All About Concrete Pavement Joint Design & Construction
Friday, September 19, 2014
Noon to 2:30 p.m. (CENTRAL) | 1 to 3:30 p.m. (EASTERN) | 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (PACIFIC)
Eric Ferrebee, EIT, Technical Engineer, American Concrete Pavement Association
Proper design and construction of joints are critical to both the short- and long-term quality. With that in mind, ACPA presents this comprehensive Meganar™ to provide essential information about the design and layout of joints, as well as recommended best practices in joint construction.
The first part of our program begins with basic details about the reasons to joint concrete pavements, as well as joint-spacing principles. The Meganar also will cover the basics of saw cutting; proper curing; types of joints; and examples of joint locations. The program also will cover dowel bar and tie bar considerations; specialty joints; and the basics of sealing or not sealing joints.
Next, the program will cover details for construction, including placing steel; locating and identifying dowel locations; joint forming; saw cutting, cleaning, and recommended practices for final preparation of joints (whether sealed or not sealed). The course also will include details on proper header construction (formed or sawed), along with other pertinent information.
During and after our web-based program, ACPA will provide details about several web-based resources that can be used during the joint design/layout and construction processes. ACPA also will provide brief details about a draft pavement dowel bar location & alignment specification. (This topic will also be covered in greater depth later this year.)
The American Concrete Pavement Association will award 2.5 professional development hours (PDH’s) to those wishing to complete an optional “evidence of learning exam” following the webinar. Participants interested in earning PDH’s are responsible for determining the applicability of any training programs toward licensing requirements in their respective state/province. ACPA strongly recommends checking these requirements in advance of taking this course.
To register online for this event, please follow this link: http://www.acpa.org/upcoming-webinars-meganars-and-workshops. Please select either the “individual” or “group” registration option.
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