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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. 

TODD KINNEY AWARDED RURAL COUNTY ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

NACE awarded Todd J. Kinney, P.E., the 2015 Rural County Engineer of the Year.  Since 2001 Kinney has served as County Engineer for Clinton County, Iowa, with a population of nearly 49,116 and 200 miles of paved roads, 800 miles of gravel roads, and 300 bridges.

"Todd was born and raised in Clinton County, so he brings passion to his position as County Engineer--not just engineering expertise, ingenuity, and management," said Brian Roberts, P.E., NACE Executive Director.

NORRIS ASPHALT WINS THE SHELDON G HAYES AWARD FOR THE 2ND TIME

Norris Asphalt Paving Co. of Ottumwa, IA and the Iowa DOT District 4 Office were announced on September 10, 2016 as the winners of the Sheldon G Hayes Award by the National Asphalt Paving Association (NAPA) at the NAPA Annual Convention in La Quinta, CA. The Sheldon G Hayes Award is bestowed upon the contractor and agency for the best asphalt paving project in the nation. Norris and the IDOT District 4 Office won the award for the US Highway 34 project in Adams and Montgomery Counties. ...  

APAI’S AIRPORT REHABILITATION SEMINAR TAKES OFF

On a cold and blustery day in January, forty consulting engineers, contractors and FAA experts came together to learn more about evaluating, designing and rehabilitating Iowa’s general aviation airports. Jeff Gagnon, Manager of the FAA Airport Pavement and Research and Development Section, led the morning sessions with presentations on Airport Pavement Design and Evaluation, Standards for Specifying Construction of Airports, and a demonstration of the FAARFIELD Airport Pavement Design program.  Shane Wright of the IDOT Office of Aviation added a session on the IDOT Pavement Evaluation Program.

SPRING 2016 IOWA ASPHALT REPORT 

Don't Forget the Impact of Basic Principles on Asphalt Mix Durability
2016 GIAC Draws Record Crowds
APAI Road Shows Truck Across Iowa
2015 APAI Quality Paving Awards
Sign Up Now Open for APAI Golf Outings
2016 Golf Outing Sponsorship Opportunities Available
APAI Welcomes New Members:  Advanced Asphalt and DGR Engineering

Upcoming Schedule

 APAI WESTERN IOWA GOLF OUTING

Date:    August 30, 2016
Location:   Majestic Hills Golf Course / Denison, IA 

Click here to register!

 

  2016 STRATEGIC ASPHALT COMMITTEE FIELD TRIP

Date: September 27 - 28, 2016
Location: Southeast Iowa

Overnight at Catfish Bend Spa in Burlington.
Watch your e-mail for further information.

If you wish to register for this Field Trip, click here.

 2016 APAI 61ST ANNUAL CONVENTION

Date: November 30 - December 1, 2016
Location: West Des Moines Marriott
Jordan Creek Pkway
West Des Moines, IA

To make your room reservation: Click here to go to the West Des Moines Marriott registration page for our event.

Registration for 2016 Annual Convention opening soon!

 2016 COUNTY ENGINEERS CONFERENCE

Date:   December 6-8, 2016
Location Scheman Center, ISU

Hospitality Room open December 6 at the Gateway Hotel.

 2016 APAI HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Date: December 15, 2016
Location: APAI Office 
116 Clark Ave., Ste C
Ames, IA
Times: 3pm - 7:30 p.m. ???

 

 

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