ACPA has added additional programs to its line-up of web-based training and technology transfer programs, which includes a wide range of topics focusing on concrete pavement design, construction, rehabilitation, and preservation. These programs provide an excellent opportunity to revisit the basics or to learn about new and emerging technologies, all while earning valuable professional development hours. Here’s a look at a few of the upcoming programs.
- (Webinar) Exploring Opportunities for Pervious Concrete Pavements and Interlocking Permeable Concrete Pavements – Tuesday, October 7. Presenters: David Smith, Technical Director, The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and Robert Rodden, P.E., American Concrete Pavement Association. The American Concrete Pavement Association and the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute are pleased to present this two-part program that takes the mystery out of building pervious concrete pavements and permeable interlocking concrete pavement systems (PICP). Click here for details and here to register.
- (Webinar) Developments in Internal Curing of Concrete Pavements – Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Presenters: Jason Weiss, Ph.D., Purdue University, and Mike Darter, Ph.D., P.E., Applied Research Associates, Inc. Our two-part Meganar™ focuses on this the concept of internal curing of concrete pavements, and how this technology can both increase productivity on the grade and extend the service life of finished pavements. Click here for details and here to register.
(MeganarTM) Advancements in Dowel Alignment & Location for Concrete Pavements – October 27, 2014. Presenters: Mark Snyder (ACPA-Pennsylvania Chapter); Garry Aiken, Kessler Soils Engineering Products, Inc.; and Craig Landefeld, Ohio DOT. Our presentation will provide an update on the ACPA Dowel Alignment/Location Spec; non-contact measurement methods, including GPR, the MIT Scan, and ultrasound, with emphasis on the MIT scan; an overview of the MIT Scan device, as well as agency and contractors’ perspectives on this technology. Click here for details and here to register.
- Improving Control Joint Quality with Improved Saw Cutting – Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Presenter: Scott Eilken, Owner, QUALITY SAW & SEAL, INC., Bridgeview, Ill. This course covers the essentials of saw cutting, beginning with an overview of the reasons why we saw concrete pavements and why concrete cracks (and what to do to control cracks). The program then covers the different types of saw-cutting machines, as well as some of their basic features and benefits. Next, we’ll take a look at blade types and how to select the right type of blade for the job. Click here for details and here to register.
Other web-based training events are being added to our 2014 and 2015 program, too! Please look for email notices, as well as updates online at: http://www.acpa.org/educationtrainingopportunities.