ACPA Quarter 4 2018

Concrete Pavement Progress 6 A W A R D S ACPA IS PLEASED TO PRESENT the recipients of the 29th 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, quality, and creativity in concrete pavement projects. The award-winning projects were paved by 22 different contractors. Projects are in 13 states or regions represented by ACPA-affiliated Chapters and State paving associations. Winners were determined by 40 professionals who devoted their time and expertise to serve as judges. The program recognizes contractors, engineers, and project owners who completed outstanding projects. Award recipients are: ACPA Names Recipients of 2018 “Excellence in Concrete Pavements” Awards By Sheryl S. Jackson and Bill Davenport This project involved the reconstruction of a craneway and trailer dolly pad, but it required a change in the original design, which was a seven ft-wide structure reinforced with a double mat of steel and featuring 17-in. thick crane pads. The new design called for wider, thicker pads to handle the 100,000 lb. point loads of the wheeled gan- try cranes, which are used to offload double-stacked intermodal train cars. K-Five was challenged to build the replacement pads while operations at this busy terminal continued. In all, the project involved 18,000 SY of paving, with the finished pads measuring the equivalent of two lane miles. The project was also on an accelerated schedule, so although speed of construction was important, so too, was careful planning and execution. The contractor’s attention to detail resulted in an exacting schedule that allowed paving materials to cure and reach desired strength during times that were less critical to the terminal operations. This remarkable project was so well managed that only 80% of the allotted schedule was used. CSX Intermodal Terminals, Bedford Park, IL CONTRACTOR: K-Five Construction Corporation OWNER: CSX Intermodal Terminals, Inc. ENGINEER: Tigerbrain Engineering, Inc. Industrial Paving MEMBER