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Industry Has Strong Presence at NC2 Meeting

ACPA and the ACPA/IGGA P3 Partnership are involved with the National Concrete Consortium (NC2) meeting this week in Saratoga Springs, NY. Jerry Voigt, Leif Wathne and John Roberts are involved in the semi-annual meeting, which is heavily focused on quality and efficient project delivery. Represesentatives of 10 chapters and close to 30 member companies also participated in the meeting. 

Specific reports and presentations addressed performance engineered mixtures (PEM), including a PEM Tech Advisory Committee meeting, where participants discussed recent shadow testing data collection efforts on trials of the PEM suite of tests. The tests are showing promise, and the trials are helping identify improvements.

A major focus of the NC2 discussion included quality assurance programs, quality assurance testing and contractor quality control. New and evolving technology, such as the use of e-ticketing/documentation, and accelerated construction (using precast concrete for pavements and bridges).

Participants will also benefit from an optional field trip on Thurs., Sept. 20, hosted by The Fort Miller Group, an ACPA member, at its precast plant in nearby Greenwich, NY.

Meeting attendance of about 190 attendees was reported to be higher than last-year’s record-breaking 20th anniversary meeting. The semi-annual NC2 meeting gives the state materials engineers, industry and academia an opportunity to share research and technical information specifically about concrete pavements. The group originally began as the Midwest Concrete Consortium and has expanded to include over 30 state DOT’s, along with toll highway authorities.
Photo courtesy of the CP Tech Center.

We Don’t Stop: WOC19 Registration Opens

It’s not too early to register for World of Concrete 2019. ACPA is encouraging members to register today, using the association’s exclusive regisration link. Register today and take advantage of these rates:

  • $25 Exhibits-Only Admission Online only*  
  • 3-hour Seminars = $140/$180
  • 90-minute Seminars = $100/$140
  • 4-hour Certifications = $200/$235
  • Super Pass 1 & 2 = $455/$600
  • Super Pass 3 = $555/$695 

Rates above are advance education pricing rates, valid if booked by Dec. 3.  Higher rates shown are for seminars and courses booked Dec. 4 or later. Please click here to view a downloadable e-flyer with more information. Clicking on the e-flyer also allows registration using our unique registration link.

* Some restrictions may apply. Exhibits-only rates are $25 online through January 10, 2019. On-site, the rate is $75 with printed PDF buyer’s invitation or $95 without the invitation. 

NAPA Names New Chief Executive

The National Asphalt Pavement Association has named Audrey Copeland, Ph.D., P.E., as its President and CEO. She will succeed current President Mike Acott following his retirement. She will step into the new role during the association’s annual meeting in January, NAPA says.

Copeland currently is NAPA’s Chief Operating Officer and also served as Vice President for Engineering, Research & Technology.  

Update on Drivers Hours of Service

ACPA’s petition for exemption of the hours of service requirements for drivers was published in the Federal Register,  83 Fed. Reg. 45300 (September 6, 2018).  ACPA is urging members and others to submit comments in support of the petition.   ACPA will send a “blast” email shortly to provide more details. 

Iowa Reschedules CPR Open House

The ICPAIGGA and the Iowa DOT are planning a Partial Depth/Full Depth Patching, Diamond Grinding, and Dowel Bar Retrofit workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Denison, IA.  The three-hour event will include presentations covering the project background and specifics, the contractor’s perspectives, lunch and a site visit. 

The open house, on US 30 in Denison, includes partial- and full-depth patching, diamond grinding and dowel bar retrofit. For details, please contact Lee Shepard before COB Friday, Sept. 21.  Lee’s contact information is: or 515.963.0606.  

Note: This story was updated, as the event was rescheduled from Sept. 11 to Sept. 25 because of recent rain events in the area.

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