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Why Choose Concrete in Pennsylvania?

Click HERE to view a short video, with photos from projects all across Pennsylvania, on why Concrete should be the pavement of choice for the Commonwealth.  Video originally produced for the Cement Concrete & Aggregates of Australia; we recommend that you not drive on the wrong side of the road here in the United States.

Concrete Conference a Success

With an information-packed agenda, the 22nd annual Pennsylvania Concrete Conference drew 175 attendees and featured a wealth of business and technical information for participants.  First-time attendees comprised about 40% of our overall participation. These first-time attendees included experienced representatives from companies that have not previously been engaged with the concrete pavement community along with younger professionals who are the future of our industry. Six posters were presented from doctoral candidates and recent graduates from four universities on research that could reshape the state of the practice in concrete technologies.

The diverse group of attendees represented 72 different organizations, including twelve contractor firms. With a good mix of agencies, industry, consultants and academia, the conference started with keynote remarks from Yassmin Gramian, P.E., Acting Secretary of Transportation, PennDOT, who provided an overview of the mission and vision of PennDOT. This presentation was followed by a talk on the PennDOT 2020 construction program and on concrete pavement initiatives by T. Jay Cunningham, P.E., PennDOT’s Bureau of Maintenance and Operations.  Tom Harman from FHWA spoke about Innovations and Craig Shuey, COO of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission presented on automated speed enforcement.

Leif Wathne of ACPA delivered an excellent historical overview of pavement type selection, which set the stage for a talk by Randolph Kirchain Ph.D. of MIT, about the impact of competition on pavement economics. 

Technical presentations covered materials, best practices, case histories, research and more.  Rich Jucha from ACPA/PA presented on a contractor/aggregate producer led skid study and Heather Steffek from the New York State Chapter presented on full-depth reclamation with portland cement stabilization.  PennDOT staffers Joe Cribben, Dave Jarvis, and Pat Baer updated the group, respectively, on CPQI Initiatives, 408 Updates, and Performance Engineered Mixtures.

The conference again included participation and presentations from the concrete precast, pipe and ready-mixed industries. Casting this wider net allowed attendees to dialogue with a diverse mix of suppliers, producers, and others who were drawn to this more diverse program.

2018 Concrete Pavement Tour/Meeting

Our annual ACPA Penn Chapter/PennDOT/Turnpike Concrete Pavement Tour/Meeting took place August 15/16. Click  here for a recap of the tour/meeting and for a copy of the presentations made during the meeting.  We want to thank District 11, 12, and the Turnpike for working with the Chapter to make this a successful and safe event.  We also want to thank sponsors for helping to defray the cost of t-shirts for our hard working construction workers and for academia to participate on the tour and/or at the meeting. 

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Diamond Sponsorship

Diamond Level Sponsors are uniquely important to ACPA/PA because their support goes directly towards funding our workforce development efforts. In addition, your business will receive over $5,000 of benefits, including certain opportunities that are exclusive to Diamond Level Sponsors. For the first time ever, there is now a complete package that allows your business to benefit from a fully engaged relationship with ACPA/PA and all that we have to offer.

Diamond Sponsorship is exclusively for members of the Chapter. Click here for more information or call the Chapter at 717-441-3506.

Dues & Assessment Changes

The Pennsylvania Chapter Board of Directors made two changes to our assessment structure, which took effect on January 1, 2018.  Assessments for fly-ash suppliers has been reduced from $3.25/ton to $1.25/ton on material that is incorporated into concrete pavement work.  Also effective January 1, curb & gutter work that is integral to concrete pavement work will be assessed based on $3.00/$1000, and not on the cementitious tonnage assessment rate.  

There are no changes to annual dues for ACPA/PA members going into 2018.