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Save the Date for ACPA’s Mid-Year Meeting

Save the date for ACPA’s annual Mid-Year Meeting, where the concrete pavement industry gathers to discuss industry best practices, specifications, standards, and other topics that have a direct impact on business.

The meeting will be Tuesday, June 12 through Thursday, June 14 at the Curtis Hotel in Denver, CO.  Check out the “Save the Date” website, where you can register for hotel rooms and see basic information now.   Additional details will be emailed and included in ACPA TODAY.

Update on SPS Tech Day Events

Here’s the latest update on SPS Pavement Tours.   To events are planned for the next few weeks, including:

  • Colorado (Denver) –  The SPS 2 event is scheduled for March 23, and follows the Colorado/Wyoming Chapter’s 2018 Annual Concrete Pavement Workshop, scheduled for March 22.  Click on the links above for more information, or alternatively, contact Angela Folkestad by email or phone: 303.297.1789.
  • Washington (Ritzville) – The SPS 2 event will be held May 2.  For additional details, contact Jim Powell by email or phone: 360.956.7080. 

SPS pavements are the focal point of the Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) SPS-2 study, or Strategic Study of Structural Factors for Rigid Pavements, which represents the most comprehensive set of concrete pavement performance data in the United States.  Details about future SPS tech day tours will be included in future issues of ACPA TODAY.  

ACPA Participates in Joint Industry Meeting

Jerry Voigt and Bill Davenport represented ACPA at the first-ever combined meeting of the National Sand, Stone & Gravel Association, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, and Portland Cement Association in Houston.  The meeting March 4 through 6. 

Key focal points were the PCA Paving Committee, PCA Communications Committee, and Board of Directors’ meeting.  ACPA’s participation in the meeting also created opportunities for further discussion about collaborative efforts, including the continued implementation and promotion of

ELG Holds Leadership Workshop

The ACPA Emerging Leaders Group leadership workshop kicked off at ACPA’s office in Rosemont, Ill. just before our newsletter launch.  

Attendees participated in a leadership development workshop led by Regina Feltman, Updraft Consulting.   Dinner and bowling also are scheduled for the first day of the workshop, which continues through Thursday, March 8. 

Eric Ferrebee, who along with Dan King of ICPA, are the ACPA national and chapter liaisons to the ELG.  Eric, along with support from Debbie Becker, organized this week’s workshop. ACPA members Jim Mack and Ben Robuck of CEMEX also provided support and assistance with the leadership workshop.

ACPA Participates in Virginia Concrete Conference

Eric Ferrebee participated in the Virginia Concrete Conference, in Richmond, Va., last week.   The event drew approximately 400 professionals, who had the opportunity to hear Eric’s presentation on About 50 participants participated in a special breakout session Eric presented. The session covered FDR, RCC, and the Commonwealth’s transition from AASHTO 93 to Pavement ME. 

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