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ACPA Encourages Participation in TCC Fly-In, Rally for Roads

TCC FLY-IN FLYER  | RALLY FOR ROADS FLYER | TCC FLYIN – REGISTRATION LIST (05-30-14)

The Transportation Construction Coalition’s (TCC) fly-in is scheduled for June 10 and 11 at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.  An estimated 300 participants are expected to participate in the event this year.

The event is being held in conjunction with the 3rd “Rally for Roads” event.  For additional details about the Rally, please view the event flyer (linked above) or visit the website at:  http://www.rallyforroads.org/.  There is no cost to attend the Rally for Roads, and all members are welcome and encouraged to participate.

 

 

ACPA Colorado/Wyoming Chapter Seeks Executive Director

The American Concrete Pavement Association – Colorado/Wyoming Chapter is seeking an Executive Director responsible for planning and implementing programs focused on expanding the use of concrete pavements in the construction, rehabilitation, airports, streets and roads and industrial facilities and maintenance of highways throughout the Colorado and Wyoming.

Responsible for providing technical support to paving contractors and working closely with Colorado and Wyoming Departments of Transportation, city and county agencies, industry associations, and other related organizations.

Position requires demonstrated expertise/experience in paving (preferably with strong design, construction, and materials background); technology transfer/implementation; program management. BS in Civil Engineering is a must; Professional Engineer preferred. Must have strong presentation and writing skills and be willing to travel a minimum 25 percent. Individual will work from the chapter’s Colorado office.

Specific duties and responsibilities are focused on developing and implementing efforts focused on:

  • Long-term performance – addressing key initiatives and issues relating to concrete pavement durability, constructability, design, first-cost and life-cycle costs, maintenance, warranties, and other relevant issues.
  • Traffic management –further developing and transferring technology and best practices for managing concrete construction/rehabilitation under traffic conditions.
  • Innovation – building on the successes of Fast Track methodologies, white topping and other concrete overlay technology, recycling, ride specs, and performance incentives to assist in the development and use of innovative PCC pavement products, processes, and practices in the paving market.
  • Quality – providing leadership through highly-visible presence and proactive involvement with state and national quality initiatives with the aim of ensuring compliance, fostering industry support, partnering with industry stakeholders, and an objective consideration of paving products.
  • Mechanistic Design – providing leadership through proactive involvement with and among all stakeholders (AASHTO, CDOT, WyDot, ACPA, Local Agencies, and other public-private partners) to implement mechanistic design programs and tools. Familiarity/experience with AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design is a plus.

Position also requires identifying, addressing, and communicating short-term (early warning) and long-range strategies and opportunities related to highway pavement construction and rehabilitation. Responsible for implementing the Strategic Plan and competing for fair market share.

Ideal candidate will provide strong leadership and support to the industry’s R&D program, including technology transfer, technology implementation, training, and education.

Also must be familiar with federal and state governmental (legislative and executive) initiatives, funding mechanisms, and activities relating to highways construction/rehabilitation. Candidates with experience in effective public advocacy will be given strong consideration.

Send confidential resume/salary history to:

                                               Barbara Applegate
                                               American Concrete Pavement Association
                                               Colorado Wyoming Chapter
                                               6880 South Yosemite Court, Ste. 100
                                               Centennial, Colorado 80112
                                               bapplegate@paveconcrete.org

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Infrastructure Week Grassroots Alert

Infrastructure Week 2014 is here! The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, Building America’s Future, the U.S. Council on Competitiveness and the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution have organized a full week of strategically placed high-level events and briefings, national and targeted regional media coverage and other activities convening business and policy leaders to articulate the national, regional and local challenges in maintaining, updating and developing new infrastructure across the United States. Infrastructure Week 2014 is designed to help build momentum and urgency to attract the attention of key policymakers and the larger community by telling the story of business, labor, industry and citizens dedicated to improving America’s global competitiveness through investment in infrastructure.

ACPA, as part of the Highway Materials Group is using the occasion of Infrastructure Week 2014 to attract the attention of key policymakers to the critical state of our infrastructure, the need for a robust, long term highway bill, and the urgent need to fix our highway trust fund.  Download press release.  Each of the Highway Materials Group members will be using the same letter in their grassroots campaign, but you are welcome to write your own letters to your elected officials. You are also welcome to use PCA’s grassroots page below to make the process of sending a letter easier.

Click here to tell Congress that the time to fix the highway trust fund is NOW!

The Highway Trust fund that has funded the US surface transportation program for almost 60 years will go bankrupt by the end of the summer. This means that the Federal Highway Administration will not be able reimburse State DOTs for highway projects at the peak of the summer construction season. Numerous DOTs have already held back or cancelled bid lettings in anticipation of this crisis. The long term ramifications for commerce and the broader US economy is sobering. USDOT is estimating that 700,000 jobs are at risk, and by 2020 businesses could lose $1 trillion a year in sales.

A solution must be acted upon by Congress before lasting damage is inflicted on American economic competitiveness and prosperity.

Please feel free to share the above link both within and beyond your organizations. We encourage all Americans to engage with their lawmakers on this critically important issue.

A New Look for ACPA TODAY

With this issue of ACPA TODAY, readers will notice a new format, which results from a new approach to reporting news and events by ACPA.   The newsletter is now published through our new generation website.  This helps streamline the process of distributing information, which allows us more time to research and write the news about the association, our members & affiliates, and the construction-transportation industry around us.   This new format is also more compatible with wide range of digital devices, including smart phones and tablets.

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