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Let a Professor Know About This!

ACPA is reminding members and affiliates of the PCA Education Foundation’s Professors’ Workshop, scheduled for July 23 through 27 at the PCA campus in Skokie, Ill.

“Teaching Concrete Materials, Pavements, and Structures (Buildings & Bridges)” is geared toward university faculty in engineering, architecture, and construction management programs, and is designed to provide tools and resources to teach the latest developments in concrete design, construction, and materials.

The week-long event includes networking opportunities to exchange ideas with professors from many universities,  as well as to see demonstrations by software
vendors and free resource materials. Click here to see a draft “week at a glance” schedule. Do you know a university professor who can benefit from this informative program?  Please encourage them to register today.

ROADS & BRIDGES Calls for Top Road Projects

ACPA is suggesting members and chapters consider nominating projects to ROADS & BRIDGES (R&B) magazine’s Top 10 Roads awards program.   

Created in 2000, the program recognizes the top projects in North America. Each year, nominations are submitted to the R&B editorial staff, which determines the top 10 list based on project challenges, impact to the region and scope of work.

Please click on the link above, then look for the button/link marked, “Nominate.”  All projects must have been in the design, construction or completion phase within the past 18 months.  The magazine is reminding people submitting nominations to include details about challenges.

Download the Mid-Year Meeting App

ACPA’s Mid-Year Meeting begins on Tuesday, June 12, at the Curtis Hotel in Denver.   As the meeting draws closer, ACPA is encouraging those planning to attend the meeting to download the app, which includes the full meeting schedule, meeting agendas, important meeting documents, and many extras. 

Click here to download a PDF with step-by-step instructions.   

ACPA Participates in CAMRA Meeting

Jerry Voigt participated in the 2018 Concrete and Masonry Related Associations (CAMRA) meeting in Chicago on May 30 and 31. 

CAMRA meets annually to share association best practices, to identify threats and opportunities facing the concrete industry, and to develop ways for cooperative efforts. 

CAMRA members include the CEOS of non-profit concrete and masonry related trade associations, professional associations and foundations.   Many success were reported by the association leaders, including expanded membership numbers and work volume (particularly for associations whose members primarily work in the private sector). Among the leading issues facing all of the associations include promotional resourcing, member engagement and work force development. 

During the meeting, Voigt reported on successes with, the ACPA Legislative Issues Committee and individual advocacy interest memberships, as well as ACPA’s successful messaging of healthy competition between industries.

CP Tech Center Seeks Program Manager

The Department of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering (CCEE) and the Institute for Transportation (InTrans) at Iowa State University is currently accepting applications for a Program Manager.

The successful applicant will service as a lab supervisor and manager for the PCC Lab housed in Town Engineering and manage field activities undertaken under the guidance of the PCC lab. This position will supervise all personnel working within the laboratory including faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, visiting scholars, and post-doctoral researchers.  Click here see additional duties, academic and experential requirements, and other details.


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