Educational Program

Breakfast with Exhibitors

7:00AM - 8:00AM
Sponsored by: Your Name Here

Excellence in Safety Awards

8:00AM – 8:30AM

Awards Applications are due September 9th.  Click here to apply.

Annual Meeting of Members

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Welcome, Board of Directors Election, and State of the Industry
Robert Dugan, CalCIMA
Martin Hansberger, Holliday Rock Co., Inc.
Michael Philipps, NRMCA
Michael Johnson, NSSGA

Audrey Copeland, PH.D.,P.E., NAPA 
Chris Greissing, Essential Minerals Association 

The annual election of CalCIMA Board of Directors, welcoming remarks from the CalCIMA Chairman and the state of the industry presentation from the CalCIMA President & CEO as well as representatives from the national associations will provide an update on national affairs for the audience.

Exhibit Hall Break

10:00 AM – 10:30AM
Sponsored by Lilburn Corporation

Keynote Address:

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Sponsored by Vulcan Materials Company

Shatter the Sky
Col. Merryl Tengesdal (Ret.)

Shatter the Sky: What going to the stratosphere taught me about self-worth, sacrifice and discipline.” Merryl is the first and only African American woman to fly the U.S. Airforce U-2 Aircraft.  Come and listen to her story and become inspired and uplifted by her unique experiences as she “broke new ground” and seized opportunity in the face of adversity.

Networking Lunch

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Sponsored by: Michell Chadwick LLP

BREAKING NEW GROUND: Market Conditions for Surface Transportation in the Modern Era

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sponsored by: Your Name Here

Vincent Mammano, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Tony Tavares, Caltrans 

In this session, the leader of the federal highway program in California and Caltrans will share what they see as the key trends and developments for their respective transportation funding policies and programs.  This will include new programs created by IIJA,  IRA, and SB1 increased funding, buy clean mandates, sustainability, technology adaptations, Buy American, innovation, permitting, equity, workforce, supply chains, and more. 

BREAKING NEW GROUND: A Permitting Conversation in the Modern Era

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sponsored by: Harrison Temblador Hungerford & Guernsey

Russel Frink, Harrison Temblador Hungerford & Guernsey
Patrick Mitchell, Mitchell Chadwick LLP 
Neill Brower, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
Michael Smith, Teichert Materials 

In this panel, experts will share with the audience a variety of perspectives on the latest issues, challenges, and successes in permitting mining operations and material plants.

Exhibit Hall Break

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Sponsored by: Sespe Consulting, Inc. 

BREAKING NEW GROUND: Embracing Sustainability in the Modern Era

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Sponsored by: CarbonCure Technologies

Raven Adams, Granite Construction, Inc. 
Barbara Goodrich-Welk, Vulcan Materials Company (invited)
Erika Guerra, Martin Marietta
Karin Perissinotto, CalPortland

John Lane, Teichert Materials
Sam Rade, Holliday Rock Co., Inc. 

NSSGA, NRMCA, Essential Minerals Association

In this panel, experts will share perspectives on how material producers are addressing sustainability in their operations and products.  This panel will include representatives from the national associations discussing resources available to members for sustainability compliance.

Annual Awards Banquet: California Dreamin'

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sponsored by Mitchell Chadwick LLPVulcan Materials Company, Sespe Consulting, Inc. 

Breakfast with Exhibitors

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Sponsored by: Your Name Here

Breakout #1: Environmental

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sponsored by: Everview Law

Integrated Scoping Strategies for Environmental Audits
Brian Anderson, Sespe Consulting, Inc. 

Environmental audits focus on evaluating operational conformance with various environmental laws and regulations.  While the overarching objective is to gauge permit and regulatory compliance, the audit approach may vary substantially depending on specific information needs and risk areas.  In some cases, the level of inquiry may not always align with the expectations of the intended user of the audit.  Early scoping and definition of user needs is integral to the audit process.  This presentation offers insight into the approach employed to design and implement environmental audits, with an emphasis matching the audit scope to business organizational and management structures.

Protecting Your Operation’s Social License to Operate Using Defensible Data
Jiaxi Fang, Applied Particles Technology

A major risk factor affecting a facility’s social license to operate, is their reputation and relationship with the surrounding community. As Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting becomes critical, aggregates and asphalt operations will need to develop a strategy to address these concerns. There is a lack of a unified framework for collecting defensible data to track these risks, thus, APT has partnered with a major construction and aggregate materials company using real time data, collected through wireless sensor networks, to communicate meaningful insights, helping operations protect their reputation. In this presentation, APT will provide a background on ESG in relation to fugitive dust emissions and air quality monitoring, strategies on how to leverage new sources of data to reduce an operation’s risk, and present a case study of a successful deployment.

Water Stewardship for Aggregate Plants
Meggy Gidula, Golder Associates, Inc.

Water resources within California are under pressure, and we are currently experiencing the most severe drought in over 1,000 years. The state is home to hundreds of aggregate processing facilities, and the competition for water rights is only going to get worse. Increasingly, mining companies are taking a holistic, coordinated and inclusive approach towards water management that involves collaboration beyond their operational boundaries. WSP Golder has been involved in the development of catchment-based strategies to manage water risk on mines, often aligned with the approach recommended by the International Council on Mining and Metals. We will present methods of benchmarking the amount of water that is recycled, measuring loss to evaporation and seepage from silt ponds, and better tracking of groundwater usage that can be implemented at aggregate plants. This includes ESG aspects of efficient and effective water usage, as well as water-related risks, which are becoming more important.

How ESG Practices Can Drive Success for Operators of All Sizes
Brad Johnson, Everview Ltd.

The term “ESG” may be best known as a focus of institutional investors, and as such, something that only publicly-traded operators need to concern themselves with. But these operators have learned that in addition to attracting investment, effective ESG management can reduce permitting hurdles and other risks, improve regulator relations, cut costs, and produce measurable returns. Smaller and privately-held operators can reap some of these same benefits. This talk will define ESG in the mining context, explain ESG trends, illustrate ESG risks and benefits, and provide a framework for putting together a right-sized ESG action plan.

AB 617 Criteria and Toxics Reporting Rule in the Construction Materials Industry – How Environmental Managers Can Avoid Common Pitfalls and Problems
Anne McQueen, Yorke Engineering, LLC

This discussion will cover all aspects of the risk management program, including source test planning, selecting test methods and detection limits, submitting test protocols, supervising test execution, reviewing results, and quantifying risks. Important considerations for material sampling to evaluate metals content of dust emissions include the number of samples, sampling locations, representative samples, statistical analysis of results, and other issues, and Yorke will provide insights on all of these.
This presentation will introduce environmental managers to some of the things that can go wrong with performing data collection and source testing for emissions quantification (especially in case of submitting unvetted data) and how to avoid these problems using past experience, careful analyses, planning and real-time fixes.

What the Media Gets Right and Wrong When It Comes to California Land Use Issues
Ryan Rauzon, Summit Strategy Group
Abbey Sanderson, Vulcan Materials Company

California media outlets and journalists consistently cover California land use issues, CEQA fights, and permitting controversies. But are their stories getting it right? In this session, public relations firm Summit Strategy Group, in partnership with Vulcan Materials Company, will talk through top trends in media coverage of land use issues, what the media is getting right – and wrong – in their stories, and how operators can study the language in media coverage to develop their own community relations and media strategies.

Breakout #2: Concrete Technical 

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sponsored by: Your Name Here

Tracking Concrete Sustainability Programs in California  
Patrick Frawley, P.E., Central Concrete Supply Co., Inc.
Nathan Forrest, CA NV Cement Association

This presentation will discuss the bigger picture of how the different sustainability efforts and changes in inputs fit into the overall roadmap for concrete production and use.  This will enlighten not only the overall roadmap for concrete producers, but also help concrete customers, architects, and engineers understand the industry’s direction.

Performance-Based Specs: Making Your Life Easier and Meeting New Client Expectations
Margaux Burkholder, P.E., S.E., Walter P Moore
Luke Lombardi, P.E., Buro Happold

With the built environment accounting for nearly 50% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to some accounts, and materials and construction (known as embodied carbon) accounting for about a fifth of that total, architects have embraced the Architecture 2030 plan.  Two leading sustainability architects in Southern California will share their views on the Plan, how it can be achieved, and what it means for material producers. 

Caltrans – A Look at the Future of SCMs
Keith Hoffman, P.E., Caltrans

In this talk, Caltrans provides their perspective on what they have learned about supplementary cementitious material (SCM) options for now and in the future, including what a recent report found, what they are researching, and how they are planning and adapting to changing supply and availability of materials.

The Latest in Research on SCMS, Returned Concrete, and Concrete Materials
John Harvey, UC Davis
Angel Mateos, UC Berkeley 

Somayeh Nassiri, UC Davis

This talk from the UC Pavement Research Center (UCPRC) will share insights on research efforts regarding supplementary cementitious materials (SCM) and concrete material recycling.  This will include a long list of potential SCMs, re-using returned concrete, options for use of recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) fines, and recent testing and lab results regarding Portland Limestone Cement, cellulose nanocrystals, glass powder, and brick powder in concrete.  

NEU Center: How ACI is Working to Advance Carbon Neutral Concrete 
Drew Burns, ACI

The American Concrete Institute has recently expanded resources for concrete producers, especially in regard to sustainability. The includes a new national center called the NEU Center for Carbon Neutral Concrete.  This talk will elaborate on the Center’s role, its expertise, its initiatives, and the resources available to producers.

Case Study: Constructing with Portland Limestone Cement
Jim Tkach, Largo Concrete

The introduction and acceptance of Portland Limestone Cement (PLC) is an important step in reducing the carbon impact from cement and concrete in the built environment.  Caltrans approved its use less than a year ago, and it is in the initial stages of production by cement plants and use by concrete producers.  In this talk, a concrete contractor will share with producers their experiences and lessons learned with use of PLC on projects

Breakout #3: Asphalt Technical 

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sponsored by:Your Name Here

Use of PaveScan Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Density Equipment
Maurice Arbelaez, InstroTek

Density cores for acceptance of asphalt pavements may be a thing of the past!  This presentation will provide a broad overview related to the use of the new Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) density systems that are gaining in popularity throughout the U.S.

Contractors Experience with PaveScan Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Density Equipment
Forrest Hierholzer, Granite Construction, Inc. (invited)

Granite Construction will share their experience with the Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) density systems on four pilot projects. The projects were located near Bakersfield, the Bay Area, Sacramento area and Washington state.  Some of the pilot projects include the use Intelligent compaction (IC) and Infrared (IR) temperature sensors.

Fate of 6PPD-quinone at Rubberized Asphalt Concrete-Water Interface
Elle Hajj, University of Nevada, Reno 

The release of 6PPD-quinone from rubberized asphalt mixtures is found to be well below its toxic level for coho salmon, while asphalt can sorb a good amount of 6PPD-quinone.

Rejuvenators; Softening Agents vs. Rejuvenation
Dan Staebell, Cargill, Inc. 

The increasing incorporation of highly oxidized asphalt material into pavements has increased the need for effective recycling agents, thus the need to assess the differences between various approaches to “rejuvenation” in terms of the reversal of the detrimental effect of aging on the performance properties is more important than ever.  These rejuvenating agents have emerged as increasingly practical solutions for use in high-recycled pavement applications, offering the potential for high performance combined with environmental and economic sustainability. 

University of California Pavement Research Center Research Update
John Harvey, Ph.D., P.E.

University of California at Davis will highlight the work underway at the University of California Pavement Research Center (UCPRC) on behalf of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and others.  Topics will include High RAP, RAS, Balanced Mix Design (BMD), Rubberized Hot Mix Asphalt (RHMA), Perpetual Pavements, Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA), Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and more. 

Use of Plastics and RAP in Asphalt: The Key to Unlocking Lower Carbon in Pavement
Edgard Hitti, Granite Construction, Inc.

Describe emerging technology for using recycled plastic and RAP in pavement. Share experience on recent jobs that utilized RAP & waste plastic and discuss the impact on environment, EPD & sustainability.