ACPA presents Distinguished Service and Recognition Awards
The American Concrete Pavement Association named the recipients of its 2016 Distinguished Service Recognition Awards, including the Marlin J. Knutson Award for Technical Achievement, the Lifetime Pavement Recognition Award and the Outstanding Pavement Promotion Award.
The association named the William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, as the recipient of the Knutson Award for Technical Achievement.
ACPA’s 2016 Lifetime Pavement award recognized the oldest concrete pavement in the State of Texas—Belknap Place in the Monte Vista Historic District of San Antonio. The pavement, which was placed in 1914, used a process called “Granitoid”—a two-lift system with coarse aggregate in the lower lift and hard granite (indigenous trap rock) aggregate in the surface course.
“Belknap Place was recognized by the Texas Historical Commission for its significance to the concrete industry, local residents and the city of San Antonio,” ACPA says. “At more than a century old, the pavement continues to carry car, truck, and bus traffic, all with few signs of faulting or deterioration.
Patrick Long, director of marketing and government affairs for ACPA’a Indiana Chapter, received the 2016 Outstanding Pavement Promotion Award. Long was recognized for his “unique expertise in the promotion of concrete pavements,” and was cited for how his experiences in regulatory and legislative issues, economic development policy, and public finance have benefited the industry in Indiana and throughout ACPA’s Chapter/State paving association network.