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Summit Makes a Great Product Better

For most of the past 10 years, ACPA staff and local promotion groups, along with staff and consultants representing the CP Tech Center, have gathered for an annual concrete pavement summit. 

The summit is a great opportunity for peer-to-peer discussions about design and construction issues, including pavement performance, quality, durability and other topics that contribute to the overall health of the concrete overlay market.  Year over year, the discussions at this important event help improve concrete pavement overlays, which have gained increasing acceptance and use throughout the United States.

The meeting this week (Oct. 30 and 31) is no exception, as the participants presented reports and shared perspectives on key issues and opportunities in their respective states/regions.  In addition to reports and discussions about current issues and opportunities, the group also discussed resource needs to inform and educate engineers, contractors and others involved in the research, design, construction and rehab of concrete overlays.

 

Chapter Events Set the Gold Standard

Throughout the year, ACPA-affiliated Chapters hold workshops, conferences, and other events that provide members, agencies/owners, consultants and others with tremendous opportunities to learn more about the best practices, new resources, emerging technologies, developing trends, and more.

Beginning with this issue of ACPA TODAY, we are including a few highlights of these events.  Our goal is to provide insights into the major topics discussed, while also sharing other details, including the innovative and creative things the Chapter executives and staff are doing to make these events even more valuable to attendees and guests.

As you read their stories, please consider that registration totals can be impacted by travel policies, weather, and a number of other factors.  The real story about the attendees is that Chapters are drawing the ‘A-list’ of customers, members, and other stakeholders who are not only important to the success of the event, but to the concrete pavement industry throughout the United States.

Our reports are in order of information received, so given the workloads and schedules of the chapter executives and staff, the events are not in chronological order.  Click the links below to see the stories about the great work ACPA Chapters are doing.  Also, don’t miss additional stories in future issues of ACPA TODAY. 

ACPA Hosts Interns for the Future

What’s the best way for a recent college graduate and newcomer to the industry to learn more about concrete pavements and paving?  

By participating in ACPA’s first “Intern Week,” of course.  The 2-1/2 day program this week includes overview presentations about the concrete pavement industry, as well as pavement design, construction, and rehab & preservation, along with materials used in concrete paving.  The participants in ACPA’s first are:

• Ryan Pendeville, Golden Triangle Construction Co.*
• Thomas Jacob, RexCon Inc.* (a Division of Astec Industries, Inc.)
• Kyle Myers, Koss Construction Company*
• William Robinson, Missouri/Kansas-ACPA*
• Scott Perry, Southeast Chapter-ACPA*
• Dean Thomas, Milestone Construction L.P.*

Presenting the program were Jerry Voigt, Leif Wathne, and Eric Ferrebee (ACPA), Greg Dean (Carolinas Concrete Paving Association), and Todd LaTorella (Missouri/Kansas Chapter).  Special thanks also go to the members, companies and Chapters who sponsored interns and/or participated in this important professional development program.  This event grew from ACPA’s Interns for the Future Program, first announced in 2017.

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* Members and affiliates of the American Concrete Pavement Association.

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