Register Now for ACPA’s Airport Pavement Design & Construction Workshop
- Friday, 04 September 2015 19:00
ACPA’s Airport Pavement Design & Construction Workshop is scheduled for November 3 through 5 at the Hilton Austin Airport Hotel, Austin, Texas
This comprehensive training will cover airport pavement design and pre-construction considerations; pavement construction; specifications; and other related topics.
The course also will include detailed information and a group discussion about interpreting and applying Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) P-501 and Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 32 13 11 specifications in airport concrete pavement construction and rehabilitation.
The workshop will feature presentations by Gary Mitchell, ACPA: Doug Johnson, FAA; Dan Rozycki, The Transtec Group; Toy Poole, CTLGroup; and other experts.
Participants in the course may earn up to 20 professional development hours (PDH’s) for this workshop. The cost of the workshop is $750 for ACPA members and government employees, and $950 for non–members.
Click here to view a flyer for the workshop. Click here for registration information.
ACPA, CTLGroup to Present Webinar on Airport Pavement Specs, Testing
- Friday, 04 September 2015 18:47
Based on the popularity of our recent webinar, “Gaining a Better Understanding of FAA and Military Airport Pavement Specifications” (presented on May 19), ACPA is offering a special course designed to help contractors and engineers recognize weaknesses in the FAA’s P-501 and UFC’s 32 13 11 specification requirements, as well as the supporting test methods that are likely to cause problems.
The one hour webinar, “Standards for Concrete Materials and Hardened Concrete in Pavements: What They Do and Don’t Tell Us,” will be presented by guest presenter, Toy Poole, Ph.D., Senior Principal Scientist, CTL Group, Austin, Texas.
The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, September 17, and will be held from Noon to 1:00 p.m. (CENTRAL). Please click here for additional details and online registration information.
ACPA Encourages Early Registration for Annual Meeting, Hotel
- Friday, 04 September 2015 18:29
ACPA is encouraging early registration for the Association’s 52nd Annual Meeting, as well as hotel rooms. With the event drawing closer, ACPA is anticipating high registration counts, and so, is encouraging reservations as soon as possible.
ACPA’s one-stop event website (http://2015meeting.acpa.org) includes program details, a link to reserve accommodations, and event registration. The site also includes the spouse/guest program, social activities, and other information about this exciting, information-packed meeting.
There are many new features this year that will interest first time attendees, as well as long-time regulars. ACPA is featuring “Makin’ Concrete Cool” project stories and strategic issues forums (focusing on maintenance of traffic and FAA P-501 & UFC 32 13 11 specifications). We are also planning a technology fair and a special luncheon featuring Scott Wolter, host of the “America Unearthed” TV show on the History Channel. The event also includes an excellent line-up for Concrete Pavement University, the National Excellence in Paving Awards banquet, and plenty of chances to catch up with old and new friends at the social/networking events.
ACPA members are eligible to receive 20%-off any registration ticket type, including those for your spouse/guest. To receive the discounted member rate enter the following promo code at checkout: countonconcrete
Attendees are reminded they should not call the hotel directly for room reservations. Attendees may also make reservations via phone by calling the Hyatt’s reservation line at 1.888.421.1442. Even so, ACPA is encouraging reservations via the webpage.
ACPA Renews License, Commitment to ME Pavement Design Software
- Friday, 07 August 2015 21:10
ACPA has once again renewed the annual site-license for AASHTO’s Pavement ME Design software.
In practical terms, this renewal enables ACPA technical staff and technical staff of ACPA-Affiliated Chapter/State Associations and the Cement Association of Canada to use the software for pavement design and analysis support.
The renewal also represents ACPA’s long-standing support of mechanistic-empirical pavement design. As reported in ACPA’s “A Concrete Legacy,” the association “was involved in the evolution of the AASHTO design procedures through all of its evolution, providing endorsements, suggestions for improvement, and support for a fair and equitable design method.”