Committees

AGGREGATE, SOILS & BASE COMMITTEE

  • This committee will evaluate aggregate, soils and base materials
  • Coordinate, develop presentations on aggregate, soils and base
  • Assist in re-writes and test procedure and specification changes
  • Meets at the call of the chairman
        2017 Chair:  David Johnson, Colorado Materials, Ltd.

        Board Member:  Robert Hall, R.K. Hall Construction, Ltd.     
 

ASSOCIATE MEMBER ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  • Coordinates Annual Meeting Golf Tournament
  • Coordinates Associate Member Forum during Annual Meeting
  • Coordinates work programs for the Associate Members
  • Supports programs and activities of the Association
  • Meets at the call of the chairman
        2017 Chair: Brian O'Toole, Instrotek, Inc.

        Board Member:  John Rauer, Lane Construction Corp.

 
ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE

  • Charged with updating members on environmental issues
  • Last major project involved commenting and testifying on TCEQ’s Standard Permit for HMA plants
  • Meets at the call of the chairman
        2017 Chair:  Steve Ford, Texas Bit - An Oldcastle Company

        Board Member:  Austin Smith, Smith & Company


FINANCE COMMITTEE

  • Meets once a month to review and monitor the Association’s financesReviews all financial statements,     investment 
  • accounts, and past due accounts
  • Oversees the annual outside audit of the Association’s finances
  • Committee members are the current Past President, President and President Elect

        2017 CHAIR:  Cayetano Silva, III, PSC - Silva Construction
 

LEVEL 2 MIX DESIGN COMMITTEE

  • Help with the evaulation of problematic mix designs accross the state.
  • Attend or participate on phone conferences for quarterly meetings
  • Assist in the develoopment of mix design technical session topics. 
  • Help coordinate, develop and present a Level 2 mix design seminar annually
  • Evaulate the Level 2 training class and help make any adjustments to the changing specifications
  • Assist in the re-writing of test procedures
  • Superpave mix update
        2017 Chair:  David Morton, Texas Bit - An Oldcastle Materials

        Board Member: Harry Bush, Vulcan Materials Co.   

MAJOR ASSOCIATE MEMBER ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  • Meets at call of the chairman to discuss activities, specifications, and marketing programs related to liquid asphalt producers and marketers
        2017 Chair:  David Stroud, Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc.
       
Board Member:  Robert Hall, R.K. Hall Construction, Ltd.
 

MARKETING & MEMBERSHIP SERVICES COMMITTEE

  • Coordinates the Texas Asphalt Pavement Alliance marketing program
  • Coordinates and develops the topics covered in our educational seminars
  • Develops additional marketing tools to use with our customers
  • Oversees Texas Asphalt Magazine
  • Oversees the Asphalt Pavement User Guide
  • Oversees the trade show booth activity
  • Develops membership development materials to use in acquiring new members
        2017 Chair:  Eddie Updike, Longview Asphalt, Inc.

        Board Member:  Phillip King, Century Asphalt Materials

           

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

  • Meets at the call of the President to select nominees for the board of directors
  • Committee comprised of the current Past President, President and President Elect
        2017 Chair: Cayetano Silva, III, PSC - Slva Construction
 

PRESIDENT’S ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  • Meets at the call of the president on issues of major importance
  • Committee members limited to Past Presidents of the association
  • Participates in the Strategic Planning Session

        2017 Chair: Cayetano Silva, III, PSC - Slva Construction


QUALITY PAVING AND NEW TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

  • Members helping members to promote quality products
  • Fostering ideas for workshops
  • Stay abreast of latest technology to achieve quality paving practices
  • Oversees the Non-TxDOT Awards Program
  • Meets at the call of the chairman

        2017 Chair:  Eric Suarez, PSC - Silva Construction

        Board Member:  Craig Odom, Reece Albert, Inc.
 

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM COMMITTEE

  • Coordinates all the activities of the scholarship auction held annually at the TXAPA annual meeting
  • Instrumental in making the auction a success
  • Meets at the call of the chairman
        2017 Chair: Joe Cruz, Wheeler - An Oldcastle Company
        Board Member:  Austin Smith, Smith & Company

 

SEAL COAT COMMITTEE

  • Coordinates the activities of the Association’s Seal Coat members
  • Primary activities have included seminars and review and comment on seal coat specifications
  • Meets at the call of the chairman
        2017 Chair: Tom Hernandez, Martin Asphalt, Inc.
        Board Member:  Albert Schlater, Hunter Industries, Ltd.

 

SPECIFICATION COMMITTEE

  • Reviews and comments on various specifications related to HMA
  • Had been meeting every other month to review TxDOT specifications that were being updated
  • Develops comments that are submitted to TxDOT on specifications
  • Meets at the call of the chairman
        2017 Chair: Eric Johnson, Austin Bridge & Road, LP
        Board Member:  Eric Schranz, Austin Bridge & Road, LP


TESTING LABORATORIES SUB-COMMITTEE

  • Review existing TxDOT test procedures
  • Make recommendations for changes to existing test procedures
  • Meet quarterly or as needed with TxDOT to discuss changes to procedures
  • Meets at the call of the chairman  

        2017 Chair:  Bruce Spracklen, T.S.I.T. 

        Board Member:  Harry Bush, Vulcan Materials Co.
 

TRAINING AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE

  • This committee was established to work with the associate members
  • Provide tools, expertise, and knowledge in the development and delivery of training modules
  • Develop an online training center for TXAPA members
  • Develop power point training modules for the website

        2017 Chair:  Gary Corley, Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc.

        Board Member:  Brandon Smith, Oldcastle Materials


TXAPA / TxDOT QUALITY ASPHALT PAVEMENT AWARDS COMMITTEE

  • Coordinates the joint TxDOT/TXAPA Quality Asphalt Pavement Awards Program
  • Holds award presentations for award winners in their area
  • This committee is co-chaired by a TXAPA member and a TxDOT official
  • Meets at least four times annually

        2017 Co-Chair: Eric Johnson, Austin Bridge & Road L.P.  /  TxDOT serves as the other Co-Chair

     
If you are interested in participating in a particular Committee, please notify Karen (kpagitt@texasasphalt.org), so that she may place you onto the Committee notification list.