Asphalt Conference

NEW DATE November 29-30, 2017

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to  Hurricane Irma, the Annual Asphalt Conference has been rescheduled to November 29-30, 2017 (Wednesday/Thursday) at the same location (Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive, 8001 International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32819). The schedule of events will remain the same except for the date change.

Registrants, Exhibitors, Sponsors:  Your fee’s paid will be automatically transferred to this new date. If for some reason you cannot attend this new date, please notify us in writing at and a refund will be arranged.

Hotel Reservations:  As of September 7, 2017 all existing room reservations were canceled. You will need to make a new room reservation for the rescheduled dates. Please follow the link below to make your new room reservations. The deadline to register for the hotel is November 7, 2017.

Hotel Reservations

Schedule: We may need to make some adjustments to the conference schedule depending on speaker availability.  We will reconfirm with all the speakers and publish a new schedule as soon as possible.

Registration: Registration has been extended to November 16, 2017 but is not available online. If you would like to register, please contact our office at 850-222-7300, Monday through Thursday 8:00-1:00 EST.

41st Annual Asphalt Conference & Tradeshow will be held at the Wyndham Orlando Resort

September 11-12, 2017     November 29-30, 2017

The annual asphalt conference has been in continuous run since its start in 1976. Considered the premiere asphalt event annually in Florida, this program is spread over two days and includes a trade show, reception, and a full day of programming. Held annually on the second Monday and Tuesday in September, the conference is currently based in Orlando for ease of access around the state. PDH’s are provided via an agreement with the University of Florida T2 Center.

Thank you to all of our Sponsors and Exhibitors!








The tentative 2017 schedule is:


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

12:00 to 3:00 p.m. – Trade Show Setup

1:00 to 5:00 p.m. – Special Educational Opportunity – Work Zone Safety

3:00 to 7:30 p.m. – Trade Show Exhibits

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. –  Reception in Trade Show Area


Thursday, November 30, 2017

7:00 Breakfast in Trade Show Area

8:30 Awards
-ACAF Pavement Awards
-Smoothest Pavement of the Year Award
-New Mix Quality Award
-Perpetual Pavement Award

8:50 FDOT Assistant Secretary Brian Blanchard

9:00 WorkZone Safety Initiative:
-Coalition Update Mark Marine – 10 minutes
-Safety Presentation – Curtis Davison – 20 minutes

9:30 NCAT update, Buzz Powell, Assistant Director & Test Track Manager, NCAT

10:15-10:30 Morning Break (Trade Show Open)

10:30 Best Practices for High Quality Pavements:
-Best Plant Production Practices – TJ Young, Production Manager, Duval Asphalt
-Best Paving Practices – Todd Mansell, Product Application Specialist, Caterpillar

11:40 Future Asphalt Paving Innovations – Rick Crocker, Paving Projects Manager Southern Region – Asphalt Division; Preferred Materials

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00 Trade Show breakdown

1:00 OSHA Silica Rule – Effects on Paving Operations – Jim Warren, Discussion

1:30 State of the Industry – Howie Moseley, State Bituminous Materials Engineer, FDOT State Materials Office

2:00 Smoothness Committee Update and Transition Plan – Rich Hewitt, State Construction Pavement Engineer

2:30 Balanced Mix Design – Tanya Nash, Client Service Manager, PRI Asphalt Technologies

2:45 E-ticketing – Iowa Case Study – Amy Tootle, State Construction Engineer, FDOT

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15 SEAUPG Preview – Wayne Rilko, Bituminous Mix/Binder Engineer, FDOT

3:30 Anti-Segregation Update – Jim Warren, ACAF

3:45 Advances in 3D imaging – Rob Olenoski, International Cybernetics Corporation

Open Forum – 60 minutes