OUR MISSION: TO PROMOTE THE INCREASED USE AND QUALITY OF ASPHALT PAVEMENTS IN VIRGINIA
As the technical association for the asphalt industry in Virginia, VAA is committed to the success of its member companies – contractors, suppliers, and supporters of the industry, through technical leadership, member services, and training/education activities. VAA’s technical staff has over 90 years of expertise in the areas of asphalt materials, asphalt production and laydown, pavement engineering, and testing. Their background is used to assist members with current challenges and to pave the way for the implementation of new technologies.
MEETINGS AND EVENTS
Each year, VAA hosts meetings and events with the industry’s biggest customers – VDOT, FHWA, and local governments. Events such as the asphalt seminars bring together over 300 attendees from across the Commonwealth, and the recently launched Mid-Atlantic Asphalt Expo and Conference will host more than 600 industry professionals from across the region. Unique to Virginia and VAA members is the annual research and innovation symposium. This pavement symposium allows members to showcase their latest innovations to more than 100 decision-makers and influencers. Through numerous events and media such as magazines, e-newsletters, and email blasts, more than 2,000 VAA members and partners are kept up to date on the latest happenings in the asphalt and paving industry.
TRAINING, EDUCATION, AND WORKFORCE
Not to be overlooked is VAA’s commitment to training, education, and workforce development. The Virginia Education Center for Asphalt Technology, affectionately known as VECAT, is a partnership between VAA and Germanna Community College. VAA and industry professionals have developed certification materials used to certify more than 4,000 people in the last three years. VECAT is one of the largest certification entities in Virginia! Using the success of VECAT, VAA professionals are partnering with members and other institutions to identify and develop the workforce of the future.
NETWORKING AND RELATIONSHIP BUILDING
VAA is committed to representing the membership, connecting members to members and members to customers, educating those in the asphalt industry, and leading the asphalt industry forward. Established in 1952, VAA has been revered as a national leader for the last 65+ years and will continue to be moving forward.
The Contractor membership level is reserved for those companies that produce asphalt concrete at a central plant or at a mobile plant. The asphalt concrete may be produced using conventional processes where the virgin materials and recycled materials are heated and mixed or cold processes such as cold in place recycling and cold plant recycling. Contractor members are voting members of VAA and are eligible for a seat on the VAA Board of Directors.
The Associate Contractor membership level is for those companies that are active on project sites. The following categories are Associate Contractors.
Affiliate membership has the following categories that cover other aspects of the asphalt industry ranging from asphalt suppliers to consultants. The categories are: