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Don’t Miss the ACPA Airport Pavements Workshop

ACPA is reminding members and others involved in airport design and construction to register for our annual three-day national Airport Pavement Design & Construction Workshop

The workshop will be held August 28 through 30 in San Diego. The schedule is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PDT) the first day and second days, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. the third day.  

The workshop will be held at the Marriott San Diego Mission Valley, in San Diego. Click the hotel weblink to register online; but if calling, please be sure to ask for the ACPA room block when making reservations.

PavementDesigner Paper Earn Top Honors

Communication and promotion of PavementDesigner.org has been in full force since its launch in January.  The latest effort by ACPA staff was a paper explaining the ins and outs of the software submitted to the 13th International Symposium on Concrete Roads.   As primary author, Eric Ferrebee was honored with one of two “best” paper honors during the conference held June 19 through 22.  The paper was selected from over 80 submitted worldwide.

“This award is an affirmation of the investment in industry time and resources toward the simple, user friendly, web-based concrete pavement thickness design platform,” said Eric Ferrebee, ACPA Director of Technical Services. “I am proud to be getting the word out and to have been part of the team that worked so hard to launch the project and since to continue improving it.”

PavementDesigner.org was equally funded by ACPA, NRMCA, and PCA, with additional financial support from RCC Pavement Council. ACPA served as the project technical Lead, responsible for migrating existing windows-based design software applications, as well as the overall project manager, prioritizing the software developer’s tasks and managing the project budget.  ACPA also performed coding of certain parts of the application and lead the beta testing phase.  The project was delivered on time and within budget.

In related news, with support from PCA, ACPA has launched the latest round of social media messaging to continue to build awareness for PavementDesigner.org.   The infographics are being posted on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram all week, and intermittently throughout the summer. We invite members, affiliates, and industry allies to join the discussion on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.

 

“Excellence” Awards Submittals Due Next Week

With the 4th of July holiday coming up, ACPA is reminding members, chapters, and others that the 29th annual “Excellence in Concrete Pavement” awards are due on Friday, July 6.  

Click here to begin the awards submittal process and here to see a summary of 2017 award recipients.

The program is open to projects completed in the calendar year 2017.  Please check out the complete program details, including eligibility requirements.  Award recipients will receive an invitation to attend the Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards banquet on Thursday, November 29 during ACPA’s 55th Annual Meeting.   

 

CS Hub Announces Freeze-Thaw Webinar

The CSHub at MIT is hosting webinar to discuss the role of air entrainment in improving freeze-thaw performance of concrete.  The one-hour webinar, presented by Dr. Jason Weiss of Oregon State University, will be held on Thurs., July 19, at 11 a.m. (Eastern) / 10 a.m. (Central).

The webinar will explore a “degree of saturation” concept in predicting the time to saturation for freeze-thaw damage and for predicting the time to corrosion for concrete exposed to deicing salts. The underlying concepts discussed in the webinar, along with the methods to model field inputs are consistent with the new AASHTO PP-84-17 approach being considered by many states.

There’s no charge for the webinar, but registration is required.   Interested?   Click on this link for more information, including registration details. 

“Excellence” Awards Nominations Due Soon

ACPA is reminding members, Chapter/States, and others that nominations are due soon 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.  Click here to begin the awards submittal process and here to see a summary of 2017 award recipients.

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.  

 

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