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Executive Director's Message
Opportunities to Educate: Important Changes to the APWA Asphalt Specifications

Dear Friends of UAPA:
As many of you know, over the course of past year the Utah Asphalt Pavement Association (UAPA) worked closely with the Utah Chapter of the APWA to make some important changes to the APWA specifications. With the 2016 season upon us, it is important to understand the significance of these changes and how they affect owners, cities, counties, contractors, and our general industry moving forward. Indeed, these changes will affect mix designs, bidding, and the construction of asphalt pavements under the APWA specifications.
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President's Message

It's been a couple of months since the Asphalt Conference and I am still hearing great feedback everyday, it seems to still be on everyone's mind.  I wanted to personally thank everyone for the time and effort you put in to make it so successful.  The speakers, teachers, education, and organization were all very professional so thanks to everyone for a wonderful job.  We had just fewer than 1,000 attendees and we are quickly becoming the premier asphalt conference for Utah, I am already looking forward to another great conference next year. 

Lunch and Learn - "Crack Sealing & Mastic Best Practices"

Lunch and Learn Tomorrow, 
it's not too late to register!

Thursday, May 19
12:00 Noon
Association Office
7414 S State Street in Midvale

Join us for the next installment of the UAPA Lunch & Learn Series featuring Crack Sealing and Mastic Best Practices with Ben Allen from Maxwell Products. FREE Lunch provided by UAPA and will include a presentation from Ben on preparation, best practices, and keys to remember to help make any crack sealing application the best it can be. Following Ben's presentation we will move to the parking lot where an actual demonstration will take place.   
We hope to see you there!


Special thanks to all those who helped make the 2016 Utah Asphalt Conference a huge success! 

As Executive Director of the Utah Asphalt Paving Association (UAPA), Reed Ryan is ecstatic at the turnout of the Utah Asphalt Conference Feb. 24-25 at SouthTowne Expo Center in Sandy. Nearly 1,000 industry professionals and 70 vendors attended the two-day conference, a significant increase over last year, and more than double the total from the 2013 show. The theme of the conference was "Driven by Quality". 

"The numbers are a good metric, but what people mentioned the most was the quality of the education and that's where we've been able to fill a niche", said Ryan. UAPA invited experts from the National Asphalt Pavement Association, and combined that with local people, which made for a good mix of topics and discussions.

Here's a brief recap of the two-day event
  • Close to 1,000 attendees in 2016
  • 28,000 sq. ft of bulk space for equipment show at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, UT
  • Over 70 vendors from industry
  • 28 educational breakout sessions over two days broken down into four tracks: Industry, Innovation, and Design; Maintenance/Aggregates & Crushing; Construction & Engineering; and Asphalt Basics
  • Keynote speakers for 2016 included Lt. Governor Spencer Cox, Thurl Bailey, Scott Mitchell, Shane Marshall, Zane Gray and others
  • Theme of the conference in 2016 was "Driven by Quality" - educational sessions focused on driving quality in all we do from design, production, placement, and preservation
  • Raised over $3,500 for the UAPA Scholarship Fund - launching next year at the 2017 Utah Asphalt Conference (February 22 - 23, 2017)

2016 Award Winners

  • 2016 UDOT Lab of the Year Award Winners
    • Consultant Lab: TEA Group
    • Contractor Lab: Garco Testing Laboratories
    • Region Lab: UDOT Region 1
  • Friend of Industry Award: 
    • Scott Andrus, UDOT Materials Engineer
    • Tooele County
  • UAPA Industry Leader of the Year (given at UAPA Annual Industry Dinner):
    • Larry Brown, Wheeler Machinery Company
  • UAPA Projects of the Year
    • Small Asphalt Project of the Year: Little Sahara Access Road - Recipients: DSB Construction & Geneva Rock Products  
    • Large Asphalt Project of the Year: Saratoga Springs Market Street and Riverside Drive - Recipients: PEPG Consulting, Saratoga Springs City, CME Transportation Group, and Kilgore Companies
  • 2016 Utah Asphalt Hall of Fame Inductee - The J. Don Brock Award was presented to Val Staker
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Senate Poised to Take Up FY2017 Transportation Spending Bill
The full Senate is scheduled to consider in May legislation funding the U.S. Department of Transportation for FY2017. The bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee funds the highway program at $44 billion, the level authorized under the FAST Act. It also funds the FAA Airport Improvement Program at $3.35 billion, the same as in FY2016. NAPA has prepared a summary of the bill and state-by-state Federal highway funding levels for 2017. NAPA also recently submitted comments asking the U.S. Department of Transportation to include a definition for Critical Commerce Corridors in the National Freight Highway Plan, which is currently in draft form.

UAPA Committee Corner
UAPA has several working committees along with a board of directors. Here's a brief recap of some of the things the committees are working on this month. All members of UAPA are invited to join the working committees of the association. Inquire with Reed if you have an interest!
  • Technical Committee: Longitudinal Specification (UDOT); Paving Specifications (LDS Church); Cold Weather Paving Specifications (APWA)
  • Operations Committee: Management of Traffic & Price + Time (UDOT); Asphalt Inspector Certification Program; Microsurface Specification (APWA)
  • Membership Committee: New Member Recruitment; Association Marketing; Management of UApA Golf Tournament; Member Visits
  • Executive Committee: Strategies for Effective Association-Oriented Communication

New Member Welcome
The UAPA is pleased to welcome another member to our growing association: Big Red Asphalt Maintenance in Orem. 

Robert Marsh

Buy America Revisions Update

By: Michelle A. Page, SE
State Construction Engineer

All UDOT District Engineers & Resident Engineers
All Consultant Resident Engineers
In response to the December 22, 2015 U.S. District Court ruling that vacates the 90-Percent Threshold and the Miscellaneous Products Exemptions as set forth in the FHWA 2012 Buy America Memorandum, UDOT has revised the following Buy America guidance.  This guidance, along with revisions to Special Provision 001455M, will be applied effective immediately on all advertised projects with Federal funds.

New Member Spotlight
Diamond Road is making the Diamond Road Smoother.
Smooth roads are desired by the public.  They are safer and cost less for the public and cost less to maintain.   It is less expensive and faster to smooth roads by grinding than by any other method.  The Diamond Road Smoother by Diamond Road is an all in one machine built to quickly and accurately grind bumps and rough areas of the pavement smooth.  Asphalt and concrete roads can get the smoothing treatment.
For more information contact Diamond Road President Garlon Maxwell at 801-921-2660 or  GMaxwell@DiamondRoad.com

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May 19, 2016
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 UAPA Golf Classic

August 17, 2016


UAPA Southern Utah Asphalt Conference

November 14-15, 2016


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