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SPS-2 Tech Day Slated for March

Following the success of the SPS-2 Tech Days in 2018, Larry Scofield of the IGGA/ACPA P3 Partnership is reporting that the first event scheduled for 2019 will be held on Tues., March 12, at Caltrans District 10’s office in Stockton, CA.

Throughout 2018, Scofield worked closely with ACPA-affiliated Chapter executives, state transportation agency officials, and others to present information on the history of the FHWA’s Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program, details about the LTPP SPS-2 Concrete Experiment, and evaluation of the LTPP pavement sections throughout the United States.  

This year’s presentations kick-off with the Tech Day event in Stockton, which promises to be informative and interesting.   Registration is free of charge, but reservations are required.  Please click here to see the event flyer, then register as soon as possible. Dr. Dulce Rufino Feldman is the key contact and can be reached at dulce.rufino@dot.ca.gov

Interested in learning more about the SPS-2 program and virtual tour of an SPS-2 section in Kansas?  Click here for the SPS-2 Resource Center.

ACPA Endorses Nason as FHWA Administrator

The Hon. Nicole Nason, nominee for FHWA Administrator. (Photo: US State Dept.)

ACPA has announced its support for Nicole R. Nason, who was nominated to serve as the next Administrator of the FHWA.

Nason is the former National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator (NHTSA); previously served on the Board of Directors of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD); and has vast experience with both the Executive and Legislative branches of the Federal government.

“ACPA has long advocated, for safe, efficient highways, and in that spirit, we support the nomination of Nicole Nason as the next FHWA Administrator,” said ACPA President & CEO Gerald F. Voigt, P.E.  “Ms. Nason’s experience and accomplishments make her well-suited to lead the FHWA in its mission to reduce traffic fatalities on U.S. highways,” Voigt said, adding, “Her experience also will  prove valuable to the FHWA as it continues to usher in new technologies, including autonomous vehicles and other innovations that can improve the safety, functionality, and efficiency of the nation’s highways.   

“In addition to service and accomplishments at NHTSA, the depth and breadth of Ms. Nason’s service in leadership roles in the Federal government also will prove to be valuable for the FHWA, state transportation agencies, and the traveling public,” Voigt said.

“We look forward to a rapid confirmation and welcome the opportunity to work with Ms. Nason as the 26th FHWA Administrator,” he added.

ACPA has communicated its support of Nason with a press release and social media posts.

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ACPA Endorses Nason as FHWA Administrator

The Hon. Nicole Nason, nominee for FHWA Administrator. (Photo: US State Dept.)

ACPA has announced its support for Nicole R. Nason, who was nominated to serve as the next Administrator of the FHWA.

Ms. Nason is the former National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator (NHTSA); previously served on the Board of Directors of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD); and has vast experience with both the Executive and Legislative branches of the Federal government.

“ACPA has long advocated, for safe, efficient highways, and in that spirit, we support the nomination of Nicole Nason as the next FHWA Administrator,” said ACPA President & CEO Gerald F. Voigt, P.E.  “Ms. Nason’s experience and accomplishments make her well-suited to lead the FHWA in its mission to reduce traffic fatalities on U.S. highways,” Voigt said, adding, “Her experience also will  prove valuable to the FHWA as it continues to usher in new technologies, including autonomous vehicles and other innovations that can improve the safety, functionality, and efficiency of the nation’s highways.   

“In addition to service and accomplishments at NHTSA, the depth and breadth of Ms. Nason’s service in leadership roles in the Federal government also will prove to be valuable for the FHWA, state transportation agencies, and the traveling public,” Voigt said.

“We look forward to a rapid confirmation and welcome the opportunity to work with Ms. Nason as the 26th FHWA Administrator,” he added.

Everett Appointed FHWA Exec Director

Thomas (Tom) Everett has been appointed as the Federal Highway Administration’s Assistant Administrator (Executive Director), according to Brandye L. Hendrickson, Deputy Administrator. He begins his new role on October 22.

As Executive Director, he will oversee the day-to-day operations and management of the Agency and will work directly with FHWA leadership in establishing and executing Agency policies, strategic initiatives, and performance goals to accomplish national transportation priorities established by the U.S. DOT Secretary.

Everett served previously in headquarters program offices, three Federal-aid Division Offices, and the FHWA Resource Center.  As an SES official, he has provided exceptional national and corporate leadership, Hendrickson says. 

In his role as Office of Program Administration Director, he oversaw the implementation of risk-based stewardship and oversight strategies. He also championed regulatory and policy changes allowing for greater design flexibilities on the National Highway System. More recently, as the Associate Administrator for Infrastructure, he led the completion and implementation of regulations transforming the Federal-aid highway program to become performance-based and data driven. He also guided FHWA emergency response and emergency relief efforts for three hurricanes, as well as the Interstate 85 bridge collapse in Atlanta.

FHWA Video Covers Aggregates for Concrete Paving

This is our latest review of the four new videos produced as FHWA’s “Concrete Clip” series. 

This week, we’re showcasing the “Aggregates for Concrete Paving Mixtures” video, which provides a useful overview of aggregates and aggregate gradation.  The video starts with the role of aggregates in concrete mixtures, then discusses types (course and fine), and common sieve size used in concrete pavements.  The video describes aggregate characteristics, common sources, and the common specifications used for gradation and quality. 

With an eye on minimizing deleterious materials, the view also provides useful information about handling, proper perspectives on gradation and gradation limits (and the importance of understanding sieve analysis).  The video also includes covers mix proportions (including the Shilstone method) and optimized gradation using the Tarantula Curve (pioneered by Dr. Tyler Ley).  The video also steps through various AASHTO standard test methods used for testing aggregates to improve quality of the concrete mixture and finished pavement.  The video also provides details about manufactured lightweight aggregates, recycled aggregates, and other useful information.

This is an excellent information for new contractor company personnel, but is also a good refresher or overview for more experienced personnel in contractor companies, as well as other companies and organizations in the concrete pavement community.  The approx. 12-1/2 min. video is available in ACPA’s Concrete Pavement Channel, and of course, the FHWA’s “Concrete Clip Channel.”

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AASHTO Washington Briefing

February 26 - March 1
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2019 Virginia Concrete Conference

February 28 - March 1

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