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HAPI Hired to Conduct the HDOT Field Sampling and Testing Qualification Program (FSTQP)

HAPI Hired to Conduct the HDOT Field Sampling and Testing Qualification Program (FSTQP)

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), Highways Division (HWY), Materials Testing and Research Branch (HWY-L) has hired the Hawaii Asphalt Paving Industry (HAPI) to conduct our periodic Field Sampling and Testing Qualification Program (FSTQP) – Asphalt Module, effective September 1, 2018. HDOT believes that hiring HAPI as […]

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New HAPI Member – DMK & Associates

New HAPI Member - DMK & Associates

DMK & Associates provides you with Service with Peace of Mind! SALES – Steel, Stainless Steel & Aluminum SERVICES: SEALMASTER APPLICATOR – Pothole Repair – Asphalt Sealing & Rejuvenation CONTRACTING SERVICES – Trenchless Contractor; horizontal directional drilling, without surface destruction. – Surface Prep; cleaning & painting – […]

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New HAPI Member – Austin, Tsutsumi & Associates, Inc. (ATA)

New HAPI Member - Austin, Tsutsumi & Associates, Inc. (ATA)

Founded in 1934, Austin, Tsutsumi & Associates, Inc. (ATA) is a full service civil engineering and surveying company. ATA covers many types of services listed below for private businesses and industries in Hawaii and the Pacific Basin as well as various County, State and Federal agencies. ATA […]

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New – Asphalt Emulsion Certificates

New - Asphalt Emulsion Certificates

Asphalt emulsions are a key part of pavement preservation, maintenance, and rehabilitation.  The Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturing Association (AEMA) has hired the University of Arkansas to develop three certificate programs around asphalt emulsion.  Two are complete and available, while the third is under development.  Here are some links: […]

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The Asphalt Institute’s Mix Design Technology Certification Course comes to Hawaii

The Asphalt Institute’s Mix Design Technology Certification Course comes to Hawaii

Senior Regional Engineers Bob Humer and Danny Gierhart conducted the Asphalt Institute’s 3.5 day Mix Design Technology Certification (MDT) course.  14 people learned about the properties of the materials that compose asphalt mixtures, as well as the physical and mathematical processes involved in producing a successful asphalt […]

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FHWA Pavement Preservation Workshop – May 2018

FHWA Pavement Preservation Workshop - May 2018

The Pavement Preservation workshop took place on May 1 – 2, 2018 at the Manoa Grand Ballroom in Honolulu.  Just over 60 people attended from the FHWA, all 4 HDOT Districts, the 4 Counties, and industry. Master of ceremonies Casey Abe, for the Hawaii DOT welcomed everyone to […]

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Best Practices for Asphalt Pavement Week (2018)

Best Practices for Asphalt Pavement Week (2018)

Best Practices for Asphalt Pavements workshops This is the 4th year that HAPI has conducted our Best Practices for Asphalt Pavements.  As always, one of the workshops was conducted on Oahu; this year it was Kauai’s turn for the workshop. There was a good mix among the […]

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2018 NCAT Test Track Conference

2018 NCAT Test Track Conference

The 2018 NCAT (National Center for Asphalt Technology) Test Track Conference was held Auburn, Alabama on March 27 to 29. The conference was attended by over 250 people including staff from sponsoring Departments of Transportation, other test track sponsors, vendors, and several State Asphalt Pavement Associations. Accelerated […]

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Congratulations to Joseph Shacat!

Congratulations to Joseph Shacat!

Last week, Joseph Shacat joined NAPA as Director of Sustainable Pavements, hailing from Grace Pacific LLC, a Honolulu-based asphalt paving and construction materials company. As the Environmental Compliance Manager there for nine years, he advocated for environmental performance through cooperation with government agencies and active engagement with […]

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PaveXpress: User-Friendly Pavement Thickness Design

PaveXpress: User-Friendly Pavement Thickness Design

by Guest Columnist Danny Gierhart of the Asphalt Institute “How thick should I specify the asphalt on my project, considering the number and types of traffic loads I expect, and the support I think the subgrade will provide?” That is the basic question posed by engineers who […]

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