Maxwell D. Staver, Joseph H. Podolsky, and Eric W. Cochran.

CTAA is a group of more than 500 scientists, engineers, technicians, academics, students, contractors, consultants and suppliers involved in the technology and technology transfer of information regarding the design, research and performance of flexible pavements.