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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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DOT Sampling Certification Training – Spring 2017

DOT Sampling Certification Training - Spring 2017

On March 10, HAPI conducted a training session for those taking Field Sampling & Testing Module Bituminous (Asphalt) Unit Exam. While the training is geared towards those taking the exam, it is opened to anyone interested in the subject.  The story of the workshop is told by the captioned […]

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University of Hawaii Career Fair – Spring 2018

University of Hawaii Career Fair - Spring 2018

The University of Hawaii (UH) College of Engineering (COE) Career Fair – Spring 2017 was held on February 21st at the Campus Center. This HAPI’s second time at at the UH COE Career Fair.  Our focus was letting students know about the engineering careers in the asphalt […]

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New HAPI Member – Astec, Inc.

New HAPI Member - Astec, Inc.

Astec, Inc. a division of Astec Industries, is a world leader in the production of both warm mix and hot mix asphalt equipment technology, support and training and is the only manufacturer in the world to offer a complete line of portable, relocatable and stationary continuous mix […]

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HAPI Lunch Meeting – January 2017

HAPI Lunch Meeting - January 2017

We were honored to have Tyler Sugihara, Chief, Division of Road Maintenance, Department of Facility Maintenance, City and County of Honolulu as our guest speaker. Attendees at our January lunch meeting learned about the City’s pavement management.  Sugihara’s presentation covered the following topics: – Definition of Pavement […]

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