Attendees at the 2010 AGG1 and World of Asphalt will find new and expanded educational programming — from the executive suite to the plant floor to field operations. The World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Aggregates Forrum & Expo will be held Feb. 15 – 18 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati.

New programs include the “Project Management Essentials: Planning that Boosts Coordination, Control, and Cash Flow” course, the “NIOSH Seminar in Major Risk Assessment,” and the “Legal Symposium for the Aggregates Industry.” The National Insitute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) seminar and t the legal symposium are included in the a annual convention program of AGG1 show owner National Stone, Sand and G Gravel Association, but they are open to all show attendees.

World of Asphalt's “People, Plants, a and Paving Training Program” includes more sessions focused on warm-mix asphalt and pavement preservation. New topic areas in the program include technical advancements on electronic job tracking; new applications of crumb rubber and open-graded friction courses; advancements in warm-mix asphalt, including foaming and additives approaches; energy efficiencies and alternative energy sources; quality control of operations and challenges involved; troubleshooting plant operations; handling shingles in the plant; and how to sell in tough times.

The AGG1 Academy has added Technology and Business/Management tracks, focusing on key aspects of aggregates operations (dredging, automation, plant operations, community relations, environmental/safety/health, transportation, sustainability, and drilling & blasting). The technology track classes present highly technical information in a way that nontechnical people can easily understand, and the business/management track helps employees become more productive and cost-effective as they adapt to changing responsibilities and priorities in today's economy.