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Task Force Approves RCC Guide Spec

The ACPA RCC  

 

Task Force met during the ACPA Mid-Year Meeting and 

 

to explore certification option

o             Task Force approves RCC guide spec,

o             ACPA Expands RCC Explorer

Strategic Planning Advances at Mid-Year Meetings

SteveJackson-StratAdvisComm

ACPA’s strategic planning initiative is well underway, and both the ACPA Board of Directors and Strategic Advisory Committee had the opportunity to hear an update on the preliminary work, as well as to offer guidance on next steps. 

During the ACPA Strategic Advisory Committee meeting in Chicago late last month, board members used an open forum to discuss key issues including some of the challenges and opportunities in the marketplace, as well as how the Association is and should be perceived.

The Board of Directors also organized two groups to be deployed against the strategic planning, one to address the focus of ACPA National programs and a second group to focus on the business model and the financial resources required to meet the many needs of members, chapter/states, and other allies. 

On-Demand Video Addresses Legal issues in the Digital Age

Guest presenter Brandon G. Hummel of the law firm, Leo & Weber, P.C.,  discusses the complexities and requirements of legal discovery in the digital age.  

This 1-1/2 hour presentation provides guidance on proper handling and retention of electronically-stored information (ESI) by contractors and others in the construction trades.   This is particularly useful information in the event of lawsuits, arbitration, and other legal actions.

The video begins with an overview of the volume of emails and ESI used today, all in the context of how this information is used in complex legal actions. The presentation also covers why attorneys and clients  in the construction industry must understand what their discovery obligations are, and what the ramifications are for not doing so.

The video addresses document retention polices, as well as the obligations contractors, consultants, and third parties have in this area. The program also will cover what the roles and responsibilities are for collecting and managing ESI when legal actions do arise.

This is an important video for contractors (owners and other management personnel), consultants, service businesses, and others who interact with contractors.

For additional information, or to order this program, visit www.acpa.org/bookstore.   Search for product code ODV201401 or search the “merchandise” section using the keyword, “discovery.”

ACPA Appoints Ferrebee to Technical Staff

The American Concrete Pavement Association has appointed Eric Ferrebee, E.I.T., as its new Technical Services Engineer.

Ferrebee holds both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where his areas of emphasis were transportation, materials, and construction management.

In his role with ACPA,  Ferrebee will manage the Association’s clearinghouse of technical and promotional resources; provide technical resources and consulting services to members and affiliated Chapter/State paving associations; develop technical information; and deliver presentations on paving technology and related information.Eric-Ferrebee

He also will serve as a technical contact on roller-compacted concrete technology and pavements for streets/roads, complementing the association’s engineering team that covers pavements for highways, airports, and industrial and special pavement applications.

Ferrebee’s recent experience includes work on two timely topics:  Life-cycle assessment (LCA) for sustainability and RCC materials.   Prior to joining ACPA, Ferrebee served as a Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Illinois, where he assisted in research on mechanical and fracture properties of roller-compacted concrete (RCC).   Previously, he served as a Teaching Assistant for the Geometric Design of Roads course, also at the University of Illinois.  He also worked as a Technical Intern at Sage Environmental Consulting, an environmental sciences consulting practice in their Champaign, Illinois office.

“We are happy to welcome Eric Ferrebee to the association, where he will provide a wide range of services to association members, affiliates, and others in the concrete pavement industry,” said ACPA President & CEO Gerald F. Voigt, P.E.   “His experience with concrete materials, design, and construction, as well as his perspectives on sustainability and emerging technologies such as RCC make him a tremendous asset to the association and our members.”

Ferrebee and his wife Rebecca live in suburban Chicago.   Outside of work, Ferrebee is an avid fan of movies and baseball, favoring both the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox.

ACPA Staff Photo: Eric Ferrebee

Eric-Ferrebee

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