The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) announced the recipients of its distinguished service and recognition awards. The award program was established in 1968, when the Association's first honoree was James W. Johnson, Iowa Highway Commission Testing Lab, for the invention of the slip form paver. The program has grown into a tradition cherished by the organization, the honorees, and the industry.
The awards presented in 2010 include the following:
Marlin J. Knutson Award for Technical Achievement
The award is presented to an individual or group who has made significant contributions to advance the development and implementation of technical innovations and best practices in the design and construction of concrete pavements.
This award is named in honor of the second chief executive of the American Concrete Pavement Association. Marlin J. Knutson served in that role from 1988 to 1998, and during his tenure, was a staunch advocate for technical service and technology transfer. The Knutson Award for Technical Achievement has been awarded annually since 1998.
It is presented to an individual or group who has made significant contributions to advance the development and implementation of technical innovations—as well as best practices—in the design and construction of concrete pavements.
The 2010 recipient of the award is Dale Harrington, P.E., Snyder & Associates, representing the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center. Harrington was recognized for his passion, drive, and dedication to concrete overlays, quality materials, and best practices in all aspects of pavement design, construction, and preservation.
He also was recognized for his passionate commitment to working collaboratively with others to truly make a difference—and particularly for his leadership and vision in creating the Integrated Materials and Construction Practices Manual, the CP Road Map, and the Guide to Concrete Overlays, which have impacted best practices throughout the nation.
Outstanding Pavement Promotion Award
The ACPA Outstanding Pavement Promotion Award has been awarded selectively since 1998. It is presented to an individual or group who has made significant contributions through promotion efforts or programs to advance the awareness, specification, and/or placement of concrete pavements. The recipient must be an employee of an ACPA member-company, ACPA national staff, or staff of a local chapter/state association affiliated with ACPA.
The ACPA Outstanding Pavement Promotion Award is recipient for 2010 is Randell Riley, P.E., Executive Director of the Illinois Chapter-ACPA, for his tireless and successful promotion of concrete pavement solutions on lower volume country roads, city streets, and bus pads—including thin concrete overlays—in the State of Illinois. Riley is well known and also was cited for his technical expertise, as well as his tireless efforts to advocate for quality concrete pavement design, construction, rehabilitation, and preservation.
Lifetime Pavement Recognition Award
Awarded annually since 1994, the award is presented to the agency owner of an in-service concrete pavement that has demonstrated exceptional performance and service to its local community, state, and users.
For 2010, the ACPA Lifetime Pavement Recognition award is presented to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Golden Triangle Construction, Company for Interstate 79 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This Interstate highway section has demonstrated outstanding performance in providing more than 20 years of zero-maintenance service to road users, citizens and taxpayers of Pennsylvania. The concrete pavement has stood the test of time and is a testament to the durability and longevity of concrete and the importance of quality construction and design.
Sustainable Practices Recognition Award
A new recognition begun in 2010, this award is presented to an organization or team (owner and contractor) that demonstrates leadership by implementing sustainable design and construction practices that consider societal, environmental, and economic factors.
The recipient of the ACPA Sustainable Practices Recognition Award in 2010 is the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Honey Creek Resort. The award was presented to four groups: Wicks Construction, Inc.; Concrete Technologies, Inc.; Jasper Construction: and Ideal Ready Mix Co., Inc. The award is presented for outstanding collaboration and leadership in sustainable, low-impact construction using concrete pavement on the largest project ever undertaken by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. This project also has the distinction of being the State of Iowa’s first destination resort at a state park.
The presentation of this award underscores both the timeliness and importance of the sustainable practices in pavement construction and preservation.