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.


Highway Funding Fix Should be Congress’ top 2015 priority

Working closely with ARTBA, we have published the Op-Ed Piece (linked below) in the Harrisburg Patriot-News (pennlive.com.

November 26, 2014

November 26, 2014 – PA Turnpike Letting Results

Go here to see the latest PA Turnpike letter results.

November 26, 2014

Comments Requested on PennDOT Clearance Transmittals

H-14-051- Requests comments on the creation of a new Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Code 2.10.30 Electronic Files. To view the documents, go here. Please provide comments directly to PennDOT by December 9 using the electronic spread sheet provided.

S-14-022- Revises Pub. 408 Section 724 Densified Silica Fume to address a conflict between Section 724.4 and  AASHTO M307the specification can be resolved and the specification revised. To view the documents, go here. Please provide comments directly to PennDOT by December 5 using the electronic spread sheet provided.

H-14-054 – revises Pub. 408  Section 966 Snowplowable Raised Pavement Markers to address their removal as a separate pay item, and to create a standard item. To view the documents, go here. Please provide comments directly to PennDOT by December 4  using the electronic spread sheet provided.

November 26, 2014

PennDOT Invites Private Industry to Submit Qualifications for CNG Fueling Station Project

The state’s Public-Private Transportation Partnership Office is inviting the private sector to submit their qualifications to compete for the opportunity to develop clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations at public transit agencies around the state that would also be available for use by the public.

“Natural gas is a valuable resource that provides affordable, cleaner options for vehicles in Pennsylvania,” said PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch. “This project will ensure we can capitalize on this resource and also benefit the authorities that provide vital transportation services.” Read More…

November 25, 2014

Lettings Expected to Remain Strong in 2015

At the annual meeting of the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors (APC), PennDOT presented a recap of the 2014 highway construction program and made a projections for 2015. With a little over a month to go, PennDOT is expected to let approximately $2.6 billion in highway projects. The department has already eclipsed $2.4 billion as of Nov. 24. PennDOT anticipates maintaining its strong project output as a result of Act 89. They foreceasted 2015’s lettings to total at least $2.4 billion. The number could be pushed higher with project put out for bid via the Commonwealth’s Public-Private Partnership Law. While these numbers are projections, PennDOT has routinely met or exceeding these number in past year. To view the full 2015 construction forecast go here.
November 25, 2014

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

Committee News

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