Pavement Award Criteria & Scoring
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The Florida Pavement Excellence Awards are back for another exciting year, and we are excited to announce the opening of the 2023 awards season. This annual event, which has been recognizing and honoring the best in pavement construction in the state of Florida since 1979, is a highly anticipated occasion for the industry.
Applications for the awards will cost $250 each, and projects will be judged by Florida Department of Transportation district offices as well as in-house by the Asphalt Contractors Association of Florida, Inc. (ACAF) staff. The winners of the district and statewide awards will be announced at The 2023 ACAF Convention.
The A.P. Bolton award, named in honor of one of the charter members who has done so much for the industry and whose reputation for quality work is his hallmark, is the Association’s highest award. ACAF’s Urban and Rural Road Builder Awards are the Association’s next highest awards. Through its Roads and Streets Award, ACAF also recognizes quality on lower tonnage State, City, or County roads. Special Project Awards are awarded to those who projects that are may not fit within any of the above categories, but are uniquely
Projects submitted for consideration must have been paved within the 2022 calendar year.
Florida Road Builder
New construction, reconstruction, or major overlay on Interstate or multi-lane primary highway with 30,000 tons minimum. The project winning the statewide honors for this category will have honor of the project being named the 2023 A.P. Bolton Award for the Florida Road Builder of the Year. The A.P. Bolton award, named in honor of one of the charter members who has done so much for the industry and whose reputation for quality work is his hallmark, is the Association’s highest award.
Urban Road Builder
Urban Road Builder (may include widening or additional lanes) on State primary highway or county highway. 10,000 tons minimum or the equivalent of 5 miles of 24’ roadway. Urban is defined as 51.0% or more of the project is in a curb and gutter section.
Rural Road Builder
Rural Road Building (may include widening or additional lanes). State primary highway or rural county highway. 10,000 tons minimum or equivalent of 5
miles of 24’ roadway. Rural is defined as 51.0% or more of the project has paved shoulders.
Roads & Streets
New construction, reconstruction, or overlay with a 5,000-ton minimum. Both FDOT and Non-FDOT projects are acceptable.
Any project of a special or unique nature requiring specialized equipment, techniques, materials, time restrictions, or operating conditions. These projects
would not normally be eligible for any of the other ACAF Awards as listed above. Projects may include, but are not limited to: Port Terminal Paving, Heavy Duty Applications, Airfield Paving, Race Tracks, Landfill Liners, Reservoir Liners, and other special projects will be considered. There is no minimum tonnage requirement. A special committee will be formed to evaluate these applications.