2005 ACPA National Awards

Date Published: Thursday, December 15, 2005

Cedar Valley Corp. was the recipient of two paving awards at the 16th annual American Concrete Pavement Association's national meeting held in Indian Wells, California, December 2005. During the awards presentation, Cedar Valley Corp. was awarded a Gold Award and a Silver Award, honors presented nationally to recognize quality in concrete pavement. The awards program recognizes contractors, engineers, and project owners who completed outstanding projects in 2004.

Gold Award, Highway 60, Alton Bypass, Sioux County, Iowa

This project was a unique, award winning project for Cedar Valley Corp. in many ways. CVC set a pre-project goal of achieving Iowa’s trial zero-band specification and then placed 21.5 lane miles of mainline paving with an average of 1.4 inches per mile and no required corrective work. Daily production levels were planned to start and stop mainline pours at the nine bridges on the project, eliminating the need for day’s end headers. The project also required construction of a 29.5 foot fill over an old concrete box culvert. CVC used lightweight Geofoam fill and geomembrane liners to facilitate a construction sequence that protected the structure and saved a considerable amount of money.

Silver Award, County Road V-37, Hedrick, Wapello County, Iowa

This project consisted of a 3.5 mile concrete overlay in Wapello County, Iowa. The project combined two different paving construction techniques within one project, requiring hours of planning, coordination and precise execution. This was accomplished under the supervision of two different county engineering staffs with different concrete aggregates, while having to deal with heavy Iowa rains. Despite these factors, CVC completed the project on schedule with exceptional smoothness.