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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. 

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. ...

SUMMER 2016 IOWA ASPHALT REPORT 

Perpetual Asphalt Pavements on the Rise in Iowa
Palo Alto County Hosts Flexible Interlayer Open House
Dallas County Open House Showcases Perpetual Asphalt Pavement
APAI Welcomes New Member:  Missouri Petroleum Products Co.

IOWA COUNTY HOST ASPHALT INTERLAYER OPEN HOUSE

Thirty-two engineers and highway professionals gathered on August 10 to view the installation of a flexible asphalt interlay on Iowa County Route V38 from I-80 interchange 205 north to Victor.  The existing 6” PCC pavement was not only very rough but was requiring annual patching that had become a financial burden to the county.  Portions of the road also needed to be widened.
County Engineer Nick Amelon chose asphalt as the rehabilitation tool because of its speed of construction....

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.

Upcoming Schedule

2016 STRATEGIC ASPHALT COMMITTEE FIELD TRIP

Date: Sept. 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 APWA FALL CONFERENCE

Date: Sept. 28 - 30, 2016
Location:        Hilton Garden Inn
Council Bluffs, IA

 

UNI CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT CAREER FAIR

Date: Oct. 26 - 27, 2016
Location:  063 Sabin-Maucker
Ballrooms (A, B, C)
Cedar Falls, IA

Click here for registration form.

 2016 APAI 61ST ANNUAL CONVENTION

Date: Nov. 30 - Dec.1, 2016
Location:        West Des Moines
   Marriott
Jordan Creek Pkwy
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 now available!

 2016 COUNTY ENGINEERS CONFERENCE

Date:   Dec. 6-8, 2016
Location Scheman Center, ISU

Hospitality Room open December 6 at the Gateway Hotel.

 2016 APAI HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

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

 

 

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