SAPA 2023 Summer Meeting
Park City, UT Deer Valley Resort, August 4 -9, 2023
KSPE 2023 Annual Conference
KCHA 2023 Conference
L-TAP Maintenance Workshop 2023
KDOT joined KAPA Director Dan Scherschl;igt in mock interviews at Jefferson West high school. Highschool students
learned of opportunities in the transportation industry.
KAPA Director Dan Scherschligt presents a plaque of appreciation to outgoing Board President to
Dean McDaniel for Dean's time serving as president
of the KAPA Board of Directors
NAPA February 5 - 8, 2023 Miami Beach, Florida
SAPA February 2023 Miami Beach, Florida
2022 KU Asphalt Conference
December 8, 2022
2022 Fall Forum
More photos from the 2022 Fall Forum
KAPA participates with the Hamm Foundation for a
Work Force Development meeting, September 28, 2022
KAPA Director Dan Scherschligt attended the 2022 NCAUPG Hot Mix Asphalt Conference September 20 - 21, 2022 Indianapolis, IN The conference was well attended.
KDOT Central Lab Tour
Workforce development is a high priority initiative as the transportation industry embarks on a big workload via the state
IKE plan and the federal BIL plan. Getting construction interns interested in transportation is part of that initiative. What better
way to get construction interns interested in transportation than
to display first hand the KDOT central lab and the dedicated and talented work of the KDOT staff that work there!
A shout out to the KDOT staff for hosting a tour of the central
lab. And special thanks to Rick Barezinsky, Blair Heptig and
Shane Houser for leading the tours of the lab. We had great participation from several companies including producers,
suppliers, and equipment dealers.
The lab tour was just one stop for the interns, after the
KDOT tour they spent time at KCA and the capitol.
Awesome job by the KCA staff in organizing the day.
KSPE Conference, Wichita, Kansas
Legislative Panel with Senate Transportation
Committee Chair Mike Petersen
NAPA Action News recognizes
APAC-Kansas for Russell County Project
NAPA Members Recognized for Award-Winning Perpetual Pavements, each year the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) honors those demonstrating outstanding asphalt design and construction with the prestigious Perpetual Pavement Award
The APA congratulates and recognizes
APAC-Kansas Inc., Shears Division, A CRH Company for
U.S. Rte. 281 project in Russell County, Kan.
APWA Spring 2022 Conference
APA Perpetual Pavement Awards
KSPE Award 2021
February 2022, KAPA Executive Director, Dan Scherschligt receives the 2021 KSPE Award, recognizing outstanding service to the
Engineering Profession and Community Service.
Ross Weber Article on Cover of
Asphalt Institute (AI) Spring Magazine
For those of you that know Ross, you are probably aware how he has been committed over the years to solving longitudinal joint cracking and distress. His presentations at the
Fall Forum have been very well received. Ross's work is now getting national attention, Congratulations goes out to
Ross for his tireless work on this issue and getting well deserved recognition.
Congratulations to APAC
APAC earned three National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) Quality in Construction Awards! Earning an award is highly competitive and shows commitment to quality in mix production, paving practices and partnering. These projects were announced at the 2022 NAPA annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. The awards honor companies who have gone the extra mile to achieve excellence. A well deserved congratulations goes out to all involved, contractor, supplier and KDOT, for their hard work in making these projects a success. The scope of these projects was asphalt mill and overlay.
The award winning projects are;
US183 in Rooks County from Plainville to Stockton
US50 in Finney County from Ford/Finney county line to Garden City
US50 in Reno County from Harvey/Reno county line to Hutchinson
KAPA 2022 Annual Members Meeting
January 27, 2022
The Sheraton, Overland Park, Kansas
KAPA Board President, Dean McDaniel presents a plaque
of appreciation to outgoing Board Member Jeff Barnes
2022 KCA Convention
January 27, 2022
The Sheraton, Overland Park, Kansas
Asphalt Pavement: A Critically Important Aspect of Infrastructure Resiliency
Asphalt pavements inherently possess resilient features, though the typical pavement
engineer/designer does not necessarily think of these characteristics through the lens of
resilience. The rapid constructability of asphalt pavements enables a producer to become a
“first responder” after a disaster; if a pavement is damaged due to an extreme event, it can be
quickly restored through fast construction. Tools and methods such as warm mix asphalt,
adaptable materials (e.g., polymer modified binders to resist high temperature or traffic load
deformation), porous asphalt systems for storm water management, and the ability to recycle
materials that have been compromised during an event as a means of compensating for
disrupted materials supply chains enhance the resilience of the system.
APAC Hays Branch
receives two Quality in Paving awards
National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) presented
the Quality in Paving awards during the 2021 virtual annual convention. Both projects were KDOT projects constructed
in 2020. The award winning projects are the US 50 project
in Harvey county and the K51 project in Morton county. Projects winners are selected based on consistency and
quality of mix . A well deserved congratulations to the
APAC Hays branch for this achievement, especially with
all the challenges brought on during the pandemic.
Equipment World Magazine
Shilling Construction tries new screed
2021 NCAT Test Track
KAPA Director Dan Scherschligt selected
Kansas Society of Professional Engineers (KSPE) 2019 Engineer of the Year
Cornejo & Sons Recognized by NAPA for Safety
Safety is top priority, and each year the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) recognizes safety achievement though their Asphalt Safety Operations Innovations awards.
Congratulations to Cornejo & Sons for earning finalist honors for the 2019 Asphalt Safety Operations Innovation award for their Entering and Exiting Work Zone Flags. This award recognizes companies that develop innovative ideas or achieve practical outcomes leading to improved worker safety in a roadway, plant site or quarry environment, and whose safety practices are above and beyond normal safety practices. Cornejo & Sons earned finalist honors for their Entering and Exiting Work Zone Flags. Cornejo & Sons developed color-coded flags and windshield stickers for each type of fleet vehicle. The flags and stickers allow drivers to enter and exit work zones without verbal communication, minimizes chances of traffic control personnel being struck by entering and exiting vehicles, allows for specified entrances and exits that drivers can see from a further distance for different materials being delivered. In addition, it decreases congestion at entrances and exits and blocking of entrances and exits by subcontractors and third-party vehicles.
Way to go Cornejo!
Hall Brothers Construction Co.
As an prominent member in the Marysville community
Hall Brothers do their part to promote the Black Squirrel
with a colorful construction worker squirrel. Black Squirrel
sculptures appear throughout the Marysville community.