Date: April 20, 2022, 10:00 am – 11:30 am PST / 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST
Format: Zoom virtual meeting
Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of asphalt rubble are created through the replacement of Canadian roads each year. That means that asphalt is one of the major contributors to construction and demolition waste across Canada. However, that rubble is still a valuable resource and can be retained through the creation of recycled, or reused, asphalt pavement. As supply chain disruptions become more frequent, utilizing the resources already present in our cities provides significant opportunities for environmental and economic resiliency.
At this workshop you will:
- Learn about the benefits of recycled asphalt pavement (RAP),
- hear from the leads of the City of Richmond pilot project and
Recycled Asphalt Pavement Toolkit,
- connect with peers on the barriers facing RAP in Canada, and
- learn how to initiate RAP projects in your area and accelerate RAP utilization across the country.
Join the National Zero Waste Council at this workshop if you work in road construction, asphalt production, government road infrastructure, engineering or procurement, or are interested in learning more about circular solutions to construction and demolition waste.
Moderator: Rita Farkas, Senior Policy Advisor, National Zero Waste Council
Amma Wakefield, Ph.D., P.Eng., Canadian & Research Engineer, Asphalt Institute
Dr. Amma Wakefield has been with the Asphalt Institute since 2018, and currently serves as the Institute's Canadian & Research Engineer. She earned a Materials Engineering degree from McMaster University in 2007, and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 2011 and recently defended her PhD also at Waterloo. She has been a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario, Canada since 2012. She has spent her 14-year career working for both industry and academia.
Amin Mneina, MSc. EIT. Coordinator of Technical Programs and Research at Good Roads and the Municipal Engineers Association
Amin is a Civil Engineer registered with PEO. Amin earned his Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Manitoba where his research was used in reviewing and updating the specifications of base/subbase granular materials for Manitoba Infrastructure and for the Yukon Department of Highways and Public Works. Since then he has been involved in technical standards and advancing best practices in infrastructure. Amin is currently the Coordinator of Technical Programs and Research at Good Roads and the Municipal Engineers Association.
Lincoln Kyne, Vice President General Manager, British Columbia & United States Pacific Northwest, Lafarge Canada
Providing strategic leadership of Lafarge businesses in the province of British Columbia and the USA Pacific Northwest, Lincoln recognizes the importance of actively participating in the journey towards a full circular economy. Within Lafarge, Lincoln has held P&L responsibility and senior roles within the Readymix, Aggregates, Marine, Asphalt and Construction businesses. Lincoln draws on over 25 years of international management experience to drive business innovation and a focus on building more sustainable solutions in construction. He is also a Director on the board of the BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association and chairs the Construction Renovation and Demolition Waste (CRD) Working Group for the NZWC.
Peter Russell, Director of Sustainability & District Energy, City of Richmond
Peter is the Director, Sustainability & District Energy for the City of Richmond. His portfolio includes managing a low carbon district energy utility; application reviews for carbon and environmental performance in new developments; and advancing corporate and community decarbonisation projects and policies. Peter has over 20 years in the sustainability sector and is a Registered Professional Planner.
Milton Chan, Director of Engineering, City of Richmond
Milton is the Director, Engineering for the City of Richmond. His portfolio includes oversight of the City’s utility infrastructure planning, design and construction activities, including detailed design and construction of the City’s road network. Milton has 25 years of experience in utility and heavy civil construction and has worked in both the private and public sectors. During his 11+ years with the City, he has been involved with developing and implementing the City’s short and long range infrastructure plans and delivering the annual capital construction program.
To learn more in advance of the workshop, explore our
online Recycled Asphalt Pavement Toolkit.