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NAPA AWARDS 


The National Asphalt Pavement Association’s Awards Program recognizes those in our industry who achieve excellence. NAPA awards are meaningful for the winners because they are bestowed by peers, but publicity reaches far beyond the NAPA membership. Winners are highlighted in industry publications throughout the country and recognized for the quality work they are doing.

NAPA's Awards Program presents special opportunities for recognizing and encouraging excellence. The program continues to expand with new categories. Recipients are recognized for their contributions to a job well done.

Deadlines and Fees

The Quality in Construction Awards are open to all asphalt producers, paving contractors, and road owners in the United States until the October 15, 2021 deadline. Contractors can apply from October 16 through November 1 with a $50 late fee.

The Operational Excellence Awards — Asphalt Operations Safety Innovation and Community Involvement Awards are open to NAPA members through October 15, 2021.

 

Community Involvement Award

NAPA’s Community Involvement Award recognizes companies that make community involvement, outreach, and volunteerism part of their corporate culture. It’s not the size of a fundraiser/community support/education/tour/donation that matters, it’s the act of outreach and shared values that will be remembered.

Community Involvement Award

 

Environmental Leadership Award

The Environmental Leadership Award is the pinnacle award for asphalt plants in the U.S. Just as the Sheldon G. Hayes Award is presented to the top highway project from the Quality in Construction Awards, the Environmental Leadership Award recognizes the highest-rated asphalt plants from the Diamond Achievement Sustainable Commendation. Thus, the Environmental Leadership Award is a prestigious award for asphalt plants. Winners will be selected through a two-year process. In the first year, the contractor must submit a full renewal or new application for a Diamond Achievement Sustainable Commendation. All plants earning a Commendation will be automatically reviewed in a blind peer-review process, and the top-scoring plants will be invited to submit for the award.

Environmental Leadership Award

 

Quality in Construction

NAPA’s Quality in Construction Awards recognize high-quality asphalt paving projects. Quantifiable data in four categories – gradation, AC content, air voids, and density – is rated by independent engineers. All projects that meet benchmark scores are awarded with a Quality in Construction Award. The top 10 under 50,000-ton projects earn a Larry H. Lemon, and the top-rated airport pavement project earns the Ray Brown Award. After the projects undergo additional testing, the Sheldon G. Hayes Award is selected from over 50,000-tons projects. Quality in Construction Awards are open to NAPA members and potential members so that the very best projects are honored annually and the industry can promote asphalt pavements.

Quality in Construction

 

Asphalt Operations Safety Innovation Award

In an industry that fosters corporate safety culture, it’s not surprising to find NAPA members proactively adopting safety best practices and inventing in devices to protect their workers. Collaboration between owners, management, departments, and vendors makes it possible to identify and solve potential safety hazards before tragedy can strike. The Asphalt Operations Safety Innovation Award salutes companies that go above and beyond safety training and common practices.

Asphalt Operations Safety Innovations Award