Partners in Quality
To help promote quality asphalt pavements in Texas, the Texas Asphalt Pavement Association facilitates Partners in Quality (PIQ) meetings between TxDOT districts and member firms. All 25 TxDOT districts participate in the Partners in Quality program holding a minimum of one PIQ meeting each year. Some districts hold multiple meetings per year, and some hold additional meetings on an as-needed basis.
Learn more about our Partners in Quality meetings
Over the years, the TxDOT Engineers who have participated in these meetings have written articles for TXAPA's quarterly publication Texas Asphalt explaining what the Partners in Quality meetings entail and why they support this vital program. These articles also cover key messages from TxDOT to the asphalt paving industry.
Winter 2011 Partnership: A Key to Innovation by Mike Arrellano, Austin District Materials and Pavement Engineer
Fall 2011 Building Relationships by Robert E. Lee, TxDOT Senior Materials Engineer in the Materials and Pavements Section of the Construction Division
Summer 2011 Yoakum District Perspective by Glen Dvorak, Yoakum Director of Construction
Spring 2011 Step One: Tear Down the Walls by Allan Moore, Wichita Falls Director of Construction
Winter 2010 Partners in Quality: Coming to a District Near You by David C. Kopp, TXAPA's Former Director of Business Relations
Fall 2010 What Gets Measured, Gets Done by Dale Rand, TxDOT Director of the Flexible Pavement Branch in the Materials and Pavements Section of the Construction Division
Summer 2010 Partners in Quality: A Recipe for Success by Robert E. Lee, TxDOT Senior Materials Engineer in the Materials and Pavements Section of the Construction Division
Spring 2010 How We Do Things in Texas by Dale Rand, TxDOT Director of the Flexible Pavement Branch in the Materials and Pavements Section of the Construction Division
Winter 2009 Partners in Quality Meetings: A Priceless Industry Tool by John Obr, Director of TxDOT's Construction Division
Meet Asphalt Educator Chuck Fuller
Chuck Fuller has been involved in the asphalt industry for over 30 years. During his 19 years as president of Ramming Paving, Chuck participated in the construction of SH 130, US 290, US 183, IH 35, and many more highways throughout Central Texas. Recently retired from Ramming Paving, Chuck now travels the 25 TxDOT districts hosting Partners In Quality meetings. Affectionately known as TXAPA's Ambassador of Quality, Chuck is passionate about promoting quality production and placement of asphalt pavements.
Book Chuck for a seminar in your area.