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VISION2040 Captures the Future of Concrete Paving

With the generous contributions of a blue-ribbon panel of experts from industry, academia and the public sector, the American Concrete Pavement Association has officially released the final copy of “VISION2040: The Future of Concrete Pavement Imagined.”

This publication describes how our product and industry are changing to adapt to and envelop new technologies. This 16-page, four-color publication includes sections that:

  • Describe the genesis and background of the VISION2040 project (including a listing of the people serving on the blue-ribbon panel that contributed ideas, information and guidance);
  • Provide a glimpse of the future of transportation;
  • Describe anticipated owner/agency needs;
  • Forecast what concrete pavement technology will look like as we move closer to the year 2040; and 
  • Explain how we’re shaping the future … and what great potential exists if we invest and collaborate effectively along the way.

This is a quick read (about 10-minutes) that provides these and other valuable insights.  VISION2040 is also a must-read resource for anyone with an interest in the future of the concrete pavement industry.

To read the “flipbook” version, please click on the right arrow in the graphic below.  To see a full-screen version, click on the gray circle marked “Fullscreen.”  If you’d like to save a copy to your computer, download a PDF by following this link.  

Interested in how the concrete pavement industry got its start … and what the first five decades of the American Concrete Pavement Association were like?  Step back in time with ACPA’s 50th Anniversary publication, “A Concrete Legacy.”  To view & download a PDF copy, please follow this link.

Save the Dates for Our Mid-Year Meeting

ACPA is encouraging members, affiliates and allies to save the dates for our Mid-Year Meeting, which will be held at the Hyatt Place Charleston/Historic District in Charleston, SC, from June 11 through 12.*  

The website currently allows site visitors to reserve hotel rooms at the special ACPA rate.  Agendas, event registration details and other information, will be added soon and will be announced in ACPA TODAY and by blast email.

The ACPA Mid-Year Meeting has become increasingly popular and well attended in the past few years. Since 2017, ACPA Mid-Year Meetings have been moved to different venues (most recently Pittsburgh and Denver).  This new approach has been very popular and has offered plenty of area attractions and activities for meeting attendees. 

This year’s meeting will include committee and task force meetings, as well as tech transfer opportunities, networking, and social activities.  In addition to being a good forum for members to discuss timely issues and share in peer exchanges, the Mid-Year Meeting  allows attendees to learn about and participate in current ACPA programs and activities.  The meeting also represents one of the first steps in our annual planning process for the following year.  

* The event also includes the invitation-only ACPA Board of Directors meeting, which is scheduled for June 13.


SPS-2 Tech Day Program Begins

The SPS-2 tech day program is beginning for 2019.  ACPA has created a special page that will include the dates, locations, and resource materials associated with all events planned for this year.  As we reported in ACPA TODAY last week, the program is taking form and beginning soon with the following events: 

You can access the flyer by clicking on the links above, but as we finalize other events and obtain resource materials, we will post them to this dedicated page for the 2019 SPS-2 program. We also have an SPS-2 Resource Center online, which you can access here.

There is no charge for attendance, but registration is required.  Be sure to click on the link to open a digital flyer (PDF).  The flyer will contain specific details, including the email address of the person to contact for registration.

The Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) SPS-2 study, or Strategic Study of Structural Factors for Rigid Pavements, represents the most comprehensive set of concrete pavement performance data in the United States.  To read more about this important study, please click here

Why You Should Be Part of NACA’s Annual Fly-In

There are fewer than three weeks left to register for the third annual North American Concrete Alliance* (NACA) annual fly-in.

With elected officials on both sides of the aisle expressing the need to invest in infrastructure, the timing has never been better to share the concrete industry’s views on this critical and timely topic. 

The fly-in will be held Tues., April 9, through Wed., April 10, at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel, 999 9th St. NW, Washington, DC. First-timers and experienced advocates are welcome and encouraged.  The NACA team will help you make the most of your participation.  

The first day of the event will include briefings and a cocktail reception/dinner. The second day will include a breakfast and policy panel, small-team Congressional meetings, a lunch briefing, and a Congressional reception honoring 2019 Cement Champions. Click here to see the full registration page (hosted by PCA). The page includes event and hotel information, a link to the agenda and other important details.

Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to make a real difference for your company and our industry! 


The North American Concrete Alliance is a coalition of 12 concrete-related associations formed in 2004 for the purpose of addressing industry-wide concerns and initiatives in the areas of research, safety, education, and government affairs. The coalition is comprised of the American Concrete Pavement Association, American Concrete Pipe Association, American Concrete Pressure Pipe Association, American Concrete Pumping Association, Concrete Foundations Association, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, National Concrete Masonry Association, National Precast Concrete Association, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Portland Cement Association, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, and Tilt-Up Concrete Association.

Interested in other government affairs news?  Follow this link to see ACPA’s government affairs repository.

Don’t Miss ACPA’s Airport Workshop

ACPA is encouraging anyone interested in our Airport Pavement Design & Construction Workshop to save the dates for this popular event.   

The workshop this year will be held at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale (FL) from Oct. 22 through 24. Gary Mitchell is currently finalizing the agenda and developing a solid line-up of experts on all aspects of airport pavement design and construction. 

One of the popular highlights of the workshop is straightforward, often spirited discussions about concrete pavement specifications for airports, notably the FAA’s P-501 spec and the UFGS 32 13 14.13 spec used for US Army Corps of Engineers and other Tri-Services projects.  Additional details, including the workshop agenda, speaker information, and event & hotel registration will be posted as details are confirmed.  ACPA will notify members and affiliates through ACPA TODAY, as well as by blast email and social media posts.

Until then, save the dates! 

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