Mar 14, 2022
AEMA Announces 2022-2023 Board of Directors, Hall of Fame Inductee, President’s Award for Safety Winner
During the 49th Annual Meeting of the Asphalt Emulsions Manufacturers Association (AEMA), February 22-25, in La Jolla, California, AEMA not only elected its 2022-2023 board of directors, but the association also inducted Jim Moulthrop into the AEMA Hall of Fame and recognized a TxDOT project for safety improvements on I-10 using micro surfacing and rejuvenating fog seal.
AEMA Elects 2022-2023 Board of Directors
Bob Huitt was elected President of AEMA. Huitt is the Senior Vice President of Asphalt Materials for Russell Standard. AEMA elected new officers that include Vice President Dan Koeninger, Terry Asphalt Materials, Inc, and Secretary/Treasurer Matt Kennedy, McAsphalt Industries Limited. Continuing as Past President is Mark Ishee, Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc.
Directors installed for 2022-2023 include Greg Arntson, Albina Asphalt; Arlis Kadrmas, BASF Corp.; Rick Madison, Ingevity; Emmanuel Cornet, Colas S.A.; Scott Dmytrow, Prism Worldwide; Scott Watson, Paragon Technical Services, Inc and new director Cameron Porter, Asphalt Materials, Inc.
TxDOT Wins AEMA Past President’s Award for Safety Improvements on I-10, Using Micro Surfacing and Rejuvenating Fog Seal
AEMA also awarded TxDOT-San Angela District, Junction Area, Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, and Intermountain Slurry Seal with the 2022 AEMA Past President’s Award for Emulsion Excellence for their TxDOT Improves Safety on I-10 by Using Micro Surfacing and Rejuvenating Fog Seal project.
This award is presented in recognition of a specific project utilizing asphalt emulsions completed in the past calendar year and is awarded to the agency, contractor, and emulsion manufacturer of the winning entry.
The Texas Department of Transportation works to match surface characteristics to traffic conditions of a road when choosing the appropriate applications. I-10 is a high-speed road which the speed limit is posted as 80 MPH and an ADT of 11,000 with 40% being trucks. Surface friction is critical to improve driver safety and it was determined the best solution for I-10 would be a 10-year-old micro surfacing treatment to produce best results. TxDOT also chose to apply a rejuvenating fog seal to the shoulders as it adds a safety feature of preserving and extending the life of the highway shoulders.
The project started on August 3, 2020 and was completed on September 1, 2020. Micro surfacing was applied at 22 pounds per square yard along the 96-lane mile stretch with the treatment being applied in two-mile increments. Traffic was shifted to one lane during application. The rejuvenating fog seal emulsion was applied to the shoulders at 0.10 gallons per square year. Both treatments cured in less than an hour and traffic was returned to normal.
Jim Moulthrop Inducted into AEMA Hall of Fame
Jim Moulthrop, retired FP2 Executive Director, was honored for his lengthy and considerable service to the asphalt emulsion industry and to AEMA and was inducted into the AEMA Hall of Fame.
AEMA’s Hall of Fame Award is given to a person who has made a substantial contribution over a long period of time to the development of AEMA or the advancement of the emulsion industry.
Moulthrop was a pioneer in the asphalt emulsions industry where he remained committed to developing, promoting and supporting initiatives that help preserve America’s infrastructure. Moulthrop was a long-time advocate of the importance of pavement preservation. During his time with AEMA, Moulthrop was instrumental in working with the FHWA to lay the groundwork for broad-based agency support of pavement preservation. He was also instrumental in clarifying federal law to ensure the availability of federal funds for chip seal, fog seal, micro surfacing, slurry seal, hot in-place recycling and cold in-place recycling research and technological advancements.
Some of Moulthrop’s many publications and research highlights included the following:
- Quality-Related Pay Adjustment Factors for Pavements
- Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide Flexible Pavement Performance Prediction Models for Montana Volume III–Field Guide Calibration and User’s Guide for the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide
- Selecting a Preventive Maintenance Treatment for Flexible Pavements Transportation Research Record, 1999
- Ride Quality of Jointed, Plain Concrete Pavement with Micro Surfacing: Case Study
- Framework for Selecting Effective Preventive Maintenance Treatments for Flexible Pavements
- Guide Specifications for the Construction of Chip Seals, Micro surfacing, and Fog Seals Project No. NCHRP 14-37 FINAL REPORT Prepared for NCHRP Transportation Research Board of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Moulthrop was also honored by the Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association (ARRA), International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA) and FP2.