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26th Annual ACPA/PA Concrete Conference

Our annual conference takes place this week on February 21-22, at the Premier Best Western in Harrisburg.  Click HERE for details and click HERE to register as a participant or sponsor.

We continue to accept registrations on-line and we welcome walk-ins.  Payment at the door can be either by check or by credit card.

 We understand that there are still rooms available at the hotel however the cutoff date for the special rate negotiated by ACPA/PA is no longer available. Click HERE to see the agenda and HERE to see our list of Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Attendees. 


Environmental Product Declarations

PennDOT was recently notified by the Governor’s Office that the plan for implementing the development of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for Sustainable Project Delivery will be accelerated with implementation taking place for 2025.  For more information, please see the Memo issued by the Deputy Secretary along with a preliminary draft Implementation Plan.

The ACPA/PA Concrete Conference will have more information to share on this topic during presentations by both the Department and Academia.

ACPA/PA Staff Announcement

We are pleased to announce that David L. Jarvis, P.E., has joined the staff of ACPA/PA on a part-time basis as Vice-President for Technical Services.  Dave brings with him 38-years of experience in the transportation engineering profession, the last 34-years with PennDOT.  He served for many years as the leader and manager of the Quality Assurance District 10/12 Team. Up until his retirement from PennDOT last year, he served as a vital contributor to our agency/industry Concrete Pavement Quality Improvement Committee, assisting in the establishment and revisions of numerous concrete pavement standards and specifications.  He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown and is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania. He can be reached at or at 412.932.3199. 

ACPA/PA Membership Meeting

Please join us on Tuesday, May 9 from noon to 2:00 for a meeting of the members of ACPA/PA at the Best Western Premier-Harrisburg. Our invited guest speaker is Nominated Secretary of Transportation Mike Carroll.  We hope you will be able to join us for this event, which is open exclusively to Members of ACPA/PA and our invited guests. 

To register, please click HERE.  The deadline to register is May 3 at 11:59 pm.

25th ACPA/PA Concrete Conference A Success!


The Twenty-Fifth Annual ACPA/PA Concrete Conference took place February 22 & 23, 2023 at the Best Western Premier, 800 East Park Drive, Harrisburg.  We want to thank our speakers, exhibitors and sponsors, for without them we would not have been able to offer this type of program to our attendees.

Please mark your calendar for our 26th Annual ACPA/PA Concrete Conference, taking place at the same location on February 21-22, 2024.



* Golden Triangle Construction *


 * ACPA/National * Erie Strayer * Gulisek Construction *


* Cleveland Brothers * J. J. Anderson Construction *


* AECOM * Amerikohl * Heidelberg Materials * Holcim * Milliron-Goodman * 


* ACI-Pittsburgh * APC * BBP Solutions * EZtoGreen * Forta Corporation * 

 *  New Enterprise * O-Dowel * Pennoni Associates* Tye Bar * Urban Engineers *



FHWA/MCTC (1)  Crafco (4) Gomaco (8)
IGGA (2)  Fibercon (5) CTS Cement (9)
Geotech Services (3) Hunt Consulting & Testing (6) ACPA/PA (10)
  Golden Triangle Construction (7)  


Participants (as of February 9, 2023):

ACPA/National Mackin Engineering Company
ACPA/PA Master Builders Solutions
AECOM Milliron Goodman Associates
Amerikohl Aggregates  
Argos Cement Navarro Wright
Aviation Council of Pennsylvania New Enterprise Stone & Lime 
BBP Solutions  
CP Tech Center Penn Aggregates & Concrete Association
Crafco Penn Turnpike Commission
CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation PennDOT/All Engineering Districts
Commercial Metals Company PennDOT/Aviation
  PennDOT/Central Office
D Pennoni Associates
  Penn State University
ECS Mid-Atlantic  
FHWA/PA Stone and Company
Fibercon International  
G Temple University
Geotech Services TyE Bar LLC
Golden Triangle Construction  
Gulisek Construction  
Gomaco U
  University of Pittsburgh
H Urban Engineers
Heidelberg Materials  
Heim Construction  
Holcim Cement V
Hunt Consulting & Testing Services  
IGGA Walsh Construction
JBC Associates  
J. J. Anderson Construction