Life Cycle Cost

Posted by on Sep 15, 2010

Today’s current national and local economic conditions – combining reduced funding with high infrastructure needs – have elevated the importance of prudent spending. Decision...

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Sustainable Pavement

Posted by on Sep 13, 2010

Asphalt is the sustainable material for constructing pavements. From the production of the paving material, to the placement of the pavement on the road, to rehabilitation, through...

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Perpetual Pavement

Posted by on Sep 13, 2010

The Perpetual Pavement concept was first articulated in 2000 and the concept has rapidly gained acceptance. The APA’s newest technical document on the subject is Perpetual Asphalt...

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Livable Communities

Posted by on Sep 12, 2010

There is no doubt that societal trends and economic realities will shape the pavement market going forward. Those driving factors include public funding issues, an emphasis on...

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WAPA & Industry Events Dates

2023 Calendar 

35th Annual WSDOT/WAPA Joint Training – February 28 (Great Wolf Lodge, Centralia), March 1 (Big Bend C.C., Moses Lake) – 2023 Joint Training Agenda – Working 1.19.2023Joint Training Presentations Catalog

WAPA 2023 Mid-Year Meeting – May 10-12 – The Resort at Coeur d’ Alene, Coeur d’ Alene ID

WAPA Annual Meeting & WAPA/WSDOT/APWA/WSACE 2023 Statewide Paving Awards Banquet – Bellevue Hyatt Regency Hotel, Bellevue WA – Please note – EARLY DATES – November 2nd & 3rd, 2023

  • November 3rd Business Meeting presentations can be viewed/ downloaded here for the next few weeks.
  • Event pictures!  The WAPA Awards Banquet picture gallery is here until January 31st.  

Upcoming 2024 Events

NAPA Annual Meeting – January 28-31 – Orlando, FL


36th Annual WSDOT/ WAPA Joint Training Sessions – March 11th (Homewood Suites by Hilton, Lynnwood), 12th (Bid Bend Community College, Moses Lake) and 13th (Great Wolf Lodge, Centralia) – Registration and Credit Authorization Form / 2024 Joint Training Working Agenda


World of Asphalt – March 25-27 – Nashville, TN  – Learn more at

WAPA Mid-Year Meeting – May 14-17 – The Resort at Coeur d’ Alene, Coeur d’ Alene, ID

Perpetual Pavement Conference – October 28-30 – Louisville, KY

WAPA Annual Meeting & Statewide Paving Awards Banquet – November 13-16 – Bellevue Hyatt Regency Hotel, Bellevue WA

2025 Early Event Planning

NAPA Annual Meeting – February 2-5 – Maui

Paving Awards – How To Apply

Paving Awards – How To Apply

Each year WAPA, the Washington State Dept. of Transportation (WSDOT), the American Public Works Association (APWA-WA) and the Washington State Association of County Engineers (WSACE) present awards at the Annual WAPA Awards Banquet to those hot mix asphalt paving projects judged to be the most outstanding in the State. The awards are presented at WAPA’s Annual Meeting in November of each year.

These awards are generally nominated by the WAPA members and/or WSDOT, APWA-WA and WSACE, but project owners and project consultants/ management firms are also encouraged to apply, in cooperation with the project’s paving contractor.

The WSDOT/ WAPA Paving Awards use different nomination form/ rating system. Download the WSDOT Paving Award Submittal Form Fill v.2020 for a WSDOT project. These nominations originate through the Project Engineering Offices (PEO) and need to be submitted by the WSDOT PE in charge of the project.

To apply for non-WSDOT paving projects, download the WAPA Award Nomination Forms  and follow the instructions included on the form.  Project pictures showing the paving are also welcome to accompany the nomination form.