Communication and promotion of PavementDesigner.org has been in full force since its launch in January. The latest effort by ACPA staff was a paper explaining the ins and outs of the software submitted to the 13th International Symposium on Concrete Roads. As primary author, Eric Ferrebee was honored with one of two “best” paper honors during the conference held June 19 through 22. The paper was selected from over 80 submitted worldwide.
“This award is an affirmation of the investment in industry time and resources toward the simple, user friendly, web-based concrete pavement thickness design platform,” said Eric Ferrebee, ACPA Director of Technical Services. “I am proud to be getting the word out and to have been part of the team that worked so hard to launch the project and since to continue improving it.”
PavementDesigner.org was equally funded by ACPA, NRMCA, and PCA, with additional financial support from RCC Pavement Council. ACPA served as the project technical Lead, responsible for migrating existing windows-based design software applications, as well as the overall project manager, prioritizing the software developer’s tasks and managing the project budget. ACPA also performed coding of certain parts of the application and lead the beta testing phase. The project was delivered on time and within budget.
In related news, with support from PCA, ACPA has launched the latest round of social media messaging to continue to build awareness for PavementDesigner.org. The infographics are being posted on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram all week, and intermittently throughout the summer. We invite members, affiliates, and industry allies to join the discussion on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.