P. Flanigan Wins Sheldon G. Hayes AwardWednesday, June 10th, 2009
P. Flanigan is the latest recipient of the Sheldon G. Hayes Award from the National Asphalt Pavement Association for the work on our project on I-97 between Baltimore and Annapolis. Since this is a national award, we are proud and pleased to be recognized in this way. The Sheldon G. Hayes Award winner is determined through a two-year process. Highway pavement projects using more than 50,000 tons of Hot Mix Asphalt are eligible for consideration.
Initially, they must win a Quality in Construction (QIC) Award, which is determined by numerical scores given by pavement engineers at the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) based on how well the contractor met the specifications and achieved density on the finished pavement. All the pavements that meet a benchmark figure are given the QIC award. The year after a project wins a QIC Award, it may be considered for the Sheldon G. Hayes Award. The top-ranked projects from each year are tested for smoothness, and then visually inspected by an independent pavement consultant with many years of experience in the industry. The award was presented to us at the Annual NAPA Convention in Phoenix in January 2008.