The 31st Annual National “Excellence in Concrete Pavement” award recipients have been announced, and we are pleased to be among 23 unique contractors recognized for hard work, outstanding quality, and demonstrating creative approaches to problem-solving. We have been recognized for our work at the Augusta Regional Airport – Air Carrier & GA Apron Phase II Rehabilitation project.
The Quad City International Airport (QCIA) is working extremely hard to maintain its workforce and make continuous construction improvements according to the Quad-City Times. The QCIA Board awarded McCarthy Improvement a contract to repair concrete sidewalks and roadways in the terminal’s parking lot in an effort to prevent passengers from tripping or falling. Last year, we were responsible for similar sidewalk repair work.
The Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) embarked on an emergency preservation project in 2019 that was one of the airport’s most important capital projects. With the help of McCarthy Improvement, RDU completed reconstruction on Runway 5L-23R.
To learn more about the project, read RDU’s press release here.
The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) is the world’s largest trade association that exclusively represents the interests of those involved with the design, construction, and preservation of concrete pavements. Membership includes concrete paving companies, cement companies, and other industry professionals.
McCarthy Improvement has been a member of ACPA since 1986 and supports the association’s expansive efforts to help the concrete paving industry grow. Maureen Roe, McCarthy Improvement Estimator, is actively involved in the organization.
Maureen’s involvement began in 2010 and has steadily increased, from attending annual meetings to being nominated for the inaugural Emerging Leaders Group in 2016. While in line to be the next chair of the Group, Maureen is also a member of ACPA regional organizations. In 2018, Maureen was voted on to the Board of Directors of the Southeast ACPA, and in 2019 became the chairman of ACPA Georgia.
Maureen’s latest accomplishment has been being named to the ACPA’s 2020 Board of Directors, and she is well equipped for that position. As a fifth-generation family member, Maureen combines her own construction experiences with industry lessons learned from her father and grandfather.
“I am extremely proud to represent McCarthy Improvement as a board member of our premier industry organization. I am looking forward to helping shape and grow the industry with other leaders and members of the ACPA in order to build a bright future for concrete paving.”
ACPA is an excellent organization that works hard to promote and enhance the concrete paving industry. McCarthy’s involvement will remain strong and steadfast.
ACPA Membership Benefits
The ACPA offers a broad range of educational opportunities and helps fund research to develop best practices and promote technological advances in concrete paving. Also, the ACPA:
- Offers tools for members to help promote best practices.
- Includes a legislative group, and members help lobby to congress for transportation funding.
- Awards and showcases members’ high-profile projects.
- And acts as an industry advocate and technical resource.
To learn more about the ACPA, click here.
WVIK, Quad Cities NPR reported another phase of the I-74 Bridge project is complete. Read the full story and McCarthy Improvement’s involvement with the project here.
The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) announced winners of its annual “Excellence in Concrete Pavements” awards. McCarthy Improvement received gold in the Industrial Paving category for the CSX Intermodal Terminals project located in Winterhaven, Florida.
Within three years of its initial construction, the Central Florida Intermodal Logistics Facility had outgrown its originally design capacity of 300,000 containers per year. As a result, an expansion project was required and included:
- construction of additional gantry cranes
- high mast lighting
- more than 13 acres of additional tractor trailer parking, loading and unloading areas
McCarthy Improvement was contracted to perform the concrete paving, which totaled 67,000 SY of concrete. The project specifications required a mix capable of attaining a compressive strength of 4,000 psi at 28 days. McCarthy Improvement developed a mixture that met the required strength in less than seven days, which helped expedite cure of adjacent paving lanes. The mix design included Type II portland cement, natural sand and granite coarse aggregates. Even though the granite was not locally available, McCarthy Improvement chose to “rail-in” granite aggregates from eastern Georgia and use them to improve early strength.
McCarthy Improvement completed the paving in 23 days of the 74 calendar days allowed from mobilization to the plant site. The owner previously had issues with roller compacted concrete and asphalt, so the finished project now stands as an excellent example of the versatility and durability of concrete pavements.
The article originally appeared on the ACPA website here.