Category Archives: Association News and Events

2023 IECA Annual Conference & Expo

2023 IECA Annual Conference & Expo

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) and the Advanced Textile Association (ATA) will co-locate the Geosynthetics Conference with the IECA Annual Conference & Expo in Kansas City, MI, Feb. 5 – 8. The combined conferences are anticipated to attract over 3,000 attendees and double the exhibition area for both associations.

Equipment manufacturers feel supply chain crunch, worker shortages

Equipment manufacturers feel supply chain crunch, worker shortages

A new survey of more than 150 equipment manufacturing companies released today by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) warns that U.S. equipment manufacturers continue to face supply chain issues and a persistent labor shortage nearly three years after the onset of the pandemic.

2023 APWA NYS Chapter Annual Conference

2023 APWA NYS Chapter Annual Conference

The 2023 APWA NYS Chapter Annual Conference will be held March 23 – 24, 2023 in Binghamton, NY. Topics being presented are as follows: A Sustainable Approach to Deliver a $300 Million Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade Automatic Control Valves and their use in Municipal Water Systems Automatic Pavement Distress Detection Best Practices for the Electrification of […]

Public support for state & local transportation funding improvements remains strong

Public support for state & local transportation funding improvements remains strong

WASHINGTON – Voters in 18 states Nov. 8 approved 88 percent of 380 state and local ballot initiatives that are expected to generate almost $20 billion in one-time and recurring revenue for transportation improvement projects, according to initial results compiled by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

American Concrete Institute launches search for next executive vice president

American Concrete Institute launches search for next executive vice president

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI — In anticipation of the retirement of ACI Executive Vice President Ron Burg, the ACI Search Committee, and executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates have released the position specifications for the association’s next Executive Vice President. The search firm, Russell Reynolds, has detailed the position and related responsibilities, which include carrying out the […]

American Concrete Institute announces international partnership with the Global Cement and Concrete Association

American Concrete Institute announces international partnership with the Global Cement and Concrete Association

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI —While exhibiting and participating in PROCEMCO in Cartagena, Colombia, the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) were able to formalize their cooperative efforts by signing an International Partnership Agreement (IPA). This new agreement formalizes the desire to collaboratively develop and disseminate information on concrete, concrete structures, and […]

Contractors from Utah, Texas, Indiana and Connecticut receive 2022 ARTBA National Contractor Safety Awards

Contractors from Utah, Texas, Indiana and Connecticut receive 2022 ARTBA National Contractor Safety Awards

Transportation construction companies from four states were recognized Sept. 26 for their outstanding employee safety programs during the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) Annual Convention, held in Nashville, TN.

WSP USA Senior Vice President Paula Hammond elected ARTBA Chair

WSP USA Senior Vice President Paula Hammond elected ARTBA Chair

Paula Hammond, senior vice president of WSP USA, has been elected 2022-2023 chair of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). Hammond’s selection was announced at the association’s national convention held Sept. 25-28 in Nashville, TN, and marks the first woman chair in ARTBA’s history.

Alarming rise in trench-related fatalities spurs U.S. Department of Labor to announce enhanced nationwide enforcement, additional oversight

Alarming rise in trench-related fatalities spurs U.S. Department of Labor to announce enhanced nationwide enforcement, additional oversight

22 workers have perished in first half of 2022, a 68 percent increase over all of 2021  WASHINGTON – In 2022’s first six months, 22 workers have fallen victim to the deadly hazards present in trenching and excavation work – surpassing 15 in all of 2021 – and prompting the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety […]

Registration opens for ACI Concrete Convention in Dallas, Texas

Registration opens for ACI Concrete Convention in Dallas, Texas

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI— Registration is now open for the Fall ACI Concrete Convention in Dallas, Texas, USA. Engineers, contractors, researchers, manufacturers, and material representatives will convene on October 23-27, 2022, to collaborate on concrete codes, specifications, and practices. Technical and educational sessions will provide attendees with the latest research, case studies, best practices, and the opportunity […]

Registration open for ACI Foundation’s 2022 Technology Forum

Registration open for ACI Foundation’s 2022 Technology Forum

The ACI Foundation’s Concrete Innovation Council (CIC) will host its next Technology Forum on Aug. 30- Sept. 1, 2022, in St. Paul, MN. This is the first in-person forum in two years and will include four technology showcases, over ten different presentations, and a debate.

Women of Asphalt appoints new leadership to Board of Directors

Women of Asphalt appoints new leadership to Board of Directors

ORANGE PARK, Florida — Women of Asphalt (WofA) is excited to announce the appointment of Sheila Barkevich, Northeast Division Performance Manager at CRH Americas Materials, as its new President and  Ashley Batson, J.D., Manager of Government Relations, Road Construction, at Ingevity as Treasurer. Both Barkevich and Batson have been involved with the development of WofA […]

Thirty-two industry leaders participate in ARTBA Foundation Leadership Development Program

Thirty-two industry leaders participate in ARTBA Foundation Leadership Development Program

(WASHINGTON)— The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation’s Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP) hosted 32 emerging leaders in the transportation design and construction industry in an intensive May 16-17 introduction to federal legislative and regulatory advocacy issues.

ARTBA Foundation announces financial assistance to seven children of fallen highway workers

ARTBA Foundation announces financial assistance to seven children of fallen highway workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Seven children of highway workers who were killed or permanently disabled on the job will receive post-high school financial assistance for the 2022-23 school year from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Foundation’s (ARTBA-TDF) “Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship” fund.

“National Stand Down” aims to spotlight struck-by incidents in transportation project sites

“National Stand Down” aims to spotlight struck-by incidents in transportation project sites

Webinar Series Part of National Work Zone Awareness Week  WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and its safety allies are hosting a webinar series in English and Spanish next week to highlight the public health dangers and discuss strategies for significantly reducing the number of “struck-by” incidents of workers at transportation […]

How asphalt paving pros can enjoy Nashville like a local at World of Asphalt 2022

How asphalt paving pros can enjoy Nashville like a local at World of Asphalt 2022

MILWAUKEE – World of Asphalt and the co-located AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo are coming to the Music City Center in Nashville, and asphalt paving pros should be making their travel and experience plans now to make the most out of their visit to the Music City.

Equipment Finance Industry confidence eases in February

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the February 2022 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $900 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence […]

ACI adopts new position statement on engineering curricula

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI — The American Concrete Institute has recently approved a new position statement on the topic of civil/architectural/structural engineering curricula. The Institute now has a total of thirteen position statements on various topics supporting policy positions along with state, federal, and international programs, rules, and regulations.

The ARA Foundation to award $128,500 in scholarships

MOLINE, IL — Each year, the American Rental Association (ARA) Foundation awards numerous scholarships in effort to attract talent to the equipment and event rental industry. For the 2022-2023 academic year, $128,500 will be available to students seeking higher education through trade schools, universities, and community colleges. In total, 66 individual scholarships are available with […]

Women of Asphalt hires Administrative Director

Women of Asphalt hires Administrative Director

Arpine Baghdasarian hired as WofA’s first Administrative Director ORANGE PARK, FL — The Women of Asphalt (WofA) is delighted to announce the hiring of Arpine Baghdasarian as the Administrative Director beginning January 3, 2022. She will be responsible for helping plan, develop, and implement WofA’s programs, marketing strategies, and communications. Prior to joining WofA, she […]

Four Equipment Dealer Associations Board of Directors vote to form a new – North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA)

Four Equipment Dealer Associations Board of Directors vote to form a new – North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA)

SAINT LOUIS, MO – The joint boards of the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA), the Midwest-SouthEastern Equipment Dealers Association (MSEDA), the United Equipment Dealers Association (UEDA) and the Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA) have voted to move forward with a proposal that would consolidate the four associations. This action is the first step towards consolidating which […]

Sixth Circuit dissolves stay allowing OSHA to move forward with implementation and enforcement of the COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard

From AGC of America: On Friday, Dec. 17, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit dissolved the Fifth Circuit’s stay of the OSHA Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). This decision allows OSHA to proceed with implementation and enforcement of the rule issued on November 5, 2021. AGC is a party to […]

Entire ARTBA Safety Team earns OSHA Construction Trainer Credential

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The five professionals on the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) safety team have successfully completed the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) 500 Class, allowing them to teach the agency’s 10-hour and 30-hour classes to transportation construction workers across the country.