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Still Time to Register for ACPA’s Airport Workshop

You still have time to register for ACPA’s Airport Pavement Design & Construction Workshop. Because of the high demand, ACPA seats and hotel rooms are going quickly. 

One of the popular highlights of the workshop is straightforward, often spirited discussions about concrete pavement specifications for airports, notably the FAA’s P-501 spec and the UFGS 32 13 14.13 spec used for US Army Corps of Engineers and other Tri-Services projects. Seats are going quickly, so don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this popular training and tech transfer event.

The workshop this year will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Fort Lauderdale, FL, from Oct. 22 through 24. Please click here to visit our one-stop website, which includes a registration link, hotel registration link, and updated agenda.

 

Have You Registered for ACPA’s Airport Workshop?

You still have time to register for ACPA’s Airport Pavement Design & Construction Workshop. Because of the high demand, ACPA seats and hotel rooms are going quickly. 

The workshop this year will be held at the Embassy Suites in Fort Lauderdale (FL) from Oct. 22 through 24. Please click here to visit our one-stop website, which includes a registration link, hotel registration link, and updated agenda.

One of the popular highlights of the workshop is straightforward, often spirited discussions about concrete pavement specifications for airports, notably the FAA’s P-501 spec and the UFGS 32 13 14.13 spec used for US Army Corps of Engineers and other Tri-Services projects. Seats are going quickly, so don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this popular training and tech transfer event!

ACPA Signs on To Letter Supporting PFC Reform

ACPA has signed on to a letter to Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY-04) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03) expressing “strong support” of H.R. 3791, the Investing in America: Rebuilding America’s Airport Infrastructure Act. Rep. Massie, a member of the of the House T&I Committee, and Rep. Blumenauer, a member of the House Ways & Means Committee, introduced the bill in mid-July.

The bill would eliminate the federally imposed cap on the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) and provide airports with the ability to locally determine their own PFC rates based on their unique infrastructure needs.

Sent on behalf of the Beyond the Runway Coalition,* the letter states, “Congress last adjusted the PFC cap to $4.50 in 2000, but with inflation and rising construction costs , the purchasing power of the PFC has significantly eroded to barely $2.25. As a result, many airports have reached their debt capacity and either cannot finance new projects or have had to stretch their projects over a longer time frame, increasing the costs and delaying the benefits for passengers.”

The letter adds that eliminating the anti-competitive federal cap on PFCs would allow airports across the country to become more financially self-sufficient. “It is important to note that PFCs are not taxes, but rather local user fees determined locally and used locally to improve the passenger experience and spur airline competition,” the letter continues. Click here to see the letter.

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* The Airport Council International’s Beyond the Runway Coalition is comprised of a wide range of aviation industry stakeholders seeking to ensure that airports remain strong economic engines and job centers in their local communities.  The 77 member organizations are aligned in support of modernizing airport infrastructure financing to ensure airports in the United States have the resources they need to remain competitive, thriving hubs of economic opportunity.

Follow this link to see ACPA’s government affairs repository.

 

You Still Have Time to Plan for ACPA’s Airport Workshop

ACPA is urging members and airport owners’ representatives to register soon for ACPA’s Airport Pavement Design & Construction Workshop. Because of the high demand, ACPA seats and hotel rooms are going quickly. 

The workshop this year will be held at the Embassy Suites in Fort Lauderdale (FL) from Oct. 22 through 24. Please click here to visit our one-stop website, which includes a registration link, hotel registration link, and updated agenda.

One of the popular highlights of the workshop is straightforward, often spirited discussions about concrete pavement specifications for airports, notably the FAA’s P-501 spec and the UFGS 32 13 14.13 spec used for US Army Corps of Engineers and other Tri-Services projects.   Seats are going quickly, so don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this popular training and tech transfer event!

Conference Focuses on Highway and Airport Pavements

ACPA participated in the 2019 International Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference in Chicago this week.

Sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI), included a presentation by Jerry Voigt on ACPA’s VISION2040 initiative. The presentation provides a long-term view of technology-driven changes anticipated in the next 20 years, as well as projections on how the concrete pavement industry will both adapt to and drive innovation. 

Eric Ferrebee presented on concrete pavement preservation and rehabilitation techniques and also did a poster presentation on PavementDesigner.org, the cement & concrete industry’s pavement thickness design platform.  Eric also participated in the highway- and airfield-pavements committee meetings.

Two pre-conference workshops were held on Sunday. Peter Taylor and Gordon Smith from the CP Tech Center were among presenters in the PEM workshop. The second workshop, led by Jeffrey Gagnon of the FAA, covered the agency’s pavement evaluation software. 

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