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Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 5:00 PM PDT

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2001 Point West Way
Sacramento, CA 95815

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Russell W. Snyder, CAE, Executive Director
California Asphalt Pavement Association 
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About CalAPA

The California Asphalt Pavement Association, founded in 1953,  is a non-profit trade association representing the asphalt pavement industry in California. CalAPA members include asphalt producers, refiners, suppliers, paving contractors, equipment manufacturers, testing labs, consultants and others who make up the industry in California. Click HERE to learn more.

Sully-Miller paving operation Rancho Cucamonga


CalAPA conferences are only possible thanks to the generous support of our many exhibitors and sponsors. Click HERE to view a list of our 2017 Fall Conference Exhibitors. Click HERE to view a list of our 2017 Fall Conference Sponsors. To download a 2017 sponsor & exhibitor form, click HERE.


Registration for CalAPA events must be completed in advance and on-line, and payment must be received prior to admittance. As a non-profit trade association, CalAPA must be protected from losses on events. Therefore, cancellations must be received at least 72 hours prior to the date of a class or event  to receive a refund. Substitutes are always welcome.



Praise from previous CalAPA conference attendees:

 "It was one day with a lot of information."
"Numerous opinions from a diverse field." 
"Lots of practical info."
"The technical presentations on specific projects were great." 
"Good, thorough topics."
"Real-life,  job-specific examples."
"Very relevant." 
"Great networking."
"Various perspectives, fast-paced, nice facility, good speakers.  A great, timely event. Thank you!"
"Facilitated very well -- stayed on time."
"Informative, helpful, good info."

Fall Asphalt Pavement Conference & Equipment Expo in Sacramento & (Optional) "Asphalt Pavement 101" Training Class

Two day event! Training class from 8 a.m. to noon (Oct. 25); Conference from 1 p.m. Oct. 25 to noon Oct. 26, 2017

(Includes gala reception Oct. 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.)


It's one event packed with information. Hear from top policy-makers and respected experts from across the country on topics that will directly impact your business or your agency now and in the future. This conference is your most efficient and economical way to stay current in an ever-changing industry . What you don't know can cost you!

What will be covered? Best practices in Hot Mix Asphalt design; specifications; testing; paving; future Pascal Mascarenhas trends; public works funding; research projects and the status of evaluations. You'll also benefit from in-depth presentations about performance testing and specifications, perpetual pavements in California, specification for local streets and roads, compaction essentials and High RAP mix performance.  Click HERE for a detailed timed agenda of all conference topics and presenters.

Who should attend? Paving contractors, asphalt producers, suppliers, refiners, estimators, engineers, inspectors, consultants, public works representatives, equipment manufacturers and distributors and anyone with an interest in asphalt or road construction. It's also a networking bonanza! Click HERE for a list of those who have registered as of Oct. 23.
 Who's on the agenda? Our keynote speaker will be state Sen. Jim Beall, Chairman of the Senate Transportation & Sen. Jim Beall Housing Committee (pictured at left) and author of the historic SB1, which will provide $52 billion over 10 years to improve transportation, with most of the money devoted to state and local road repairs.  Caltrans Maintenance Chief Tony Tavares also will be on the program to discuss the types of projects upcoming, and a timeline of when the road projects are expected to be advertised. We'll also have nationally recognized expert in leadership and partnering, Larry Bonine, as a featured speaker.  NEW THIS YEAR! The schedule will include concurrent sessons so attendees can choose which presentations will be most valuable to them. Click HERE to view the detailed timed agenda with speakers and topics. Speaker biographies are HERE.
How much does it cost? CalAPA conferences reman one of the great bargains in the industry! Early-bird registration for CalAPA members and public agency representatives is just $149 per person, and non-members are just $179, if on-line registration is completed by Oct. 13. The registration fee includes refreshments and light snacks on Wednesday, free admission to our gala reception Wednesday evening  (RSVP required), and breakfast on Thursday morning. There is also free access to the trade show floor and outside equipment displays both days. There is ample free parking (with validation) for conference attendees.

 What about sponsorships?
There are several sponsorship opportunities, including a limited number of trade show booths and space for outside equipment displays. The choice spots go fast to early reservation is strongly recommended.  There is no better way to directly target decision-makers and decision-  influencers in the construction industry as well as public agency personnel. To download a  sponsor and exhibitor form, click HERE. Contact Sophie You or Ritha Nhorn of CalAPA for details at (916) 791-5044.
What about lodging? There are a limited number of rooms reserved at the Doubletree Hotel at a special discounted rate of $125 for those attending the asphalt pavement conference. Contact the Doubletree directly at (800) 686-3775 for details and to make your reservations, or click HERE to visit a special Doubletree Hotel web page for CalAPA Fall Conference attendees.  Guests who call the reservation line must identify themselves as part of the "California Asphalt Pavement Association" function to be eligible for the conference rate. Reserve your room early! The specialconference rate expires on Oct. 3,   or when  number of rooms available at this special rate are gone, which ever comes first.
2013 Fall Conference


Optional "Asphalt Pavement 101" training class

CalAPA’s enormously popular "Asphalt Pavement 101" class is a good overview of everything asphalt, touching on how asphalt pavements are designed, constructed and maintained. It is taught by Roger Smith, a former senior materials engineer with Caltrans and the Asphalt Institute, as well as a former executive director of CalAPA.

The class is a half-day packed with loads of useful information for contractor and agency paving crews, quality control specialists, lab personnel and others who interact with asphalt pavements. The class will cover pavement structure and terminologies, asphalt binders, aggregates, asphalt mixes, plant operations and mix delivery, paving and rolling, acceptance specifications and testing.

Because so much is changing in the world of asphalt pavements, the class is an excellent refresher course for  Roger Smith veterans in the industry as well as providing a good overview for those new to asphalt pavements. The class is a recommended prerequisite for other CalAPA technical classes, such as “Caltrans Section 39 Specifications,” “Essentials of Pavement Smoothness” and “Quality HMA Paving.”

Bonus! All class attendees will receive a reference booklet that includes copies of the slide presentation, key acronyms, glossary and other reference items for future use. Attendees will also receive a handsome certificate of completion documenting that they have completed four (4) Professional Development Hours (PDH) of technical instruction.

*Coffee and food will be provided. Class will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Oct. 25, before the start of the conference.

Registration for this class will be on a first-come, first served basis for the first 50 people registered. On-line registration is required and must be completed by clicking on the "Register Now" button below. For registration questions, please contact Ritha Nhorn of CalAPA at (916) 791-5044. Questions about course content can be directed to CalAPA Executive Director Russell Snyder at (916) 791-5044.

California State Transportation Agency Secretary Brian Kelly addressed a previous CalAPA asphalt pavement conference. 
Randy Iwasaki is interviewed at WMA conference  
Former Caltrans Director Randy Iwasaki is interviwed by the TV news media at a CalAPA conference.