ACPA Participates in Road Gang Meeting
- Monday, 04 June 2018 00:22
Leif Wathne participated in the latest meeting of the Road Gang, which bills itself as Washington’s Highway Transportation Fraternity. Keynote speaker Steve Davis, Director of The Boring Company, presented insights and updates on the infrastructure and tunnel construction company that aims to dig tunnels efficiently to facilitate an underground transportation network. Founded by Elon Musk, the Boring Company
“To solve the problem of soul-destroying traffic, roads must go 3D, which means either flying cars or tunnels. Unlike flying cars, tunnels are weatherproof, out of sight and won’t fall on your head,” according to Davis’ event bio. “A large network of tunnels many levels deep would fix congestion in any city, no matter how large it grew.
“The key to making this work is increasing tunneling speed and dropping costs by a factor of 10. Fast to dig, low cost tunnels would also make Hyperloop adoption viable and enable rapid transit across densely populated regions, enabling travel from New York to Washington, DC, in less than 30 minutes.” Click here for more information about the company.
Final Registration Deadline Nears for Mid-Year Meeting
- Wednesday, 30 May 2018 02:07
The countdown to the ACPA Mid-Year Meeting continues, and with the meeting now less than two weeks away, ACPA is reminding members and guests of these important points:
- The last day to register online for the meeting and leisure activities is this Friday, June 1.
- Topics from the workshop agenda will be announced by blast email soon. The workshop kicks off the meeting on Tuesday, June 12.
- Members who are unable to book at the CURTIS (which is sold out), are reminded to check other hotels in the area. They include the following hotels:
- A map of theCURTIS in relation to the overflow hotels is available on the Mid-Year Event website or may be viewed full-screen.
Report Offers Pavement Smoothness Guidance
- Wednesday, 30 May 2018 01:15
A recent report offers by the ACPA/IGGA Pavement Preservation Partnership offers some valuable information on industry-developed concrete pavement smoothness specifications.
Written by Larry Scofield, the report was presented to Caltrans and concrete pavement contractors in California, but draws on both historical and current technical information that reflects ACPA’s long-standing leadership on concrete pavement smoothness specifications and other guidance (including incentives, relative costs, and other smoothness related information). Click here to download/view the report.
Professors’ Seminar Slated for July
- Tuesday, 29 May 2018 20:33
The PCA Education Foundation’s Professors’ Workshop is schedule 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. Click here to register online.