The most innovative, versatile, and economical paving solution. When designed and constructed properly, concrete pavements can last over 50 years .
Concrete delivers more than a long-lasting pavement
Concrete is the solution for preparing and responding to Mother Nature.
Concrete helps our environment in ways that will surprise you.
Concrete longevity reduces road issues and is a great use of public funding.
Using both concrete and asphalt solutions is better for a network.
Using both concrete and asphalt solutions will drive innovation and lower costs for the public.
Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world. Its versatility makes it ideal for quality solutions to address a variety of needs and applications.
There are numerous types of concrete pavement systems for every application.
Overlays go on top of previously placed pavement (asphalt or concrete) to extend the road life.
Concrete pavements are used for highways, streets, roads, sidewalks, airports, ports, industrial facilities and more.
A system of proven preservation techniques is a great way to extend the life of pavements.
Learn how past projects and hurdles were addressed with ease when using concrete.
Concrete pavements provide fuel savings, disaster relief, CO2 reduction and more.
ACPA delivers timely support and information to chapters and members, leveraging staff expertise and agency relationships to produce high-quality project outcomes.
Answers to your technical questions.
The go-to online resource for everything pavement related.
Have a non-technical question about the association? Answers are here.
A portal to desktop and web applications to help you design and build concrete pavements.
Reference materials and links to research, support information & related partners.
ACPA is your one-stop resource for industry events, meetings, and training on all topics concrete pavement.
Partnering with ACPA through the 2023-2024 sponsorship program offers a year-long range of opportunities for a strong, natural match to your brand positioning and business relationships.
The premier event for the concrete pavement industry. Attendees are exposed to technical updates, technology transfer, and opportunities to meet others in the industry.
Member business gathering focused on functional committees. The ACPA 2023 Mid-year meeting will be held at the Omni Hotel in Austin, TX from June 6-8.
The ACPA Chapter/State associations and national offer workshops throughout the year. Explore our calendar to find an upcoming event near you.
View upcoming webinars offered by ACPA and the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center.
Explore ACPA's library of video and online training.
Advocacy for Concrete Pavements
Understanding how advocacy works when it comes to concrete pavements can be complex. Our approach is to inform, educate, and engage.
What is Advocacy, and ways to get engaged.
Understanding timely issues from the concrete paving community.
An overview of the different groups that work together on common issues.
This group is engaged on legislative and regulatory matters affecting the concrete paving industry.
ACPA provides a tremendous amount of news resources, related to policy and activity.
A snapshot of ACPA programs and projects, as well as an outlook for a stronger market moving forward. The 14-page report highlights membership gains for 2022, a strategic plan for the future, advocacy efforts, and support of members and chapters. Technical service, which in 2022, represented a greater than $8 million value to members, is also highlighted, along with examples of some of the technical support initiatives and accomplishments for the year.
Joining ACPA is a good investment for both individuals and businesses. ACPA provides a means for professional development and bottom-line growth. Select a membership category to view benefits and join.
Make the most of an ACPA membership by engaging in our market forums and functional committees.
For over 30 years, the ACPA “Excellence in Concrete Pavement” awards have honored quality concrete pavements constructed in the United States and Canada. The awards program encourages high-quality workmanship in every concrete pavement project and serves as a forum for sharing information about highly successful projects.
The awards program recognizes contractors, engineers, and project owners who completed outstanding projects. Winning an Award for Excellence in Concrete Pavement provides the contractors, engineers, and owners with a level of prestige that can assist them in the development of future projects.
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.
Founded in 1963, The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) is the world’s largest trade association that exclusively represents the interests of those involved with the design, construction, and preservation of concrete pavements.
American Concrete Pavement Association, who we are and what we do.
Our 375+ member organizations cover all aspects of the concrete pavement industry.
Meet the national staff supporting local promotion and providing expertise to solve member problems.
Connect with your local Chapter/State paving association.
Meet the leadership of ACPA.
Learn about and engage as a member in our primary markets and key functional areas.
A program for the next generation of concrete paving contractor and industry leaders.
Even when submerged, the strength is maintained. Ready to drive on for recovery, little or no down time
Secure against disasters. Concrete will not burn during a fire, ensuring roads can be used during and after a disaster.
Rigid pavement is more resilient. Recovery time is near immediate.
Concrete roads rigid structure saves 3-7% in fuel consumption. Less pollution, more miles driven.
Because concrete is sourced locally and is not petroleum based, it requires less energy to install as well as maintain.
Think about all the time, gas, and energy that is wasted sitting in traffic, rebuilding roads. Concrete lasts 3-5 times longer, minimizing energy waste.
Concrete does not require petroleum or petroleum by-products in its manufacturing.
When the price of oil goes up so does petroleum based paving products. Concrete pavement pricing is more stable.
Concrete installation is virtually odorless. Providing a safer and more pleasant environment for those who build roads as well as those who live near the paving construction.
Once concrete cures, it starts to absorb CO2. this helps reduce emissions and helps the environment.
Portland Limestone Cement (PCL) reduces CO2 by 10% over traditional manufacturing methods making concrete paving an even cleaner and more sustainable paving solution.
Concrete can be re-used in roads as aggregate, as base material, often on site.
Concrete does not absorb heat, it helps cities and towns, minimize heat absorption, less smog and related.
Higher reflectivity makes concrete safer. It creates safer environments for drivers as well as pedestrians.
No one likes to see road construction on their street. Concrete roads last 3-5 times longer providing much less construction disruption than other paving systems.
Concrete paving has a great return on tax dollars, with minimal additional investment needed for maintenance.
Concrete provides a first-class riding surface and comfortable, enjoyable (and reliable) driving experience.
Shorter breaking distances, less skidding, safer in wet weather are all attributes that the public appreciates about concrete pavements.