The American Concrete Pavement Association is gathering a group of members and specifiers to envision the future of concrete pavements in the year 2040. The visioning session, called Vision 2040, will take place after the fall meeting of National Concrete Consortium meeting, on September 21 in Minneapolis.
Vision 2040 is being modeled after a similar visioning session that took place 20 years ago.
The previous initiative was called, “Creating a New Generation of Pavements,” and was initiated by ACPA in 1997. The result was five goals and a series of prioritized research and development, technology transfer, and technology implementation needs intended to help the industry reach those goals. The statements were referred to as a “blueprint,” and became the basis for the “Concrete Pavement Road Map” published in 2005. ACPA estimates about 80% of the blueprint has come to fruition and been completed over the last 20 years.
Vision 2040 will provide key stakeholders with the opportunity to look forward and revisit needs, discuss aspirations and set priorities for concrete paving. For more information about Vision 2040, contact Leif Wathne at 202.638.2272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.