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Here’s a Snapshot of our News Coverage

Here’s a snapshot of some of our recent media results. Two of the leading stories so far this year are centered around media work we did during World of Concrete (WOC), as well as our efforts around the “VISION2040” project. 

The media and social media work leading up to WOC, during the show, and since then included an overview of major initiatives planned for this year, as well as our annual market recap for concrete pavements, and the appointment of our 2019 Chairman Jim Mack. 

As we’ve reported previously, VISION2040 first began with a blue-ribbon panel meeting in late 2017 and continued with fact-finding and data collection last year. In November, we published and distributed a draft report, “VISION2040: The Future of Concrete Pavement Imagined,” which summarized the visioning session and the resultant long-term outlook.  Then in late January, we published a final report, and since then more than 1,900 copies have been distributed at ACPA’s annual meeting, World of Concrete, and Chapter workshops and meetings across the country. 

Here are links to just a few of our media placements:

Although these are just a sample of our media placements that have appeared on line, we’ve also seen other placements in printed media. Our social media activity also increased significantly, particularly as we increased our reach for VISION2040 by producing it in flipbook and PDF formats.

On the digital/social media front, ACPA has increased its presence on popular social media platforms, including YouTube/Google Video, where we have added our own videos, as well as links to popular videos by the FHWA, AASHTO, Dr. Tyler Ley (Oklahoma State University), and several member companies.  When viewing our video channel, be sure to click on “Play Lists” to see videos organized by topic, including paving, public policy & funding, safety, and more!   For questions, more information or to recommend a video and/or channel, please contact Bill Davenport (847.423.8703 | bdavenport@acpa.org). 

Chapter Events Set the Gold Standard – Indiana

In this week’s continuing coverage of Chapter events, we’re pleased to highlight the Indiana Chapter’s annual workshop, which was held in February.  The workshop was attended by 157 people and included a full day of presentations, as well as the Chapter’s annual pavement awards program. Here are some additional details, courtesy of Pat Long.

A third of the Indiana Chapter workshop attendees were from INDOT, and the balance was a mix of contractors, consulting engineers, local agencies, airports, cement and concrete industry organizations. 

We incorporated our annual awards program into the workshop for the first time in over a decade, and we recognized eight projects during a 30-minute presentation that followed lunch. 

The Chapter was pleased to welcome Indiana DOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness and FHWA’s Indiana Division Administrator Mayela Sosa as two of our presenters.

The workshop focused on Indiana’s recent experience with structural fiber-reinforced thin concrete overlays, with presentations by the Indiana DOT’s Pavement Director for the Pavement-Geotechnical Division, David Holtz, P.E.; Milestone Contractor’s Concrete Division Manager, Steve Friess; and Indiana Chapter Executive Director Mike Byers.  (Byers also serves as the 2019 ACPA Chapter Committee chairman.)

The overlay topic was further reinforced during the awards presentation, which recognized three very good thin-overlay projects: a four-lane rural state highway (SR 3), a two-lane highway (SR 9 in Shelby Co.), and a county road (Cannelburg Rd., Phase III).

Gary Mitchell presented an update on the latest revisions to the P-501 airport concrete pavement specifications. 

The event closed with Dr. Jason Weiss, Head of the School of Civil & Construction Engineering/Professor at Oregon State University.  He spoke about performance engineered mixture specifications and held the attendees’ attention to the end with his in-depth research findings, all presented in a very clear and understandable style.

Attendees were also provided with materials that shows some of the excellent work being done in the state.  These included the SR 9 overlay article from the 3rd quarter issue of CONCRETE PAVEMENT PROGRESS; a recent article from CONSTRUCTION DIGEST describing the August 2018 open house the Chapter held with INDOT; and the South Bend/Western Ave. story from ROADS & BRIDGES magazine.  The CONSTRUCTION DIGEST article, “Exceeding Expectations” provides a very good recap of INDOT’s experience to-date.  

 

Photos: 

(Top Right) Indiana DOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness.

(Middle Right) Mayela Sosa, FHWA Indiana Division Administrator, Mike Nelson, Indiana DOT; and Dave Holtz, Indiana DOT.

(Bottom Right) Mike Byers, Steve Friess, Milestone Contractors LP; Gary Mitchell, ACPA, and Jason Weiss, Oregon State University. 

 

Photos courtesy of Jim Reid, Anchor Media.

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Don’t Miss These SPS-2 Tech Day Events

You still have time to participate in the first two events of the SPS-2 tech  day programs.  As we reported in ACPA TODAY last week, the program is taking form and beginning soon with the following events: 

You can access the flyer by clicking on the links above.  As we finalize new events and obtain resource materials, we will post them to this dedicated page for the 2019 SPS-2 program. We also have an SPS-2 Resource Center online, which you can access here.

There is no charge for attendance, but registration is required.  Be sure to click on the link to open a digital flyer (PDF).  The flyer will contain specific details, including the email address of the person to contact for registration.

The Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) SPS-2 study, or Strategic Study of Structural Factors for Rigid Pavements, represents the most comprehensive set of concrete pavement performance data in the United States.  To read more about this important study, please click here

Finalize Plans for this Important Industry Event

The countdown continues to the third annual North American Concrete Alliance* (NACA) annual fly-in, which is just over a month away. The final day for hotel registration is Tuesday (Mar. 12), so the NACA partners are encouraging members to finalize plans as soon as possible. 

The fly-in will be held Tues., April 9, through Wed., April 10, at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel, 999 9th St. NW, Washington, DC. First-timers and experienced advocates are welcome and encouraged.  The NACA team will help you make the most of your participation.  

Elected officials in the House and Senate and on both sides of the aisle are increasingly voicing support for infrastructure investment, so the timing has never been better to share the concrete industry’s views on this critical and timely topic. The most powerful voices and most convincing arguments will come from people directly affected by the next highway bill, so be a  part of this important and timely event!

The first day of the event will include briefings and a cocktail reception/dinner. The second day will include a breakfast and policy panel, small-team Congressional meetings, a lunch briefing, and a Congressional reception honoring 2019 Cement Champions. Click here to see NACA fly-in information page, which includes links event and hotel registration details, the agenda, and other information.

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The North American Concrete Alliance is a coalition of 12 concrete-related associations formed in 2004 for the purpose of addressing industry-wide concerns and initiatives in the areas of research, safety, education, and government affairs. The coalition is comprised of the American Concrete Pavement Association, American Concrete Pipe Association, American Concrete Pressure Pipe Association, American Concrete Pumping Association, Concrete Foundations Association, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, National Concrete Masonry Association, National Precast Concrete Association, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Portland Cement Association, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, and Tilt-Up Concrete Association.

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

 

Chapter Events Set the Gold Standard – Indiana

In this week’s continuing coverage of Chapter events, we’re pleased to highlight the Indiana Chapter’s annual workshop, which was held in February.  The workshop was attended by 157 people and included a full day of presentations, as well as the Chapter’s annual pavement awards program. Here are some additional details, courtesy of Pat Long.

A third of the Indiana Chapter workshop attendees were from INDOT, and the balance was a mix of contractors, consulting engineers, local agencies, airports, cement and concrete industry organizations. 

We incorporated our annual awards program into the workshop for the first time in over a decade, and we recognized eight projects during a 30-minute presentation that followed lunch. 

The Chapter was pleased to welcome Indiana DOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness and FHWA’s Indiana Division Administrator Mayela Sosa as two of our presenters.

The workshop focused on Indiana’s recent experience with structural fiber-reinforced thin concrete overlays, with presentations by the Indiana DOT’s Pavement Director for the Pavement-Geotechnical Division, David Holtz, P.E.; Milestone Contractor’s Concrete Division Manager, Steve Friess; and Indiana Chapter Executive Director Mike Byers.  (Byers also serves as the 2019 ACPA Chapter Committee chairman.)

The overlay topic was further reinforced during the awards presentation, which recognized three very good thin-overlay projects: a four-lane rural state highway (SR 3), a two-lane highway (SR 9 in Shelby Co.), and a county road (Cannelburg Rd., Phase III).

Gary Mitchell presented an update on the latest revisions to the P-501 airport concrete pavement specifications. 

The event closed with Dr. Jason Weiss, Head of the School of Civil & Construction Engineering/Professor at Oregon State University.  He spoke about performance engineered mixture specifications and held the attendees’ attention to the end with his in-depth research findings, all presented in a very clear and understandable style.

Attendees were also provided with materials that shows some of the excellent work being done in the state.  These included the SR 9 overlay article from the 3rd quarter issue of CONCRETE PAVEMENT PROGRESS; a recent article from CONSTRUCTION DIGEST describing the August 2018 open house the Chapter held with INDOT; and the South Bend/Western Ave. story from ROADS & BRIDGES magazine.  The CONSTRUCTION DIGEST article, “Exceeding Expectations” provides a very good recap of INDOT’s experience to-date.  

Photo courtesy of Jim Reid, Anchor Media.

Click here for more information about the “Gold Standard” feature coverage

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