Board of Directors
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.
(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:
- PCA Government Affairs staff (including shared legislative consultants)
- Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) participation
- American Highway Users Alliance (AHUA) participation
- The Road Information Project (TRIP) participation
- 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.
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
Provides direction and helps 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 that do business in this area.
Reviews and discusses design inputs and performance thresholds, with the aim of developing an internal playbook and working knowledge of the Pavement ME software. The group also provides resources to chapter/states and members on using the software to develop competitive pavement designs, as well as identify suggested improvements to recommend to FHWA and AASHTO.
Education & Training
Guides ACPA’s education and training initiatives, including content, audience focus, training mechanisms and implementation.
Develops comprehensive guidance on jointing concrete pavements for all applications covered by the Association (airports, highways, streets, roads, commercial/industrial facilities), and monitors the following important related issues: 1) joint durability pooled fund study, 2) seal/no seal group initiatives, 3) standardization of dowel baskets assemblies, and 4) emerging technologies, such as the potential for using composite or plate dowels.
Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC)
Focuses on growing the acceptance and market of RCC through ACPA‐led technology transfer/education; promotional support; and technical support.
Defines how industry believes agencies should specify concrete pavement smoothness for highways, airports, streets, and industrial applications, and develops model specifications and guides to constructing smooth concrete pavements.