The ACPA Research, Technology and Innovation (RT&I) functional group had their inaugural kick- off meeting in late May. The meeting was chaired by Matt Fonte of Castle Rock Construction and Jim Mack of Cemex (and past-Chairman of ACPA). 

Dr. Mark Snyder and Larry Scofield serve as liaisons to the functional group. In advance of the meeting, an RT&I Operating Framework and Scoping Document was sent to the full committee (15 members) for review and comment. 13 of the 15 members participated in the web/phone conference. The main goal for the meeting was to identify ideas — with “ideas” being anything that will move the market. After an overview of the functional group and its goals, each member provided their ideas, thoughts, and impressions. A table of ideas will be developed and posted on a Google documents for the group to share.

Other members of the functional group include: Jeff Borden, Cold Spring Construction Co.; Gary Fick, The Transtec Group, Inc.; Ron Guntert, Guntert & Zimmerman Const. Div., Inc.; Paul Jaworski, Minnich Manufacturing; Tyler Jensen, Ash Grove Cement Company; Kevin Klein, GOMACO Corporation; Tim Lewellen, Boh Brothers Const. Co., LLC; Tyler Ley, Oklahoma State University; Kevin McMullen, Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association; Charles Nmai, Master Builders, Russell Perry, Wirtgen America Inc.; Michael Redmond, REXCON; David Sciullo, Golden Triangle Construction Co., Inc.; Gordon Smith, CP Tech Center; and Charles Stuart, Southwest Concrete Pavement Association.