2022 Strategic Asphalt Research (STAR) Symposium

The Asphalt Institute Foundation is making plans for the second Strategic Asphalt Research Symposium (STAR) to be held May 16-18, 2022, at the W Atlanta-Midtown in Atlanta, GA.

The three-day event will focus on identifying strategic research areas and topics that will lead to breakthrough change for the future of the asphalt industry. The foundation looks forward to hosting individuals from around the world in Atlanta, GA, to discuss the asphalt technology of tomorrow.

Fred M. Fehsenfeld, Sr. Catalyst for Change Initiative

With a goal of promoting innovation in the asphalt industry, The Heritage Group announced a contribution of $600,000 to establish the Fred M. Fehsenfeld, Sr. Catalyst for Change Initiative. The donation honors the late Heritage Group founder who was a tireless asphalt industry supporter and philanthropist. The initiative will fund research and education that promotes advancement in the areas of public procurement innovation; transportation system design; asphalt pavement testing methodology; health, safety and environmental stewardship; and more.

Research Request for Proposals

The Asphalt Institute Foundation is pleased to announce a request for proposals (RFP) on a third topic from the inaugural Strategic Asphalt Research Symposium in 2017 – Sustainable Materials Management of (Bituminous) Asphalt Roofing. Research proposals are needed to develop sustainable materials management (SMM) practices that will conserve resources, reduce landfill waste, and reduce costs while maintaining the quality performance of (bituminous) asphalt roofing products. Proposals will be accepted through October 8, 2021.

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