The 2018 North Carolina Concrete Pavement Conference was held October 29-30 at the Embassy Suites Airport in Greensboro, NC.
The conference drew 260 registrants from the North Carolina DOT (NCDOT) and ACPA-Southeast Chapter members, including contractors, cement companies, consultants, and equipment and material suppliers.
North Carolina DOT Chief Engineer Tim Little, P.E. and NCDOT’s Transportation Chairman Michael Fox kicked-off the conference. Both expressed their support for sharing best practices and new technologies to help ensure construction projects are delivered on-time.
The first day’s presentations included ACPA’s 2040 Vision (presented by Leif Wathne), the essential practices of quality concrete pavement construction, performance engineered mixtures, dowel bar trends, and pavement preservation strategies.
The second day’s presentations included NCDOT’s use of Value Engineering and New Products evaluations, MIT’s research of Interstate highway performance data, NCDOT’s use of performance measures, asset management, concrete overlays, diamond grinding, roller-compacted concrete, and full-depth reclamation with cement. Several topics included project case studies that helped illustrate concrete pavement constructability, durability and longevity. Guests also enjoyed an evening networking reception with exhibitors. Conference presentations may be found on the Southeast Chapter website.