The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) has named recipients of its 22nd annual "Excellence in Concrete Pavement" 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 a forum for sharing information about 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. One of the requirements of the program is that projects must be completed in the calendar year prior to judging, which is why project descriptions show dates of 2010 or earlier. The awards fall into 14 categories applicable to construction and preservation of highways, roadways, airports, and industrial pavement facilities.

The award winners include 25 ACPA contractor members, and were distributed geographically among 17 different regions represented by 15 ACPA-affiliated Chapter/States. The ACPA Excellence in Concrete Pavement awards are made possible, in large measure, because of the generous time commitment of independent judges, who review in painstaking detail the project specifics and images supplied by nominees.

In all, 30 judges contributed many hours to judging the nominees this year.

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.

Click here to view the Gold and Silver winners of ACPA’s 22nd Annual Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards.