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National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) News Release
Lanham, Md. — The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced today that Barriere Construction Co. LLC of Metairie, La., won a 2016 Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement. The company received its award today at a ceremony during the association’s 62nd Annual Meeting in Orlando.
“The goal of every paving contractor is to build a high-quality road — a road that meets and exceeds stringent performance requirements,” said 2016 NAPA Chairman Kevin Kelly. “Earning a Quality in Construction Award shows a strong commitment to quality from a contractor who measures their project against industry best practices. In earning this Quality in Construction Award, Barriere Construction Co. has constructed a safe, quiet, smooth asphalt pavement.”
Barriere Construction Co. won the award for its work at the interchange of Interstate 10, Interstate 59, and Interstate 12 in St. Tammany Parish. The project included replacing the subbase, repaving 10 miles of interstate highways and reconstructing five corresponding off-ramps. Barriere Construction Co. used information generated by a drone and GPS to produce a 3D model of the project and predetermine cross slope issues. The company incorporated reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) in the project mixes, reducing the use of virgin materials. The finished project is a smooth, high-quality asphalt pavement that commuters are thrilled to drive.
The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) is the only trade association that exclusively represents the interests of the asphalt producer/contractor on the national level with Congress, government agencies, and other national trade and business organizations. NAPA supports an active research program designed to improve the quality of asphalt pavements and paving techniques used in the construction of roads, streets, highways, parking lots, airports, and environmental and recreational facilities. The association provides technical, educational, and marketing materials and information to its members; supplies product information to users and specifiers of paving materials; and conducts training courses. The association, which counts more than 1,100 companies as members, was founded in 1955.