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.


April 24, 2014 – PennDOT Letting Results

Go here to see the latest PennDOT letting results.

April 24, 2014

APC to Meet with PTC on Traffic Control Issues

An APC subcommittee led by Treasurer Max Hempt will meet Friday, April 25, with top Turnpike engineering officials to discuss concerns for traffic control issues on PTC projects. The growing trend at PTC is for less work hours being allowed. APC is suggesting that is by allowing more time to work when finally getting the pattern up will actually shorten the traffic impact. Please contact Bob Latham at the APC office with any questions or input/

April 24, 2014

Spring Issue of Highway Builder Now Available

The Spring 2014 edition of Highway Builder has been mailed to subscribers. An electronic (pdf) version is also available for download here.

Did You Know (DYK)?…
APC has introduced a new regular column to Highway Builder magazine. DYK articles are designed to contain a wide range of tips and best practices to help you build a better business. Past issues have featured articles by APC members Stambaugh Ness, P.C. (“Now is the Time for a Business Physical”) and Murray Securus/Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman, P.C. (“Managing Risks in Hiring Independent Contractors to Transport Construction Materials and Equipment”). If you would like to be contacted about submitting an article, kindly email HB Editor Cindy Sells.

April 23, 2014

2014 Season Pilot Special Provisions for Ride Quality to Include Bridge Decks and Approach Slabs

CT S-14-007 – transmits a copy of Standard Special Provision 508A- Evaluation and Payment of Ride Quality Incentive, which will be used on all contracts which contain a ride equality incentive on bituminous and/or concrete pavement including approach slab and bridge deck work, and also transmits a copy of Standard Special Provision 508-B Evaluation of Ride Quality Across Bridge Decks and Approach Slabs, for use on projects where only bridge deck and approach slab work will be evaluated for ride quality and no incentive payments are to be made. This is the only distribution that will be made for these Special Provisions since they were developed through a PNG-Construction QA Team. To view the documents, please go here.

April 23, 2014

Latham to Appear on Pennsylvania Newsmakers

This week’s Pennsylvania Newsmakers hosts Bob Latham, Executive Vice President of Associated Pennsylvania Constructors, who provides an update on the bridge, highway, and mass transit projects underway and other aspects of the improvements.

Video streaming of the entire program is available right now on the Pennsylvania Newsmakers website.

Airing on the following stations:

  • WGAL Channel 8 (Harrisburg and Lancaster) Sunday, April 20th at 7:30 AM
  • WBPH (Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia) Monday, April 21st at 8:30 PM
  • WKBS 47 (Altoona) Saturday, April 26th at 9:30 AM
  • WPCB 40 (Pittsburgh) Saturday, April 26th at 9:30 AM
April 21, 2014

Comments Requested on Proposed Special Provision – Percent Within Tolerance

CT C-10-016 (Step 2) (previously circulated) is being sent to address a standard Special Provision for Superpave asphalt mixture design, Standard and RPS construction of asphalt pavements with percent within tolerance and LTS testing. Please provide comments to PennDOT by the closing date, ASpril 18, using the electronic spread sheet provided. Go here to view documents.


April 16, 2014

Proposed Revision Force Account Work Section110.03(d)

PennDOT Clearance Transmittal CT H-13-003 requests comment on a proposed revision of Pub. 408 Section 110.03 (d), as follows:

  1. If the Contractor fails to provide documentation for the cost of any materials, rented equipment or services within 90 days of completing work on a Force Account, the Department will compute payment based on the labor and equipment records it has. Payment will be denied for the undocumented costs.
  2. The Department will review Force Account submissions and notify the Contractor, in writing, within 14 calendar days of submission regarding all corrections or additional documentation required. If the Contractor fails to furnish an appropriate response within 14 days, final payment wil be made on the basis of the Department’s records.

This proposed change to the Force Account specifications, which was originally circulated in February, 2013, stated that costs not documented within 45 days of completion of the Force Account would not ever be paid, and had no requirement at all for the time of Department response. Read More…

April 16, 2014

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