What we do

What we do

OHMPA is recognized as the authoritative voice of the asphalt producing industry in the province of Ontario.

OHMPA is Dedicated to Excellence in Asphalt Pavements

 
Education

OHMPA’s Annual Fall Asphalt Seminar - North America’s largest one-day paving-only seminars attracting approximately 500 people comprised of members, municipal representatives, MTO and consulting engineers.

OHMPA’s Annual Spring Operations Seminar - A one-day paving seminar and demonstration for members focusing on cutting-edge technologies that are improving the quality and efficiency of paving work in Ontario. 

OHMPA’s Annual Road Tour Seminars – Designed to offer OHMPA members across the province to meet owners and specifiers and discuss ways to continue to improve Ontario's number one choice in pavement … asphalt.

OHMPA also provides instruction courses at several conferences.

 
Parntership & Collaboration

OHMPA is active in joint initiatives in R&D with municipal and provincial road owners and other industry associations to foster innovation and share best practices.

Municipal Liaison Committee - addresses HMA issues specific to municipal stakeholders

The Asphalt Institute (AI) – OHMPA has a unique partnership with North America’s largest and most influential source of asphalt research and technical resources.  Technical Director Sandy Brown is AI’s Regional Engineer representing Canada.

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) – OHMPA is a partner with the FHWA in a cooperative research study for improving Longitudinal Joints. Technical Director serves on the FHWA Pavement Sustainability Technical Working Group.

Transportation Association of Canada – OHMPA participates in the Pavements Standing Committee, and Soils and Materials Standing Committee. 

 
Investment in Research & Development

OHMPA has invested in various R&D projects over the years including:

Funding for the Centre for Pavement & Transportation Technology (CPATT) / University of Waterloo

CPATT Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) study

OHMPA/MTO Life Cycle Costing (LCC) Studies