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ACPA and Industry Allies Plan Work Zone Safety Campaign

ACPA and 19 other highway and transportation construction organizations* will join forces to build awareness of work zone safety during the week of April 20 through 24. 

The organizations will be using a campaign, “Watch for Us,” to draw attention to the more than 700 people killed in roadway work zones, according the the watchfor.us website. Their plan is to inform highway and roadway users of the dangers of distracted driving in and near construction work zones. The group will use social media and other communications, as well as a toolkit that includes infographics, social media tools, testimonials, and other resources.

“Roadway work zones use a variety of warning systems, barriers, and other traffic controls to make certain drivers and work zones stay separated, but it just takes a moment of distraction for an accident to happen and for lives to be changed forever.”

ACPA encourages all members, chapters and technology partners to join in the campaign.  Look for the hashtag #WatchforUs, and engage in the campaign by following ACPA on Twitter and Facebook during the week of April 20.

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* American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, American Highway Users Association, American Road & Transportation Builders Association, American Road & Transportation Builders Association, American Traffic Safety Services Association, Asphalt Institute, Asphalt Pavement Alliance, Associated Equipment Distributors, Associated General Contractors of America, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Foundation for Pavement Preservation, Green Building Initiative, Highway Materials Group, Laborers Health & Safety Fund of North America, National Center for Asphalt Technology, National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, State Asphalt Pavement Associations, The Road Information Program, and Women of Asphalt.

ISCP Confirms Meeting Dates

The International Society of Concrete Pavements (ISCP) last week announced it will proceed with the 12th International Conference on Concrete Pavements (ISCP), although with a contingency plan in mind. The conference is scheduled for August 30 through September 3.

In a letter posted to the ISCP website, ISCP President and 12th ICCP Conference Chair Jake Hiller says:

  • The ‘early bird’ registration is extended to June 1st (from April 17th);
  • ISCP will fully refund registrations if attendees choose to cancel before August 1, 2020; and
  • If the conference must be postponed because of the pandemic, all registrations will be honored for the new dates.

Jake adds that discussions with ISCP members and the hotel currently preclude exercising the force majeure clause of the contract, adding that canceling would cost ISCP $100,000 in hotel costs alone.

Looking ahead optimistically, ISCP moves ahead with the plan and invites early registrations. ISCP will continue to monitor the situation, factoring Centers for Disease Control guidance. Should the situation change, ISCP will notify registrants and post information on its website. ACPA will also provide updates to members and other readers of ACPA TODAY. 

For registration and other information, please visit: https://12thiccp.concretepavements.org. Questions about the conference? Please send an email to conference@concretepavements.org.
 

Update: COVID-19 Resource Center

ACPA has added additional resources to our COVID-19 resource center and streamlined the listings for easier navigation.

We also organized new and existing  resources into four categories:

  • ACPA Resources,
  • ACPA News Briefs,
  • Business & Economic Resources, and
  • Health & Human Safety Resources

Please click here or visit: acpa.org/covid-19-resources. To suggest additional resources, please forward information to education@acpa.org.

ACPA Creates COVID-19 Resource Center

ACPA has developed a COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic resource page to help association members’ and chapters manage the current pandemic crisis. The resource center includes a growing list of resources, as well as links to recent calls to action and video special reports.

The resource center also includes information from Federal government agencies and other organizations. These include the Centers for Disease Control, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Homeland Security/Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and more. We encourage all members and affiliates to use the resource center and to share it with colleagues and others who may need this important and timely information.

To see and download resources, please click here or visit: acpa.org/covid-19-resources. If you know about additional resources not on our lists, please forward information to education@acpa.org.

TCC Cancels Fly-In

As we reported last week, the COVID-19 crisis has impacted a number of meetings and events scheduled for the next couple of months. 

We received word Tuesday the 2020 TCC Fly-In has been canceled. 

According to ARTBA, anyone registered for the event will be refunded their registration fee. The Grand Hyatt will automatically cancel room reservations. For additional information, please contact Ed Tarrant at 202. 834.6089.

The event was originally scheduled for May 12-14 in Washington, DC.

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