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ACPA Names Lifetime Pavement Award Recipients

Two exceptional concrete pavements have been recognized with ACPA’s Lifetime Pavement Award.

The City of Boulder, CO, was recognized with an award for a four-block section of Mapleton Avenue, a location of great importance to a vibrant city. Built in 1927, and with minimal maintenance since, the concrete pavement stands as an exceptional and durable example of concrete put to the test.

This historic section of pavement has contributed to economic development, including mining camps, the discovery of gold, and the growth of the University of Colorado.

Also recognized with an ACPA Pavement Longevity Award is Woodland Blvd. in DeLand, Fla. Presented to the Florida DOT, District 5, the concrete pavement designated as US 17/92 and Woodland Boulevard, extends the entire north-south length of the city.  The concrete is in excellent condition as it approaches eight decades of service. 

Built in 1939 and dedicated in 1940, the jointed-reinforced concrete pavement serves Stetson University and Florida DOT’s District 5 Headquarters, along with many other businesses in the city. This storied pavement plays an important role in the community, as the site of many parades and civic celebrations.

Florida Design-Build Team Takes Sustainability Award

ACPA presented the 2018 Sustainability Practices Award to the Florida DOT and Archer Western Construction.

The two organizations were recognized for their innovative design-build team which proposed, engineered, and built a 16-ft wide  full-depth concrete shoulder to serve as an emergency lane along State Route 98 in Jacksonville.

The decision to provide the emergency lane reflects forward-thinking context sensitivity, which is rare and an inherently important part of sustainable construction. 

This is a positive example of including the societal benefit of avoiding future construction costs and eliminating future lane closures.

An official of Archer Western Construction accepted the award on behalf of the design-build team. 

Register Now for World of Concrete 2019

It’s the perfect time to register for World of Concrete 2019!  Register today and save $25 on admission

In addition to exhibiting (along with PCA and IGGA), ACPA also will present three association training courses:

  • Smooth Concrete Pavements (Course ACPAMO) –  Mon, Jan. 21 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Joint Design, Construction & Sealing (Course ACPAWE) – Wed, Jan. 23 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., and
  • Designing Concrete Pavements, featuring PavementDesigner.org, (Course ACPATH) – Thurs., Jan. 24, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Please click  here to view a downloadable e-flyer with more information. Clicking on the e-flyer also opens an online registration link.

 

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Mack Named 2019 ACPA Chairman

James W. “Jim” Mack, Director of Market Development-Commercial Strategy for CEMEX has been named  the 56th Chairman of the ACPA Board of Directors.  

He assumed the role with the traditional gavel passing ceremony last Thursday at the closing awards dinner at the ACPA annual meeting.  Chuck Niederriter, 2018 Chairman (and Chief Operating Officer of Golden Triangle Construction Co.) said Jim is the first Chairman in the history of ACPA to have served with a cement company, a regional shipper’s group, an ACPA-affiliated Chapter, ACPA National, and PCA.

“The combination of his work experiences, business sense, and his technical prowess give him some unique perspectives on the industry,” Chairman Niederriter says, adding, “But even more than that, Jim has a well-deserved reputation as being a staunch and tireless advocate for concrete pavements.” 

Jim thanked Chuck for his service as 2018 Chairman and described his two major objectives as 2019 Chairman.  

“The first is the implementation of the industry pavement promotion plan,” he said, adding, “The second item I want to focus on is the continuation of the ConcreteCOMPETES initiative started by Chairman Niederriter.”  The initiative is about aligning resources at the national level to scale up pavement promotion and to support the local promotion network, he says.

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