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ACPA Announces 2020/2021 Sponsorship Program

ACPA formally announces the details of the 2020/2021 sponsorship program, which has already seen four Gold sponsors sign-up for the program.

Current sponsors include:  CEMEX (Gold); Lehigh-Hanson (Gold); RexCon (Gold); Wirtgen (Gold) and W.R. Meadows (Gold). Gold and Event sponsors enjoy special recognition at the ACPA Annual Meeting, which is scheduled for December 1 through 3.

Gold sponsors also receive recognition in ACPA’s CONCRETE PAVEMENT PROGRESS magazine, ACPA’s annual membership directory, the association’s weekly newsletter (ACPA TODAY), and our popular “3 Minutes on Monday” video special reports.

Click here to see a flyer, which details the sponsorship program, as well as optional recognitions during the annual meeting and at the 2021 ACPA Mid-Year Meeting.

ACPA Participates in National Concrete Consortium Meeting

The National Concrete Consortium (NC2) held its Fall meeting last week. Eric Ferrebee and Larry Scofield participated in the meeting, which consisted of a series of 3-hour webinars held last Tuesday through Thursday.

The NC2 Meetings are hosted by the CP Tech Center as a venue for federal and state agencies, academia, and industry to discuss concrete pavement research and technology transfer initiatives.

Each day’s three-hour webinar featured two main themes related to concrete research and technology. Tuesday’s topics included alkali-silica reactivity (ASR) and lightweight cellular concrete. Each topic featured a variety of presenters including representatives from FHWA and PCA.

The program for Wednesday included State’s Experiences with performance engineered mixture (PEM) testing and dowel and tie bar performance, interactions, and experiences. Wednesday’s presenters included Kevin McMullen of the Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association. He presented an update on Wisconsin’s PEM implementation.

On Thursday, presentations included an update on the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP) and other project updates, including a presentation by Dr. Tyler Ley of Oklahoma State University.  His presentation explained what happens to the concrete air void system as the material is pumped.

The recorded webinars, along with the PDF copies of the presentations, can be accessed on the CP Tech Center’s website at: https://intrans.iastate.edu/events/fall-2020-national-concrete-consortium/. The next NC2 Is scheduled for April 13 – 15 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Read the Latest Concrete Pavement Progress

The third-quarter 2020 issue of ACPA’s CONCRETE PAVEMENT PROGRESS (CPP) magazine is now available. In this issue, we explore paving in the age of safe distancing with our in-depth coverage, including perspectives from ACPA members.

This issue also includes a timely guest editorial by David Kearney, Executive Director of TRIP.

We also include another installment of the popular construction law column by Tom Olson and Rielly Lund of Olson Construction Law, an ACPA member. To view our current issue, follow this link to view our digital flipbook.

CPP traces its roots back to 1965, but in its current form, the publication is more popular than ever, thanks to a clean, quick-to-read format, large photos, and short summaries of projects. Shouldn’t your most recent concrete pavement construction, rehab, or CPR project be featured in the magazine?

Click here for more information or to submit a project story for consideration, for subscription information, editorial/photo guidelines, and other information about CPP!

Missouri/Kansas Appoints Shelton as Field Engineer

The Missouri/Kansas Chapter has appointed Mark Shelton, P.E., as Missouri Field Engineer, according to Todd LaTorella, P.E., Chapter Executive.

“We’re pleased to welcome Mark as our field engineer in Missouri,” Todd says. “His experience and expertise will be a welcome addition to the chapter and the ACPA network.”

Mark has more than 34 years of experience with the Missouri DOT, where he served for 14 years as Southeast District Engineer and 20 years in Construction and Materials in the St. Louis, Central, and Southwest districts and also Central Office in Jefferson City.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla (now Missouri University of Science and Technology). He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Missouri.

Mark’s contact information is Mark@moksacpa.com and 573.837.6171 (cell).

Don’t Miss These Timely Webinars

An ACPA/CP Tech Center webinar scheduled for September 22 coincides with our social media campaign on the resilience of concrete pavements.

Here’s a description of the webinar, scheduled for September 22 at noon (Central).

  • Resiliency/Resilient Pavement Systems.  This webinar will explore how resilience relates to pavements. The webinar will also describe how owners and contractors recover from disasters and the important role road design plays in recovery. The webinar will cover the need for resilient pavements; defining resilience, and improving pavement resilience. Our presenters are Jim Mack, Director – Infrastructure Market Development, CEMEX (and Past-Chairman, ACPA), and Dr. Tom Van Dam, Principal, NCE.

The next webinar in the series will be held on October 20, also at noon (Central).

  • Concrete Roundabout Design & Construction. With the increasing popularity and use of roundabouts, which are used to keep traffic flowing and improve safety. The webinar will cover current best practices in concrete roundabout design and construction.

Close to 9,000 people have participated in our webinar program or viewed them online after the live event, so plans are underway to schedule additional events through the end of the year.

Additional webinars will be added soon. Click here to register for the upcoming webinars.

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