FAA Posts Guidance on Discount Rate for Life Cycle Cost Analysis

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a Program Guidance Letter (PGL) on June 29th clarifying how the discount rate for cost effectiveness analysis, also known as Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA), should be determined. Cost effective analysis is appropriate to determine which pavement type is the most economical solution to repair or replace existing infrastructure.

According to the PGL, real discount rates from the latest OMB Circular A-94 should be used when performing a cost effectiveness analysis. The PGL also changes the requirement for a 20-year analysis period to allow the design engineer to choose an appropriate time period for the cost effectiveness analysis. A copy of OMB Circular A-94 for 2022 can be downloaded here.

2022 Arkansas Conference Registration is now open!

The Arkansas Concrete Pavement Conference will be held August 23 & 24, 2022 at the Holiday Inn Little Rock Conference Center. We expect more than 300 Federal, State, Municipal, County, and consultant engineers and managers, as well as contractors, suppliers, and materials producers to attend the conference.

 Exhibit space is being made available for the conference beginning at 12:00pm on Tuesday, August 23 and will be available until 5:00pm on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. Booth space will be piped and draped. The fee is $600.00 for the exhibit space.

To register: Please click here

Room reservations will be the responsibility of the exhibitors and attendees. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Little Rock Conference Center. Room reservations should be made no later than August 7, 2022.

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 A reception and social hour will be held Tuesday evening following the registration in the exhibit Space. The conference arrangements have been scheduled so that the reception and breaks will be held in the exhibit Space. 


You will be able register here for an exhibit booth 2022 Ark Exhibit Form. If you have any questions, please contact us at 405-767-5100 or fax your information to 405-767-5115. We hope you will support our efforts in making the Arkansas Concrete Pavement Conference a huge success and we look forward to seeing you there.  


In order to defray the expense of holding our annual pavement conference, please consider helping us with a sponsorship.2022 Ark Sponsorship Form This year we are offering 4 different levels of Sponsorship: 

Platinum/Break Sponsorship Level $1500.00 (2 available)

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Two Complimentary Registrations

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Gold Sponsorship Level $750.00

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Two Complimentary Registration

Silver Sponsorship Level $500.00

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One Complimentary Registration

Bronze Sponsorship Level $250.00

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*Please email Shelley (sowen@pavement.com) the company logo you would like to be used along with your registration form 2022 Ark Sponsorship Please make checks payable to OK/AR ACPA and mail to: OK/AR Chapter ACPA 1901 N. Moore Ave, Suite 29 Moore, OK 73160

 Thank you for your continued support

Why Concrete Pavements?

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 .

Safety/Stronger 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.

Naturally Sustainable

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.

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.

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.

Produced Locally

Concrete is produced locally, with local labor, supporting local communities, which is great for the economy.

100% Recyclable

Concrete is fully recyclable, more than 140 million tons of concrete are recycled and reused every year.

Smooth & 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.

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ACPA National Awards Submittals

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 elgibility 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.