PROJECT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Have an innovative or creative reinforced concrete pipe or box culvert project that’s worth sharing?
The ACPA’s Project Achievement Award recognizes agencies which have demonstrated creative and innovative accomplishments through projects that have been designed using precast and concrete pipe or box culverts.
For more information you can download the brochure below (updated for 2023 soon):
Any member agency of AASHTO may enter this Award Program. Agencies and ACPA members may submit projects jointly or separately. ACPA members submitting projects separately must obtain the signature of the responsible agency on their Entry Form.
- All entries must involve a project utilizing precast concrete pipe and/or four-sided box culverts and be submitted in accordance with the rules outlined in the brochure.
- Agencies or ACPA members may enter as many qualified projects as they wish.
- Projects that have received awards from other organizations may be entered.
- Projects must have been completed and in use between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2022.
- Entries must comply with the Submission Guidelines section of this document. Failure to comply may disqualify an entry.
- ACPA Awards Committee reserves the right to determine entry eligibility.
2022 Project Achievement Award Winner
The 2022 Project Achievement Award was the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) for the I-96/1-196 interchange in Grand Rapids. Completed on time and on budget in the fall of 2021, the I-96/I-196 interchange is recognized for eliminating critical constructability issues and implementing value engineering. ACPA member company Northern Concrete Pipe Inc., headquartered in Bay City, Michigan, provided a project-specific design for the proposed deep-bury reinforced concrete pipe storm sewer for the east-bound portion of I-96. The use of supplemental reinforcing stirrups in areas subjected to the highest tensile forces was key to the overall reinforcing steel design.
2021 Project Achievement Award Winner
The 2021 Project Achievement Award was Hancock Concrete out of Sioux Falls, SD. The project, Veterans Parkway – Rice Street to Interstate 90, is a 6-lane divided highway being constructed to help move large volumes of traffic through the east and south side of Sioux Falls.
2019 Project Achievement Award Winner
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) needed to widen and revamp ramps along a 3.7-mile stretch of Interstate-15, between U.S. Route 95 and Sahara Ave. Known as Project NEON, it has proven to be the largest infrastructure project in Nevada’s history and has earned the American Concrete Pipe Association’s 2019 Project Achievement Award, ACPA’s annual award to recognize innovative projects utilizing precast concrete pipe or boxes. Although it took nearly two decades to plan Project NEON, the use of precast concrete culverts allowed for a speedy completion once construction began.