Friday, April 29, 2016

UAPA President's Message - April 2016


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.

I am very excited about working with all of you as President of UAPA this year.   UAPA is continuing to grow and bring value to our members and to the entire asphalt industry.  We have multiple committees and have worked with UDOT, APWA, and other identities to improve specifications and processes.  I would like to invite everyone to discover what UAPA is all about and to become involved at any level.  We encourage anyone who would like to be involved to come and see what UAPA is all about.

Aaron Edwards

Executive Director Message - April 2016

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.  
To help educate as many entities as possible and as a free courtesy, UAPA will come to your organization and visit with you about these changes and their impact. This invitation is open to all cities, counties, contractors, and others that have an interest in the specification changes. To schedule a time for a visit, please feel free to reach out to me ( or (801) 916-2426) and we will be happy to take the time to come to you to chat about what has changed and what it means for you as someone engaged in industry here in Utah.  
As always, thanks for all the good you do in Utah to help build and preserve some of the best roads in the entire country. We believe these recent changes will only help to improve our position as one of the best. Please do not hesitate to take the association up on this free offer to come to you and help educate you on these specifications and how they may help you.

Best regards,