LTIP Meeting Update
- Tuesday, 16 June 2020 14:40
A web conference of the FHWA’s Long-Term Infrastructure Performance (LTIP) technical working group this week provided an opportunity to discuss research ideas, according to Larry Scofield.
The FHWA presented their prioritized listing of research ideas for developing problem statements to the AASHTO COMP by July 1, he says. The group discussed, edited, and prioritized the research ideas. Three of the ideas were recommended for development into problem statements and submission to AASHTO. The FHWA asked for volunteers to help develop the problem statements.
The LTIP programs include both the Long-Term Pavement Performance Program and the Long-Term Bridge Performance Program.
ACPA R&TI Committee Meets
- Tuesday, 09 June 2020 12:13
The ACPA Research, Technology and Innovation (RT&I) functional group had their inaugural kick- off meeting in late May. The meeting was chaired by Matt Fonte of Castle Rock Construction and Jim Mack of Cemex (and past-Chairman of ACPA).
Dr. Mark Snyder and Larry Scofield serve as liaisons to the functional group. In advance of the meeting, an RT&I Operating Framework and Scoping Document was sent to the full committee (15 members) for review and comment. 13 of the 15 members participated in the web/phone conference. The main goal for the meeting was to identify ideas — with “ideas” being anything that will move the market. After an overview of the functional group and its goals, each member provided their ideas, thoughts, and impressions. A table of ideas will be developed and posted on a Google documents for the group to share.
Other members of the functional group include: Jeff Borden, Cold Spring Construction Co.; Gary Fick, The Transtec Group, Inc.; Ron Guntert, Guntert & Zimmerman Const. Div., Inc.; Paul Jaworski, Minnich Manufacturing; Tyler Jensen, Ash Grove Cement Company; Kevin Klein, GOMACO Corporation; Tim Lewellen, Boh Brothers Const. Co., LLC; Tyler Ley, Oklahoma State University; Kevin McMullen, Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association; Charles Nmai, Master Builders, Russell Perry, Wirtgen America Inc.; Michael Redmond, REXCON; David Sciullo, Golden Triangle Construction Co., Inc.; Gordon Smith, CP Tech Center; and Charles Stuart, Southwest Concrete Pavement Association.
ACPA Releases New Educational Video
- Tuesday, 09 June 2020 11:38
“Why Use Concrete” is the latest educational video produced by ACPA. In addition to developing a national edition, ACPA worked with a chapters and a contractor to produce localized versions.
Scott Mueller collaborated with the Australian Cement & Aggregates Association, which shared their video framework. ACPA added local images and an updated script.
“The purpose of the ‘Why Use Concrete’ videos is to help provide a good platform or baseline of understanding for why concrete should be selected as the paving product of choice,” he says.
The videos highlight features and benefits of concrete pavement, including sustainability, resilience, reduced noise compared to over paving systems. Click here to view the video in ACPA’s YouTube channel.