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 2021-2022 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 2022 Mid-year meeting will be held at the Viking Hotel in Newport, RI from June 7-9.
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.
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.
THE TOP REASONS TO CONSIDER CONCRETE FOR PAVING
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Longest Lasting Pavement System
Concrete makes the most durable pavement system available. Concrete Roads, Highways, Bridges, and Industrial Site pavements can last more than 50 years .
Reflects More Light
Concrete has a high level of light reflectivity, making it safer to drive on at night. During the day, heat and light are reflected reducing urban heat islands.
Safe, Strong and Rut Resistant
Concrete is a rigid paving system. As a result it will not warp or rut from intense use or intense heat. This makes driving on concrete safer.
Concrete is produced locally, with local labor, supporting local communities, which is great for the economy.
Because concrete pavements are stronger, and recover faster from disasters, these roads help deliver critical supplies to those in need without needing to wait for repairs.
Concrete is fully recyclable, more than 140 million tons of concrete are recycled and reused every year.
Increased Fuel Efficiency
Concrete increases fuel efficiency by 3-7% for semi trucks (saving 40 gals/1000 mi. driven). There are similar savings in cars and light duty trucks.
Smooth and Quiet
Concrete textures are engineered to stay smooth and quiet throughout a pavement’s life. This enables a better and safer grip and touch point for vehicle tires.