Association News Earns Top Recognition, the cement and concrete industries’ concrete pavement thickness design platform was included in EQUIPMENT WORLD magazine’s editors’  list of top roadbuilding products in 2018.  It is the only software solution to make the list in 2018, as all other products on the list are machines and equipment used in highway construction.

PavementDesigner was codeveloped by ACPA, PCA, the RMC Research & Education Foundation (NRMCA), with support from the RCC Pavement Council.

A long list of ACPA members, industry allies, affiliates, and tech partners were involved in the development and rollout of in 2018.  From ACPA, Eric Ferrebee served as the primary technical and training contact, while Andy Gieraltowski worked as project manager. Both worked closely with the development team, from concept through project delivery, which began fomally in January 2018.

For more information, about the recognition of PavementDesigner, please see details on page 44 of the December issue of EQUIPMENT WORLD:

Is Your Project in CPP Magazine?

ACPA’s 4th quarter 2018 issue of CONCRETE PAVEMENT PROGRESS magazine features short stories and photos of the award-winning projects from ACPA’s 29th annual “Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards” program. 

Magazines were mailed to members in mid-December, shortly after the awards were presented during our 55th Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

A limited number of this this edition of the magazine is available on a first-come/first-served basis.  To request additional copies, please contact Bill Davenport at ACPA ( | 847.423.8703).  Hurry–These extra copies go fast!

Did you know?   ACPA’s CPP Magazine is also available as a flipbook and an iTunes app! Click here for more information.  

ACPA in the News

ACPA had the opporunity to contribute a guest editorial (on long-life pavements), as well as a state-of-the industry article for CONTRACTOR’S HOTLINE magazine recently.  To view both online, please visit:   Please note:   To view the article, you may have to select the option of activating or downloading Adobe Flash, if prompted.

In related news, ACPA also contributed commentary for an article on concrete pavement overlays, which appeared in the BETTER ROADS section of the December issue of EQUIPMENT WORLD magazine.   The article, “COVERING IT: The rise of the concrete overlay gives roadbuilders new options, opportunities,” provides an overview of current overlay technology and examples of its growth throughout the United States.

ACPA is also working with CONSTRUCTION FOCUS on an editorial collaboration.  For additional information about these and other ACPA media opportunities, please contact Bill Davenport ( or 847.423.8703). 



Where to Find Industry Meetings and Events

The latest industry and association events can be found on ACPA’s web calendar, which is on the ACPA home page. Look for the calendar on the lower right of the home page at

As you scroll from one month to the next, please note that only a few of the events are listed below the calendar. To find additional meetings and events each month, look for blue text with gray dots below the date to find additional meetings and events scheduled for 2019 and beyond!

Did we miss your workshop, meeting, or other important event?  If so, please contact Bill Davenport ( or 847.423.8703). 


ACPA Announces 2018 Annual Report

ACPA is encouraging members and affiliates to take a closer look at association activities for the year by downloading the 2018 ACPA Annual Report. The 18-page report is packed full of brief descriptions and illustrations that capture many of the major activities and accomplishments for the year.

In 2018, there was a strong emphasis on focused support of members, chapters, and agencies/owners. The report describes examples of that support in the form of ACPA’s ConcreteCOMPETES program (along with success examples), as well as ACPA’s new alignment with the Portland Cement Association which includes a major push to develop and implement a comprehensive promotion plan.

The digital report also details many significant milestones and accomplishments, including the successful rollout of the cement & concrete industries’ pavement thickness design platform; ACPA’s VISION2040 initiative; and many new specifications, standards, and industry perspectives documents.  The report also provides an update on the successful launch of the “Interns for the Future” and an update on the ACPA Emerging Leaders Group activities. 

Many of these initiatives have come online in the past year or two, and in addition to achieving strong results on new programs and plans, the association has also maintained its focus on mainstay activities such as membership development, market measurement, and many other essential services and activities, which are woven into this comprehensive report.  

The end of the report also includes a link to a powerful new video that captures the enthusiastic perspectives of ACPA members and staff, as well as the energy of the 55th Annual Meeting.   Click here to see & download the exciting and informative ACPA 2018 Annual Report!   


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