National Asphalt Pavement Association's 1st International Conference on Stone Matrix Asphalt (SMA)

Date: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Event Location: 
Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel Atlanta, GA

The National Asphalt Pavement Association with support from the Federal Highway Administration will host the 1st International Conference on Stone Matrix Asphalt (SMA) in Atlanta, Georgia. SMA, also called Stone Mastic Asphalt, was developed in Germany in the 1960s to provide heavily trafficked roads with a durable, rut-resistant wearing course using a gap-graded aggregate structure and a modified asphalt binder at elevated asphalt contents. SMA has been used worldwide for almost 50 years, and it has been used in the United States for the past 25 years with only a handful of states implementing it. Since its introduction in the US, technology has evolved which may make it beneficial in broader applications. This conference will capture the advancements over the past 25 years.