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SMA Workshops in Hawaii

SMA Workshops in Hawaii

Don Watson, recently retired from NCAT, spent a week in Hawaii sharing his 49 years of experience and knowledge of SMA with consultants, contractors, and government agencies.  In recognition of his accomplishments he was inducted into NCAT’s Wall of Honor on February 28, 2019. Things got start […]

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HDOT Deputy Director, Ed Sniffen, Talks about Hawaii’s Roads

HDOT Deputy Director, Ed Sniffen, Talks about Hawaii's Roads

On March 25, Ed Sniffen, Deputy Director, Highways Division, Hawaii Department of Transportation (HODT) was interviewed by Hawaii Public Radio.  During the 52-minute long interview Sniffen talks about Hawaii roads and what the HDOT is doing to make improvements, including the use of a “new” asphalt mix […]

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New ASTM Standard (D8239) for Modified Binders

New ASTM Standard (D8239) for Modified Binders

ASTM recently released a new specification (D8239) which provides performance standards for modified liquid binders in road construction using the multiple stress creep and recovery test (MSCR). This new standard has an equivalent standard (M332) by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASTHO). Click […]

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University of Hawaii Career Fair – Spring 2019

University of Hawaii Career Fair - Spring 2019

The University of Hawaii (UH) College of Engineering (COE) Career Fair – Spring 2019 was held on March 6th at the Campus Center. Our focus was letting students know about the engineering careers in the asphalt industry as described in our brochure. Students participating in the HAPI […]

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Gaining New Skill, Refining Old Ones

Gaining New Skill, Refining Old Ones

The Hawaii Asphalt Paving Industry (HAPI) contributed to an article in Building Industry Hawaii magazine about local programs offering training for industry newbies and veterans. Jon Young, our executive director was interviewed by the magazine.  Their discussion is summarized in the article and explains the variety of […]

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What is Stone Matrix Asphalt?

What is Stone Matrix Asphalt?

HAPI contribution to the 2019 Construction Preview issue of Building Industry Hawaii magazine was an article titled “What is Stone Matrix Asphalt?”  Click here for the answer. “Those in the A/E/C industry may see the abbreviation “SMA” and think of Special Management Area.  We want everyone to […]

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Road Royalty – Queen Kaahumanu

Road Royalty – Queen Kaahumanu

The Hawaii Asphalt Paving Industry was invited to submit an article to Road & Bridges magazine. They choose to tell the story of how HAPI members contributed to the success of the Queen Kaahumanu Highway Widening Phase 2. Three years after breaking ground and more than 10 […]

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2019 SAPA Winter Meeting

2019 SAPA Winter Meeting

The State Asphalt Pavement Associations (SAPA) conducted their annual winter meeting on the Friday (January 20th) before the NAPA meeting at Marco Island, Florida . The morning half of the meeting were updates from NAPA, the Asphalt Institute, and the Asphalt Pavement Alliance. The afternoon was spent on […]

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2019 HAPI Scholarship Recipents

2019 HAPI Scholarship Recipents

In 2018, we announced our first annual Hawaii Asphalt Paving Industry Scholarship. The goal of this scholarship is to assist college students pursing a degree in civil engineering, construction management, construction engineering, and other degrees related to the design and construction infrastructure improvements. We are pleased to […]

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HAPI Lunch Meeting – Janauary 2019

HAPI Lunch Meeting - Janauary 2019

Our January lunch meeting held on January 11th, was a great way to kick-off the new year.  Members and invited guest had the chance to catch-up wtih each other and to meet our 2019 scholarship reciepient. In late 2018,  we announced our first annual Hawaii Asphalt Paving […]

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