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Why You Should Be Part of NACA’s Annual Fly-In

There are fewer than three weeks left to register for the third annual North American Concrete Alliance* (NACA) annual fly-in.

With elected officials on both sides of the aisle expressing the need to invest in infrastructure, the timing has never been better to share the concrete industry’s views on this critical and timely topic. 

The fly-in will be held Tues., April 9, through Wed., April 10, at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel, 999 9th St. NW, Washington, DC. First-timers and experienced advocates are welcome and encouraged.  The NACA team will help you make the most of your participation.  

The first day of the event will include briefings and a cocktail reception/dinner. The second day will include a breakfast and policy panel, small-team Congressional meetings, a lunch briefing, and a Congressional reception honoring 2019 Cement Champions. Click here to see the full registration page (hosted by PCA). The page includes event and hotel information, a link to the agenda and other important details.

Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to make a real difference for your company and our industry! 

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The North American Concrete Alliance is a coalition of 12 concrete-related associations formed in 2004 for the purpose of addressing industry-wide concerns and initiatives in the areas of research, safety, education, and government affairs. The coalition is comprised of the American Concrete Pavement Association, American Concrete Pipe Association, American Concrete Pressure Pipe Association, American Concrete Pumping Association, Concrete Foundations Association, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, National Concrete Masonry Association, National Precast Concrete Association, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Portland Cement Association, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, and Tilt-Up Concrete Association.

Interested in other government affairs news?  Follow this link to see ACPA’s government affairs repository.

Don’t Miss ACPA’s Airport Workshop

ACPA is encouraging anyone interested in our Airport Pavement Design & Construction Workshop to save the dates for this popular event.   

The workshop this year will be held at the Embassy Suites in Fort Lauderdale (FL) from Oct. 22 through 24. Gary Mitchell is currently finalizing the agenda and developing a solid line-up of experts on all aspects of airport pavement design and construction. 

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.  Additional details, including the workshop agenda, speaker information, and event & hotel registration will be posted as details are confirmed.  ACPA will notify members and affiliates through ACPA TODAY, as well as by blast email and social media posts.

Until then, save the dates! 

ACPA Calling for Emerging Leader Nominees

There’s still time to nominate yourself or someone you know to ACPA’s Emerging Leaders Group.  

As we’ve been reporting, ACPA is looking for your company’s best and most promising new or emerging leaders to participate in the Association’s Emerging Leaders Group (ELG).  There are still a few spots left on the ELG and the upcoming business/social meet-up, which is tentatively planned for next month.

If you or someone you know would be a good candidate for this leadership group, please complete (or forward) the ELG backgrounder and nomination form.  After completing the form, it can be saved, then forwarded to ACPA’s staff liaison, Eric Ferrebee.  

Eric says the group  is a good way to learn about ACPA national and the chapter network while also “working on passion projects that can benefit the industry.”  The ELG currently has four working groups that are focusing on technology, marketing, work force development, and specifications.

“The social side is an important part, too,” he says. The group has done team-building, meet-ups at ACPA meetings, and other activities that give young professionals an opportunity to spend time with peers who have common interests. “It’s nice to work on specific things together, but we also have fun as a group.”

He encourages nominees to complete and return the form to ACPA by Monday, Feb. 25. The group is open to members and chapter representatives who are 45 years old or younger and who are eager to grow into leadership roles. 

VISION2040 Captures the Future of Concrete Paving

With the generous contributions of a blue-ribbon panel of experts from industry, academia and the public sector, the American Concrete Pavement Association has officially released the final copy of “VISION2040: The Future of Concrete Pavement Imagined.”

This publication describes how our product and industry are changing to adapt to and envelop new technologies. This 16-page, four-color publication includes sections that:

  • Describe the genesis and background of the VISION2040 project (including a listing of the people serving on the blue-ribbon panel that contributed ideas, information and guidance);
  • Provide a glimpse of the future of transportation;
  • Describe anticipated owner/agency needs;
  • Forecast what concrete pavement technology will look like as we move closer to the year 2040; and 
  • Explain how we’re shaping the future … and what great potential exists if we invest and collaborate effectively along the way.

This is a quick read (about 10-minutes) that provides these and other valuable insights.  VISION2040 is also a must-read resource for anyone with an interest in the future of the concrete pavement industry.

To read the “flipbook” version, please click on the right arrow in the graphic below.  To see a full-screen version, click on the gray circle marked “Fullscreen.”  If you’d like to save a copy to your computer, download a PDF by following this link.  

Interested in how the concrete pavement industry got its start … and what the first five decades of the American Concrete Pavement Association were like?  Step back in time with ACPA’s 50th Anniversary publication, “A Concrete Legacy.”  To view & download a PDF copy, please follow this link.

ACPA Welcomes New Members

ACPA is pleased to announce the following new association members, listed by membership category:

  • (Contractor) Certified Concrete Construction, Inc. – ACPA welcomes this Raleigh, NC-based contractor, whose diverse project portfolio includes airports, highways, pervious pavements, decorative concrete pavement, and a range of other structures and services. Founded in 1997, the company is represented by Frederick Griffin, CCC’s official rep to ACPA.
  • (Contractor) Hi-Way Paving, Inc. – We’re pleased to announce the return of Hi-Way Paving, Inc., as an ACPA member. The Hillard, OH-based company was founded in 1969 and operates as both a prime contractor or as a subcontractor.  The company works in a multi-state area defined by a 500-mile radius from Columbus, OH.  The company’s large and diverse portfolio includes airport, military, and highway projects, as well as other areas of expertise and experience.  Edward Wessel, President, is the official rep to ACPA.
  • (Contractor)  Yonkers Contracting Co., Inc. – ACPA welcomes this Yonkers, NY-based general contractor, which was founded in 1946.  The company is focused on building infrastructure projects for public and private clients. The company’s core business lines include highways, bridges, rail, transit, water/wastewater and energy/environmental projects, and commercial developments. The company has completed more than 2,000 projects and proudly points to its leadership of a joint venture that restored PATH service to the World Trade Center after the events of 9/11; the company also has continued to be part of the WTC rebuilding effort. Timothy Caulfield, Vice President-Construction, is the company’s official rep to ACPA.
  • (Association) Asociación Puertorriqueña del Concreto – ACPA is pleased to announce the addition of the Puerto Rican Concrete Association, which has represented the concrete construction industry in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico since 1972.  The association is focused on quality and safety and promotes intelligent construction, a vision where development goes hand-in-hand with the stability of our planet.  Thomas E. Kierce, Executive Director, is the association’s official rep to ACPA.

 

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