RESEARCH & EDUCATION FOUNDATION
ACPA Research and Education Foundation
"Research executed by the ACPA Research and Education Foundation shall provide the concrete drainage industry with state-of-the-art technological advances defending and expanding current product offerings and investigating alternate products to best arm our industry with relevant competitive information to expand current market share, and enter new markets." – The Research Committee.
The Foundation develops and funds research that supports the goals of the ACPA. The Foundation provides educational grants to individuals to attend seminars and schools that foster knowledge of all types of pipe. The Foundation also provides grants to entities that provide opportunities for learning about pipe and the industry in general.
A Letter from the Foundation President
“A collaboration of companies who work together to build a better world are stronger together. The ACPA Research and Education Foundation allows for this type of momentum to drive our industry into the future. Aligning local initiatives with the national association strengthens our collective efforts through unification, messaging, and resource allocation. The ACPA continues to find new and unique ways to reach target audiences ranging from members, to transportation agencies, to consultants, contractors, and engineers. As the world continues to evolve, so will the ACPA's Foundation in order to serve the needs of all its stakeholders.
The ACPA's team of engineers continue to work towards changing and influencing state and local specifications for high-risk roadways and evacuation routes. The Foundation supports their efforts with cutting edge research to prove the need for change. Specifiers are the people who ultimately decide the future of our industry. They are the ones who determine where to spend tax dollars, what pipe materials are allowed, and what the requirements are for production and installation. The ACPA Foundation provides multiple avenues to educate specifiers, so they fully understand the benefits of our products.
Your donations to the ACPA Research & Education Foundation help promote, protect, and advance the Concrete pipe industry.”