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Wikipave Post of the Month: Joints

Concrete pavement joints and jointing fundamentals are covered in a comprehensive ACPA Wikipave™ listing called “Joints.” 

The listing begins with answers to the question, “Why Joint Concrete Pavements?” followed by a brief history of jointing.

The listing also covers joint spacing, saw-cutting fundamentals, types of joints, sealing, joint mechanics, and construction tips and techniques. 

Photos and other illustrations bring the topic into clear view with examples of different types of joints, as well as the various operations described in the listing.

About Wikipave
First introduced in February 2015, ACPA’s Wikipave is the largest-scale technology transfer, knowledge transfer, and educational initiative ever pursued by the Association.  Content is drawn from more than 50 years of technical bulletins, engineering bulletins, and other resources developed by the Association.  New content and updates are added frequently, and since its inception, the resource has nearly doubled in terms of amount of content.

The website is digital-device ‘friendly,’ which makes it an exceptional resource in the office or in the field.   To see the main site, visit http://wikipave.org.

 

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Wikipave is a trademark of the American Concrete Pavement Association, Rosemont, Ill.

Introducing the 2017 ACPA Board of Directors

Do you know the members of the current ACPA Board of Directors? For ACPA members who have not had the opportunity to meet the current board members, here is a list of the board members, including the officers of the board.   

Photo depicts officers of the ACPA Board of Directors.

Officers of the Board

  • Lori Tiefenthaler, 2017 Chairperson, Senior Director of Marketing, Lehigh Hanson, Inc., Irving, Texas.
  • Chuck Niederriter, 1st Vice Chair, Chief Operating Officer, Golden Triangle Construction Co., Inc., Imperial, Pa.
  • James Mack, P.E., 2nd Vice Chair, Director, Market Development, CEMEX, Houston, Texas.
  • Greg McCormick, 3rd Vice Chair, Estimator/Project Manager, Northern Improvement Co., Fargo, N.D.
  • Steve Jackson, Immediate Past Chair, President/CEO, Cedar Valley Corp., LLC, Waterloo, Iowa.
  • Shane Whitacre, P.E., Treasurer, Regional Vice President, Dayton Superior Corp., Miamisburg, Ohio.

At-Large Board Members

  • Steve Ambrose, Vice President-Sales, Marketing and Logistics, GCC America, Denver, Colo.
  • Mark Brown, P.E., Corporate Quality Control Manager, Zachry Construction Corp., San Antonio, Texas.
  • Lawrence Bush, Treasurer, McCarthy Improvement Company, Davenport, Iowa.
  • Mike Gordon, Vice President-Sales & Marketing, Continental Cement Company, LLC, Chesterfield, Mo.
  • Ed Griffith, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, St. Marys Cement Company, Detroit, Mich.
  • George Hassfurter, Vice President/Director of Business Development, The Lane Construction Corp., Charlotte, N.C.
  • Martin Holt, Corporate Quality Control Manager, Interstate Highway Construction, Inc. (IHC), Englewood, Colo. 
  • John “Jake” Jacob, CEO/President, Rexcon LLC, Inc., Burlington, Wis.
  • Mike Lipps, Vice President-Operations, Duit Construction Co., Inc., Edmond, Okla.
  • Dan Rozycki, President, The Transtec Group, Inc., Austin, Texas.
  • Rick Sniegowski, Vice President/COO, K-Five Construction Corp., Westmont, Ill.
  • Maik Strecker, Vice President, LafargeHolcim, Chicago, Ill.

Ex-Officio Board Members

  • Greg Dean, 2017 Chapter Committee Chair, Executive Director, Carolinas Concrete Paving Association, Raleigh, N.C.
  • Jim Powell, P.E., 2017 Chapter Committee Vice-Chair, Executive Director, Northwest Chapter – ACPA, Olympia, Wash.
  • John Roberts, IGGA Liaison, Executive Director, International Grooving & Grinding Association/ACPA Pavement Preservation Partnership, Coxsackie, N.Y.

Save the Dates for TCC Legislative Fly-In 

ACPA is encouraging members and affiliates to save the dates for the 16th annual Transportation Construction Coalition fly-in, scheduled for May 17 through 18 in Washington, D.C.

This year’s event is particularly well-timed in view of the President Donald J. Trump’s infrastructure initiative. The construction industry’s involvement in the development of the plan, as well as enactment by Congress, will be critical to success.

Also, while the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act,” or FAST Act, authorized funding through FY 2020, additional revenue will be needed to support future program growth. It is for this reason that the Administration and Congress must hear from industry that any infrastructure proposal must address the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund. 

About the Fly-In
The two-day event begins with a legislative briefing, where officials from Capitol Hill and the Administration will present policy and funding proposals being considered.  A reception on the evening after the briefing will provide participants with an opportunity to network with industry peers and members of Congress and their staff.

Participants also will receive briefing materials on key industry priorities to use during meetings with elected officials and their staffers on the second day.

This event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. To make reservations, please call 888-421-1442 or 202-737-1234. The room rate is $329 per night; registration cut-off date is April 17.

Event registration details will be available soon, and will be emailed to members and posted on ACPA’s website.

ACPA to Participate in Trade Delegation Program

ACPA will participate in a Special American Business Internship Training (SABIT) program on highway and roadway construction later this month.

ACPA Executive Vice President Leif Wathne will make a one-hour presentation on concrete pavements to a delegation of approximately 20 officials representing road-building interests in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine.

This program is aimed at providing training to mid- and senior-level industry and State officials who are involved in highway and roadway construction in the Commonwealth of Independent States and Georgia. 

ACPA has participated in similar programs on three occasions since 2007.  In addition to being a good technology transfer opportunity, the program also allows ACPA to cite member companies involved in technology development and product sales in global markets.

TCC to Congress: Finalize Appropriations Quickly

ACPA and other members of the Transportation Construction Coalition* wasted no time in crafting a letter to urge the 115th Congress to “move expeditiously” to finalize FY 2017 appropriations for the U.S. Department of Transportation at the levels established by the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act to allow full distribution to states of already authorized highway and transit funding.

The associations and trade unions sounded an alarm that a “lack of quick action undermines the ability of state departments of transportation to put their complete list of projects out to bid for the spring construction season.”

The groups also alerted legislators that an appropriation as part of a Continuing Resolution to fund the entire federal government at FY 2016 levels through the end of 2017 would result in a 2 percent reduction of funding levels for both highway and transit programs included in the FAST Act.

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*  The Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) is a partnership of 31 national associations and construction unions representing hundreds of thousands of individuals with a direct market interest in federal transportation programs.

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