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Vancouver City Council


General Manager of Engineering Services


Support for 1998 Canadian Technical Asphalt Association Conference




On December 16, 1993, Council approved the following guidelines governing financial support to local conferences:


This report requests financial support in accordance with Council policy for the CanadianTechnical Asphalt Conference to be held in Vancouver in November, 1998.


The Canadian Technical Asphalt Association (CTAA) is a research-oriented organization with membership from all levels of government (municipal, provincial and federal) and from a wide range of participants in the asphalt industry (asphalt producers, aggregate companies, technical laboratories). There are approximately 550 members in the organization from all provinces in Canada, and with a small number of members in the United States.

Vancouver will be the site of the 1998 CTAA Conference, which will be held from November 15, 1998 to November 18, 1998. The conference will present approximately 20 technical papers detailing the results of the most recent research related to asphalt in Canada. At least 350 delegates are expected to attend.

As required by Council policy, Vancouver staff are involved in the preparation for this conference. The City's Materials Engineer, Rowan Birch, has been a member of the Conference Local Arrangements Committee since November, 1997 and is very involved in planning and organizing the conference.

Over $50,000 has been raised already through donations to the Conference, mainly from corporations which do business in British Columbia. A contribution from the City of Vancouver would be acknowledged in the conference program and on conference signage.

The conference meets the requirement for Council support, and approval is recommended.

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