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Arkansas Concrete Pavement Conference

The 2023 Arkansas Concrete Pavement Conference held in Hot Springs, AR this past week was a huge success with over 130 transportation professionals in attendance. ARDOT Director, Lorie Tudor, opened the session with a thorough presentation on ARDOT activities both present and future. FHWA Division Administator Vivien Hoang and ACPA President and CEO Laura O’Neill Kkaumo rounded out the morning giving overviews of their respective operations before the technical sessions kicked into gear. The weather was hot but the air conditioning was cold and the food was good. The OK/AR Chapter, ACPA would like to thank the speakers, exhibitors and sponsors for helping make this conference such a success. See you all next year!

Arkansas Concrete Pavement Conference – Thank You Sponsors!

The OK/AR ACPA Chapter would like to extend a big ‘Thank You!’ to all of our sponsors who helped make the 2023 Arkansas Concrete Pavement Conference a huge success!

 

FHWA Mobile Concrete Trailer Arrives in Oklahoma

The Federal Highway Mobile Concrete Trailer arrived in Stillwater, OK earlier this week and began conducting on-site field testing at an ODOT construction project to demonstrate new innovative equipment / construction practices. It will spend two weeks here gathering data and will culminate with an open house June 22nd at the ODOT Materials Lab in OKC.

34th Annual Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Program Open

ACPA is now accepting submittals for the National Paving Awards program for projects completed in the calendar year 2022.  Submittals must be received by the deadline date of Friday, July 7th, 2023.  Please review the complete eligibility requirements by clicking here.

About the Paving Awards Program

The ACPA Annual Awards for Excellence in Concrete Pavement are designed to honor quality concrete pavements constructed in the United States and Canada each year. 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.

Judges will score all eligible projects and break any ties. Based on the judging results, two projets will be selected from each category to receive an award. A gold award will be given to the top scoring project in each category and a silver award to the second highest scoring project. Award winners will be notified they’ve won an award by email and letter, prior to the awards banquet. The award level (gold or silver) will be announced for the first time at the awards banquet.

 

Concrete at the Capitol

The Oklahoma/Arkansas Chapter, ACPA in partnership with the Oklahoma Ready Mixed Concrete Association hosted recently hosted ‘Concrete at the Capitol’ day at the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City. Over four hundred frozen ‘Concrete’ custards were served to Oklahoma legislators and staff.