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Update on ACPA Airport Workshop

As reported previously, we will be hosting the annual ACPA Airport Workshop, a three-day training and tech transfer event, from August 28 through 30 at the Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego.   ACPA is finalizing hotel information and the meeting agenda, and expects to be releasing details shortly.

In the mean time, ACPA is reminding members, Chapters/States, and other guests to be sure to “save the dates” for this important event.  This popular workshop has had record attendance the past three years, so please if you are involved in designing, constructing, or rehabbing concrete pavements for commercial and military airports, please reserve the dates.   

Look for updates by “blast” emails and in ACPA TODAY as agenda details and presenters are confirmed.

ACPA Presents Jointing Workshops in Florida

In support of the new Florida Chapter, ACPA presented two concrete pavement jointing workshops in Florida last week.   Eric Ferrebee and Mark Snyder delivered the training for the FDOT, local agencies, consulting engineers, pavement designers, technical staff, contractors, and suppliers

Sponsored by the Florida DOT, the Florida Chapter-ACPA (FP&CA), and ACPA, the workshops will each feature two days of  hands-on design instruction and practical construction and quality information. 

The May 8 and 9 session in Davie, focused on design, but also included training on construction and quality.  The May 10 and 11 track, held in Gainesville, emphasized construction & quality, but also covered pavement design.


ACPA Participates in WOC Planning

ACPA participated in the annual planning meeting for World of Concrete (WOC) on May 9.  Bill Davenport participated in the meeting, which provides a post-event summary of results for the 2018 show, as well as a look ahead to “WOC 2019.”  This year’s show drew just over 58,000 attendees (including almost 39,000 attendees and over 19,000 exhibitor personnel.  ACPA presented two industry/association training events, and along with the other 17 co-sponsors, actively promoted attendee registration using printed and digital advertising and promotion.  ACPA and the other cosponsors share royalties generated from educational events and attendee registration. 

WOC 2019 will be held from January 21 through 25, with seminars beginning on Monday, January 21 and the show beginning on Tuesday, January 22. The show theme will be, “We Don’t Stop.” One change planned for 2019 is a keynote event, tentatively based on an economic forecast. Also in 2019, ACPA, IGGA, and PCA will be exhibiting together as part of our ongoing collaboration efforts.  ACPA will announce additional details about educational events and other details in the late summer.

Hotel Deadline Nears for Mid-Year Meeting

The ACPA Mid-Year Meeting is approaching quickly, so please register for the hotel and the event as soon as possible.  Here are some important tips to keep in mind:

  • Because of strong demand,  ACPA has increased its room block.  Members should book as soon as possible, because we expect remaining rooms to sell out. 
  • Rooms will be available at a discounted rate of $229 per night until the deadline date of Tuesday, May 22, or until rooms are sold out.
  • If you are unable to secure a room at the group rate, please contact
  • Be sure to complete your online event registration by June 1, as the web registration will close after that date.  (On-site event registration will be available.)

In addition to our workshop and task force/committee meetings, there’s also time for fun and networking!  When making your plans, be sure to check out the rafting/dinner option on Tues., June 12, as well as the terrace reception on Wednesday, June 13.  

The meeting will be held Tuesday, June 12, through Thursday, June 14, at the Curtis Hotel in Denver, CO.  Please visit the “one-stop” hotel and event registration website today. 


ACPA “Excellence” Awards Program Open for Submittals

ACPA is now accepting award submittals for the 29th annual “Excellence in Concrete Pavement” awards.  The program is open to projects completed in the calendar year 2017.  Please check out the complete program details, including eligibility requirements.  The final deadline for submittals is Friday, July 6, 2018.

After judging is finished later this year, award winners will receive an invite to attend the 29th Annual Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards banquet on Thursday, November 29 during ACPA’s 55th Annual Meeting.   The annual meeting will be held November 27 through 29 at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa.  

The awards program recognizes contractors, engineers, and project owners who completed outstanding projects.  Click here to begin the awards submittal process and here to see a summary of 2017 award recipients.

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