The American Concrete Pavement Association presents distinguished service awards in recognition of people and practices that represent the very best the transportation-construction community has to offer. The award program was established in 1968 when the Association’s first honoree was James W. Johnson, Iowa Highway Commission Testing Lab for invention of the slipform pavement machine. The program has grown into a tradition cherished by the organization, the honorees, and the industry.
Collectively, these awards and recognitions honor the commitment, focus, and accomplishments of the most forward thinking, innovative, and determined professionals in the transportation community, as well as the quality highways, airports, and streets and roads they build and rehabilitate.
Sustainable practices also are honored with a special award. These best practices in sustainable pavement construction, preservation, and rehabilitation are those which serve as a model throughout the transportation-construction community.
ACPA’s Distinguished Service Awards include the following:
(click award name to view past winners)
- Honorary Life Membership
- Harold J. Halm Presidential Award
- Marlin J. Knutson Technical Achievement Award
- Outstanding Educator
- Outstanding Promotional Project
- Outstanding Government/Public Official
- Outstanding Promotion
- Outstanding Equipment Supplier
- Outstanding Materials Supplier
- Outstanding Health, Safety & Environmental Stewardship
- Lifetime Pavement Performance Award
- Sustainable Practices Award
2017 - Michael I. Darter, Ph.D., P.E., Principal Engineer with Applied Research Associates, Inc. and Professor Emeritus of the University of Illinois.The award recognized Darter for his innovation, leadership, teaching, and mentoring in the field of civil engineering, as well as for his advancement of technology that has resulted in countless numbers of high-quality concrete pavements.
2016 - James D. “Doug” Pitcock, Jr., owner, Chairman of the Board, and CEO of Williams Brothers Construction Company, Houston, for his leadership in both the transportation-construction industry, as well as one of the largest concrete paving contractors in the United States.
2015 - Gary Godbersen, President & CEO, GOMACO Corporation, for more than 50 years of support of the American Concrete Pavement Association, and for vision, inventiveness, and many innovations in concrete paving equipment and accessories.
2014 - John E. Eisenhour, National Sales Manager, Guntert & Zimmerman Const. Div., Inc., Ripon, Calif., for more than 50 years of dedication and commitment to the art and science of concrete pavement construction.
2013 - James (Jim) Duit, President of Duit Construction Co., Inc. - For 45 years of innovation and successful construction of concrete pavements, as well as selfless dedication and tireless advocacy on behalf of the industry and the American Concrete Pavement Association.
2012 - Gordon Smith, P.E., Iowa Concrete Paving Association, for more than 25 years of dedicated service and successful promotion of concrete pavement in Iowa and across the nation. The award also recognizes Smith for his vision and leadership in chartering the Iowa Center for Concrete Pavement Technology, which grew to be the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (CP Tech Center) at the Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
2011 - Dan Keys, Berns Construction Company (retired) – For the indelible positive marks left on the concrete pavement industry in Indiana and across the nation as both a founder of the Indiana Chapter – ACPA, and a chairman of the American Concrete Pavement Association, including leadership in chartering the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center in 2005.
2010 - Patrick Nolan, Interstate Highway Construction – For dedication, leadership, creativity, and faith in guiding the American Concrete Pavement Association, and for the integrity that defined your career and will remain your legacy.
2009 - James Shilstone Sr., Chairman of the Shilstone Companies, Inc. for educating the concrete pavement industry about the principles of aggregate gradation and concrete mixture design. His tireless, lifelong pursuits greatly improved the quality of concrete pavements worldwide, and based on his work, thousands of miles of pavements have been built using materials selected according to the principles he has taught.
2008 - Gary Aamold, Highway Services Division, Penhall Company - For dedication, commitment, and service to the concrete pavement industry, as well as leadership of the American Concrete Pavement Association, and its affiliate, the International Grooving & Grinding Association. Also, for demonstrated vision and leadership in the areas of pavement restoration and rehabilitation, including direct involvement in the co-development of the Next Generation Concrete Surface, pioneered through tireless research, field testing, and laboratory evaluation.
2007 - James Lafrenz, P.E. - For outstanding leadership and dedication to advancing the quality of concrete pavements, and thus, vastly improving the nation’s airfields. Also, for guiding the American Concrete Pavement Association’s airport programs, the Innovative Pavement Research Foundation, and contributing unwavering will to advance the transportation community at large through sound vision and the tireless pursuit of excellence.
2006 - Edward A. Egan, Northern Con-Agg, Inc. - For Outstanding leadership and dedication to advancing the use of concrete pavements, as well as for guiding the American Concrete Pavement Association and the concrete pavement industry through sound vision and the tireless pursuit of quality.
2005 - William R. Cape, James Cape & Sons Construction Company (Posthumously) - For peerless innovation, leadership, vision, tenacity, and drive. As a leader, teacher, mentor, and friend to many in the concrete pavement industry, the pursuit of quality and excellence were both his life’s work and his passion.
2004 - Donald E. Beuerlein, Koss Construction Company - For outstanding leadership, commitment, and dedication to advancing the use of concrete pavements, as well as for shaping and guiding the American Concrete Pavement Association; for countless contributions to the Association and to your craft have resulted in world-class quality and have embodied the best of the past, present, and future of the concrete pavement industry
2003 - Robert B. Priest, Sanders Saws, - For outstanding leadership, commitment, and dedication in developing both the phrase and the technology of CPR: Concrete Pavement Restoration; and for service to the industry in key leadership positions on the ACPA Board, IGGA, Southeast Chapter-ACPA and the Northeast Chapter-ACPA.
2002 - Leet E. Denton, Denton Enterprises, Inc. - For more than 40 years of outstanding leadership, commitment, and dedication to advancing the use of concrete pavements, as well as for shaping and guiding the American Concrete Pavement Association and the concrete pavement industry through sound vision, bold ideas, and the tireless pursuit of quality.
2001 - Richard E. Forrestal, Cold Spring Construction Company - For over 50 years of outstanding leadership, tireless service, promotion and dedication to advancing the use and roles of concrete pavements and serving as ACPA Chairman of the Board in 1983.
2000 - M. Lee Powell, III, President, APAC - Georgia, Inc. - Ballenger Paving Division. Over forty years of leadership, tireless service and dedication to advancing the use and roles of concrete pavements and twice serving as ACPA Chairman of the Board.
1999 - James Mays; T.L. James Company (retired) - For his leadership and dedication to the concrete pavement industry, tireless promotion of concrete pavements, equipment innovations, and his well-established track record for quality concrete pavement projects.
1998 - Denny Brush; Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association - In recognition of his leadership in developing design procedures for concrete airfields, highways and local roads and for expanding the transportation community's knowledge of concrete pavement engineering.
1997 - Robert G. Packard; American Concrete Pavement Association - In recognition of his leadership in developing design procedures for concrete airfields, highways and local roads and for expanding the transportation community's knowledge of concrete pavement engineering.
1996 - Sanford P. LaHue; American Concrete Pavement Association - In recognition of his leadership in promoting quality concrete pavements to the highway community, concrete pavement industry and the American Concrete Pavement Association.
1995 - Thomas T. Trussell; Central Atlantic Contractors, Inc. - For 47 years, a leader and pioneer in the development of concrete pavement restoration (CPR) techniques and for his dedication to the concrete pavement industry.
1994 - Roger A. Minnich; Minnich-Maginniss Mfg. - For 40 years of customer service to the concrete pavement industry, and for providing contractors with ideas and knowledge to help them solve their vibration problems.
1993 - Charles T. Sheley; Hi-Way Paving, Inc. - For his devotion to the quality of concrete pavements, and for his tireless efforts in the consolidation of the American Concrete Pavement Association and the Portland Cement Association Paving Division.
1992 - Ronald M. Guntert, Sr.; Guntert & Zimmerman Const. Div. - Manufacturer, inventor, innovator, for his personal devotion and years of dedication and involvement in the concrete pavement industry.
1991 - Harold W. Godbersen; GOMACO Corporation (Posthumously) - Contractor, manufacturer, inventor, for his personal devotion and years of dedication and involvement to the concrete pavement industry.
1990 - Portland Cement Association; For their assistance in the formation of the American Concrete Pavement Association and for their promotional and technical research in support of concrete pavements for the past 75 years.
1989 - James C. Mikulanec; Central Paving Corporation - For the development of the "Fast Track" paving concept.
1988 - William Feltz; Andersen Concrete Co. - For the development of the AASHTO Computer Program.
1987 - Robert E. Hirschman; Elderlee, Inc. - For service and dedication to the Association as President, Past President and Secretary/Treasurer.
1986 - Thomas Wilson, Jr.; Southern Roadbuilders, Inc. (Posthumously) - Strong Association supporter and industry leader.
1985 - ACPA Staff - Given in appreciation of contributions made during their time of employment with ACPA.
1984 - Wisconsin DOT; - Received for recognition of Wisconsin I-90/94 recycling project.
1983 - Gordon K. Ray; - Presented for dedication of entire professional career to the promotion of concrete pavements.
1982 - Georgia Department of Transportation; Presented for leadership in developing and conducting a positive program of pcc pavement restoration.
1981 - Marlin J. Knutson; Iowa Concrete Paving Assn. - Received for important contributions to the concrete pavement industry including promotion of thin bonded concrete overlays.
1979 - S. J. Groves; Brown & Lambrecht and Denton Construction Co. - Selected for outstanding achievement in exhibiting fortitude required for development of the low bid on the Edens Expressway Reconstruction Project, the largest roadway contract ever awarded in the United States and for the professional manner in which the joint venture mobilized equipment, procured materials, and successfully completed the first year's construction on schedule.
1978 - Iowa Department of Transportation; Selected for outstanding achievement in concrete paving technology.
1977 - Gene Marter; Material Service Corporation and Dick Wehrli, Easy Street Construction Company - Received for their inventive leadership in co-chairing the ACPA Pave-In II street paving seminar at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.
1976 - Glen E. Perkins; Quad City Construction Company - Received for inventive leadership in developing the first production version of the slipform paver.
1975 - Harry S. Curlin; Southern Roadbuilders, Inc. - Received for leadership in developing the econocrete concept.
1974 - Illinois State Toll Highway Authority; Given in recognition of the innovative design concepts developed for the 69 mile extension of the Illinois East-West Tollway between Aurora and Rock Falls.
1973 - Zachry-South Prairie; Given in recognition of excellence in management, scheduling, and construction.
1972 - George C. Koss; Koss Construction Company (Posthumously) - Biggest promoter of concrete pavements in the Midwest.
1971 - The Pave-In Team; Construction of a mile of concrete pavement presented to the County free of charge using own design and specifications to illustrate cost saving ideas for upgrading low traffic roads with concrete pavement.
1970 - Denton Construction Company; Activities in promotion of concrete; Development of new ideas, methods and design of concrete pavement; and Outstanding job performance.
1969 - Bill Swisher; CMI Corporation - Manufacturer of Automated Fine Grader.
1968 - James W. Johnson; Iowa Highway Commission Testing Lab - Inventor of the Slip Form Paver.
Donald E. Beuerlein, Koss Construction Company (2005) Peter Deem, Holcim US (2012) Robert H. Given, P.E., Iowa Concrete Paving Association and Iowa DOT (2003) Jack Irmscher, Lone Star Industries (1997) Colin Jensen, Knife River Corporation (fka Irving F. Jensen Co.) (2007) Rolland Johns, Cemex (2006) Marlin J. Knutson, P.E., American Concrete Pavement Association (1998) Joseph A. Kurtz, Pavement Specialists, Inc. (1996) Joseph McDaniel, Ohio/Kentucky Chapter—ACPA (1998) M. Lee Powell III, APAC-Southeast, Inc., Ballenger Paving Division (2006) Charles T. Sheley, Hi-Way Paving, Inc. (2004) Alfred C. Strauss, Lehigh Portland Cement Company (1996)
2015-Wisconsin Department of Transportation. For the agency's long-standing life cycle cost and pavement type selection policies that recognize the importance that healthy industry competition has on creating higher quality pavements at a lower overall cost to the public.
2013—Suneel Vanikar, Federal Highway Administration. For exemplary leadership in pursuit of concrete pavement technology implementation and for stewarding a valued history and partnership between the Federal Highway Administration and the American Concrete Pavement Association.
2007—Baker Concrete Const., Inc. & Speedway Motor Sports. For outstanding achievement in construction of concrete pavement at the Bristol Motor Speedway.
2006*—Koss Construction Co. on the 50th Anniversary of the completion of the first project funded by the 1956 highway act, which established the Interstate Highway System.
2002—Tully Construction Co., Inc. For dedicated support in the clean-up efforts at New York’s “Ground Zero” and exemplary representation of the concrete pavement industry.
2001—Tom Cackler, Director, Highway Division, Iowa Department of Transportation. For 30 Years of Outstanding Service to the State of Iowa and for Dedicated Support and Encouragement of the Concrete Pavement Industry.
2000—Edward A. Egan, President, Northern Con-Agg, Inc. For 35 Years of Personal Service on behalf of the Mission and Leadership of the American Concrete Pavement Association and for dedicated contributions to advancing the position and credibility of the Association.
1999—Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. In recognition of the Highway 71 Relocation project that provides a vital transportation link for the citizens and industry in the State of Arkansas.
1998—Elmer Greinert "Bud" Shuster, (R-9-Pa.), then-Chairman, Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives.
1997—Jack Oremus (Posthumously), President, Dixon-Marquette Cement and Prairie Group – For his steadfast dedication and support of the industry, his strong leadership skills, and his unwavering support of forward-looking initiatives such as mechanistic pavement design.
1996—Georgia Department of Transportation – In recognition of outstanding commitment and achievements in concrete pavement restoration. Georgia was the first to pull together all the techniques into a comprehensive system of repairs which came to be known as CPR. The system has since been adopted by many state and countries around the world to economically prolong highway life and improve ride quality.
1994—Robert G. Huber, Washington, Iowa County Engineer – For his dedication to the engineering profession and concrete pavement industry and for his devotion to innovative pavement designs, including whitetopping.
* In 2006 the ACPA Presidential Award was renamed the Harold J. Halm Presidential Award after ACPA’s first President.
2017—TBA in January 2018
2016—The William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, N.J. for supporting the comprehensive needs of the aviation community, including state-of-the-art pavement design tools and technical standards to meet the demands of today’s new large aircraft.
2015—Julie M. Vandenbossche, Ph.D., P.E., University of Pittsburgh, for more than 25 years of accomplishments in the field of concrete pavement research, particularly your work on the design of concrete overlays on asphalt pavements.The design models offer the concrete pavement industry new opportunities in the industry’s quest to provide quality alternatives to traditional asphalt resurfacing.
2014—Larry Scofield, P.E., International Grooving & Grinding Association. This award recognizes Scofield’s decisive role in developing and implementing the Next Generation Concrete Surface technology; development of the SPS-2 state-sponsored pooled fund study; and steadfast support of the industry and transportation agencies through passion, hard work, expertise, and solid technical guidance.
2013—MNRoad – In recognition of MnROAD, Minnesota's Cold Weather Road Research Facility,where agency and industry ideas are put to the test. This award is presented as a tribute to MnRoad’s commitment to learning and putting ideas into practice.
2012—Dr. Mike Darter – Applied Research Associates – In recognition of many contributions to concrete pavement research and engineering, and the many engineers trained through your life’s work. Among your numerous technical milestones are leadership in the development of: The Pavement Condition Index; National Pavement Performance Models; MEPDG - Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide; and 1993 AASHTO Overlay Design Procedure.
2011—Jeffrey Roesler, P.E. – University of Illinois – For a persistent pursuit of research to advance thin, economical concrete pavement systems. Of highest acknowledgment is the development of the most advanced design procedure for thin concrete overlays on asphalt, which includes groundbreaking work to unlock the science behind the structural benefit of fiber reinforcement for thin slabs.
2010—Dale Harrington, P.E. – National Concrete Pavement Technology Center – For a passionate commitment to working collaboratively with others to truly make a difference—and particularly for leadership and vision in creating the Integrated Materials and Construction Practices Manual, the CP Road Map, and the Guide to Concrete Overlays, which have impacted best practices throughout the nation.
2009—Rodney Joel, P.E. – Federal Aviation Administration, Safety and Standards Branch – For meritorious service to the transportation community, and notably, for significant improvements in concrete airfield design and construction—and particularly for the design of stabilized and drainable bases and the use of mechanistic pavement thickness design—have greatly improved concrete pavements throughout the nation.
2008—Thomas J. Yager (retired); National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) – For commitment and service to the transportation-construction community by advancing concrete pavement testing, research, and development, with particular emphasis on friction. The award also recognizes the efforts in research and development of transverse grooving to counteract hydroplaning, thereby improving aircraft tire performance on wet pavement.
2007—James H. Woodstrom, P.E. (retired); Caltrans – For commitment and service to the transportation industry in advancing concrete pavement testing, research, and development. Recognized among his accomplishments is his pivotal role in research and development for many of the designs, procedures and specifications used by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), including the plain jointed concrete pavements that have become the standard across the world.
2006—National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (CP Tech Center) – For commitment and service to the concrete pavement industry in advancing concrete pavement research, technology transfer, and technology implementation. Among the growing list of accomplishments is the key role in developing and advancing the Concrete Pavement Road Map, which holds great promise for the future of concrete pavement technology.
2005—The Transtec Group and Federal Highway Administration – For outstanding achievement in developing the HIPERPAV software program, which has improved the knowledge of concrete paving contractors and engineers on the factors that influence construction quality. This program reflects positively on the value and power of public-private partnerships.
2004 Robert F. Steffes, PCC Research Engineer, Center for Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Technology, Iowa State University – For outstanding achievement in the field of research and development, notably the development of longitudinal joint forming, an innovative method of forming longitudinal joints into concrete pavements. This award also recognizes your many innovations over the years that have resulted in quality concrete pavements.
2003—David E. Wittwer, Wittwer Paving, Inc. – For outstanding work and contributions to develop, implement, and promote practices used to attain “super-smooth” concrete pavements.
2002—David L. Rettner and the Minnesota Department of Transportation Metro Division – For conceptualizing, engineering and promoting the I-35W “60-Year Pavement” project, setting new standards for PCC pavement design and construction in the U.S., and raising awareness of the long-term performance of concrete pavements.
2001—Pavement Research Center, University of California, Berkeley; Western States Chapter ACPA and California Department of Transportation – For leadership as a key participant of the California I-10 team, and for innovative technical contributions.
2000—Kansas Department of Transportation – For ongoing contributions in setting smoothness standards for concrete pavements.
1999—Jimmie Thompson, Ash Grove Cement Company – For advancing concrete pavement quality through enhanced material design, teaching and leadership, and an unprecedented personal commitment to the concrete pavement industry.
1998—Tennessee Department of Transportation
- 2008 - Dr. Kenneth C. Hover, Professor Civil & Environmental Engineering at Cornell University
- 2003 - Dr. W. Ronald Hudson, Professor Emeritus, University of Texas at Austin
- 2002 - Dr. Ernest J. Barenberg, P.E., Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- 2000 - Dr. B. Frank McCullough, P.E., University of Texas at Austin
- 1999 - David A. Kuemmel, P.E., Marquette University
- 1998 - Dr. Mark B. Snyder, P.E., University of Minnesota
- 1996 - Dr. Michael I. Darter, P.E., University of Illinois
- 1995 - Dr. James K. Cable, P.E., University of Iowa
- 2008 - Bremen Highway Rehabilitation Project, Indiana
- 2007 - Reconstruction of I-74 in Peoria, Illinois
- 2005 - City of Grand Rapids Whitetopping Program, Michigan
- 2004 - Downtown Galena, Ill., Redevelopment Project Team
- 2003 - Seven C's Action Committee, Mason City, Iowa
- 2002 - US-69 Whitetopping, North of McAlester, Oklahoma
- 2001 - Mon-Fayette Expressway Association, "Highways of Hope" Campaign
- 2000 - I-59 Public Relations Project, presented to Robert Taylor, P.E., Southeast Chapter – ACPA
2008 - Dave Nichols, Missouri Department of Transportation 2007 - Michael T. Sheehan, P.E., Olmsted County Engineer 2006 - Doug Schwartz, P.E., Minnesota Department of Transportation 2005 - Harold E. Linnenkohl, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Transportation 2004 - Bill Kirk, District 6 Materials Technician IV, Iowa Department of Transportation 2003 - Len A. Sanderson, North Carolina Department of Transportation 2002 - E. Dean Carlson, Kansas Department of Transportation 2001 - Edwin H. (Buddy) Gratton, Jr.,Georgia Department of Transportation 2000 - John Leverenz, P.E., District Engineer, Kansas Department of Transportation 1999 –Oswin Keifer, Jr., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (posthumously) 1998 - Mike Lackey - Kansas Department of Transportation 1995 - Wayne F. Murphy, Minnesota DOT 1994 - James L. Lafrenz, U.S. Air Force 1992 - Ted Ferragut/Suneel Vanikar, Federal Highway Administration
2017- TBA in January 2018
2016-Patrick (Pat) Long, Director of Marketing and Government Affairs for the Indiana Chapter – ACPA. This award recognizes Long’s unique expertise in the promotion of concrete pavements. The award cited his experiences in regulatory and legislative issues, economic development policy, and public finance have benefited the industry in Indiana and throughout ACPA’s Chapter/State paving association network.
2015 - Larry Engbrecht, Executive Director, South Dakota Chapter-ACPA, for his professional approach and honorable, straightforward nature as Executive Director of the South Dakota Chapter-ACPA. These qualities have built a trustful environment where the South Dakota DOT and industry partner together to find mutually beneficial solutions using concrete pavements. This has led to a stable market for concrete paving and the introduction of concrete overlays as a tool in the DOT’s toolbox.
2014 - James Mack, P.E., Director Market Development-Commercial Strategy, CEMEX, Houston, Texas - The award recognizes Mack for championing life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA), which plays an important role in improving the pavement investment decision-making process. The award recognizes Mack as an outspoken advocate for the benefits of LCCA; for his outreach and education efforts in the proper application of LCCA as a pavement selection/validation tool; and for his experience and expertise in a range of concrete promotion efforts.
2013 - Kevin McMullen, P.E., President of the Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association (WCPA) - In recognition of his professional approach, leadership, and unwavering efforts in developing and maintaining one of the strongest and most consistent concrete pavement programs of any state in the United States.
2012 - Ron Youngman, P.E., Colorado/Wyoming Chapter – ACPA, for his steadfast promotion of concrete pavements, applying innovation and sound engineering principles to address challenges and opportunities alike.
2011 - Robert Long, ACPA-Mid-Atlantic Chapter - For dedicated and persistent promotion of concrete pavements in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, and in particular for fostering a fair pavement selection policy in West Virginia, which has created new paving opportunities for ACPA members.
2010 - Randell Riley, P.E., Illinois Chapter, Inc. – ACPA - For tireless, successful promotion of concrete pavement solutions on lower volume country roads, city streets, and bus pads in the State of Illinois, including thin concrete overlays.
2008 - Todd LaTorella, P.E., Missouri/Kansas Chapter, Inc. - ACPA
2007 - Gerry Krozel, Prairie Material Sales Inc.
2006 - Bob Lopez, Cement Council of Texas
2006 - John Cunningham, Iowa Concrete Paving Association
2005 - Allan Childers, P.E., ACPA-Southeast Chapter
2005 - Ken Liescheidt, P.E., Missouri/Kansas Chapter
2004 - Dan DeGraaf, P.E., West Michigan, Michigan Concrete Paving Association
2004 - Lori Tiefenthaler, Southeast Cement Association
2003 - Gregory A. Dean, Southeast Chapter - ACPA
2002 - William R. Larson, CEMEX, Ontario, CA
2001 - Lee B. Godfrey, Jr., Signal Mountain Cement Company
200 - M.C. Ollar, P.E., Oklahoma/Arkansas Chapter - ACPA
1999 - Ray Siepp, Signal Mountain Cement Company
2007 - Ronald Guntert, Jr., Guntert & Zimmerman Construction Division, Inc.
2006 - John Eisenhour, Jr., Terex Roadbuilding/CMI
2007 - Dennis Hogan, Propex Concrete Systems
2006 - Sarah Bazey, Simplex Construction Supplies, Inc.
2007 - Tim Smith, Cement Association of Canada
2006 - Dominique Lueckenhoff, US EPA Region III
2016--The City of San Antonio for Belknap Place, the oldest concrete pavement in the State of Texas. Located in the Monte Vista Historic District of San Antonio, was placed in 1914, the pavement employed an innovative, patented process called “Granitoid.”
2015--Westminster Avenue between 1300 East & 1400 East, Salt Lake City, Utah. Westminster Avenue was among the first concrete streets ever built by the city, having been constructed in 1916. It serves as a testament to the longevity of concrete pavements, carrying traffic just as it did nearly one hundred years ago.
2014--Renner Field, Goodland, Kans. in recognition of the Runway 12/30 Whitetopping at Renner Field. This exceptional facility was first constructed in 1965 and overlaid with 6 in. of concrete in 1974. One of the first two airport whitetopping projects in the United States, this is one of the earliest airport pavement systems to use slipform paving equipment.
2013 - The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in recognition of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, “America’s First Super Highway,” and its standing as the first limited access, high-speed facility in the United States. The award also recognizes the legacy of this unrivaled facility, which is that it served as the blueprint for the U.S. Interstate Highway System.
2011 - Scott Street, Springfield, MO – In recognition of more than 87 years of high-quality, low-maintenance service to the road users, citizens and taxpayers of Springfield. The concrete pavement on Scott Street remains a legacy to the sound decision of a citizen-led effort to build roads in the city through self-imposed taxes.
2010 - Interstate 79, Washington County, PA; Pennsylvania DOT – For outstanding performance in providing more than 20 years of zero-maintenance service to road users, citizens and taxpayers of Pennsylvania. The concrete pavement has stood the test of time and is a testament to the durability and longevity of concrete and the importance of quality construction and design.
2008 - Sagtikos State Parkway, NY (Highways); Belknap Place, San Antonio, Texas (Streets & Roads); and Washington Dulles International Airport (Airports)
2007 - Interstate 176, located between Reading and Morgantown, PA (Highways)
2006 - Interstate 29, Monona County, Iowa DOT (Highways); Cemetery Road, Eddyville, Mahaska County, Iowa (Streets & Local Roads); and Runway 13/31 at Iowa’s Storm Lake Municipal Airport (Airports)
2005 - NASA for Shuttle Landing Facility Kennedy Space Center Cape Canaveral, Florida (Airports)
2004 - State Route 17 into Hollywood, Habersham County, Georgia DOT (Highways); Lawrence County Airport, Courtland, Ala. (Airports); Huron and North 2nd Streets, City of Sheboygan, Wisconsin (Streets & Local Roads); St. Rte 522 South Shade Gap, Pennsylvania DOT - Engineering District 9-0 (Highways)
2002 - B Street, Salt Lake City, Utah DOT (Streets & Local Roads); I-26 "40-year Concrete Pavement," South Carolina (Highways); and Yalecrest Neighborhood, Salt Lake City, Utah (Streets & Local Roads)
2001 - I-55, Benton to Sikeston, Missouri DOT (Highways)
2000 - I-285 Dekalb County, Georgia DOT (Highways)
1999 - Historic Route 66, Oklahoma DOT (Highways)
1999 - Sixth & Seventh Streets, City of Duluth, Minnesota
1994 - Runway 8R/26L at Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport (Airports)
2017—Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. (an ACPA Member) and the Kansas Department of Transportation for their team effort in recognizing and prioritizing sustainable construction practices on the South Lawrence Trafficway (K-10) Project. In addition to the complexity of building a six-mile, four-lane highway on new alignment, the contractor and agency’s combined efforts successfully employed context sensitive measures in the truest spirit of sustainable construction.
2015—The award was presented to the Utah DOT Region 2; Geneva Rock Products, Inc., and Holcim (US) for their work on the Interstate-80 reconstruction project from Silver Creek Junction to Wanship, Utah. This award recognizes the leadership of these companies/ organizations and the individuals involved in the project, specifically in the area of pavement sustainability. The award also pays appropriate tribute to the teamwork and leadership in conceiving and executing the I-80 project. This project is believed to be include the first ever partial depth reclamation of only 4 inches of existing asphalt with cement, as well as the first large scale paving project using Envirocore cement. The combined efforts have resulted in the attainment of the “triple bottom-line” of societal, environmental, and economic factors. This project has made the Utah DOT and others in the concrete pavement industry more aware of what can be done in applying sustainable practices without impacting cost, schedule, or the traveling public.
2013 - Illinois Tollway for using everything within the exiting right-of-way as raw materials for base and pavement construction/reconstruction, as well as to include fractionated recycled asphalt pavement and two-lift construction to further the agency's sustainability goals. It also recognizes the commitments made by the Tollway engineering and management staff to take what they have learned through an investment in research, and apply it in practice working with their local construction industry partners. The Tollway’s recycling program represents the most ambitious concrete pavement sustainability effort underway by any U.S. agency.
2012 - Frank Hayes, Senior Airport Specialist (ret.) and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport HJAIA) Team for their vision, tenacity, and commitment to quality construction and sustainable construction practices with the implementation of Pavement Management System (PMS).
2011 - I-225 From Mississippi Avenue to 6th Avenue in Aurora, Colorado; Colorado Department of Transportation & Interstate Highway Construction, Inc. – For successfully collaborating on sustainable design and construction practices for a truly green reconstruction project. The teamwork and leadership on this project shows how concrete pavements can exhibit a lower energy footprint, reduce the use of fuel during construction, lower disposal needs and promote 100% recycling of existing concrete materials for use in a new concrete mix and on other project components.
2010 - Honey Creek Resort; Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Wicks Construction, Inc., Concrete Technologies, Inc, Jasper Construction and Ideal Ready Mix Co., Inc. – For outstanding collaboration and leadership in sustainable, low-impact construction using concrete pavement on the largest project ever undertaken by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Iowa’s first destination resort at a state park.