The ACAA Summer meeting was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from May 28th- 30th. The conference covered many industry related topics including Construction Law Basics; Trends and Challenges with Cooperative Purchasing Agreements; Intergovernmental Relations; Insurance and Indemnity Issues; and Crises Communication and PR.
Sponsorship for this summer’s event came from a variety of American based companies. Charah Incorporated, Hull and Associates Incorporated MRT (Maintenance and Repair Technologies) Incorporated, and Lhoist North America. These companies sponsored the welcome reception, group lunches, morning an afternoon breaks and The Women’s leadership forum lunch.
Participating in this years event were attendees and presenters from industry, government and academic speakers who brought the attendees up-to-date on developments in their respective fields. David Harris, chairman of the Asian Coal Ash Association, provided an overview of coal ash utilization and production in China and gave insight into the regulatory regime and market opportunities for technology providers looking at entering the Chinese market.