Find out who ACPA named as recipients of annual ‘Excellence in Concrete Pavements’ awards
The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) has named recipients of its 23rd 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 (2011). The recipients of the 2012 ACAPA Excellence Awards are
Commercial Service & Military Airports — Gold
Project: Cargo Apron Expansion-Phase IV, Indianapolis International Airport,
Contractor: Berns Construction, LLC (Milestone Contractors, LP)
Owner: Indianapolis International Airport, Indiana
Engineer: Shrewsberry and Associates, LLC
When Berns Construction set out to expand this airport’s cargo apron used by a major international air cargo operation, the schedule left little margin for error or delays.
The 180-day project began with the general contractor performing the primary site work, including excavation, storm sewer, fuel lines, electrical service, subgrade stabilization and underdrains.
Berns Construction was responsible for constructing the subbase then placing about 43,000 SY of concrete pavement, all in about a six-week window.
The project marked the first time Berns Construction placed a cement-treated permeable base (CTPB), but the process went flawlessly because the team researched and tested options prior to placing the materials. The contractor used stringless paving technology, which involved the Berns team reviewing previous experiences with stringless technology and incorporating technical updates to ensure optimum performance.
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