Atlanta Hartsfield Center Airfield Taxiway Connectors, McCarthy Improvement Company's gold award winning ACPA Excellence Award project.
Photo credit: American Concrete Pavement Association
The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) has named recipients of its 24th Annual “Excellence in Concrete Pavements” awards, which recognize quality concrete pavements constructed in the United States and Canada.
The awards program encourages high-quality workmanship in concrete pavement projects, and serves as way to share information about challenging and highly successful projects.
Judges representing various stakeholder groups throughout the transportation-construction community evaluate projects. The program recognizes contractors, engineers and project owners who completed outstanding projects. The program requires projects to be completed in the calendar year prior to judging (2012).
This year the awards represent 13 categories of construction and preservation of concrete pavements used for highways, roadways, airports and industrial pavement facilities. In all, 31 awards were presented to 25 contractors.
The ACPA Excellence in Concrete Pavements awards are made possible, in large measure, because of the generous time commitment of independent judges from across the United States and Canada. The judges each spend many hours reviewing executive summaries, project details, photographs and other details and aspects of project submittals.
ACPA presents awards in both gold and silver levels. Judging is based on a point system, with independent judges awarding points for quality construction, addressing unique and unusual challenges, innovation, traffic management and other criteria. In the case of ties, award judges present awards to co-winners.