ACPA Presents the 2016 Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award, and 3 Distinguished Service & Recognition Awards
2016 Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award:
James “Doug” Pitcock, Jr., owner, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Williams Brothers Construction Company, in Houston, Texas, USA, was awarded the American Concrete Pavement Association’s 2016 Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan (ACPA’s HHE) Award. The award recognized Pitcock for his leadership in both the transportation-construction industry, as well as one of the largest concrete paving contractors in the United States. Pitcock, along with Claude and John Williams, founded Williams Brothers Construction Company in 1955. In addition to leading a successful company for more than six decades, he has served in many volunteer leadership positions, including national President of The Associated General Contractors of America, and twice as President of the Texas Highway Branch of the Associated General Contractors.
“It is a privilege that our Association enjoys when it highlights the most affective and influential people in our industry. Mr. Pitcock will forever be on the list of Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan recipients, which started in 1968 with the first award going to Jimmie Johnson, inventor of the slipform paving machine. We are extremely pleased to shine a light on Mr. Pitcock’s achievements within the concrete paving community” stated Gerald F. Voigt, P.E., President & CEO of ACPA.
For the full 2016 Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award 2016, please go to: http://www.acpa.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/ACPA-2016-HHE-Award-release.pdf.
Distinguished Service and Recognition Awards: The awards program was established in 1968, when the first honoree was James W. Johnson, Iowa Highway Commission Testing Lab, for the invention of the slip form paver. The program has grown into a time-honored tradition, cherished by the honorees, the industry, and of course, ACPA.
The recipients of ACPA’s annual distinguished service awards are as follows:
• The 2016 Marlin J. Knutson Award for Technical Achievement was presented to the William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, N.J. This world-class facility has a broad mission to support the comprehensive needs of the aviation community, including state-of-the-art pavement design tools and technical standards to meet the demands of today’s new large aircraft. The Technical Center’s comprehensive testing program and rigorous field instrumentation of pavements around the United States, are proving vital to the development of a new generation of airfield pavement design standards for high-quality, long-lasting airfield concrete pavements. This technical evolution will provide superior concrete pavements and will benefit airports, airlines, passengers, and the transportation community for decades to come.
For the full story and more photos, please go to: http://www.acpa.org/faa-mkj2016/.
• 2016 Lifetime Pavement Recognition Award commemorates the oldest concrete pavement in the State of Texas. Belknap Place in the Monte Vista Historic District of San Antonio, was placed in 1914, the pavement employed an innovative, patented process called “Granitoid,” a two-lift system with coarse aggregate in the lower lift and hard granite (indigenous trap rock) aggregate in the surface course.
Belknap Place was recognized by the Texas Historical Commission for its significance to the concrete industry, local residents, and the city of San Antonio. At more than a century old, the pavement continues to carry car, truck, and bus traffic, all with few signs of faulting or deterioration.
Accepting the award on behalf of the City of San Antonio was Al Siam Ferdous, Sr. Engineer with the Department of Transportation & Capital Improvements. Also on hand for the recognition were Don Taubert, Capitol Aggregates (retired); Bill Ciggelakis, Principal-in-Charge of Professional Service Industries, Inc. (PSI)-Dallas; and Jan Prusinski, P.E., FACI, LEED®AP, Executive Director of the Cement Council of Texas. Along with the late Bob Lopez, former Executive Director of the Cement Council of Texas, these professionals have researched, written, and presented the story of Belknap Place in numerous forums and venues throughout the years.
ISCP’s 11th ICCP, held in August 2016, hosted a field trip to Belknap Place. (see page 33 of the 11th ICCP Program).
For the full story and more photos, please go to: http://www.acpa.org/belknap-1216/.
• The 2016 Outstanding Pavement Promotion Award was presented to Patrick (Pat) Long, Director of Marketing and Government Affairs for the Indiana Chapter – ACPA. This award recognizes Long’s unique expertise in the promotion of concrete pavements. The award cited his experiences in regulatory and legislative issues, economic development policy, and public finance have benefited the industry in Indiana and throughout ACPA’s Chapter/State paving association network.
By combining his unique perspectives with his equally unique musical talents, Long is earned a positive reputation for making a positive and indelible impression upon owners, agencies, members, and his colleagues. The fruits of his efforts may be seen in the form of many project opportunities generated through his persistence and professionalism.
The ACPA Outstanding Pavement Promotion Award has been awarded selectively since 1998. It is presented to an individual or group who has made significant contributions through promotion efforts or programs to advance the awareness, specification, and/or placement of concrete pavements. The recipient must be an employee of an ACPA member-company, ACPA national staff, or staff of a local chapter/state association affiliated with ACPA. (No photos available)
For additional information, please contact:
Bill Davenport, American Concrete Pavement Association
Phone: 847.423.8703 | E-mail: email@example.com