ACPA recognizes ‘Excellence in Concrete Pavement’
The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) presented its 21st annual “Excellence in Concrete Pavement” awards, which recognize quality concrete pavements constructed in the United States and Canada, during the association’s closing banquet ceremony at the ACPA 47th Annual Meeting in Bonita Springs, Fla.
The awards program encourages high-quality workmanship in every concrete pavement project and serves as a forum for sharing information about highly successful projects. Projects are evaluated and voted on by judges from across the country and represent various stakeholder groups in the transportation-construction community.
The program recognizes contractors, engineers, and project owners who completed outstanding projects.
One of the requirements of the program is that projects must be completed in the calendar year prior to judging, which is why project descriptions show dates of 2009 or earlier.
The awards fall into 12 discrete categories applicable to construction and preservation of highways, roadways, airports, and industrial pavement facilities.
One change made to the program this year is the segmentation of the overlay category, with separate awards presented this year to concrete overlays used in highway, airport, and roadway facilities.
The new sub-categories reflect the increased use and, of course, the growing popularity of concrete overlays in pavement preservation projects.
The award winners include 22 ACPA contractor members, and were distributed geographically among 12 ACPA-affiliated Chapters and state paving associations.
In most, but not all cases, projects previously received awards presented by regional ACPA Chapters and state paving associations.