2018 WAPA Paving Awards

2018 WAPA Paving Awards

2018 WAPA Awards Presentation (PowerPoint):

The complete list of 2018 WAPA Paving Award Winners is included here: 2018 WSDOT-WAPA Paving Awards

The PowerPoint slide show highlighting each project is available here: 2018 WAPA Paving Awards PPT Presentation

Photos of the 2018 Awards Banquet are available here: 2018 Awards Banquet Photos

WSDOT Earns Third Consecutive Perpetual Pavement Award for SR 195

WSDOT Earns Third Consecutive Perpetual Pavement Award for SR 195

Asphalt Pavement Alliance Announces Winners of 2018 Perpetual Pavement Award 

The Washington State Dept. of Transportation was notified on Feb. 20, 2019 that is has won a 2018 Perpetual Pavement Award from Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA). The award celebrates long-life asphalt pavements that reflect the characteristics of a Perpetual Pavement design.

The award is presented to state transportation departments and local agency road owners for well-performing asphalt pavements that are at least 35 years old with proven high-quality structural design. To earn the award, the pavement must have not suffered a structural failure, and it should have an average interval between resurfacings of no less than 13 years. The pavement must demonstrate the characteristics expected from a long-life, Perpetual Pavement design: excellence in design, quality in construction, and value for the taxpayers.

The 2018 award winner in Washington state is for a 5.88-mile section of highway on State Route 195 in Spokane and Whitman counties. This is the fifth Perpetual Pavement Award earned by WSDOT.

“One of the keys to infrastructure sustainability is long pavement life,” said Amy Miller, P.E., national director of the Asphalt Pavement Alliance. “These Perpetual Pavement Award-winning roads demonstrate how asphalt roads can be engineered to last indefinitely with only routine maintenance and periodic surface renewal.”

Engineers at the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) at Auburn University, evaluated the nominations and validated the results for the 2018 Perpetual Pavement Award winners.

Winning agencies are honored by their local state asphalt pavement association and are presented with an engraved crystal obelisk. The names of the winning agencies and projects are added to a plaque on permanent display at the NCAT Research Center at Auburn University. Since the Perpetual Pavement Award was first presented in 2001, 134 pavements in 31 U.S. states and one Canadian province have been honored with the award.

A video on the Perpetual Pavement concept is available here.

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The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (www.driveasphalt.org) is a partnership of the Asphalt Institute (AI), National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) and the State Asphalt Pavement Associations. The Asphalt Pavement Alliance’s mission is to establish asphalt as the preferred choice for quality, performance and the environment.

For more information, contact:
Asphalt Pavement Alliance
Amy Miller, P.E., 904-591-3333, amiller@asphaltroads.org

Washington State Department of Transportation
Claudia Bingham Baker, 360-357-2789, Bakerc@wsdot.wa.gov

Awards Overview

Awards Overview

Each year WAPA, WSDOT, the American Public Works Association (APWA-WA) and the Washington Association of County Engineers (WACE) award those 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.

This year’s award winners can be found at this link:  2018 WSDOT-WAPA Paving Awards

How To Apply

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.

To apply 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 nominations.

The award winning project for 2017 (paved in 2016) are listed here: 2017 WAPA Paving Award Listing – All Projects

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Diamond Awards

Diamond Awards

The Diamond Commendations encourage and recognize excellence. Continuous improvement in all aspects of operations is the goal. Taken together, the three commendations below provide a blueprint for excellence in all aspects of the industry’s operations, both at the plant and on the paving site.

2016 WAPA Paving Awards (Projects Paved in 2015)

2016 WAPA Awards Presentation (PowerPoint):

The complete list of 2016 WAPA Paving Award Winners is included here: 2016 WAPA Paving Awards

 

 

 

 

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