The environmental committee is assembled to review and provide input on varying environmental topics facing the asphalt pavement industry. Such topics include emissions, recycling, water run-off, ozone action, or other issues that come up. A major goal of this committee is to maintain a solid relationship with the decision makers and staff at EGLE as well as other environmental agencies when needed to be active in all current and future activities that may stand to impact the asphalt pavement industry in Michigan.
The Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) committee reviews LCCA documents as they come out from MDOT. These documents to include LCCAs, Alternate Pavement Bids (APB), Mechanistic Empirical (ME) Pavement designs and unit price reviews.
The Technical committee serves as a technical guidance group for APAM. They are asked for input whenever technical questions are raised; either through the HMAOC/HMAOC Technical committee or through industry comments/issues brought to APAM. Typical review items include: specifications, special provisions, mix design procedures, lab and technician certifications, construction issues, etc. Also have input on some of the technical aspects of marketing; mix selection, RAP, Local agency specs, etc. This is typically done through email correspondence, or by meeting when necessary.
The marketing committee is assembled to brainstorm new marketing ideas and help identify strategic areas of marketing focus for the promotion of the asphalt pavement industry in Michigan. Focus items would include website content, social media postings, event promotion, advertising as well as others.
The legislative committee is assembled to provide direction on APAM’s legislative focus/direction. The committee will help identify how and to whom the Association will promote its message. Furthermore, the group will assess the return of current initiatives and help provide thoughts for future initiatives to assist APAM with its goal becoming a politically known, active and engaged Association.
Education, Training & Events
The education, training & events committee is assembled to provide input on the various educational/training initiatives and events that APAM plans annually. Members will assist in providing direction on items such as; topics, themes/types, content, durations, speakers, venues, etc. The goal of the committee is to work together to ensure that each training provides a unified message and attendees with maximum benefit.
Women of Asphalt is a national coalition which supports women in all aspects of the asphalt industry through mentoring, education, and advocacy, and by encouraging women to seek careers in the asphalt industry.