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Seats Still Available for ACPA’s Airport Workshop

ACPA is urging members and airport owners’ representatives to register soon for ACPA’s Airport Pavement Design & Construction Workshop. Because of the high demand, ACPA seats and hotel rooms are going quickly. 

The workshop this year will be held at the Embassy Suites in Fort Lauderdale (FL) from Oct. 22 through 24. Please click here to visit our one-stop website, which includes a registration link, hotel registration link, and updated agenda.

One of the popular highlights of the workshop is straightforward, often spirited discussions about concrete pavement specifications for airports, notably the FAA’s P-501 spec and the UFGS 32 13 14.13 spec used for US Army Corps of Engineers and other Tri-Services projects.   Seats are going quickly, so don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this popular training and tech transfer event!

ACPA Calls for Distinguished Service Award Nominations  

ACPA is reminding members and affiliates to submit nominations for ACPA’s 2019 distinguished service and recognition awards through August 2nd.  To submit a nomination, click the highlighted links below for each award:

  • Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award – Awarded annually since 1968. The award is presented to individuals or organizations for unparalleled, long-term commitment, dedication, participation, and leadership in the concrete pavement community. 
  • Marlin J. Knutson Award for Technical Achievement – Awarded annually since 1998. The award is presented to an individual or group who has made significant contributions to advance the development and implementation of technical innovations and best practices in the design and construction of concrete pavements. 
  • Outstanding Pavement Promotion Award – Awarded selectively since 1998. The award is presented to an individual or group who has made significant contributions through promotional efforts or programs to advance the awareness, specification, and/or placement of concrete pavements.   
  • Lifetime Pavement Recognition Award (Highway) – Awarded annually since 1994. The award is presented to the agency owner of an in-service concrete pavement that has demonstrated exceptional performance and service to its local community, state, and users.  (This recognition rotates annually between market segments. This year, we will recognize an exceptional highway project.)
  • Sustainable Practices Recognition Award – Presented first in 2010, this award goes to an organization or team (owner and contractor) that demonstrates leadership by implementing design and construction practices that consider societal, environmental and economic factors.

The awards will be presented at the Association’s 56th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA.  Submit all nominations by August 2nd.  To view past award recipients, please follow this link.

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Photo shows a recent ACPA sustainable Practices Recognition award, one of five distinquished service and recognition awards that will be presented at ACPA’s 56th Annual Meeting in December.

FAA Issues Errata for Airport Pavement Specs

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued errata for advisory circular, AC 150/5370-10H, the agency’s standard specifications for airport construction. 

Gary Mitchell, ACPA Vice President of Airports and Pavement Technology, says the document mostly corrects typos and clarifies language. He adds one notable revision is language that allows an additional option for collecting straightedge data using a rolling inclinometer.  Click here to see a “landing” page that includes a link to the complete list of errata, as well as the revised AC in both Word and PDF formats. 

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ACPA Calls for Distinguished Service Award Nominations  

ACPA members and affiliates may submit nominations for ACPA’s 2019 distinguished service and recognition awards through August 2nd.  To submit a nomination, click the highlighted links below for each award:

Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award – Awarded annually since 1968. The award is presented to individuals or organizations for unparalleled, long-term commitment, dedication, participation, and leadership in the concrete pavement community. 

Marlin J. Knutson Award for Technical Achievement – Awarded annually since 1998. The award is presented to an individual or group who has made significant contributions to advance the development and implementation of technical innovations and best practices in the design and construction of concrete pavements. 

Outstanding Pavement Promotion Award – Awarded selectively since 1998. The award is presented to an individual or group who has made significant contributions through promotional efforts or programs to advance the awareness, specification, and/or placement of concrete pavements.   

Lifetime Pavement Recognition Award (Highway) – Awarded annually since 1994. The award is presented to the agency owner of an in-service concrete pavement that has demonstrated exceptional performance and service to its local community, state, and users.  (This recognition rotates annually between market segments. This year, we will recognize an exceptional highway project.)

Sustainable Practices Recognition Award – Presented first in 2010, this award goes to an organization or team (owner and contractor) that demonstrates leadership by implementing design and construction practices that consider societal, environmental and economic factors.

The awards will be presented at the Association’s 56th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA.  Submit all nominations by August 2nd.  To view past award recipients, please follow this link.

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Photo shows a recent Marlin J. Knutson award, one of five distinquished service and recognition awards that will be presented at ACPA’s 56th Annual Meeting in December.

Final Days to Submit Excellence Awards

Friday, July 19th is the final day to submit “Excellence in Concrete Pavements” award project descriptions and photos.

As a reminder, projects must have been completed in the calendar year 2018. To submit your project for award consideration or to view complete program details, including eligibility requirements, please click here.

Before submitting an award, please click on the appropriate links to read more about “eligibility.” Also, be sure to review the new “Project Photograph” section, which appears as one of the links on the awards submittal page.  

Award recipients will receive an invite to attend the ACPA’s 30th Annual Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Banquet on Thursday, December 5th, at the New Orleans Marriott. The banquet will be held during the ACPA 56th Annual Meeting.

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