LTAP/HAPI 2024 Best Practices for Asphalt Pavement Workshops

Over 150 people attended our Best Practices workshops on April 22 and 23 in Hilo and April 24, 25, and 26 in Honolulu.

People that attended the all-day workshop on April 22, 24, and 26 learned the following: What is Quality?; Specifications; Pre-construction Recommendations; Mixture Designs; Asphalt Production Facility; Surface Preparation; Materials Transfer; Paving Operations; Compaction; QC/QA Testing; and Troubleshooting Mat Defects.

People that attended the three-hour workshop on April 23 and 25 discussed videos of paving and compaction. Many of the videos featured the County of Hawaii paving crew.

A quiz game was conducted during each of the all-day workshop. Top finishers received a $10 Starbucks gift card. A couple of the quiz questions are shown below.

The following are things that attendees remembered most about the conference:

  • Jarrett is very knowledgeable and represents the paving industry very well.
  • Compaction is critical to pavement performance.
  • The videos shown and discussions to help detect inappropriate and/or insufficient work being done and passing inspections.
  • The material used in videos was very relevant to what we do and encounter in the field.
  • Jarrett’s presentation skills and keeping the audience engaged.
  • The quizzes, reinforced my knowledge of AC Paving.

A big Mahalo to Jarrett Welch, from HAPI member Quality Paving Consultants, for sharing his years of practical experience with the group. We have the good fortune of Jarrett being our instructor for this annual training since 2015.

Also thank you to our sponsor LTAP Hawaii who made it possible so many government agency employees to attend at no cost.

The 2025 workshops have been scheduled for April 21 on Maui and April 23 on Oahu. We will be changing the format to combine the all-day best practices workshop and three hour next level workshop into a single day session.

Please mark your calendar! We hope to see you in April 2025.

Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (April 22 and 23)

Hemenway Hall – UH Campus (April 24 and 25)

HAPI Office (April 26)

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