Clemson's Asphalt Rubber Technology Service held its first annual Green Roadways workshop, which was the first of its kind in South Carolina. Green Roadways features the application of recycled materials in infrastructure projects and was held on May 23rd, 2012 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
During the event applications for a grant for $10,000 worth of playground surfacing materials wore collected. The winner will be announced by June 29th.
Speakers at the Green Roadways workshop included experts such as:
- Andy Acho - Former worldwide director of Environmental Outreach and Strategy at Ford Motor Company
- Sabrina Bradshaw - Representative from the Recycled Materials Resource Center which is sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration
- Doug Carlson - Vice President in Charge of Asphalt Products at Liberty Tire Recycling
- Phil Gaines - Director of the SC State Park Service
- And Many More
Green Roadways featured three tracks with real-life practical applications of recycled materials. Sessions were designed to give you a range of perspectives from the owner/designer of the project, the contractor, and the recycled material processors/suppliers.
- Public Works
- Parks and Recreation
- Green Buildings
Additional featured presenters represented groups such as ARTS, Department of Health and Environmental Controls (DHEC),and the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) as well as representatives from Asphalt Paving Contractors, Private Sector Businesses, Facility Managers (higher education and school districts), Non-Profit Agencies, Local Government Public Works, and Other Commercial and Private Builders.
The Green Roadways workshop is and will continue to be designed for paving contractors, local government public works representatives, council of government representatives, college and university facility managers and other facility managers, transportation agencies, recycled materials processors, commercial and private builders, non-profit agencies, and other attendees who are interested in sustainable material management and uses.