Agenda

Check out the detailed agenda below. Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be available for sessions.

Day 1: October 29

Room will be set for 15 exhibitors (8 ft tables)

Join us for hors d’oveures and drinks at our opening reception! Participants will have an opportunity to meet with their peers throughout the state, interact with conference exhibitors, and network with premier leaders in the pavement and asphalt industry

**Following the reception, bar and stands will be removed and an additional 10 tables added for next days’ set up.

Day 2: October 30

10 sessions (not including 2 keynotes). All presentations in Main Room

7:30 am–4:30 pm: Registration/Exhibitor Set-Up (Napa Room)

7:30–8:30 am: Breakfast

8:30–9:00 am: Break

Welcome to the Nevada Asphalt Conference: Sustainable and Resilient Pavement! Learn about the theme of this conference, who our exhibitors and sponsors are, and how to get the most of this 2-day experience.

Speaker: Carrie Brown, Nevada LTAP

Moderator: Michael Dunning

Dr. Adam Hand presents New Technologies for Sustainable Asphalt Pavements.

Moderator: Michael Dunning

Latoya Johnson, FHWA: Sustainable Pavements Program

Moderator: Michael Dunning

Michael Huner, USDOT: Mobile Asphalt Technology Center

Moderator: Michael Dunning

Dr. John Harvey, UC Davis Pavement Research Center

Moderator: Michael Dunning

Greg Renegar joined Astec Inustries in 1983 and received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1985. Since joining Astec, Greg has worked in North America, South and Central America, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Central Asia, and throughout Europe as a field engineer, project engineer, and speaker. Greg previously held positions as Chief Engineer, and VP of Engineering. Greg became president of Astec Inc. in 2019, and is currently the VP of Customer Success.

Moderator: Michael Dunning

11:40 am–12:00 pm: Break

12:00–12:45 pm: Lunch

Carrie Brown presents awards for Road Scholar Graduates and Instructor of the Year

Moderator: Bob Humer

Dave Swallow P.E., RTC

Moderator: Bob Humer

12:45–1:15 pm: Break

Edgard Hitti P.E., Granite Construction

Moderator: Bob Humer

Dr. Elie Hajj is a Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at University of Nevada. He has over 21 years of experience in academia and industry with an emphasis on sustainability of pavement systems. Dr. Hajj is currently a member of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, International Society for Asphalt Pavements, and multiple Transportation Research Board national Committees. 

Moderator: Bob Humer

2:15–2:30 pm: Break

Dr. Yogesh Kumbargeri is Lead Research Engineer at Western Research Institute (WRI) in Laramie, WY. His expertise includes advanced pavement material characterization of asphalt binders and mixtures. At WRI, his activities are currently focused on developing newer sustainable asphalt products and specifications as well as characterization and evaluation of existing asphalt materials with paving and roofing applications. 

Moderator: Bob Humer

Benjamin Cox is a Senior Research Engineer at the U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center (ERDC). He is ERDC’s asphalt materials laboratory and airfield asphalt research program and has worked on airfield paving projects all around the world. He has 13 years of experience in asphalt pavement materials and construction research.

Moderator: Bob Humer

Dr. Juliana Byzyka is an Assistant Research Engineer at the Transportation Research Center (TRC) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). She has 10+ years of experience in teaching, research, and the civil engineering industry. Since 2015 she has been working toward the development of an automated asphalt repair method. This contribution to the asphalt industry market is of significant economic value and laid the groundwork for the design of more resilient and safer roadways. Since 2023, she has expanded her research portfolio to surface transportation and in collaboration with TRC she conducts research on transportation operations, transportation safety, shared mobility, equitable mobility, emerging technologies in transportation, and sustainable transportation.

Dr. Mujib Rahman, Ashton University

Moderator: Bob Humer

Scot Gordon, PE, IAM is President of Roadway Asset Services, LLC and has 34 years of experience in design of pavements, pavement research, pavement evaluation, and development of pavement management systems and maintenance plans.

Moderator: Bob Humer

Day 3: October 31

5 sessions. All presentations in Main Room

7:30–8:30 am: Breakfast

8:30–9:00 am: Break

Mario Gomez P.E., NDOT

Moderator: Dr. Juliana Byzyka, UNLV

TBD

Moderator: Dr. Juliana Byzyka, UNLV

Mo Rahman has 29 years of experience in asphalt materials industry since his undergraduate degree in 1995. He has specialized in construction materials, production / operations, evaluation / testing, quality control / quality assurance and managing QC lab. He is knowledgeable in liquid asphalt materials, engineering design and planning.  He currently works as a Technical Marketing Manager for Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions.  

Moderator: Dr. Juliana Byzyka, UNLV

10:30–10:45 am: Break

Chis Robb, Maxwell

Moderator: Dr. Juliana Byzyka, UNLV

Scott Dmytrow, Pavement ACES

Moderator: Dr. Juliana Byzyka, UNLV

Carrie Brown, Nevada LTAP.