Why TXAPA?

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Become a Partner in Quality
TXAPA is a full-service association committed to improving and growing the asphalt industry by providing its membership of asphalt pavers, producers, contractors, liquid asphalt suppliers and other interested firms with the services and information necessary to maintain a competitive edge.

Dedicated to Quality
Asphalt pavements are unrivaled in their ability to provide a permanent and economical solution to our nation's paving needs. No other engineering material available can match the smooth, safe, durable and environmentally – friendly surface of asphalt pavement.

The Texas Asphalt Pavement Association is a group of professionals concerned with providing the best possible asphalt pavements to Texas users. Please call on us if your objectives includespecifying, building and maintaining the highest quality asphalt pavements available.
 
TXAPA doesn't cost, it pays!
Your membership includes access to TXAPA's asphalt pavement industry experts, marketing and technical help, seminars, training courses and the credibility you get when you belong to the only association in Texas dedicated to asphalt pavement! The objectives of the Association are to promote the use of and improve the quality of asphalt pavements, to maintain good relations between members and public bodies, to encourage high professional standards and to enhance the standing of asphalt paving in the construction industry.
 
The Organization
TXAPA is a 501(c)6 non-profit corporation consisting of four categories of members:

  • Regular Firms engaged in the production of and/or placement of asphalt pavement.
  • Major Associate Firms that manufacture, produce, or sell liquid asphalt binder.
  • Associate Any person, firm or corporation not actually engaged in the production of asphalt pavement, but interested in supporting high practice standards in the use of asphalt.ƒ
  • Life Individuals, no longer with a regular member firm, who have contributed outstanding service to TXAPA.
TEXAS RIDES ON US
With benefits that include everything from technical, marketing and educational services, TXAPA is your most valuable resource in the Texas asphalt pavement industry
 
Technical Services
  • Technical assistance to members and awarding agencies on all phases of the design, construction, and maintenance of asphalt pavements.
  • Maintains liaison with TxDOT, FHWA, cities, counties, engineering and architectural firms, and developers to improve work programs, specifications, and testing procedures.
  • Provides expertise to members on laboratory and field testing, materials selection, structural thickness designs and mixture designs of asphalt pavement.
  • ƒProvides personal technical advice and job site visits to assist members with asphalt pavement issues.
  • Provides technical seminars and member meetings to update and inform membership of developing technical issues.
  • Maintains a technical specification committee that reviews and comments on proposed specifications.
  • Administers an email-based asphalt pavement information sharing network for TXAPA members.
Marketing and Educational Services
  • Publishes a quarterly magazine in both electronic and hard copy formats
  • Distributes a monthly electronic newsletter.
  • ƒActive throughout the state of Texas conducting educational seminars and participating in trade shows.
  • Maintains close relationships with public works officials and their associations, acting as a liaison for its members.
Hot Mix Asphalt Center
TXAPA operates the nationally recognized Hot Mix Asphalt Center. Since 1993, the center has provided more than 10,000 certifications for asphalt pavement technicians conducting QC/QA duties on TxDOT projects.

Services for the Asphalt Pavement Industry
  • Maintains more than 15 active committees that meet on a regular basis to identify and address key asphalt pavement issues throughout the state.
  • ƒMaintains a very high visibility with owners, specifiers and users of asphalt pavement to promote a professional image for the asphalt pavement industry.
  • Awards annual scholarships to qualified college and/or university students who plan careers in the highway and road construction industry.
  • Participates in the TXAPA/TxDOT Quality Asphalt Pavement Awards Program. Award winners are recognized each year for constructing quality asphalt pavement projects.
  • Maintains close liaison with regulatory agencies to assist members in matters related to permits, compliance and regulations.
  • Host TXAPA/TxDOT Partners in Quality (PIQ) meetings
  • Arranges for and provides qualified speakers for meetings and conferences designed to keep asphalt paving firms and users up-to-date on advances in the asphalt pavement industry.
  • Maintains close contact with the Asphalt Institute, the National Asphalt Pavement Association and the Asphalt Pavement Alliance for technical, promotional, environmental and legislative services on a national level.

Dedicated to quality improvement of the Texas Surface Transportation system through partnership among TXAPA members, government agencies and the citizens of Texas.
The Texas Asphalt Pavement Association (TXAPA) was formed in 1944 and has grown into one of the largest asphalt pavement associationsin the United States. TXAPA strives to enhance the quality, performance,and usage of asphalt pavement through technical, educational,and training services.


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