Committees

Board of Directors

Against a backdrop of the “Fab 4,” the ACPA board takes time out for an impromptu photo.

Manages the affairs and property of the Association. The Board establishes the Association’s policies, actively promotes the Association’s objectives, and supervises the disbursement of the Association’s funds.

Strategic Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Strategic Advisory Committee is primarily to determine the direction or strategy of the Association:

  • To evaluate industry trends through information conference sessions, recommended studies and other means.
  • To recommend strategy, and promotion and technical objectives for the Association’s programs to the Board of Directors.
  • To participate in establishing annual goals and priorities and in the accomplishment of strategic initiatives.
  • To appoint task forces and chairs thereof to accomplish specific goals within the resources of the Association.
  • To determine research priorities and communicate those priorities to the Innovative Pavement Research Foundation, National Concrete Pavement Technology Center and agency partners (FHWA, FAA, TRB, etc.)
  • To participate in establishing the Association’s posture and objectives to address federal policy and legislative matters.
  • To oversee the National Excellence in Concrete Paving Awards. 

ACPA Legislative Issues Committee

(In June 2017, the Legislative Issues Task Force officially transitioned to the ACPA Legislative Issues Committee.)  The LIC brings ACPA’s constituency behind key on-going legislative issues, primarily 1) federal highway funding through the multi-year transportation authorization bill, 2) federal airport funding through the aviation bill, and 2) research and technology implementation funding provisions in transportation legislation.  ACPA works toward this goal primarily through collaborative and cooperative efforts with:

  1. PCA Government Affairs staff (including shared legislative consultants)
  2. Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) participation
  3. American Highway Users Alliance (AHUA) participation
  4. The Road Information Project (TRIP) participation
  5. The Highway Materials Group (ACPA, NSSGA, NRMCA, PCA and NAPA)

Participation in LIC meetings and activities–including receiving ACPA legislative and regulatory updates–now requires ACPA members and affiliates to complete an “Advocacy Interest Membership” form annually.  There are no additional dues associated with this membership classification, but membership will follow certain the operating guidelines stringently.  Participation also allows ACPA PAC activities to be reported and acted upon without encumbrances that existed before the re-organization of the LIC.

Chapter/State Committee

The Chapter/State Committee provides a forum for discussing issues, coordinating and prioritizing local promotion needs, and for sharing strategies and experiences for the betterment of local promotion effectiveness. 

Other Standing Committees:

Administrative Committee, Budget and Finance Committee, Compensation Committee, Nominating Committee, Former Chair’s Council

Task Forces

Airports

Purpose:  To provide direction and help implement ACPA’s airport segment programs, including commercial airfields, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), military airfields managed by the Tri-Services (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy), and the consulting firms involved in the design, construction, and rehabilitation of airport concrete pavements for military, commercial, and general aviation facilities. 

Asset Management

Purpose:  To educate Chapter/States on pavement management system (PMS) processes and strategies and to engage the States to better understand how they are managing concrete pavements to better position concrete for success within each state. Also, to develop a strategy by which the industry can “own” our product.

Jointing

Purpose: To develop comprehensive guidance on jointing and sealing concrete pavements for all applications covered by the Association (airports, highways, streets, roads, commercial/industrial facilities), and to monitor the following important related issues: 1) joint durability, 2) Seal/No Seal group initiatives, 3) standardization of dowel baskets assemblies, 4) joint sealant reservoir cleaning for best sealant performance, and 5) emerging technologies, such as new dowel materials.

ACPA’s Pavement Design Task Force meets during the Association’s 54th Annual Meeting.

Pavement Design

Purpose: To review and discuss concrete pavement design theories, equations, design inputs, and performance thresholds, with the aim of developing design software such as, StreetPave, and an internal working knowledge of AASHTOWare Pavement ME and other available design software. The group provides resources to chapter/states and members on using software to develop competitive pavement designs, as well as identifying suggested improvements to recommend to FHWA, AASHTO, and other developers.  The group is also responsible for the co-development  and implementation of PavementDesigner.org, along with NRMCA and PCA, with input from the RCC Pavement Council.

 Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC)

Purpose: To grow the acceptance, market and quality of RCC through ACPA-led technology transfer/education; promotional support; technical support and member recognition.

 

 

(Last update: 12/19/2017)