Five public officials or agencies responsible for specifying roller compacted concrete (RCC) or pervious concrete pavement, or cement-based, full-depth reclamation methods as part of cost-effective and sustainable infrastructure development policies are honored in PCA’s third annual Sustainable Leadership Award program
Source: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.
Five public officials and agencies specifying roller compacted concrete (RCC) or pervious concrete pavement, or cement-based, full-depth reclamation methods as part of cost-effective and sustainable infrastructure development policies are honored in PCA’s third annual Sustainable Leadership Award program. Among winners in the Sustainable Policy category, Engineering Manager Ariel Soriano, P.E., was credited with City of Chattanooga Engineering Design and Construction Group plans advancing the three technologies. Also cited for Leadership in Sustainable Policy was Chambers County (Ala.) Engineer Henry Hawkins III, who spearheaded a Full Depth Reclamation with Portland Cement policy for county road rehabilitation.
In the Infrastructure Projects category, PCA recognized the Water Supply and Resources Division, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Edison, N.J., for its Porous Pavement Green Infrastructure Research Program. The group oversaw replacement of a 43,000-sq.-ft. section of the Edison facility’s 110-car parking lot with three different types of permeable pavement; over the next decade, EPA will evaluate the effectiveness of each pavement type in removing pollutants from stormwater and enabling water to filter back into the ground.
Another Infrastructure Projects winner is Frankfort (Ky.) Director of Public Works/Engineer Jeff Hackbart, recognized for his department’s use of pervious concrete to construct a 10,000-sq.-ft. parking lot as a remedy for drainage and waterway-pollution issues. In addition, Port of Houston Authority Chief Construction Manager Jim McQueen was honored for RCC pavement construction at the facility.
We are pleased to recognize leaders who choose concrete or cement-based products and use them in a sustainable fashion to provide environmental and cost-saving benefits for their communities, says PCA President and CEO Brian McCarthy. As demand for paving and other infrastructure increases, our government leaders have important roles to play as we determine how to best meet the development needs while protecting and sustaining the environment for future generations.