APC is a trade association consisting of more than 400 members that include contractors, consulting engineers, material suppliers, manufacturers, and others with an interest in Pennsylvania’s road and bridge construction industry. The association has been serving the industry for more than 80 years and represents the majority of active highway contractors in the state.



Clearance Transmittals Request Comments on Proposed Changes to Pub 408

H-14-052 – proposes a revision of Section 1042 to establish an alternate payment method of Cubic Yard for Latex Modified Mortar or Concrete Wearing Surface. To view the documents, go here. Please provide comments directly to PennDOT on the electronic spread sheet supplied by December 3.

H-14-021 – (Step 2) Proposed revisions to Publication 408, Sections 220 and 619 to eliminate Type A Flowable Backfill and to clarify Air Entraining Admixtures for Flowable Backfill. To view the documents, please go here. Provide comments directly to PennDOT on the electronic spread sheet supplied by December 3.

S 14-001 – (Step 2) requests comments on a draft Standard Special Provision for Longitudinal Joint Density Quality Control. To view the documents, please go here. Please Provide comments directly to PAPA (papa@pahotmix.org) on the electronic spread sheet supplied by December 3 so that a coordinated response can be provided .

November 24, 2014

APC/PennDOT Fall Seminar – Evaluations & PDH Requests

Tell us What You Thought of the Seminar
Take the 2014 APC/PennDOT Fall Seminar Evaluation Survey – Win a Home Depot Gift Card!

APC asks all seminar attendees to take a few moments to complete our online evaluation survey. By completing the survey you will be entered to win a $100 Home Depot gift card. Complete the survey by December 19, 2014, to be eligible to win.

  • Go Here to Complete the Evaluation Survey

Workshop PDH Requests
Upon request, the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors (APC) will issue certification to Registered Professionals seeking verification of their attendance at APC-conducted seminars, meetings and professional technical presentations that may meet the criteria for PDH credits. Each attending licensee must submit an online request via the form linked below.

November 23, 2014

November 18, 2014 – PA Turnpike Letting Results

Go here to see the latest PA Turnpike letter results.

November 18, 2014

Roadside Ditches are not “Waters of the United States,” ARTBA tells EPA, Corps

(WASHINGTON)— The potential delays and increased costs that would result from extending federal authority to cover roadside ditches would divert resources from timely maintenance activities and potentially threaten the role ditches play in promoting roadway safety, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

The association submitted comments Nov. 14 to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) opposing a proposed regulation that would alter the definition of “waters of the United States” and expand federal regulation to cover virtually any wet area in the country—including roadside ditches.  Read More…

November 18, 2014

ARTBA Northeastern Regional Meeting Scheduled for Washington, D.C.

On December 10-11, The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) is holding its Northeastern Regional Meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, D.C.! ARTBA President & CEO Pete Ruane and ARTBA Senior Vice President of Government Relations Dave Bauer will be on hand to provide their perspectives on: how the 2014 election results will impact the future of federal transportation investment; the prospects for a long-term HTF fix by end of 2014 or early 2015; surface transportation policy priorities in House and Senate; and federal transportation investment for the remainder of FY 2015. Additionally, Dr. Alison Premo Black, ARTBA’s chief economist, will deliver a transportation construction market conditions report for the Northeast states and Hari Kalla, director of the Federal Highway Administration’s Center for Accelerating Innovation, will discuss the agency’s “Every Day Counts 3” initiative. We strongly encourage our members to attend as this is a great opportunity to hear from the folks in Washington, D.C. and to meet others in our industry from surrounding states. To register through ARTBA, please go here. If you have any questions, please contact Allison Rose at ARTBA.

November 18, 2014

PennDOT Requests Comments on SOL for use of Geotechnical Software

CT S-14-035 requests comments on a proposed Strike-Off letter for implementation of Bentley gINT software for PennDOT projects. Attachments to the CT detail integration into the project development process. To view the documents, go here. Provide comments directly to PennDOT using the electronic spread sheet included in the Clearance Transmittal by the closing date November 21.

November 13, 2014

2015 CAWP/APC Joint Annual Meeting

February 18-22, 2015

Join your fellow construction industry professionals for an exciting dual track of seminars for you and your employees.

Early bird registration ends on December 31.

Deadline for registration is January 19, 2015.

GO HERE for more information and to register.

November 11, 2014

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