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"DOZER" DAVE TURIN GIVES INVITATION TO GIAC

Discovery TV's Gold Rush Star, Dave Turin - Gold Rush "Dozer" Dave is inviting all of you to attend the 2017 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference and Equipment Expo on March 1-3 at the Des Moines Airport Holiday Inn. Register today on the APAI website, www.apai.net. Great information, high energy and the renowned camaraderie of the Iowa asphalt industry will all be there in abundance!

NORRIS ASPHALT AND IOWA DOT  RECEIVE RECOGNITION AS FINALISTS FOR SHELDON G. HAYES AWARD

On February 1, 2017 at the National Asphalt Pavement Association’s Awards Breakfast, Iowa DOT District 4 Resident Construction Office in Chariton, IA and Norris Asphalt Paving Company of Ottumwa, IA were recognized as a Finalist for the prestigious Sheldon G. Hayes Award for 2016. The Sheldon G Hayes Award goes to the highest quality asphalt project in the nation. The project that received this distinction was Iowa Highway 2 near Centerville, IA. The project, constructed in 2015, underwent two years of intense scrutiny and judging. This is the eighth time since 2001 where Norris Asphalt has been a finalist or winner of the Sheldon G Hayes Award. 

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.
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.

FALL 2016 IOWA ASPHALT REPORT

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Upcoming Schedule

SPECIFICATION COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: February 22, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

RES/COMM COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: March 28, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

2017 GREATER IOWA ASPHALT CONFERENCE 

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

Click here to register as an attendee.

Click here to register as an exhibitor.

 

 

2017 ASPHALT ROAD SHOWS

Date: March 22, 2017
Location:     The Venue 
    Harrah's Hotel & Casino
    Council Bluffs, IA

Date: March 23, 2017
Location:
   Stoney Creek Hotel
   Sioux City, IA

Date: April 4, 2017
Location:
   Rhythm Cities Casino
   Quad Cities, IA

Date: April 5, 2017
Location:
     Hotel Kirkwood
     Cedar Rapids, IA

Date: April 6, 2017
Location:
     
North Iowa Regional
     Commerce Center
     Mason City, IA

Date: April 13, 2017
Location:
      Courtyard by Marriott
      Ankeny, IA

Click here to register.

2017 APAI EASTERN IOWA GOLF OUTING

Date: June 28, 2017
Location:  
     Amana Colonies Golf Club
    451 27th Avenue, Amana, IA

2017 NAPA MID-YEAR MEETING

Date: July 16-19, 2017
Location:  
     Westin Michigan Avenue
     Chicago, IL 

2017 APAI SUMMER MEETING

Date: July 20-21, 2017
Location:  
     TBA/Okoboji, IA

2017 APAI WESTERN IOWA GOLF OUTING

Date: August 29, 2017
Location:  
     Majestic Hills Golf Course
     2505 Boulder Dr.
     Denison, IA

 

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