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2018 GREATER IOWA ASPHALT CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCED

APAI is pleased to announce that UFC middleweight division contender Brian Stann has been selected to be the 2018 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference keynote speaker.  Brian Stann played middle linebacker for the US Naval Academy and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Economics in 2003. Following his commissioning as a Second Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps, he served as an Infantry Officer in Mobile Assault Platoon .....

SUMMER 2017  IOWA ASPHALT REPORT

The Asphalt Interlayer:  Rehabilitation's "Magic Bullet"
Tales from the Road: Hard Work Never Hurt Anyone
2017 APAI Summer Meeting - "Some Like it HOT"
APAI Wins National Outstanding Website Award
APAI Welcomes New Members:  MayeCreate Design, Natural Soy Products, Shive-Hattery Architecture +  Engineering

APAI SUMMER MEETING "SOME LIKE IT HOT"
The APAI Summer Meeting took place at the Bridges Bay Resort in Okoboji with over fifty people attending the 2017 “Some Like it HOT” event.  This meeting featured luncheon presentations by Wade Weiss, Greene Co. Engineer and President of the Iowa County Engineers Association, and Dr. Scott Schram, Iowa DOT District 4 Engineer.  The group enjoyed a sunset cruise around West Okoboji Lake and a beautiful outdoor patio dinner....
ASPHALT PAVING ASSOCIATION OF IOWA WINS NATIONAL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING WEBSITE
The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced today that Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa, of Ames, Iowa, is the winner of the 2016 Outstanding Website Award. The association was recognized Monday, July 17, at a ceremony honoring the Operational Excellence Award recipients during the NAPA Midyear Meeting in Chicago.
“NAPA members strive for excellence beyond constructing high-quality asphalt pavements. ....
ASPHALT COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING (ACT) PROGRAM VISITS PINE BEND REFINERY

The Asphalt Comprehensive Training Program (ACT) inaugural class was invited to Minneapolis, MN last week to visit the Flint Hills Resource (FHR) Pine Bend Refinery, the (FHR) St. Paul Emulsion Facility  and the Savage Polymer Blending Facility. This was the first event for the ACT group that will include visits to aggregate suppliers, equipment sales / production, and asphalt laydown operations. The program was developed by APAI staff and APAI members,...

APAI MEMBERS DONATE $149,000 TO UNIVERSITY OF IOWA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
The Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa presented the University of Iowa College of Engineering with a check for $149,000 yesterday with these funds to be matched by $100,000 from the college. The funds are to go to renovating the existing lab, purchasing new equipment, and building out a teaching lab for asphalt pavement.  Professor David Lee said, “I would like to thank all APAI members for the support for the asphalt education at the University of Iowa. ...
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. 

WHAT A DAY! APAI WESTERN IOWA GOLF OUTING IS A HUGE SUCCESS!

Over 140+ fans of golf and asphalt came together for a magical day of golf and camaraderie at the Majestic Hills Golf Course in Denison, IA on August 28. The smell of asphalt was in the air from a nearby Crawford Co. paving project as the golfers teed off on a beautiful 70 degree morning....

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APAI 62nd ANNUAL CONVENTION

Date:  November 29 – 30, 2017
Location:  West Des Moines Marriott
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COUNTY ENGINEERS CONFERENCE
Date:  December 5-7, 2017
Location:  Scheman Bldg., ISU, Ames

 

 

APAI 2017 HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Date:  December 14, 2017
Location:  APAI Offices (116 Clark Ave., Ste C; Ames)

 

2018 GREATER IOWA ASPHALT & EQUIPMENT EXPO

Date:  Feb 28 – March 2, 2018
Location:  Des Moines Airport Holiday Inn Conference Center

 

 

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