API Takes On Full Recycling
Steuben County officials looked at new construction estimates in the ballpark of $5.5 million but Cox said engineers estimated a full depth reclamation (FDR) with hot mix asphalt (HMA) paving could come in around $2.3 million. API Construction Corporation, LaOtto, Ind., won the bid at a little more than $1.3 million, saving the county 75 percent in funds over new construction and using in-place materials. Here’s how they did it.
This project is unique in the fact that it used a FDR construction process instead of the conventional pavement removal and replacement,” Tom Johnson said. He’s an estimator and project manager as well as the quality control (QC) representative for API Construction. “This construction process is less expensive, has a much shorter construction window, minimizes the impact to the traveling public, and is greener due to the reclaiming of the existing pavement section requiring less equipment and therefore emissions, and virtually no spoils or waste materials to dispose of.
API Construction Wins APAI Award
API Construction Wins the Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana’s (APAI) Quality Pavement Award for CR 800S Full Depth Reclamation Project.
Featured in Asphalt Contractor’s Magazine
API Construction Corp. and it’s owner, Kirk Braun, were featured in the September 2008 Issue of Asphalt Contractor’s Magazine.
The construction industry has an interesting way of keeping things in the family. It’s practically the norm for contractors to pass company ownership down to sons, daughters or other relatives who’ve been actively involved with the business. And in most cases, it’s not a forced inheritance — the next generation is usually ready, willing and enthusiastic to accept the responsibility of running the company for years to come.
Other stories also involve individuals who remain in the industry, but who do so by choosing an independent path. Like many others, Kirk Braun grew up around construction, having spent many childhood summers working for and learning about his family’s business.
He continued his employment with the company for a few years after receiving his college degree in civil engineering, until an opportunity came along for Braun to pave his own way — literally.
IPTQ Acheivement Award
API Construction Corp. received the Indiana Partnership for Transportation Quality Achievement Award 2010
API’s project for Intersection Improvement for US 33 & SR 109 was selected as one of the IPTQ award winning projects for 2010!