Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2016 - (Page 52)

l Specian: Sectio NAPA s Award Larry H. Lemon Awards Paved Routes to Success The top ten general paving projects in 2015 By Mary Ann Melody I n the asphalt business, each paving opportunity provides a chance for companies to flex their paving muscle and show that quality really does matter. This year's winners of the Larry H. Lemon Quality in Construction Award are proof that whether a company is paving residential roads, a church parking lot, or the interchange of a major interstate, superior workmanship is priority one. In 2013, NAPA created the Larry H. Lemon Award, recognizing the 10 highestscoring projects submitted for a Quality in Construction Award in the general paving (less than 50,000 tons) category. The award is named after Larry H. Lemon of Haskell Lemon Construction in Oklahoma City, who served 18 years faithfully on the Awards Committee, before serving as Chairman of NAPA in 2010, prior to his retirement. Larry was instrumental in the creation of the rating system for the Quality in Construction Awards, which require qualitative analysis using data and test results to determine the winners. These "smaller" contract jobs often provide the bread-and-butter that help companies thrive. No matter the size of the job, it's the caliber of work that really merits recognition. 52 * View past issues online at Barrett Paving used sonic averaging skis to achieve a superior ride. BARRETT PAVING MATERIALS INC. Franklin, Ohio I-75 in Piqua This 2-inch mill-and-fill project began in late August 2015 on a 3.8-mile busy stretch of highway in Piqua, Ohio. All work was completed at night between the hours of 7 p.m.- 6 a.m., under a single lane closure on I-75, which runs north to south in the western part of the state. "This is a two-lane section of I-75, so we worked in one lane and maintained traffic in the other," said Donald Cash, Construction Manager with Barrett Paving Materials. "The work zone was very tight with a tremendous amount of truck traffic at night." Barrett Paving employees worked diligently to ensure a successful project, he said. Everyone from the traffic crew setting up the work zones, to the milling and paving crews did an exceptional job, Cash added. "The milling crew corrected many rideability issues by completing variable depth milling," Cash said. "The paving crew used sonic averaging skis to achieve a superior ride. This project did not have a rideability specification on it, but we are sure that we would have received incentive money if it would have." Cash also attributes the company's perfect safety record and no injuries to Barrett Paving's careful set up and maintenance of the traffic zone. Barrett Paving used 23,500 tons of asphalt to complete the job, which took just over one month to mill and pave. Striping and raised pavement markers were completed in the beginning of October.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2016

President’s Perspective
Industry News
Meet the Chairman
Build Your Sustainable Future
NAPA Quality in Construction Awards High Scores, Smooth Rides
Airstrip Overlay Proves Army Strong
Paved Routes to Success
Quality in Construction Award Winners
Industry Events
Index of Advertisers/

Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2016