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IOWA'S PG BINDER GRADES AND TRAFFIC DESIGN LEVELS UNDERGO A TRANSFORMATION

In October of 2016, the nomenclature for the asphalt cement binder grading system will be changed to accommodate the Mulitple Stress Creep Recovery (MSCR) test. During this transition, the Iowa DOT has seized on the opportunity to address Iowa’s numerous pavement design levels and the need to lower the “bottom end” binder grade across the state. The MSCR binder classification and the traffic design guides will utilize the “SHOVE” acronym. “S” = Standard, “H” = Heavy, “V” = Very Heavy, “E” = Extremely Heavy. 

APAI 61ST ANNUAL CONVENTION DRAWS RECORD CROWD

The Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa (APAI) held its 61st Annual Convention on December 1-3 at the West Des Moines Marriott to record crowds. Over 350 attendees met to hear the messages on the theme of “Ever Forward”, and were not disappointed by the amazing line-up of speakers. From the opening address by Dr. Jay Lehr, world-renowned economist, through the leaders of the Iowa DOT, industry experts, and culminating in the Keynote Speaker, Jack Ulrich, the attendees were challenged in their perceptions of what the future of transportation might look like.

FALL 2016 IOWA ASPHALT REPORT 

The Anatomy of an Alternate Bid
Iowa Highway 100 Perpetual Pavement is a Media Darling
APAI Welcomes New Members

APAI ANNOUNCES 2016 AWARD WINNERS

At the 2016 APAI 61st Annual Convention the winners of the 2016 Paving Award winner were announced.  Categories that were announced were the Quality Paving Awards, the Smoothness Awards, and Quality Management Asphalt (QMA) Awards.  In addition to these projects the additional categories of Asphalt Plant Environmental Stewardship, Metropolitan Paving Program (Cities > 10,000 pop.), Municipal Paving Program (Cities < 10,000 pop), Iowa County Paving Programs, 100,000 Ton Award, Consulting Engineer of the Year Award, Perpetual Pavement Design Awards, and several Innovation in Construction Awards.

To view photos of the award winning projects and the award recipients, click here.

DALLAS COUNTY OPEN HOUSE SHOWCASES PERPETUAL ASPHALT PAVEMENT

On August 25, the APAI, in conjunction with Dallas County Engineering and Manatts, Inc., conducted an open house on the Co. Road F31 project, east of Minburn, IA. The four mile project was an interesting case study of multiple construction operations combined to create a successful project. ...

Upcoming Schedule

PAVEMENTS: EVALUATION, CONSTRUCTION, & INSPECTION WORKSHOP

Date:  
   January 24, 2017
Location
   West Des Moines Marriott, 
  West Des Moines, IA
Time:  8:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
Cost:  $175 (includes lunch)

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NAPA 2017 ANNUAL MEETING

Date:
   January 29 - February 1, 2017
Location
   Hilton Bonnet Creek 
  Orlando, FL

 

 

2017 GREATER IOWA ASPHALT CONFERENCE 

Date:
   
March 1 - 3, 2017
Location:     Des Moines Airport Holiday
   Inn Conference Center

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