Each Year, Portland cement concrete pavement projects are rated to determine the best pavements designed and constructed during the current contract year. The Awards program is intended to encourage high quality workmanship in every concrete pavement project.
Now Accepting Nominations for 2019 Awards!
New for 2019! Submit your award nomination online using the convenient form below. Please carefully read through the information below before you proceed to the nomination form.
NCPA Awards Nomination Details
- Interstate Highways & Expressways—Divided Highway and Interstate projects of considerable size. This category is meant to encompass mainline paving on divided highways and freeways.
- Secondary State Highways—Project of considerable size; mainline paving on highways in a rural setting not on Interstate or Expressway System.
- County Roads—Roads on the county system maintained by local county highway departments.
- Local Projects of less than 30,000 Square Yards—PCC Paving projects on local roads and streets.
- High Traffic Airports—Construction of PCC pavements, concrete overlays, and inlays for runways, taxiways, and apron areas of airports averaging more than 100,000 passenger boardings annually.
- Airports — Construction of PCC pavements, concrete overlays, and inlays for runways, taxiways, and apron areas of airports averaging less than 100,000 passenger boardings annually.
- Municipal Streets—Urban paving projects usually with curb and gutter, intersections, intakes, manholes, and other urban characteristics; on the state highway system.
- Urban Streets—PCC pavements usually with curb and gutter, intersections, intakes, manholes and other urban characteristics; not on the state highway system.
- CPR—includes all contracted restoration projects utilizing any combination of full-and partial-depth repairs, joint and crack resealing, dowel bar retrofit, slab stabilization, cross stitching, retrofit PCC shoulders, retrofit edge drains, grooving, and subsequently has had smoothness restored by use of diamond grinding; on all types of facilities in the other categories. (Note: Projects that contain sections of more than 1,500 feet of a single continuous four-lane replacement are NOT considered CPR projects. Please submit such projects in one of the other categories.)
- Parking Lots, Recreational Trails and Other Miscellaneous Paving—Construction of PCC projects public or private use. This also includes other miscellaneous concrete paving projects that do not qualify in the other transportation categories.
- Portland Cement Concrete Overlays—Concrete overlays of existing rural or municipal pavements using PCC Concrete. These can be projects on the State system, county system or municipal system.
- Strength and Strength Data
- General Appearance
- Air Content
- Uniformity and Consistency
- Mix Design* *cement content per yard, IF a standard NDOT mix was used list mix number; if a gradation optimized (Shilstone) mix was used, please note “optimized gradation.” Additives used should be noted.
- Project Size
- Bridge Approaches
- Special Contract Requirements
- Special Material Requirements
- Work Zone Traffic (Volume & Control)
- Railroad Crossings
- No wasted materials within the ROW limits
- Striping straight and bright
- Front and back face of curbs straight
- Uniform pavement texture
- Joints filled and not overfilled
- Minimal grinding to correct smoothness issues
- Were project meetings scheduled and attended regularly, and minutes kept?
- What coordination occurred prior to construction starting?
- What unforeseen circumstances caused schedule changes, and how were the needed changes implemented?
- How was local access maintained?
- What were the greatest challenges to completing the project on time?
- Was the project completed on time?
- List any accidents affecting the travelling public
- List any worker related accidents
- Tell us what the contractor did to enhance safety for both the travelling public and the workers
IMPORTANT: If submitting online, is highly recommended that you craft your responses in another document, then copy & paste your submission information into the online form. Should you lose internet connectivity or exceed time limits to submit your application, information entered could be lost. Please contact our webmaster if you require additional assistance in submitting your online nomination.
Online Nomination Form
If you prefer to send your application by mail, an editable 2019 Awards Nomination Form can be downloaded, completed and mailed on or before the deadline of Friday, October 25, 2019. All mailed submissions should be sent to: Bruce Grupe, PE., NCPA., 5700 Seward Ave., Ste. B., Lincoln, NE 68507.
Questions? Contact NCPA
>> For prior year’s award winners, visit our Award Archive.