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.

 

Oklahoma/Arkansas Concrete Pavement Awards – Call for Nominations for Arkansas Conference

Arkansas Concrete Pavement Awards 

OK/AR Chapter, ACPA is looking for outstanding examples of concrete pavement projects within the state of Arkansas for recognition in our annual awards program. Qualified nominees will have been completed in Arkansas 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 by completing the attached form and returning it to sowen@pavement.com.

Nominations must be received no later than June 5th, 2022 to be considered for an award. Awards winners will announced August 2022! 

OK/AR Chapter Elects New Board of Directors

Contractor Representatives

Jonathan Foster – Weaver-Bailey Contractors

Mike Lipps – Duit Holdings

Todd Steelman – Allen Contracting

Charles Schwarz – Schwarz Paving

Scott Middleton – Sherwood Construction
Cement Representatives

Zac Brummal – Plains Cement Company

Matt Wilson – Ash Grove Cement

Michael Young – Buzzi Unicem

Travis Bennett – LafargeHolcim
Allied Representatives

Nathan Blackward – Ecomaterial Technologies

Joey Fitzgerald – Fitzgerald Trucking

Marc Long- Smith Roberts Baldischwiler, LLC

Dale Baker – SSI

Steve Wright – Craig & Keithline