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ACPA Presents at Pavement Workshops

In support, of the Cement Association of Canada, an ACPA affiliate, Eric Ferrebee presented at two workshops last week.  The first was the 2018 Sustainable Roadways Seminar in Red Deer, AB. 

The event, presented by the Cement Association of Canada, in partnership with Concrete Alberta, was focused on concrete pavement design and construction topics, and was presented to an audiencce of provincial and municipal officials, consulting engineers, and contractors.

Eric made two presentations, one on pavement design, including the cement and concrete industries’ concrete pavement design portal, and one on concrete overlays, including ACPA’s National Concrete Overlay Explorer.

The following day, Ferrebee presented at the Industrial Concrete Pavements workshop in Edmonton, AB.  He presented on Industrial Design with ACI’s 330 Guide for Industrial Paving and Flatwork (including jointing and thickness design), as well as

ACPA Member in the News

Kudos to the Augusta Regional Airport and McCarthy Improvement Company, an ACPA member, for being recognized by the airport for the Georgia Airports Association’s project of the year. 

The award was presented for the Airport’s Taxiway Alpha (A) rehabilitation and extension project. The project included the reconstruction and extension of the Taxiway by an additional 2,650 feet. 

Click here for aditional information.  Special thanks also go to Greg Dean for the news tip!

TRB Annual Meeting Registration Ends Soon

The Transportation Research Board is advising that “early bird” registration for the TRB 98th Annual Meeting ends on November 30. Registration is required for all Annual Meeting attendees, including session speakers, poster presenters, and those who attend the exhibit hall, career fair, or any workshops. 

Full Registration also includes full access to: the Annual Meeting Interactive Program and mobile app, which contains materials from individual presenters, searchable by session, presentation, author, subject area, and more. 

Click here to read more and here for event and hotel reservations. 

Kansas Seminar Covers Concrete Essentials

The 21st Annual Concrete Pavement Parking Lot & Flatwork Seminar held earlier this month covered some important and timely technical and business issues. Co-sponsored by the Missouri/Kansas Chapter and The Concrete Promotional Group of Kansas City, the seminar included two project overviews, a concrete paving “crash course,” ADA compliance considerations, and several technical presentations.

Moderated by Doug Burns of Ash Grove Cement, the event included technical presentations on concrete pavement jointing by Todd LaTorella of the Missouri/Chapter, as well as design runs by Eric Ferrebee of ACPA National.

Ferrebee’s presentation is one of the latest in ACPA’s ongoing efforts to provide hands-on training and instruction. To date, he has provided this training to more than 2,000 industry and agency personnel.



CP Tech Center Offers PEM Resource

Performance engineered mixtures (PEMs) are gaining momentum and the attention of the concrete construction community, including owners and contractors. 

For contractors and others interested in more information about PEM, The National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (CP Tech Center) has published “Performance Engineered Mixtures for Contractors,” an 8-page tech brief written by Peter Taylor.

The tech brief provides guidance on properties, processes and recommended tests for the laboratory and the field. It also includes detailed information about tests available to gauge workability, air void system, unit weight (density), strength development, and transport qualities .

The brief also cites recommended tests for quality control and agency acceptance by the agency involved. This publication was sponsored by the FHWA, the National Pooled Fund Study TPF-5(368), and the concrete industry. To view or download the document, click here.

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