Comments Requested on Final Specification Changes to Pipe Inspection and Remediation

CT (S-15-020) — PennDOT has issued a Step 2 Clearance Transmittal on proposed specification revisions that addressed comments received and were reviewed by a Pro-Team of District and industry representatives. The Pub 408 Section 601 and POM C.6.11 revisions continue to address pipe joint installation requirements. The additional documents (Sections 604 & 735 and RC-30M) were to address joint issues with elliptical concrete pipes. The revisions to Section 735 includes the addition of Class 5 Type A & B geotextile. There were not any revisions to POM C.6.5, Pub 13M Chapter 10, Section 616 and proposed language for Bulletin 15.


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September 28, 2016

September 23, 2016 – PennDOT Letting Results

Go here to see the latest PennDOT letting results.

September 23, 2016

2016 FALL SEMINAR: Exhibit Space Going Fast

Secure your exhibit space today! Only 8 indoor booths remain available.

September 22, 2016

Nominations for the 2016 Skelly Award

APC Members are requested to participate in submitting nominations for the APC “James J. Skelly Award.” The purpose of the award is to give appropriate recognition to an APC member who has made an outstanding contribution in advancing the broad objectives of the Association.

To be eligible for the award, a person must be an officer or employee of a firm having membership in the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors, and who has made a distinct contribution to the cause of better roads either through the Association or in connection with his or her other activities.

Nominations may be submitted by any member of APC on the enclosed form and sent to the Executive Vice President. No verbal nominations will be accepted. NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE APC OFFICE NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016

September 22, 2016

Bridge Committee Agenda & Minutes

The agenda for the September 20, Bridge Committee Meeting is available for review.

Minutes from the June 17, 2016, Bridge Committee meeting are now available.

September 15, 2016

PennDOT Certified Concrete Technician Certification

The Construction and Materials Division of the Bureau of Project Delivery has announced that the schedule for the certification classes has been established and posted on the Northeast Center of Excellence for Pavement Technology (NECEPT) website at www.superpave.psu.edu, along with registration information. Any questions regarding the training may be directed to Construction Quality Assurance Section Chief, Joseph S. Robinson, P.E., at 717-787-4794 or josrobinso@pa.gov.

Any consultant or contractor with forty (40) students who is willing to host a session of the course may request additional courses by contacting Mr. Robinson.

September 14, 2016

APC Meets with PennDOT on Diversity Enhancement

APC EEO Committee Chair Clayton Stahl and Executive Vice President Bob Latham met this week with PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards and new Bureau of Equal Opportunity Director Katherine Peters to discuss enhancements to PennDOT’s DBE program.

Ms Peters was named director effective September 12, 2016.  Ms Peters has served in several human relations positions throughout her 15 year career, most recently as an EEO Specialist in the Department of Corrections.

Discussions centered on how PennDOT can effectively grow the DBE program in the future.  APC has pledged to be a partner with PennDOT in that effort.

September 14, 2016

September 7 – PA Turnpike Letting Results

Go here to see the latest PA Turnpike letting results.

September 7, 2016

Pennsylvania Steel Products Procurement Act / FHWA Buy America

A webpage entitled ‘PENNSYLVANIA STEEL PRODUCTS PROCUREMENT ACT / FHWA BUY AMERICA’ has been created and added to the PennDOT website.  The purpose of the webpage is to address questions concerning both the Pennsylvania Steel Products Procurement Act (Act 3) and FHWA Buy America and to provide clarification on the acceptance and certification of steel products on PennDOT construction projects.  The webpage may be accessed by going here.

September 1, 2016

TRIP Releases Report on Value of Mon-Fayette Expy

The release of TRIP’s latest report in Pittsburg earlier this week generated front page-stories in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Mon Valley Herald-Standard and Observer-Reporter. Preliminary news monitoring also shows broadcasts on Pittsburgh’s WPXI-TV (NBC 11), WTAE (ABC 4) and WESA 90.5 FM (NPR). The following link, TRIP Mon-Fayette Expy and MLK Jr Busway East Extension report and news coverage, contains the coverage generated to date.

Joe Kirk, coordinator for the Expressway Completion Campaign which is an initiative of the Mon Valley Alliance noted that the press conference sent a very positive and essential message in support of the Mon Fayette Expressway. PHIA’s Jason Wagner participated in the press event. Your contributions to the APC Educational Trust Fund help to finance efforts such as TRIP’s Mon-Fayette Expressway study. The APC Educational Trust Fund is a major funding supporter of TRIP.

August 25, 2016

Committee News

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