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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. 

SUMMER MEETING TENTATIVE AGENDA

10 a.m. Board of Directors Meeting
12 p.m. APAI Luncheon with Special Guest Speakers

Afternoon activities: Tentative Trap Shooting
Discounted passes to Bridges Bay Water Park 

5 p.m. Cocktail Hour on beach of Okoboji Commons Hotel
6 p.m. Lake Cruise on Barefoot Barge
7 p.m. Dinner & dancing at Famous Okoboji Barefoot Bar
10:30 p.m Cruise back to Hotel Dock
11 p.m. Arrive back at Hotel Dock
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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. ...  

IOWA CONTRACTORS SWEEP THE NAPA AWARDS PROGRAM

In addition to winning the Sheldon G Hayes (SGH) Award, and having three of the four finalist’s projects for the SGH award, Iowa contractors crossed the stage at the National Asphalt Paving Association (NAPA) Annual Convention in La Quinta, CA several more times for their high quality asphalt projects constructed in Iowa. Norris Asphalt was recognized with four Quality in Construction (QIC) Awards for Farm-to-Market (FM) projects M64 and N14 in Carroll Co., and US Hwy 2 in Centerville. Norris’ FM project on T61 in Appanoose Co., received the Larry H. Lemon Award for being one  of the nation’s top 15 pavements under 50,000 tons.

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 SUMMER MEETING

Date:    July 21-22, 2013
Location:   Okoboji Common Hotel / Okoboji, IA

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 APAI WESTERN IOWA GOLF OUTING

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

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