The Larry H. Lemon Quality in Construction Award recognizes the 10 highest-scoring projects submitted for a QIC Award in the General Paving (less than 50,000 tons) category.
“The asphalt pavement industry is committed to building high-quality projects that deliver superior performance to the traveling public. All contractors’ projects earning a Quality in Construction award are measured against best practices designed to live up to that commitment,” said 2022 NAPA Chairman of the Board James A. Mitchell.
The 2022 winner in the Midwest Contractor area is:
- APAC-Kansas Inc., a CRH company, of Hutchinson, Kansas, for KS 23 in Gove County, Kansas
Projects submitted for a QIC Award are evaluated by an independent pavement engineer who assigns each project a numerical score based on how well the contractor met specifications and achieved density on the finished pavement. All pavements that meet a specified benchmark earn the QIC Award. The Larry H. Lemon Award honors the 10 highest-scoring projects, as determined in the review.
The award is named after Larry Lemon of Haskell Lemon Construction in Oklahoma City. Lemon served on the NAPA Awards Committee for 18 years, before serving as NAPA’s Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2010 prior to his retirement. Lemon was instrumental in the creation of the rating system for the QIC Awards, which require qualitative analysis using data and test results to determine the winners.