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ACPA Debuts Video

The American Concrete Pavement Association presents a new video that shows the features and benefits of, the cement and concrete industry’s concrete pavement thickness design platform that allows users to design pavements free of charge using a computer or other digital devices.

The program was created for city, county, and consultant engineers, academia, or anyone involved in design of roadway, industrial, and parking area pavements. PavementDesigner improves upon traditional pavement design software programs, and provides the following value-added features:

  • No cost – The platform and is offered completely free of charge, eliminating the expense and burden of ordering software and updates, licenses, etc.
  • Immediate access – The platform brings the industry’s best pavement design programs together into a single website that allows professionals to design pavements immediately.
  • Cloud storage/retrieval – Users have the option of creating a user ID and password to save their design work, as well as to retrieve projects using any digital device.
  • Automatic updates and improvements – The online system is automatically updated when new content or details are added. Users will not have to download updated software or “patches.”

To view the video in our YouTube channel, please follow this link.  Be sure to check out other videos in ACPA’s Concrete Pavements channel, too.

Primary sponsors are the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA), the Ready Mixed Concrete (RMC) Research & Education Foundation, and the Portland Cement Association (PCA).  Additional funding and support came from the RCC Pavement Council.  The RMC Research and Education Foundation is affiliated with the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association.


Thank you, ACPA sponsors

ACPA extends special thanks and appreciation to the current sponsors of ACPA’s 56th Annual Meeting.  

  • Gold sponsors include:  CEMEX, GOMACO, Guntert & Zimmerman, LafargeHolcim, PowerCurbers & Power Pavers, Lehigh Hanson, RexCon, and Wirtgen Group.
  • Silver sponsors include:  Continental Cement and GCP Applied Technologies.
  • Event sponsors included:  Ash Grove Cement, Erie Strayer, GCC, St Marys Cement, and W.R. Meadows.

Your company still has time to be recognized at our annual meeting and well into 2020.  To sign up and for additional details, please follow this link.

Letters Convey Appreciation for Research Funding

The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA), National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) and Portland Cement Association (PCA) have sent letters to U.S. House and Senate Appropriation Committee leaders to express appreciation for inclusion of funding for increased airfield pavement research in S. 2520 and H.R. 3055 (Division E) appropriations bills for fiscal year 2020. 

Gerald Voigt, P.E. (ACPA), Audrey Copeland, Ph.D., P.E. (NAPA), and Michael Ireland (PCA) co-signed the letters to the Senate and House Committees’ transportation subcommittee leaders. The letters went to House subcommittee Chair David Price and Ranking Member Mario Diaz-Balar and Senate  subcommittee Chair Susan Collins and Ranking Member Jack Reed.  

The research funding, if approved in the final appropriations bill, would be used to support a research provision included in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 Sec. 744 “Research and deployment of certain airfield pavement technologies.” The provision is similar to the Accelerated Implementation and Deployment of Pavement Technologies (AID-PT) first included in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP 21), creating both a mechanism and funding for the delivery of pavement technology. 

Follow this link to see ACPA’s government affairs repository.

Register Early for World of Concrete

Register for World of Concrete using our unique registration link, which appears below. With this unique code, you’ll save a minimum of $55 per registration! Be sure to visit the American Concrete Pavement Association in booth C4326 (Central Hall).

Don’t miss the industry training we’re offering at WOC2020! Click here to see the industry training options. Be sure to register early for these informative industry training courses led by ACPA:

  • Constructing Smooth Concrete Pavements [Look for course ACPAMO]
    Monday, February 3, 2020 | 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • ACPA Proper Joint Design, Construction & Sealing [Look for course ACPAWE]
    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 9:00 am – Noon
  • (NEW!) ACPA Techniques to Repair/Preserve Concrete Pavements [Look for course ACPATH]
    Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 9:00 am – Noon

Receive even more discounts when you register for these special training packages! Be sure to select your options below by December 10 to take advantage of special pricing applies; higher rates go into effect after December 11.

  • 3-hour Seminars = $150
  • 90-minute Seminars = $105
  • 4-hour Certifications = $210
  • Super Pass 1 & 2 = $480
  • Super Pass 3 & Residential = $580

To register with the discount code (A14), please click in the section marked, “Click here for discount training,” or follow this link

* Some restrictions may apply. The $25 exhibits-only admission is for online registrants only through January 17, 2020. Registrations are $80 at the show with a printed buyer invite or $105 without.  

Countdown Continues to AM 56

With only about a month to go before online registration closes, ACPA is urging members and affiliates to complete hotel and event registrations as soon as possible for our 56th Annual Meeting.

The time to reserve specially-priced hotel rooms at the New Orleans Marriott will expire on Monday, November 11 (or until the room block is sold out).  To take advantage of the discounted rate of $189/night, follow this reservation link or visit the event website

For event registration, ACPA members are eligible to receive a 20% discount off any registration ticket type, including those for your spouse and guests for whom you are paying. To receive the discount, please enter the following promotional code at the top of the ticket selection screen before you proceed to checkout: member20.  Our one-stop registration/information website is  

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