Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sacramento 2014 Workshop a Huge Success Story

The California Chip Seal Association hosted 300 attendees to the 2014 CCSA Annual Workshop in Sacramento at the Holiday Inn Capital Plaza. Rave reviews were given by attendees for a host of speakers and activities.  The Keynote speakers,Will Kempton, Executive Director of Transportation California on the first day and Steve Takigawa (Photo) Deputy Director of Caltrans and this years recipient of the CCSA Lifetime Achievement Award on the second day both gave their take on the current state of the Industry and future challenges. FP2 Lawyer and Lobbyist Tracey Taylor spoke on the very important issue of the Federal Rulings of ADA Path Forward. Fourteen expert speakers did presentations on Research, Technical and Construction Best Practices and Innovations in the Pavement Preservation Industry.

The two afternoons of Break Out Sessions were lauded by Agency and Industry attendees alike for the information presented and the up close Lab and Testing equipment displays and demos. The full gamut of application equipment was there for the attendees to walk around and Vendor Booths displayed the latest and greatest in Industry technology.

Furthering it's commitment to the future of Pavement Preservation the CCSA continued its long time support of the Center for Pavement Preservation at Cal State Chico with a sponsors donation to CP2. We also announced that scholarship funds for a chosen student in the Engineering Program at CSUChico will be initiated with the guidance and assistance of the CP2 staff. With our commitment to the people and agencies we partner with, a donation was also made to the Fallen Worker Fund through Transportation California.

This, the Wests premier Pavement Preservation function, has evolved over more than 25 years from a one day event to its current Information and Demonstration packed two day scenario. The Workshops prominence has come about through the volunteer efforts of the CCSA membership and the high regard the CCSA has for the input from our attendees, including Federal, State, Local agencies, Academia, Consultants and other Industry Associations.

This Workshop has grown to levels we, as an organization, take pride in and feel that its success demonstrates the value, to you our customers, of the Pavement Preservation philosophy, and the value to your customers, the driving public.

Plans are being finalized for the 2015 CCSA Workshop to be held at the

Pacific Palms Resort/Conference Center, City of Industry, CA

February 4/5, 2015. (Golf Tourney Feb 3)

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