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QIC: Sheldon G. Hayes Award
the work zones. The same daily
huddles also occurred at the start
of each shift with the paving crews,
quality control, at the asphalt
plant, and trucking dispatch. All
persons involved in the project
received a daily text stating
planned production quantities,
work zone locations, individual
personnel duties, expected weather
conditions, safety concerns, and
trucking. The efforts paid off;
the project was completed with
zero injuries.

Quality in the Mix
Walsh & Kelly follows a balanced
mix design process to ensure its
pavements perform well. "We
develop the mix according to
criteria, designing it in the lab, and
testing the materials and the mix
to ensure a balanced mix design.
When we get out in the field and
see the mix in action, we may

tweak the mix so that it works as
intended," Duncan said. "We check
volumetrics, take samples, and
re-test throughout the process to
ensure consistent results."
For U.S. 41, the company
developed three Superpave mixes. A
25.0 mm base layer was mixed using
23 percent RAP for deep patching.
An intermediate layer used a 12.5
mm mix with 22 percent RAP. The
mix used for the surface pavement
followed INDOT specifications,
which require an aggregate blend of
blast furnace slag from nearby steel
mills and limestone, as well as
17 percent RAP. The slag provides
skid resistance.
The performance of these
mixes can be attributed to Walsh
& Kelly's commitment to best
practices. "We design the mix in
a balanced manner to achieve the
qualities we want. We follow proper
RAP management practices to keep

the RAP material consistent in its
quality, and we fractionate to get the
volumetrics we need," said Kelly.
Paving equipment for the job
included two vibratory rollers in an
echelon pattern accompanied by a
finish roller. "We had really good
density control on the project," said
Duncan. "By rolling in echelon, we
were able to keep our rollers off the
mat during the tenderzone."
"Walsh and Kelly's quality of
work was excellent. I feel a lot
of it had to do with the open
communication between myself,
Rob at the asphalt plant, Ron
Duncan, head of density control;
and Walsh & Kelly's Project Manager
Lorri Ferris," said Brett Charnstrom,
CHA Principal Engineering Designer
and INDOT representative. "I feel
that the open communication and
working together enabled Walsh
& Kelly to provide INDOT with an
above-quality product when the job
was complete."

Corporate Values

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Kelly attributes the quality
work his company performed
on U.S. 41 to buy-in of Walsh &
Kelly's corporate values. "We try
to do everything in line with our
corporate values. We ask ourselves:
Is it safe? Is it done honestly and
with integrity? Will it build and
deliver high quality? And will it
build long-term relationships with
our people, the community, and the
industry?" said Kelly. "We don't just
say these things, we do these things
every day."
The company practices its
own corporate values by sharing
profits with those who support its
corporate values and with those
who have made Walsh & Kelly
successful. "Profits earned within
our company are shared fairly far
down the ladder," Kelly said. "Our
people are proud of our quality,
and we are proud of them." AP

VIKING is a registered trademark of Viking Pump, Inc.
©2018 Wilden Pump & Engineering, LLC.
ENVIROGEAR and the ENVIROGEAR PUMPS Logo marks are trademarks of Wilden Pump & Engineering, LLC.

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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
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - cover2
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 3
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 4
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
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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
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 41
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - Quality in Construction: The Ray Brown Airport Award
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2018 - 55
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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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