The ACPA conceived Airport Concrete Pavement Technology Program (ACPTP) is a cooperative contract between the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (CP Tech Center) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The goal of this program is the implementation of airfield pavement technologies that extend the life of airfield pavements—to improve airfield reliability, efficiency, and safety to keep America moving forward.

Recently, the ongoing Cooperative Agreement was amended to allow “for profit” consultants and practitioners to include reasonable profit in their contracts. The CP Tech Center and ACPA working together with the FAA amended the agreement to meet the intention of the cooperative agreement to allow experts in various fields to participate in the applied research regardless of their affiliation. The original language limited all contracts to no profit, which in effect eliminated consulting firms and practitioners from competing for projects. The recent Mitigating Potential Alkali-Silica Reaction Expansion in Airfield Concrete Pavement RFP (ACPTP-2021-1) that closed on Monday, August 16, 2021 is the first project started under the cooperative agreement.

Other projects in pipeline for request for proposals include; Best Practices for Rapid Repair and Rehabilitation of Airport Pavements and Mixture Proportioning for Airfield Pavements. The project technical panels for both these projects have met and the request for proposals are under development. Information about these and future request for proposals issued under the cooperative agreement can be found on the CP Tech Center ACPTP website here.