VAA Virginia Asphalt Spring/Summer 2022

VAASPHALT.ORG 05 Spring/Summer 2022 INSIDE THIS ISSUE Visit and follow us on Facebook for up-to-date industry and association news. Download the VAA News App and get timely information delivered to your cell phone monthly. COLUMNS 06 PRESIDENT’S PERSPECTIVE 07 CHAIRMAN’S PERSPECTIVE DEPARTMENTS 30 VAA 2022 PARTNERS 31 CONTRACTOR MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: BIZZACK CONSTRUCTION LLC 31 CONTRACTOR MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: J.C. JOYCE TRUCKING & PAVING CO., INC. ON THE COVER The Chesapeake Bay Bridge's Trestle C Southbound after completion of project. See more details on page 22. Photo courtesy of Mike Dudley. FEATURED GENERATION Z: FUTURE EMPLOYEES AND EMPLOYERS 08 Will Jackson will graduate from RandolphMacon College in December of 2022 with a degree in Business Management. He shares his perspective on what incoming workers are looking for in a job that will become a career. TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE PAVING 10 Like many other state highway agencies, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is extensively working to determine how to best incorporate recycled materials such as recycled asphalt pavement (RAP), recycled crumb rubber, and crushed concrete into their roads. WHAT IF BMD IS A FAILURE 16 Researchers and departments of transportation have invested millions of dollars into laboratory asphalt mixture testing in order to improve design and performance. It's been stated that to be successful, a Balanced Mix Design (BMD) process must result in new asphalt mixes that perform better than the “recipe” mixes resulting from conventional Superpave design. But if BMD mixes are no better, will BMD be a failure? A RIBBON OF BLACK: PAVING THE CBBT 22 The Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel (CBBT) District initiated a multi-year paving project to repave the facility from the south toll plaza to the north toll plaza, both northbound and southbound. The success of the project was recently awarded the Virginia Best Roadway award and the Golden Lute Award, which is the highest honor a project can achieve in Virginia. A SEAMLESS SOLUTION TO DATA COLLECTION 28 The Virginia Asphalt Association, in partnership with HeadLight, is proud to announce HeadLight Smartforms, the digitization of several VDOT forms related to density testing and tack coat application rates. Smartforms not only automates calculations but incorporates pictures for complete project documentation. VIRGINIA ASPHALT A PUBLICATION OF THE VIRGINIA ASPHALT ASSOCIATION 7814 Carousel Lane, Suite 310 Richmond, VA 23294 Phone: (804) 288-3169 Email: OFFICERS Chairman Chris Blevins Vice Chairman David White Secretary Bobby Hedrick Treasurer F. Marshall Luck, Jr. 1st Ex-Officio David Horton 2nd Ex-Officio Scott Claud Directors Ken Arthur; Tim Boone; David Branscome, Jr.; Sheila Cramer; Ed Dalrymple, Jr.; David Helmick; Kevin Jones; C.R. Langhorne; Lonnie Minson; Jerry Short; Blair Williamson STAFF President Trenton M. Clark, PE Vice President David T. Lee, PE Director Mike C. Dudley Administration Caroline R. Fahed Member Relations Specialist Tigre J. Hammond DESIGN & ADVERTISING Advertising Sales: Ronnie Jacko Design & Layout: Jon Cannon For advertising opportunities and deadlines, contact LLM Publications at (503)445-2234 or ©2022 Virginia Asphalt Association All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the publisher. PUBLISHED MAY 2022