Climate Change and Asphalt Pavements – Speakers Confirmed

The first of two sessions at SWIFT September to be hosted by CAPTG (Canadian Airfield Pavement Technical Group), this session on Climate Change and Asphalt Pavements will be hosted by CAPTG Committee, Richard Blommers of Tetra Tech, who will be accompanied by Dave Anderson, Project Manager at Associated Engineering.

Joining the session from National Research Council Canada is Dr. Omran Maadani, Associate Research Scientist who has developed Climate Adaption and Asphalt Selection Tool (CAAST) to do climate parameters analysis and climate resilient asphalt selection for flexible pavement roads. Mohammad Shafiee, Research Officer also from National Research Council Canada has since 2018 focused his research on climate resilient pavements and sustainable infrastructures.

Mohammad comments: “Reconnecting with airport community after a challenging year and staying informed about how the community is adjusting to the changes is going to be inspiring for me. I look forward to sharing and exchanging ideas with airport community the impact of climate change and extreme weather events of asphalt selection .”

Omran and Mohammad will be speaking alongside Dr. Lukas Arenson from BGC Engineering Inc. Lukas is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer at BGC Engineering in Vancouver with twenty years of expertise in permafrost Engineering. He is also currently the president of the Canadian Permafrost Association.

Climate Change and Asphalt Pavements will take place on 8th September, 11:10 CDT. Registration is now open via the ‘Attend’ page of our website.