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.
Use our searchable database to learn how past projects and hurdles were addressed with ease when using concrete.
Concrete pavements help the environment. This includes fuel savings, disaster relief, as well as 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 2020-2021 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 that are promoting, designing, supplying, and building concrete pavements.
Member business gathering focused on functional committees. The ACPA 2021 Mid-year meeting will be held at the Saint Kate hotel June 22-24, 2021.
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.
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.
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 30 consecutive 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.
Diamond grinding helps restore a uniform surface and improve pavement ride quality.
The corduroy texture from diamond grinding produces lower tire-pavement noise levels than most other textures.
Diamond grinding is primarily conducted to restore or improve ride quality, but it also improves skid resistance.
Grooving helps channel water under vehicle tires to reduce hydroplaning, providing a safer driving environment in wet weather.
Grooving allows agencies to quickly address locations they determine are areas with a higher number of skidding incidents.
Grooving is inexpensive and costs significantly less than asphalt overlays.
The innovative texture provides for a smoother, more uniform ride.
NGCS provides increased macro-texture, creating a safer road in wet weather conditions.
Tests have shown a decrease in tire/pavement noise by 75%.
Patching targets only the areas in need of repair.
New fast setting proprietary products are now available that gain full strength in a matter of hours.
The condition of the pavement being repaired is an important consideration to get the best from full- or partial-depth patches.
Restoration of load transfer by installing dowel bars enhances pavement performance.
Introducing new dowels to an existing pavement at transverse joints or cracks strengthens the pavement structure.
DBR is not for every preservation project. It is important to run through a DBR checklist to ensure desired performance can be achieved.
Cross stitching is used for tying road lanes or shoulders that are separating and causing a maintenance problem.
Slot stitching is a preservation repair technique for longitudinal cracks and joints that grew out of the DBR technique.
Cross-stitching strengthens longitudinal joints/cracks in slabs to prevent slab migration and to maintain aggregate interlock.
Well maintained joint seals can minimize water intrusion and subgrade softening.
Potential for Pavement blowups and joint spalling are minimized.
Properly sealed joints minimize noise created by wheel-slap and air pumping.
The material restores support to the pavement and mitigates further water infiltration damage.
Provides both short- and long-term reductions in pavement deflection.
Stabilizing a slab is less expensive than full depth repair.
FDR with cement increases the structural capacity of the new roadway by providing a stronger and more consistent base.
Recycling in place lowers the carbon footprint, and reduces the need for additional resources.
FDR outperforms an unstabilized granular base, the stiffer base reduces deflections due to traffic loads, resulting in lower strains on the pavement surface.