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Don’t Miss our Fiber-Reinforced Pavements Webinar

ACPA and the ISCP are co-presenting a webinar on Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Pavements.  The 90-minute webinar will be presented from Noon to 1:30 on Thursday. May 30. 

This two-part webinar will cover the basics of fiber-reinforced concrete pavements, beginning with an overview of fiber types, test methods, and details for construction. The second part of the webinar will present case histories on various fiber-reinforced concrete pavement projects.  The webinar will be presented by Jeff Roesler, Ph.D., P.E., University of Illinois (and President of ISCP), and Ing. Juan Pablo Covarrubias, General Manager of TCPavements (and an ISCP Director). 

This two-part webinar will cover the basics of fiber-reinforced concrete pavements, beginning with an overview of fiber types, test methods, and details for construction. The second part of the webinar will present case histories on various fiber-reinforced concrete pavement projects.  ACPA will award a certificate of completion that may be used for company credit and/or 1.5 professional development hours (PDHs).   

Registration rates are discounted for ACPA members.  Click here to register online. 


AHUA CEO Announces New Role

Greg Cohen, President and CEO of the American Highway Users Alliance, last week announced his decision to step down from his current role and serve as a part-time Executive Consultant to a new President.  This change could be as early as July but may take longer, he says.

Chairman Tom Jensen, with the consultation of the Executive Committee, has taken on the responsibility of selecting a new President.  Greg expressed sincere thanks to Tom and the AHUA Executive Committee members who volunteer their time in service to the organization.

“I truly love working at the Highway Users and I believe totally in our mission and values.  I have a deep appreciation for the many friends I’ve made here, including our members, the wonderful community of transportation professionals in Washington, and my amazing staff (who feel like family),” he says, adding, “No other organization involved in transportation legislation has the credibility of the Highway Users.  That is due particularly to our mission as serving the tax-paying, motoring public and the diversity of interests in our membership.”

He also cited some of the many significant milestones and accomplishments AHUA has achieved under his leadership over the past 15 years. 

“I am particularly proud of the tremendous policy successes we achieved successively through each new highway bill (SAFETEA-LU, MAP-21 and the FAST Act).  We achieved success in reforming a federal program that had little direction to one that focuses on national priorities for road users like safety, highway freight corridors, and the performance of the National Highway System.  At the same time, we have steadily increased funding for roads, helped reduce waste and diversions, and made major progress in streamlining a slow and bureaucratic planning process.”

ACPA extends best wishes to Greg as he begins his new journey. ACPA has had a long-standing, positive and proactive relationship with AHUA, and we look forward to working with Greg and his successor moving forward. 

Deadline Approaches for ISCP Abstracts

The International Society for Concrete Pavements (ISCP) is asking those interested in making presentations at the 12th International Conference on Concrete Pavements (12th ICCP) to submit abstracts no later than this Friday, May 31.  

Conference organizers are looking for presentations covering a wide range of subjects related to concrete pavement design, construction, testing, and rehabilitation.  Presentations reflecting the conference theme, “Making Waves with Durable, Resilient Concrete Pavements” are welcome, but not mandatory.Click here to submit an abstract on or before the May 31 deadline.

The 12th ICCP will be held August 30 through September 3, 2020, in Minneapolis, MN.  The conference continues the tradition of a series of international conferences begun in 1977 by Purdue University and now organized by ISCP.  

Conference participants typically are federal, state/provincial, and municipal/county engineers; contractors; consulting engineers, suppliers, and members of academia. 

Click here to see more information about the 12 ICCP conference, including hotel, sponsorship, workshops, and student competitions, is available at the conference website.


Submit Your Projects for Excellence Award Consideration

ACPA is now accepting submittals for projects for the 30th Annual “Excellence in Concrete Pavements” award program. 

Projects must have been completed in the calendar year 2018. To submit your project for award consideration or to view complete program details, including eligibility requirements, please click here. To read more about the awards program, please click here.

Submittals must be received prior to the submission deadline of Friday, July 12.  If you’re submitting an award, please click on the appropriate links to read more about “eligibility.” Please review the complete elgibility requirements by selecting the ‘Eligibility’ link. We also urge everyone submitting a project for judging to review the updated “Project Photograph” sections, which appear under several links on the awards submittal page.  

Award winners will receive an invite to attend the 30th Annual Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Banquet on Thursday, December 5th at the New Orleans Marriott. The banquet will be held during the ACPA 56th Annual Meeting.

Are You Registered for the ACPA Mid-Year Meeting?

The countdown to ACPA’s Mid-Year Meeting continues … and with only three weeks to go, ACPA is urging members and guests to finalize hotel and event registrations as soon as possible.

Event registration counts have exceeded those of our 2018 meeting, so please be sure to complete your online registration no later than Friday, May 31. After that date, those planning to attend the meeting will have to register onsite. 

ACPA’s Mid-Year Meeting, scheduled for June 11 through 13* at the Hyatt Place in the Charleston, SC, historic district.  For those who still need hotel registrations, there are rooms available at the Hyatt Place, but standard rates apply. For complete details, visit our Mid-Year Meeting event website.  We look forward to seeing you at the ACPA Mid-Year Meeting! 

* Our invitation-only Board Meeting and Emerging Leaders Group will meet on Thursday, June 13.


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