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Final Call for ACPA Distinguished Service Nominations  

ACPA is reminding members and affiliates to submit nominations for ACPA’s 2019 distinguished service and recognition awards through August 2nd.  To submit a nomination, click the highlighted links below for each award:

  • Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award – Awarded annually since 1968. The award is presented to individuals or organizations for unparalleled, long-term commitment, dedication, participation, and leadership in the concrete pavement community. 
  • Marlin J. Knutson Award for Technical Achievement – Awarded annually since 1998. The award is presented to an individual or group who has made significant contributions to advance the development and implementation of technical innovations and best practices in the design and construction of concrete pavements. 
  • Outstanding Pavement Promotion Award – Awarded selectively since 1998. The award is presented to an individual or group who has made significant contributions through promotional efforts or programs to advance the awareness, specification, and/or placement of concrete pavements.   
  • Lifetime Pavement Recognition Award (Highway) – Awarded annually since 1994. The award is presented to the agency owner of an in-service concrete pavement that has demonstrated exceptional performance and service to its local community, state, and users.  (This recognition rotates annually between market segments. This year, we will recognize an exceptional highway project.)
  • Sustainable Practices Recognition Award – Presented first in 2010, this award goes to an organization or team (owner and contractor) that demonstrates leadership by implementing design and construction practices that consider societal, environmental and economic factors.

The awards will be presented at the Association’s 56th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA.  Submit all nominations by August 2nd.  To view past award recipients, please follow this link.

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Photo shows a recent ACPA sustainable Practices Recognition award, one of five distinguished service and recognition awards that will be presented at ACPA’s 56th Annual Meeting in December.

ACPA Calls for Distinguished Service Award Nominations  

ACPA is reminding members and affiliates to submit nominations for ACPA’s 2019 distinguished service and recognition awards through August 2nd.  To submit a nomination, click the highlighted links below for each award:

  • Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award – Awarded annually since 1968. The award is presented to individuals or organizations for unparalleled, long-term commitment, dedication, participation, and leadership in the concrete pavement community. 
  • Marlin J. Knutson Award for Technical Achievement – Awarded annually since 1998. The award is presented to an individual or group who has made significant contributions to advance the development and implementation of technical innovations and best practices in the design and construction of concrete pavements. 
  • Outstanding Pavement Promotion Award – Awarded selectively since 1998. The award is presented to an individual or group who has made significant contributions through promotional efforts or programs to advance the awareness, specification, and/or placement of concrete pavements.   
  • Lifetime Pavement Recognition Award (Highway) – Awarded annually since 1994. The award is presented to the agency owner of an in-service concrete pavement that has demonstrated exceptional performance and service to its local community, state, and users.  (This recognition rotates annually between market segments. This year, we will recognize an exceptional highway project.)
  • Sustainable Practices Recognition Award – Presented first in 2010, this award goes to an organization or team (owner and contractor) that demonstrates leadership by implementing design and construction practices that consider societal, environmental and economic factors.

The awards will be presented at the Association’s 56th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA.  Submit all nominations by August 2nd.  To view past award recipients, please follow this link.

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Photo shows a recent ACPA sustainable Practices Recognition award, one of five distinquished service and recognition awards that will be presented at ACPA’s 56th Annual Meeting in December.

ACPA Calls for Distinguished Service Award Nominations  

ACPA members and affiliates may submit nominations for ACPA’s 2019 distinguished service and recognition awards through August 2nd.  To submit a nomination, click the highlighted links below for each award:

Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award – Awarded annually since 1968. The award is presented to individuals or organizations for unparalleled, long-term commitment, dedication, participation, and leadership in the concrete pavement community. 

Marlin J. Knutson Award for Technical Achievement – Awarded annually since 1998. The award is presented to an individual or group who has made significant contributions to advance the development and implementation of technical innovations and best practices in the design and construction of concrete pavements. 

Outstanding Pavement Promotion Award – Awarded selectively since 1998. The award is presented to an individual or group who has made significant contributions through promotional efforts or programs to advance the awareness, specification, and/or placement of concrete pavements.   

Lifetime Pavement Recognition Award (Highway) – Awarded annually since 1994. The award is presented to the agency owner of an in-service concrete pavement that has demonstrated exceptional performance and service to its local community, state, and users.  (This recognition rotates annually between market segments. This year, we will recognize an exceptional highway project.)

Sustainable Practices Recognition Award – Presented first in 2010, this award goes to an organization or team (owner and contractor) that demonstrates leadership by implementing design and construction practices that consider societal, environmental and economic factors.

The awards will be presented at the Association’s 56th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA.  Submit all nominations by August 2nd.  To view past award recipients, please follow this link.

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Photo shows a recent Marlin J. Knutson award, one of five distinquished service and recognition awards that will be presented at ACPA’s 56th Annual Meeting in December.

ACPA Presents Top Honors to Don Detwiler

Don Detwiler, Chairman of New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc. was named the recipient of the 2018 Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan (HHE) Award, one of the American Concrete Pavement Association’s (ACPA’s) highest and most coveted awards.

The award recognized Detwiler’s long-standing commitment to advancing technology, and in turn producing high quality of concrete pavements. The award also recognized Detwiler’s distinguished career and lifelong service to ACPA and the concrete pavement industry. The award was presented by Chuck Niederriter, 2018 Chairman of the ACPA Board of Directors (and Chief Operating Officer of Golden Triangle Construction Co., Inc.)

“Don Detwiler served and led the industry nationally and locally in Pennsylvania with class and vision,” said “He led the way in getting our first chapter off the ground in the northeastern U.S. He also assisted the industry through challenging times as ACPA’s chairman in 1979,” Niederriter said, adding, “In that role, he led the change of our name from the American Concrete Paving Association to American Concrete Pavement Association. The simple act of changing our association’s name actually inspired a new vision and a renewed focus on our mission to support our members and chapters, something that is more important than ever today!”

Niederriter also recounted a few of Detwiler’s many career highlights, beginning with his early years with New Enterprise Stone & Lime.

“Don graduated from Juniata College in 1964 and joined the family business at a time when New Enterprise began paving concrete roadways,” Niederriter said. “This was the start of 50-plus years of concrete paving excellence in building highways such as Interstate 80, Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 22, Route 220 and the Bud Shuster Highway.

“Under his guidance, New Enterprise achieved the Mile-a-Day Club [recognition by ACPA] on a few occasions, paved over a million square yard in one season, and we estimate that Don was involved with over 14 million square yards of concrete paving. I think it is safe to say that he has built more concrete roads in Pennsylvania than any other company,” he added.

Niederriter spoke about influence, and said, “(Don) has been very influential to both PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, which led to many projects throughout the state of Pennsylvania.

“Influence can occur in many different ways,” Niederriter said, adding. “Don’s influence is borne of his integrity and quality of work.”

Michael Darter Named 2017 Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award Recipient

The American Concrete Pavement Association presented its 2017 Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan (HHE) Award to 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.

“As an authority on design, construction, rehabilitation, and management of concrete pavements worldwide, your contributions have been innumerable, far-reaching, and enduring,” said ACPA President and CEO Gerald F. Voigt.  Voigt, along with many others in the concrete pavement industry, have been students, colleagues, or mentees of Dr. Darter.

Darter’s 40-plus years of consulting, research and teaching have resulted in a legacy of exceptional pavement engineers and in engineering tools used in all facets of concrete pavement design; evaluation and forensic analyses; performance prediction modeling; performance-related specifications; life-cycle cost analysis; and rehabilitation procedures.

“Among the most noteworthy is your achievement as principal developer of the AASHTO Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide, the most comprehensive tool for concrete pavements in history,” Voigt said, adding “Your contributions continue to make profound, positive differences in the quality and longevity of pavements.  Equally important, your unique style of teaching has not just transferred knowledge, but also inspired many engineers to follow the pathways you created.”

At the presentation ceremony, Voigt was joined by Mark B. Snyder, Ph.D., P.E., President of Pavement Engineering and Research Consultants, Inc., in paying tribute to Dr. Darter.  The ceremony also included visuals of quotes from a wide-range of industry and public-sector officials, all of whom represent just a small number of the many professionals who have been students of, worked with, or were otherwise inspired by Dr. Darter.

In addition to his distinguished service to the concrete pavement industry, Dr. Darter is also the author of “Gone with the Wind, He Said: The Cold Case Search for My MIA Brother” and “Fateful Flight of the Lonesome Polecat II.”

 

About the Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award

The award is one of the most coveted awards presented by the American Concrete Pavement Association. The award recognizes individuals and companies, as well as other organizations, for unparalleled commitment, dedication, participation, and leadership in the concrete pavement community.

First presented in 1968, the award was originally named in honor of Harold W. Hartmann, who served as the Association’s Secretary-Treasurer from 1964 until 1974. In 1987, Robert E. Hirschman’s name was added in recognition of his term as the Association’s Chairman (then President) in 1967, as well as his tenure as Secretary-Treasurer from 1975 to 1987.  In 2007, the name of Edward A. Egan was added in recognition of his steadfast leadership and dedication to the Association and the industry it serves.  Among the stations he occupied was the ACPA’s chairman in 1986, as well as Secretary-Treasurer—from 1988 to 2007, making him the longest-serving person in that capacity in the Association’s history. 

These individuals demonstrated leadership and tireless dedication to the concrete pavement industry, which helped shape the ACPA and the industry it serves. The award is presented to individuals or groups that demonstrate the same level of dedication as Hartmann, Hirschman, and Egan.

 

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