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Excellence In Concrete Pavement Award Winners Announced

The American Concrete Pavement Association is pleased to announce therecipients of the 33rd Annual Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards. For over 30 years, the awards program has recognized the contractors, engineers, and project owners responsible for the country’s most outstanding concrete pavement projects. Award winners will be celebrated during the Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards banquet on Thursday, December 1, during ACPA’s 59th Annual Meeting. 

 

This year, the Association recognizes 26 award-winning projects and the hard work, outstanding quality, and creative approaches to problem-solving demonstrated by project partners. In all, ACPA congratulates 19 unique contractors whose exceptional projects span 11 affiliated Chapter/State Associations. ACPA also expresses appreciation to the 35 professionals who served as judges of the award submittals, reviewing nomination details and scoring the projects. 

 

In keeping with tradition, the announcement of the “Gold” and “Silver” award level will remain a secret until the award presentation ceremony during the ACPA 59th Annual Meeting.  

Arkansas Concrete Pavement Conference Kicks Off With Partnering Agreement Between ArDOT & Industry

The Arkansas Concrete Pavement Conference got kicked off with the signing of a Partnering Agreement between ArDOT and the Concrete Paving Industry.

The agreement serves as a means of continually improving communication involving our organizations, nurturing the working relationships between the parties, and providing quality concrete pavements that provide the best value to the citizens of the State of Arkansas.

ArDOT and Industry share a long history of partnering with one another to deliver outstanding concrete paving projects.

ArDOT Chief Engineer Rex Vines and
OK/AR ACPA Executive Director Brent Burwell

Every Day Counts Program Spotlights Missouri Concrete Overlay Project

Concrete Overlays in Missouri Save Time, Improve Safety

Concrete overlays can save significant amounts of time compared to traditional methods. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) learned just how much when it needed to resurface a nine-mile stretch of I-44 near Rolla, Missouri, part of the main connector between the Lake of the Ozarks and St. Louis. With the Lake of the Ozarks being a major recreation and vacation destination, construction-related traffic delays were a major concern; therefore, the contract specified 90 calendar days for completion. Two miles of the project involved milling 11 inches of the existing asphalt pavement and inlaying an 11-inch concrete overlay. Seven miles of the project involved placing an 8-inch unbonded concrete overlay using a geotextile fabric as the separation layer. The contractor paved 219,137 square yards of concrete in 47 days and turned over the project to the State in only 66 days.

To learn more about concrete overlays, visit the FHWA TOPS website or watch a recent webinar called “Concrete Overlays: A Proven Technology.” Webinar topics include an introduction to concrete overlays, challenges, maintaining existing pavements, the value proposition, how to get started, and project highlights. For additional information, contact Robert Conway, FHWA Resource Center.

(Reprinted from EDC Newsletter)

Reclaimed Fly Ash

Learn more about Reclaimed or ‘Harvested’ Fly Ash. Click on the screenshot below to be taken to the CP Tech Center’s website to view a short informative video.

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 150 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.

To make Hotel Reservations – Please Click Here

 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. 

Exhibit

You will be able register here for an exhibit booth 2022 Arkansas Conference 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.  

Sponsorship

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

Platinum/Break Sponsorship Level $1500.00 (2 available)

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Company Listed on OK/AR website as Sponsor

Recognition in OK/AR News Brief

Two Complimentary Registrations

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Gold Sponsorship Level $750.00

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Company Listed on OK/AR website as Sponsor

Recognition in OK/AR News Brief

Two Complimentary Registration

Silver Sponsorship Level $500.00

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Company Listed on OK/AR website as Sponsor

Recognition in OK/AR News Brief

One Complimentary Registration

Bronze Sponsorship Level $250.00

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Company Listed on OK/AR website as Sponsor

Recognition in OK/AR News Brief

*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