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QIC: The Larry H. Lemon Awards

The Larry H. Lemon Awards:

Commemorating
Superior Workmanship

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Ten pavements received top scores based on qualitative data.
By Mary Ann Melody

T

he smaller
construction jobs
that take place
yearly on roads
across America are
sometimes overshadowed by
the bigger, brawnier major
highway projects. But it's
asphalt jobs under 50,000 tons
that offer companies a chance
to step into the limelight
and showcase the benefits of
asphalt in local communities.
The following 10
companies are being honored
this year with NAPA's Larry
H. Lemon Award. As rated
by the National Center for
Asphalt Technology at Auburn
University, these companies
scored highest in general
paving projects - roads,
highways, commercial,
and parking lots - using
less than 50,000 tons of
asphalt. Each project brings
its own uniqueness in
scope, approach, and type
of construction. But all 10
companies provided an
important service to their
community by delivering a
fresh, smooth and oftentimes
overdue asphalt surface for
local motorists.

APAC-KANSAS INC.,
AN OLDCASTLE MATERIALS CO.
Kansas Department of Transportation
U.S. 50 in Gray County
Hays, Kan.
The 18-mile mill-and-overlay project
on U.S. 50 in Gray County, Kan.,
may have taken place on a rural
road, but the high volume of vehicles
from the local farming community
challenged APAC-Kansas Inc. during
their 12 days of work. "For us it was
a lot of traffic," said Tom Stivers, the
Western Kansas Branch Manager
for APAC-Kansas Inc., an Oldcastle
Materials Co. "There were a lot of
trucks carrying feed for the cattle or
carrying cattle itself."
Indeed, truck traffic on this stretch
of road is placed at 25 percent, said
Dale. C. Luedke, P.E., Area Engineer
with the Kansas Department of
Transportation (KDOT), the road's
owner. "Keeping constant vigilance
on the traffic control was a very high
priority for APAC," Luedke said.
Part of the requirement from the
KDOT was to mill 2 inches off of the
road and then overlay that portion
the same day. The difficult part was to
keep the milling and paving operators
moving while maintaining traffic,
Stivers said.
Using a pilot car and flaggers,
APAC-Kansas Inc. also incorporated
the company's AWARE system, or

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APAC-Kansas produced a uniform, consistent
Superpave mix on U.S. 50 - so much so that KDOT's
models didn't recognize such high marks in its quality
control and analysis testing.

Advanced Warning and Risk Evasion,
for traffic control. "It's a smart box
that we set at the flagger station that
helps us to track incoming vehicles
and make sure they are slowing down
properly," Stivers said. If a car is
approaching the work zone too fast,
the box can sense the speed, and will
flash lights and emanate a loud siren.
"It for sure will get the attention of
distracted drivers who aren't paying
attention to all of our signs and who
may be on their phone," he added.
APAC-Kansas produced a uniform,
consistent Superpave mix - so


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018

President’s Perspective
Industry News
Tools for the Trade
Meet the Chairman: Craig Parker
How to Host an Effective Congressional Site Tour
Quality in Construction: The Sheldon G. Hayes Award
Quality in Construction: The Larry H. Lemon Awards
Quality in Construction: The Ray Brown Airport Award
NAPA Quality in Construction Awards
Industry Calendar
Index of Advertisers / Advertisers.com
Perspectives
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - Intro
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - cover1
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 5
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 6
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 7
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - President’s Perspective
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 9
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 10
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - Industry News
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 12
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 13
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 14
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 15
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - Tools for the Trade
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 17
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - Meet the Chairman: Craig Parker
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 19
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 20
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 21
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - How to Host an Effective Congressional Site Tour
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 23
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 24
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 25
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - Quality in Construction: The Sheldon G. Hayes Award
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 27
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 28
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 29
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 39
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - Quality in Construction: The Larry H. Lemon Awards
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - Quality in Construction: The Ray Brown Airport Award
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - NAPA Quality in Construction Awards
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 65
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 66
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - Industry Calendar
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - Index of Advertisers / Advertisers.com
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - Perspectives
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