2019 CTAA Conference & AGM
The 64th Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting will be held in Montréal, Québec, at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel. The program runs from Sunday, November 24 to Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
The technical course this year will cover Mechanistic Pavement Design and Cold Region Paving to be presented by Felix Doucet (MTQ) and Guy Dore (University of Laval), and will be offered on Sunday morning.
The CTAA CUPGA sessions will be on Sunday afternoon. The Contractors’ Workshop, to be held on Tuesday afternoon, will focus on Performance Mix Designs. This year’s technical program, as always, promises to deliver interesting and varied content. Abstracts of all the papers to be presented are included on the web site. Sunday Welcome Reception will include tasting local fare and an opportunity to make new and renew old acquaintances at the recently renewed Fairmont Hotel.
The Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday morning and will be combined with breakfast, the technical sessions start following the AGM.
2020 Kelowna, BC
2021 Charlottetown, PEI
Sunday, November 24, 2019
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Course fee of $65.00 (early-bird) is in addition to Conference Registration, includes coffee break before session starts.
Félix Doucet, Ministère des Transports Service Québec
Guy Doré, University of Laval
Mechanistic Pavement Design and Cold Regions Paving
This two-part course will cover two distinct topic areas. The course will be available in English & French.
Felix Doucet will provide an overview of Mechanistic Pavement Design including AASHTO’s Pavement ME design procedure. Felix, one of two Canadians that participates in the AASHTO task group for Pavement ME development, is in a unique position to share his knowledge on mechanistic design with Participants.
Guy Dore is a renowned researcher in the field of cold weather paving and will share his unique perspective on specific challenges of paving and pavement performance in harsh climates. Many parts of Canada, if not all, have unique cold weather challenges that pavement practitioners must understand to achieve the desired performance for asphalt pavements.
For the first time, a student poster competition will be held at the Conference. Undergrads and graduate students will present their work related to asphalt materials to the delegates. There will be a poster session on Monday afternoon right after the podium presentation and before the Young member reception, but the posters will remain available for the entire conference. If you are a student, or if you know a student who wants to share his work, click the button to learn more.
The Canadian Technical Asphalt Association is proud to offer three scholarships for students pursuing careers in Asphalt technology. Application information are sent to over 50 universities and colleges in the Spring each year.
For this year’s scholarships we had
36 submissions. Evaluation of the submissions is underway now and results will be published in the August Newsletter.
Information regarding our scholarships, eligibility and the application process can be viewed on our website.
Members are asked to pass this information on to students they know or meet who are studying asphalt technology at the graduate, undergraduate or college level.
(Above) Jason Herring at the 2017 CTAA Conference
In Memory of Jason Herring
It is with sadness that we share with you the passing of Jason Herring on April 9, 2019.
Jason was a long time CTAA member and board member. He was the conference co-chair for the CTAA conference in Vancouver in 2012 and the British Columbia Director on the CTAA Board from 2014 to 2018.
Jason died of brain cancer which he had courageously fought for three years, while maintaining his board duties. The board of directors reflected on his unyielding faith and commitment to fight this terrible disease at the spring meeting just days after his passing. He will be missed by all.
(Left) Jason Herring accepts 2018 Appreciation Award at the Robert Noble Awards Luncheon, as he leaves the Board of Directors after 4 years of service as the BC Director.
In accordance with By-Law No. 1, Section 5.02 the Nominating Committee, appointed by the Board of Directors following the 2018 Annual General Meeting, has proposed the following list of candidates for election to the Board of Directors for 2019-2020:
2nd Vice President
The current Directors for British Columbia, Prairies, and Québec regions are John Laxdal, Jen Penner, and Veronique Szabo, respectively. If you are able and willing to serve on the CTAA Board of Directors for the two-year term from November 2019 to 2021 you can nominate any member in good standing who resides in the region open for election. In accordance with By-Law No. 1, Section 5.04,
additional nominations are made by petition to the Board of Directors endorsed by at least ten Association members in good standing and must be made within
thirty days of the mailing/posting of this Newsletter.
Nominations are made via the members area of the website—look for the badge with link on the right side of the page.
Balloting will be done electronically on-line and notifications will be provided via email in August. Anyone wishing/requiring a paper ballot will need to contact the office to be provided that alternate voting opportunity at that time.
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