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APAI QUALITY DESIGN AWARDS

Entries are due by 12:00 am Monday, October 2, 2017


DESCRIPTION

The APAI Quality Design Awards recognize projects and programs that exemplify quality design, environmental stewardship, and achievements in the advancement of asphalt paving.

CATEGORIES

1. Environmental Sustainability Award
2. Municipal Paving Program Award (Cities < 10,000 pop.)
3. Metropolitan Paving Program Award (Cities > 10,000 pop.)
4. Iowa Counties Paving Program Award 

GENERAL RULES

Quality Design Award entries are eligible to be submitted by County, City and Consulting Engineers and APAI contractors for categories listed above. One submission per category, per entity.  Projects are to have been completed by Oct. 13, 2017 to be eligible for judging.  Prior work from 2016 is eligible, if completed after Oct. 15, 2016.  All work is to be submitted by Oct. 2, 2017 for judging.

PROJECT MINIMUMS:

Environmental Sustainability Award – Project is minimum of 1000 tons

Municipal Paving Program Award (Cities < 10,000 pop.) – Minimum 5000 tons

Metropolitan Paving Program Award (Cities > 10,000 pop.) – Minimum 10,000 tons

Iowa Counties Paving Program Award – Minimum 30,000 tons and 2 projects

AWARD CRITERIA:

Quality Design or Program awards will be judged by a panel of APAI members, consultants, SUDAS personnel, and APAI staff. Awards will be selected based on merit, quality construction and judgement of the committee. Applicants are encouraged to describe challenges associated with the project in their submittals.
Projects that do not win the specific category are eligible for honorable mention status and a Quality Design Award Certificate.

Environmental Sustainability Award:  

This award will be presented to a project that demonstrates the sustainability benefits of asphalt pavements.  Sustainable pavements meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability to meet future needs.  Sustainable pavements provide a balance between thtree primary areas:  economic, environmental, and social impacts.  Following are some of the individual components for each of these areas:

Environmental: energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, noise, air quality, storm water management

Social: safety, smoothness, vehicle operating costs, access, mobility, aesthetics

Economic: construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation costs, life cycle cost analysis

Several examples of sustainable asphalt pavements are: warm mix asphalt, the use of RAP and RAS in pavements, reuse of existing PCC pavements through crack and seat or rubblization, perpetual pavements, and porous pavements.

Municipal Paving Program Award (Cities < 10,000 pop.) - This award will be presented to a municipality for a yearly asphalt paving program that demonstrates a measurable benefit to the community through sound economic and environmental principles. Program will be judged on work completed through Oct. 15, 2017.  The total program must be greater than 5000 tons, include multiple streets and demonstrate the benefits of using asphalt (i.e. speed of construction, smoothness, 100% recyclability, ease of rehabilitation). Feedback from the city engineer, city councilmen and the community will be weighted into the judging. 

Metropolitan Paving Program Award (Cities > 10,000 pop.) - This award will be presented to a municipality for a yearly asphalt paving program that demonstrates a measurable benefit to the community through sound economic and environmental principles. Program will be judged on work completed through Oct. 15, 2017. The total program must be greater than 10,000 tons, include multiple streets and demonstrate the benefits of using asphalt (i.e. speed of construction, 100% recyclability, smoothness, ease of rehabilitation). Feedback from the city engineer, city councilmen and the community will be weighted into the judging.

Iowa Counties Paving Program Award - This award will be presented to a county for a yearly asphalt paving program that demonstrates a measurable benefit to the citizens of the county through sound economic and environmental principles. Program will be judged on work completed through Oct. 15, 2017. The total program must be greater than 30,000 tons, include a minimum of two projects and demonstrate the benefits of using asphalt (i.e. speed of construction, smoothness, 100% recyclability, ease of rehabilitation). Feedback from the county engineer, county supervisors and the citizens of the county will be weighted into the judging.

AWARD APPLICATIONS (Click on category)

Environmental Sustainability Award

Municipal Paving Program Award (Cities < 10000 pop.)

Metropolitan Paving Program Award (Cities > 10000 pop.)

Iowa Counties Paving Program Award

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