ACPA presented its 2019 Sustainable Practices Award to the Federal Highway Administration.
The award was presented in recognition of leadership in creating a framework for sustainable design and construction practices that consider societal, environmental and economic factors (the triple bottom line). Accepting the award for the FHWA was Gina Ahlstrom, FHWA Pavement Materials Team Leader.
Since 2011, the FHWA-led Sustainable Pavements Technical Working Group (SPTWG) has been a positive and productive forum for the public and private sectors. The SPTWG has earned high marks for its open exchanges among stakeholders.
FHWA has fostered increased awareness of use-phase impacts, which are now considered essential elements of sustainability and life-cycle analysis. The award has been presented selectively since 2010 to organizations or teams (owner and contractor) that demonstrate leadership by implementing sustainable design and construction practices that consider societal, environmental and economic factors.