A unified voice…the Pavement Preservation & Recycling Alliance!
A partnership of leading industry associations to advance sustainable, eco efficient, and innovative pavement applications…
After more than a decade of working together, the Boards of the Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association, the Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association, and the International Slurry Surfacing Association, launched the Pavement Preservation & Recycling Alliance (PPRA). PPRA is not an organization, or a separate entity, and AEMA, ARRA, & ISSA continue to exist as they have since their beginnings. PPRA is more a formal recognition of an agreement to work together to cooperatively represent and promote the technologies, processes, and applications currently represented and promoted individually by AEMA, ARRA & ISSA.
For several years, AEMA, ARRA & ISSA have conducted a joint annual meeting and, in 2010 published their first joint newsletter. PPRA is an extension of those types of cooperative programs. It is well understood the three groups participate in many of the same activities, such as workshops, seminars, newsletters, certain trade shows, and more. The alliance concept allows the three to more formally combine forces effectively, efficiently, and economically, and to show a greater return on investment to our members, much as we’ve done with the annual meeting.
The alliance concept offers all three groups more recognition on each other’s programs. AEMA’s ISAET is expanded to include more technical presentations related to micro surfacing or full depth reclamation, for example, or ARRA’s Semi-Annual Meeting could add presentations on chip seals over recycled surfaces.
Guided by three delegates from each of the Association Boards, the Pavement Preservation & Recycling Alliance is funded with existing monies from existing line items in the respective budgets of each group (newsletter, promotion, trade shows, etc.). PPRA is still young, and shows huge potential for partnering and speaking with a larger, unified voice as AEMA, ARRA & ISSA continue to carry their message to consulting engineers and government at all levels, and to the entire pavement preservation & recycling industries. All members of AEMA, ARRA & ISSA will be kept well-apprised of all PPRA initiatives.