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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.

APC NEWS & UPDATES

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April 29, 2016 – PennDOT Letting Results

Go here to see the latest PennDOT letting results.

April 29, 2016
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April 27 – PA Turnpike Letting Results

Go here to see the latest PA Turnpike letting results.

April 27, 2016

TCI-PAC Group Discussion & Reception

APC Members are cordially invited to the Transportation Construction Industries (TCI) PAC, annual Group Discussion and Reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on May 17, 2016, at the Harrisburg Hilton, One North Second Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. House and Senate Leaders, along with Transportation Committee Members, will be our Special Guests. Go here for a copy of the invitation and reply card.

April 20, 2016
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Spring 2016 Issue of Highway Builder Now Available

The Spring 2016 edition of Highway Builder has been mailed to subscribers. An electronic (pdf) version is also available for download here.

April 18, 2016

Risk Allocation Meeting Highlights

Highlights from the April 12, 2016, Risk Allocation Committee Meeting are detailed below.

  • Hazardous Excavation and Regulated  Fill: Step 2 Clearance Transmittal on the proposed specification was issued on April 8.  APC had provided preliminary approval.
  • 100 year Pipe: APC asked the Department  to delay implementation of a Step 2 Clearance Transmittal.  Industry’s concerns are simply that contractors should not be asked to install a product subject to the 100 year specification which cannot be met.
  • Asphalt Pavement Warranties: The Department reported four 2016 asphalt paving projects for warranties, all in District 4.
  • Force Account: Hoffman reviewed the status of APC / Department efforts to negotiate a revised Force Account specification to be used in conjunction with an electronic Force Account procedure being developed by the Department. Negotiations are in the final stage and expect to soon conclude.
  • ADA Ramps:  Asked that curb ramps be bid with units as those bid “each” or by quadrant are nearly impossible to estimate.
  • GPS Equipment Age Limit:  The equipment age limit for GPS equipment is often reached before the end of the project. GPS equipment is too expensive to warrant forced disposal before approaching the end of useful life. The Department will review the issue.
  • Excessive AOBE and Incidental Work: APC observed that increased use of “as ordered by engineer” and work “incidental to” bid items causes problems in the pricing bid items. Examples were cited such as:
    • “Selective Tree Trimming” within project limits, ROW to ROW, bid as a Lump Sum
    • “Curb Ramps” (which are designed by the contractor post contract award) required to be bid lump sum despite the fact that by the special provision, 14 work or more work items may be included in the single bid price.
    •  “Paving Items” which include as incidental temporary pavement markings, shoulder backup and driveway adjustments.
April 13, 2016
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Annual Transportation Construction Law & Regulatory Forum

Registration is open for ARTBA’s Annual Transportation Construction Law and Regulatory Forum.  The forum takes place at the ARTBA Building in Washington, D.C starting on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 1st and running until the afternoon of Wednesday, June 2nd.

The forum is specifically geared towards contractors and designers (in addition to in-house counsel, lawyers and anyone involved in the operations and/or management of a transportation construction project). Read More…

April 11, 2016
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Risk Allocation Committee Info.

Minutes from the January 5, 2016, Risk Allocation Committee meeting and the agenda for the April 12 meeting are available below.

April 8, 2016

APC Building Closure – May 27

APC has been advised by PPL Electric that they plan to replace our transformer, which will happen on Friday, May 27, 2016. While this work is being performed, all commercial electricity to the APC Building will be suspended. It will therefore be necessary to close our building when the power is shut off. Please note, during the power outage our phone system will be down. If you should need immediate assistance during this closure, please email staff members directly.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

April 8, 2016

Highway Construction On-The-Job Training Information Session

Pennsylvania CareerLink with PennDOT will hold a Highway Construction On-The-Job Training Information Session on April 15, 2016, in Wilkes Barre, PA.

  • Are you interested in working in the highway construction industry?
  • Are you interested in learning about PennDOT’s On-the-Job Training Program?
  • Are you interested in learning about heavy & highway construction apprentice programs?
  • Join us for a discussion to learn about employment opportunities in the highway construction industry.

Minorities, women and economically disadvantaged job seekers are highly encouraged to participate.

For more information view the flyer. To register for this session visit www.jobgateway.pa.gov.

April 6, 2016

APC Flagger Train-the-Trainer: April 29

Registration is now open for the next Flagger Train-the-Trainer session on April 29, 2016, at the APC office in Harrisburg.

April 1, 2016

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