ACPA Announces Excellence Award Recipients for 2019
The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) has named recipients of its 30th Annual “Excellence in Concrete Pavements” awards, which recognize quality concrete pavements constructed in the United States and Canada (completed in 2018). The awards program encourages high-quality workmanship, quality and creativity in constructing, rehabilitating and restoring concrete pavement projects.
The award-winning projects were paved by 23 different contractors. Projects are located in 15 ACPA areas represented by ACPA-affiliated Chapters and State paving associations. Winners were determined by 41 professionals who devoted their time and expertise to serve as judges.
Four Indiana projects were recognized on the national stage this year including:
Overlays (Highways) GOLD – SR 3, E&B Paving (Contractor), INDOT (Owner), SJC Associates (Consultant)
Overlays (Streets & Roads) SILVER – Cannelburg Road Phase III, Milestone (Contractor), Daviess County (Owner), Lochmueller Group (Consultants)
State Roads SILVER – US 6 Reconstruction, Noble Co., Primco (Contractor). INDOT (Owner), Beam, Longest & Neff (Consultant)
Reliever & General Aviation Airports SILVER – Runway 18-36 Extension, Delphi Municipal Airport, E&B Paving (Contractor), City of Delphi BOAC (Owner), NGC Corp. (Consultant)
The program recognizes contractors, engineers, and project owners who completed outstanding projects. Please click on links below for more information and photo of the award recipients. To see a list of all awards as well as links to photos, please click here.
Industry Groups Introduce Web-Based Pavement Design Platform
WASHINGTON (January 8, 2018) – Leading cement and concrete organizations today unveiled a new online pavement design tool that offers features and benefits never before available to the pavement design community.
PavementDesigner.org is free of charge and was created for city, county, and consultant engineers, academia, or anyone involved in design of roadway, industrial, and parking area pavements. PavementDesigner improves upon traditional pavement design software programs, and provides the following value-added features:
- No cost – The platform and is offered completely free of charge, eliminating the expense and burden of ordering software and updates, licenses, etc.
- Immediate access – The platform brings the industry’s best pavement design programs together into a single website that allows professionals to design pavements immediately.
- Cloud storage/retrieval – Users have the option of creating a user ID and password to save their design work, as well as to retrieve projects using any digital device.
Automatic updates and improvements – The online system is automatically updated when new content or details are added. Users will not have to download updated software or “patches.”
 Primary sponsors are the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA), the Ready Mixed Concrete (RMC) Research & Education Foundation, and the the Portland Cement Association (PCA). Additional funding and support came from the RCC Pavement Council. The RMC Research and Education Foundation is affiliated with the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association.
 PavementDesigner is built on updated versions of ACPA’s StreetPave, AirPave, and WinPAS programs, as well as PCA’s PCAPave program. The portal also includes design guidance, substructure sensitivity, and asphalt design evaluation capabilities.