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Read the Latest Concrete Pavement Progress

The third-quarter 2020 issue of ACPA’s CONCRETE PAVEMENT PROGRESS (CPP) magazine is now available. In this issue, we explore paving in the age of safe distancing with our in-depth coverage, including perspectives from ACPA members.

This issue also includes a timely guest editorial by David Kearney, Executive Director of TRIP.

We also include another installment of the popular construction law column by Tom Olson and Rielly Lund of Olson Construction Law, an ACPA member. To view our current issue, follow this link to view our digital flipbook.

CPP traces its roots back to 1965, but in its current form, the publication is more popular than ever, thanks to a clean, quick-to-read format, large photos, and short summaries of projects. Shouldn’t your most recent concrete pavement construction, rehab, or CPR project be featured in the magazine?

Click here for more information or to submit a project story for consideration, for subscription information, editorial/photo guidelines, and other information about CPP!

Missouri/Kansas Appoints Shelton as Field Engineer

The Missouri/Kansas Chapter has appointed Mark Shelton, P.E., as Missouri Field Engineer, according to Todd LaTorella, P.E., Chapter Executive.

“We’re pleased to welcome Mark as our field engineer in Missouri,” Todd says. “His experience and expertise will be a welcome addition to the chapter and the ACPA network.”

Mark has more than 34 years of experience with the Missouri DOT, where he served for 14 years as Southeast District Engineer and 20 years in Construction and Materials in the St. Louis, Central, and Southwest districts and also Central Office in Jefferson City.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla (now Missouri University of Science and Technology). He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Missouri.

Mark’s contact information is and 573.837.6171 (cell).

Don’t Miss These Timely Webinars

An ACPA/CP Tech Center webinar scheduled for September 22 coincides with our social media campaign on the resilience of concrete pavements.

Here’s a description of the webinar, scheduled for September 22 at noon (Central).

  • Resiliency/Resilient Pavement Systems.  This webinar will explore how resilience relates to pavements. The webinar will also describe how owners and contractors recover from disasters and the important role road design plays in recovery. The webinar will cover the need for resilient pavements; defining resilience, and improving pavement resilience. Our presenters are Jim Mack, Director – Infrastructure Market Development, CEMEX (and Past-Chairman, ACPA), and Dr. Tom Van Dam, Principal, NCE.

The next webinar in the series will be held on October 20, also at noon (Central).

  • Concrete Roundabout Design & Construction. With the increasing popularity and use of roundabouts, which are used to keep traffic flowing and improve safety. The webinar will cover current best practices in concrete roundabout design and construction.

Close to 9,000 people have participated in our webinar program or viewed them online after the live event, so plans are underway to schedule additional events through the end of the year.

Additional webinars will be added soon. Click here to register for the upcoming webinars.

ACPA Announces ‘Excellence’ Award Recipients

ACPA announced today the recipients of the 31st Annual “Excellence in Concrete Pavement” awards. Click here to see the overall award recipients. In keeping with tradition, the announcement of the “Gold” and “Silver” award level will remain a secret until the award presentation ceremony during the annual meeting.

This year, the association recognizes 28 award-winning projects, along with the hard work, outstanding quality, and creative approaches to problem solving demonstrated by contractors, agencies, and engineers. In all, ACPA recognizes 23 unique contractors, whose exceptional projects span 12 affiliated chapter/state association areas.

ACPA also expresses thanks and appreciation to 56 professionals who served as judges of the award submittals, reviewing nomination forms, project details, and photos depicting the projects.

Award winners will be recognized during the Annual Excellence in Concrete Paving Awards Program held on Thursday, December 3rd during ACPA’s 57th Annual Meeting.

Deadline Approaches for Airport & Highway Pavements Conference

The Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI) announced that September 8th is the final deadline for presentation abstracts for their 2021 Airport & Highway Pavements Conference.

The conference, which is scheduled to be held in Austin, TX, on June 6 through 9, 2021, represents an opportunity to interact and exchange information with worldwide leaders in the fields of highway and airport pavements, as well as airport safety technologies.

Conference organizers say the event brings together designers, project/construction managers, academics, and contractors from around the world to discuss the state-of-the-art implementation, construction, design, in airfield and highway pavements.

Papers covering concrete pavement design, construction, and rehabilitation topics are encouraged, as are presentations covering materials, testing, project stories/case histories, and more. For a detailed list of topics and to submit an abstract, please click here to visit the abstract submittal page. Please click here for general information about the conference.

The Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI) is a specialty membership organization organized under the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and is focused on transportation and development professionals and their industry.  Leif Wathne represents ACPA on the International Airfield & Highway Pavements Conference Steering Committee.

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