Calendar of Events

Intro to Void Reducing Asphalt Membrane (06/14/23) @ Zoom Presentation
Jun 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Title: Intro to Void Reducing Asphalt Membrane
Speakers: Tim Zahrn, Specialty Products Area Manager and Todd Thomas, Technical Director–Specialty Products, both with Asphalt Materials, Inc.

Void Reducing Asphalt Membrane (VRAM) has been used to improve the performance of HMA longitudinal joints. In this session you will learn about VRAM and how it works to improve longitudinal joints. Topics include the technology behind VRAM, methods of application, and key specification items. The types of pavement surfaces and the various joint scenarios will also be discussed.

Review of a JMF Submittal (06/21/23)
Jun 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Title: Review of a JMF Submittal
Speaker: Jon M. Young, Hawaii Asphalt Pavement Industry

The job mix formula (JMF) submittal is the mechanism to confirm that the mix being produced is in accordance with the project specifications. This session explains the information provided in a JMF submittal for a Marshall Mix design, including solving the mystery of the 6 graphs. Learn about Voids in Mineral Aggregate (VMA), which is one of the most important elements of a mix design.

Intro to Perpetual Pavements (06/28/23) @ Zoom Presentation
Jun 28 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Title: Intro to Perpetual Pavements
Speaker: Jon M. Young, Hawaii Asphalt Pavement Industry

This session is an overview of the design of perpetual pavements. Since 2001, the APA’s Perpetual Pavement Award program has recognized over 150 long-life pavements in 31 U.S. states and one Canadian province. These roads were all at least 35 years old when honored and had never experienced a structural failure. To qualify, a road could not have had more than 4 inches of new material added over the previous 35 years, and it could not have been resurfaced more frequently than once every 13 years.

HAPI Jeopardy (07/12/23)
Jul 12 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

The contest will be conducted as follows:

There will be a maximum of 3 preliminary rounds:
– Each round will have 9 questions (3 categories; 3 questions for each category).
– The people not participating the in the round will be placed in the waiting room.
– The winner of each preliminary round wins a $5 gift card and proceeds to the final road.

The final round:
– The final round will have 12 questions (3 categories; 4 questions for each category).
– The participants are the winner of each preliminary round
– The winner of the final round wins a $15 gift card.
– All participants are welcomed to watch the final round.

– Preliminary Round: TBD
– Final Round: TBD

Mix Design Technology Certification (MDT) in Hawaii @ Jas. W. Glover, Ltd
Jul 29 @ 8:00 am – Aug 1 @ 12:00 pm

HAPI is bringing the Asphalt Institute’s  MDT course to Hawaii from July 29 to August 1. This MDT course (click here for the agenda) focuses on how advanced technicians, designers, and/or engineers use laboratory and project information in the mix design process to create long-lasting asphalt mixtures, supplemented with videos on tests and laboratory processes involved in asphalt mix design.

For Hawaii residents, the registration fee is $2,000 for HAPI members and $2,350 for non-members.

Please contact me at for additional information.

Building Blocks for Financial Success (08/23/23)
Aug 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Speaker: Spencer Dung, Managing Director/Wealth Management Advisor, WestPac Wealth Partners

Spencer will provide a Financial Strategy, Tax Planning, and Market Update. What opportunities are available to employees and business owners? What changes are currently being discussed in both Hawaii, and on the Federal Level?

Plastics (fishnets) in Pavements (09/06/23)
Sep 6 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Speaker: Jennifer Lynch, Research Biologist, National Institute of Standards and Technology and Co-Director, Hawaii Pacific University’s Center for Marine Debris Research

Plastic pollution is a global environmental problem that is predicted to worsen. Hawaiʻi is an unfortunate hotspot with record quantities of plastic washing ashore from distant locations and harming coral reefs, marine organisms and aesthetics of the natural landscape. Much of this plastic pollution comes in the form of foreign derelict fishing gear. Finding a long-term use for this material, such as improving asphalt roads by replacing a portion of the binder with plastic from derelict fishing nets, could spur more environmental cleanup and create a win-win for the environment and economy of Hawaiʻi. Many countries and states are recycling plastics into asphalt already, but the public has warranted concerns that the pavement may produce unintended environmental damages, such as releasing microplastics or leaching plastic additives into aquatic habitats. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Hawaiʻi Pacific University’s Center for Marine Debris Research (CMDR) has developed methods for environmental chemical measurements. Working with the Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation, CMDR will test microplastic and plastic additive leaching from asphalt paved with recycled plastics. In addition, the University of Hawaiʻi will test the mechanical performance of the asphalt. Our future data will provide more understanding and information on potential of recycling plastics into roadways.

HAPI Holiday Game (12/06/23) @ Virtual
Dec 6 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

A quiz game using

The topics of the questions will be asphalt industry, HAPI, and of course, the holiday season. Prizes will be award to the top five finishers – $25, $20, $15, $10, and $5 gift cards from a wide variety of stores.

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