And the winners are…

Apr 06, 2017

The South Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association (SCAPA) recently doled out awards at its 2016 Quality Pavement Awards ceremony. We’re sending kudos out to Banks Construction and Palmetto Corporation, two of the winners who are being hailed for their use of warm mix.

Green Construction Award

Contractor: Banks Construction

Customer: Summers Corner Residential Development

Focus: Use of warm mix

This award honors projects that use sustainable materials and practices including but not limited to reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP), recycled asphalt shingles (RAS), warm mix asphalt (WMA), ground tire rubber (GTR), porous asphalt pavements and other environmentally friendly practices. Summers Corner is a new residential development located in Summerville, S.C., positioned at the intersection of Highway 61 and Summers Drive. The roads and alleyways throughout this new neighborhood were all paved sustainably. The intersection outside of the neighborhood required widening and an overlay; was transformed into a roundabout; and also required that the elevation of Highway 61 be raised by two feet. Banks met the elevation challenge with a sustainable approach by using compacted recycled asphalt as the base upon which to pave.

Innovative Pavement Award

Contractor: Palmetto Corporation

Customer: Georgetown, S.C. Airport

Contact: Shawn Godwin (President)

Focus: WMA as a compaction aid

This award is given to projects that use asphalt pavements in unique, innovative or interesting ways. These pavements include but are not limited to bicycle paths, greenways, cart paths, pond liners, tennis courts, race tracks and airports. Palmetto Corporation’s paving of the Georgetown Airport’s apron expansion project is recognized for its use of innovative materials that yield high performance and reduce the need for maintenance sealers. Georgetown Airport’s P601 surface is the first application of fuel resistant asphalt in S.C. The innovative performance graded (PG) 82-22 binder will give this mix additional resistance to rutting and fatigue cracking down the road.