Global Warm Mix Asphalt Workshop

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 to Thursday, October 31st, 2013
Marriott Hotel, Coralville, Iowa

Conference room

Front of Coralville MarriottIowa City aerial photo

The global warm mix asphalt (WMA) workshop will be held at Marriott Hotel in Coralville, Iowa, October 30-31, 2013.  The purpose of this workshop is to bring government employees, contractors and manufacturers together to discuss about the past and future of the WMA technologies. Some states adopted the WMA technologies more actively than others and, to move forward, this workshop would serve as a platform to share the pros and cons of the WMA technologies with a focus on field application and performance. You can earn 6.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH's) and receive a certificate for a nominal fee of $10.

The registration fee is $300.

The exhibition booth is available for $850 that includes one registration with all meals.

To register for the workshop, please go to the registration site.

To reserve a hotel room for $99 per night (including one free parking space and free internet) at the Marriott Hotel, please make a reservation through the workshop participants only link Marriott Hotel and Conference Center website .

The best way to come to the hotel from the CID airport (or MLI airport) is to call Yellow Cab and ask them to pick you up at the airport (they offer flat rate of $35 from CID).  If you pick up any Taxi from the CID airport, the meter rate of the Taxi would be close to $60. Call  319-338-9777 from the airport before you get on the plane to CID and give your flight info and expected arrival time.  You can click here for more info. When you go to CID aiprot from the hotel Call Number One Cab at 319-930-2221 .  They do not have a license to pick up from the airport but they can drop a passenger to the airport and they charge $30.  Please click here for more info.

If you want to download the program and proceedings with a list of preregistered participants, please click here.

We will have two lunch speakers from University of Iowa, Prof. Allan Guymon, Co-Director of Photopolymerization Center and Prof. Karim Abdel-Malek, Director of Computer Aided Design.

Prof. Guymon will give a background overview on polymer and photopolymerization on October 30 and Prof. Abdel-Malek will give a presentation about driving simulator and virtual soldier.

Finally, we have a nationally well-known comedian Rex Havens who has appeared on HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central and Comic Relief. He has opened for Jerry Seinfeld, Jeff Foxworthy and Tim Allen. He will give his performance during the dinner on October 30. Click here and there to see his past performances.

During the dinner on October 31, we will have a Halloween Costume contest with prizes of Amazon gift certificates of $100 for the winner and $50 for the runner-up.

The detailed program is provided below:


Photos from the Workshop

     Wednesday, October 30, 2013

7:30 – 8:30 am


Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 am


Welcoming Remarks

Chair: Hosin “David” Lee, Professor and Director of LACT, University of Iowa

Milt Dakovich, Board of Regents, State of Iowa

Alec Scranton, Dean, Engineering College, University of Iowa

Byung-Suk Kim, Vice President, Korea Institute of Construction Technology

9:00 am – 10:15 a.m.

Exhibition Booths Open

Workshop on Present Status of warm Mix Asphalt by Government Employees

Chair: Tim Clyne, Minnesota DOT

Joe Peterson, Caltrans, “California WMA Study: Specifications, Product Approvals, and Implementation”

Tim Clyne, Minnesota DOT, “Minnesota’s Experience with Warm Mix Asphalt”

Dave Panos, City of Iowa City, “First Warm Mix Asphalt Construction in Iowa City”

Jim Musselman, Florida DOT, “FDOT’s Experience with Warm Mix Asphalt”

10:15am – 10:45 am

Coffee Break (at exhibition booth area)

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Workshop on Future of warm Mix Asphalt by Government Employees

Chair: Matthew Corrigan, Federal Highway Administration

Matthew Mueller, Illinois DOT, “Warm mix Asphalt Implementation on Illinois DOT Projects”

Janet Doerstling, Arizona DOT, “Future of Warm Mix Asphalt in Arizona”

Hosin “David” Lee, Univ. of Iowa, “Re-define, Certify and Revitalize WMA”

Panel: Roger Boulet, Mike Kindschi, Jeremy Purvis, Gene Hellige, Janet Doerstling, Dave Panos, Tim Clyne, David  Jones

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch and Visit Exhibition Booths

Speaker: Allan Guymon, University of Iowa, “Polymers and Photopolymerization”

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Workshop on Development of Warm Mix Asphalt by Manufacturers

Chair: Haifang Wen, Washington State University

Mike Palmer, InVia Pavement Technologies,  Evotherm Warm Mix Asphalt Technology:  Comprehensive Additive Package”

Sundaram Logaraj, Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry LLC, “Use of Rediset warm-mix additives to improve workability, compaction, moisture resistance and enhance sustainability of asphalt paving”

Jun-sang Park, Kumho Petrochemical Ltd, “The Introduction to Warm-Mix Asphalt Additive:LEADCAP and RAPCAP”

Chris Strack, Sonneborn Inc., “Overview of Organice wax as a Warm Mix Additive”

Roger Sandberg, Maxam Equipment, Inc., “WMA - A Foamer's Perspective”

Panel: Petur Petursson, Donna Kwapis, Santanoo Sen, David Newcomb, Annette Smith

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Coffee Break (at exhibition booth area)

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Workshop on Application of Warm Mix Asphalt by Contractors

Chair: Bill Rosener, Asphalt Paving Association in Iowa (APAI)

Brad Henningsen, Henningsen Construction, “Warm Mix Asphalt Every Day”

Jeremy Anderson, Tri-State Paving Company, “Dickinson County Iowa 2012 WMA/HMA Side by Side Comparison”

Steve Jackson, West Contracting Company, Inc., “Warm Mix Asphalt: Every Mixtures, All of the Time”

Brett Finnegan/Gary Netser, LL Pelling Co., “Quality Control of Warm Mix Asphalt Mixtures”

Panel: Soon-Jae Lee, Chuck Finnegan, David Jones, Ryan Lynch, Dan Staebell, Anand Sampath, Bjorn Lerfald

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Cocktail at Exhibition Booth Area

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Welcoming Dinner

Speaker: Byung-Suk Kim, Vice President of Korea Institute of Construction Technology, “Overview on Korea Institute of Construction Technology and Ultra High Performance Concrete for the Cable Stayed Bridge”


Thursday, October 31, 2013

7:30 – 8:30 am


Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 am


Congratulatory Remarks

Chair: Tim Clyne, Minnesota DOT

Bill Rosener, Executive Vice President, APAI, "Iowa's Asphalt Contractors Are the Best in the Nation"

Chuck Finnegan, President, LL Pelling Co.

9:00 am – 10:15 am

Exhibition Booths Open

Keynote Presentations

Chair: Pétur Pétursson, Icelandic delegate in CEN/TC227/WG1

Matthew Corrigan, Asphalt Pavement Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, “Warm Mix Asphalt in the United States: From Evolution to Revolution”

Randy West, Director, National Center for Asphalt Technology, “Warm Mix Asphalt Experiments on the NCAT Test Track”


10:15am – 10:45 am

Coffee Break (at exhibition booth area)

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

National WMA Research Updates

Chair: Janet Doerstling, Arizona DOT

Carolina Rodezno, National Center for Asphalt Technology, “Finding of the NCHRP 09-47A project: Properties and Performance of Warm Mix Asphalt Technologies”

David Newcomb, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Measuring Asphalt Foam Properties and Their Effects on Mixtures”

Haifang Wen, Washington State University, Performance of WMA Technologies: Long-Term Field Performance”

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch and Visit Exhibition Booth

Speaker: Karim Abdel-Malek, University of Iowa, “Driving Simulation and Virtual Soldier”

1:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Recent Advances in WMA Technology

Chair: Bjørn Ove Lerfald, Veidekke Industri, Norway, "Recent Advances in WMA Technology, Summary from Norway"

David J. Jones, University of California at Davis, “California WMA Study: Accelerated Load Testing, Use in Rubberized Asphalt, Emission Reduction, and Long-term Field Performance”

Pétur Pétursson, Icelandic delegate in CEN/TC227/WG1, “Use of Temperature Reducing Materials in Bituminous Mixtures in Iceland”

Chris Williams, Iowa State University, “An Examination of Warm Mix Asphalt Using Iowa Aggregates”

Cheolmin Baek, Korea Institute of Construction Technology, “Performance and Field Applications of LEADCAP WMA Technology”

Hosin “David” Lee, University of Iowa, “Temperatures and Field Densities of LEADCAP Warm Mix Asphalt”

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Coffee Break (at exhibition booth area)

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Findings from Workshops by Government Employees, Manufacturers and Contractors

Chair: Hosin “David” Lee, University of Iowa

Matthew Corrigan/Tim Clyne, Government Employees Workshop Summary

Haifang Wen, Manufacturers Workshop Summary

Bill Rosener, Contractors Workshop Summary

5:00pm – 6:00 pm

Cocktail at Exhibition Booth Area

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Closing Dinner (Halloween Costumes Optional)

Speaker: Chia-Pei Chou, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office,

“Role of National Science Council in Technology Development in Taiwan”