Volume 14, Issue 4 September 30, 2019
| 2019 Asphalt Paving Award Nominations Due Soon
We are now accepting nominations for the 2019 Asphalt Paving Awards! Deadlines are as follows; Superior Region:
Wednesday, October 2nd, North Region: Wednesday,
October 9th, and the last deadline for the "All other Regions" (Bay, Grand, Metro, North and University) is Wednesday, October 16, 2019. The APAM/MDOT Nomination form is available here and on the APAM website.
Be sure to save Thursday, December 12, 2019 and plan to attend the Awards Banquet at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing.
Application for APAM Scholarships Due October 23, 2019
Scholarship Fund Applications can be found here and on the APAM website. The scholarship program provides funding for undergraduate or graduate students. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year college or university or a two-year technical institution in Michigan and interested in pursuing a career in the HMA Paving Industry. Deadline for submittal is October 23, 2019. Be sure to spread the word to any student you think could benefit from these scholarships.
Another One for the Books!
Our Annual Scholarship Fund Golf Outing was held on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Bucks Run Golf Club in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. 27 teams participated in the outing this year and we had yet another great day for golf! There were many great conversations amongst industry friends and associates.
This year we had a tie, at 61, with the tie breaker being determined by a birdie on hole #2! The winning team, was sponsored by Bit-Mat Products of Michigan. The 2nd place team, also with a 61, was sponsored by Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc.
Congratulations to both teams!
Prizes awarded this year: Longest Drive: Andy Mckearney (Team AIS). Closest to the Pin: Aaron Downing (Michigan Paving) and Longest Putt: Jeff Reed (Michigan Paving). This year's 50/50 winner took home $460.00!
Special Thanks to all our Sponsors!
Beverage Sponsors: AIS Companies, Cadillac Asphalt, LLC, Central Asphalt, Inc., Michigan Paving & Materials Co. and Stoneco.
Hole Sponsors: Ace-Saginaw Paving, AIS Companies, Alta Equipment Co., Asphalt Materials, Bit-Mat Products, Cadillac Asphalt, LLC, Edw. C Levy Co., Ferris State University Construction Institute, Give "Em A Brake Safety, Meeker Equipment, Michigan CAT, Michigan Paving & Materials Co., Ontario Trap Rock, Rieth-Riley Construction, Stoneco and Superior Asphalt, Inc.
Courtesy Bag Sponsors: AIS Companies and Michigan Paving & Materials Co.
Silent Auction Donations: Seneca Petroleum (Detroit Lions Tickets) and Central Asphalt, Inc. (Buck's Run 4 Person Pass). These donations raised an additional $450.00 for the Scholarship Fund!
This year approximately $11,700.00 was raised! That is an awesome amount and APAM will be able to award many scholarships this year! We thank you for your support to the Scholarship Program. See you next year!
Save the Date
The 64th Annual Asphalt Paving Conference is fast approaching! Make sure to save March 18-19, 2020 and join us at the FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek, Michigan.
MDOT uses HMA for Innovative Rapid Replacement of Concrete
In the video below, MDOT Construction Engineer Greg Finnila explains the innovative full-depth rapid replacement project on I-94 in Battle Creek that involved replacing concrete with hot-mix asphalt. This type of work, performed at night, maintains the existing under clearance at overpasses and minimizes the impact on traffic, providing safer maintenance on the new pavement. Click to view video.
Engineering Operations Committee Minutes
EOC Minutes - August 8, 2019
5. Alternative Technical Concepts (ATC) I-96 Inlay Design-Bid-Build Project
Issue Statement - Use of Alternative Technical Concepts for Maintaining Traffic and Staging on the I-96 Inlay (Thornapple to Whitneyville) Design-Bid-Build project.
6. Roadside Safety Devices
Subject/Issue - Action plan for selection of the certain roadside safety devices on projects let after 12/31/19:
Major Issue(s)/Potential Complication(s) - The MASH sunset date for compliant versions of sign supports must be used for new installations on the National Highway System (NHS) on construction projects let after December 31, 2019. To date, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) have not granted an extension to the December 31, 2019 sunset date for these devices.
See minutes for detailed discussion and recommended action plan.
2. Sign Support Manual for Assessing Hardware (MASH) Action Plan
Major Issue(s)/Potential Complication(s) - same as August EOC agenda item 6.
See minutes for detailed discussion and recommended action plan.
4.Design-Build (DB) for I-94 Reconstruction, Jackson Transportation Service Center (TSC)
Project Information: Reconstruction of West Avenue and Elm Road interchanges, Lansing Avenue bridge over 94 and I-94 reconstruction. Located within the Jackson TSC, University Region.
Route/Location: I-94 from West Avenue (US-127/M-50) to east of Elm Road Job Number: 129153, 202121
RFP Issuance: August 2020 Letting Date: Fall 2020 Construction: 2021
Est. Const. Cost: $111M (West Avenue: Approximately $65M; Elm Road and Lansing Avenue Bridge: Approximately $35-$40M)
Click to view listing of Engineering Operations Committee Minutes
Click to view listing of System Operation Advisories
Heavy-Duty Pavements Publication Revised
NAPA has released an expanded second edition of Design & Construction of Heavy-Duty Pavements (Quality Improvement Series QIP-123). The 74-page book covers structural design, material selection, mixture design, production, construction, and quality control considerations for heavy-duty asphalt pavements. The book also includes discussion of large-stone mixes, which can be an economical solution for heavy-duty, high-stress applications, such as ports and loading facilities, runways, and heavy truck corridors. Updating of the publication, originally published in 2002, was handled by Harold Von Quintus of Applied Research Associates, and was funded under NAPA's cooperative agreement with the Federal Highway Administration. Copies of QIP-123 can be downloaded from the NAPA Online Store.
Tuesday, Nov. 12. A Practical Guide to Sustainable Asphalt Pavements Part 4: How to Develop a Sustainability Program. 2 p.m. EST. Register
This webinar will help companies understand the steps needed to develop a sustainability program that reflects company priorities and addresses stakeholder expectations.
Asphalt Pavement Magazine
The September/October issue of Asphalt Pavement Magazine is now available! Click here
to start reading.
Check out some of this issues features:
IC & IR: A Dynamic Duo
Keeping Up with the Jetsons
In it for the Long Haul
2019 Paving for Performance: Built to Perform Conference
December 3-4, 2019
Omni Austin Downtown
Heavy duty construction equipment, LeBron James, and asphalt pavement all have one thing in common - they were built to perform. Roadway owners are consistently telling the asphalt industry that performance is what they desire the most, so NAPA's 2019 technical conference - Paving for Performance: Built to Perform - focuses on delivering smooth, long-lasting, high performance pavements.
Upcoming Training & Educational Opportunities
|FHWA Sustainability Webinar Series
As part of its Sustainable Pavements Program, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is starting a pavement sustainability webinar series. Topics will include design strategies, end-of-life considerations, life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA), life cycle assessment (LCA), environmental product declarations (EPDs), and more. All webinars are free and participants can earn one professional development hour (PDH) per webinar. The first webinar, Oct. 17 at 2:30 p.m. EDT, is on pavement sustainability basics. There are 10 webinars planned for the series; click here to learn more and to register.
Commercial and Industrial Parking Lot Training -
November 12-13, Cincinnati, Ohio
Presented by the Asphalt Pavement Alliance, this course is for pavement owners, consulting engineers and contractors who design, maintain or construct Commercial/ Industrial parking lots. The course covers the unique requirements of these types of facilities.
Click here for program and registration information.
Ferris State University - Institute for Construction Education and Training (ICET)
Enrollment is now open for the Aggregate, Density, and Hot Mix Asphalt Certification Classes starting in December 2019. MDOT Certification Classes are conducted in Big Rapids and other cities around the state.
For more information click here
To register for clasess click here
If you have any questions about registering for classes, please call Tammy VanPutten in the ICET office; 231-591-5826 or email email@example.com
2020 MDOT Certificate Training for Superpave Aspahlt Mix Designers Course
This certification is required for Mix Designers who submit MDOT designs.
Date: March 23-26, 2020
Location: Construction Field Services Division
Secondary Governmental Complex
8885 Ricks Road
Lansing, MI 48909
APAM Annual Holiday Banquet and Presentation of the Asphalt Paving Awards - December 12, 2019, Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, East Lansing, MI
2020 NAPA Annual Meeting
- February 2-5, 2020, The Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
APAM 2020 Paving Conference - March 18-19, 2020 - FireKeepers Casino Hotel, Battle Creek, MI