Banner showing competition within states drew considerable attention. (Photo: Wayne Adaska, PCA)
As reported earlier this month, ACPA, NRMCA, and PCA collaborated once again to present a strong showing at the recent National Association of County Engineers Exposition and Conference, held earlier this week in Daytona Beach, Fla. (The event this year was held jointly with the Florida Chapter of the American Public Works Association.)
The event drew approximately 650 participants, with about half representing APWA, according to PCA’s Wayne Adaska.
Using booth graphics, presentation materials, and collateral developed around the theme, “Competition Paves,” the associations exhibited as the Alliance for Pavement Competition during the exposition portion of the event on Monday and Tuesday. The Competition Paves messaging, as well as a booth graphic that showed competition within many states attracted attention and sparked discussions as well.
“Competition Paves” is an education and outreach program organized by the Alliance for Pavement Competition. The program is aimed at demonstrating the enhanced cost-savings and improved value to agencies/owners, taxpayers, and the traveling public. Representatives from the respective national associations, as well as state and regional promoters, will be on hand to meet with county engineers and other public officials who typically attend the event.
Roller Compacted Concrete Presence
In related news, the Roller Compacted Concrete Research & Promotion Council (RCC RPC), with support from Chris Carwie (A.G. Peltz); Fares Abdo (Morgan Corp.), and Jim Render (Essroc/Italcementi), also exhibited at the same event.
ACPA provided planning and logistical support for both groups. Planning and developmental work for the exhibit, collateral materials, and advertising came from Bill Davenport (ACPA); Brian Killingsworth and Amanda Hult (NRMCA); Wayne Adaska and Patti Flesher (PCA); Rico Fung (CAC) representing the ACPA-affiliated Chapter/State committee; and Gordon Smith and John Cunningham (ICPA), also representing the Chapter/States. Adaska, Hult, and Killingsworth also staffed the Competition Paves booth for the two-day exposition.