Oklahoma Concrete Pavement Awards Call for Nominations

 

OK/AR Chapter, ACPA is looking for outstanding examples of concrete pavement projects within the state of Oklahoma for recognition in our annual awards program. Qualified nominees must have been constructed in Oklahoma during the 2021 construction season. These awards are a great way to recognize all the hard work engineers, inspectors, and contractors put into their projects.

Nominations can be submitted through an online submittal process or by completing the attached form and returning it to the OK/AR Chapter. Project Nomination Form You can access the online submittal system at: http://www.acpa.org/acpa-excellence-in-concrete-paving-awards/. From this page, you can create a login by clicking the “Register a New User” link. If you have previously created a login to submit a project to the national program, you can use that same login to access the system. After logging-in, choose “Begin an Application for a New Project” and make certain to select “Oklahoma/Arkansas Chapter – ACPA” under the awards program section.

Nominations must be received no later than December 11th, 2021 to be considered for an award. Awards for the winning projects will be presented at an awards luncheon held during the OK/AR ACPA Annual Concrete Pavement Conference March 22, 2022 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Oklahoma City.

ACCO Fall Conference

OK/AR Chapter ACPA Executive Director Brent Burwell at the ACPA booth during the Fall ACCO Conference

 

The Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma’s Fall Conference was well attended this year and OK/AR Chapter ACPA was represented by both staff and members. The ACPA booth saw lots of traffic from County Commissioners, their employees and our own membership. There were also plenty of great sessions to listen in on including the County Engineers forum and the General Session featuring the Lieutenant Governor.

Ribbon Cutting Held for Bella Vista Bypass

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held September 30th to commemorate the opening of the Bella Vista Bypass connecting NW Arkansas to SW Missouri. This regionally important highway will ultimately be known as Interstate 49 and is a expected to be a major improvement in both safety and travel times for motorists in the area.

OKC Streets & Local Roads Workshop

We’re back! After more than a year break due to the COVID crisis, the OK/AR Chapter of ACPA and the Oklahoma Ready Mixed Concrete Association worked together to host a Streets & Local Roads workshop in Oklahoma City this week. Attendees heard from experts in the industry about a variety of topics related to concrete & concrete pavements. Special thanks to our speakers who delivered some great content!

Jim Wilkerson of Dolese Brothers Discussing Concrete Testing