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ACPA Leads Concrete Pavement Workshop

For the third consecutive year, ACPA conducted training workshops for DOT officials and contractors in Florida.

Working closely with Amy Wedel and Roger Schmitt of the Florida Chapter-ACPA, Eric Ferrebee and Mark Snyder conducted training in Davie and Orlando, FL.

Training this year concentrated on pavement design (using AASHTOWare’s Pavement ME) and construction practices. Training last year and in 2017 focused on concrete pavement jointing.
Audience groups were comprised of just Florida DOT representatives and contractors. ACPA Chairman Jim Mack (CEMEX) and ACPA member John Eisenhower (Guntert & Zimmerman) were also on hand to lend support. Chairman Mack also brought three industry professionals from Sweden.

The workshop also featured a panel discussion titled “From the Office to the Field – Lessons Learned from US 17.” The discussion centered on a project by Ajax Paving Industries, Inc., an ACPA member. Discussing the project were to Florida DOT officials, who were joined by an Ajax company official in Davie.

Pavement design topics included: a history and background of M-E pavement design, jointed plain concrete pavement design, sensitivity analyses for critical inputs and engineering solutions, hands on Pavement M-E training, and additional design considerations. Construction topics included best practices for constructing smooth, durable concrete pavements; troubleshooting field problems and constructability issues, and traffic management.
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Photo caption: Participants discuss concrete pavement example problems (foreground) as Jim Mack and Eric Ferrebee respond to questions and comments (upper right).

Record Attendance for ACPA Mid-Year Meeting

ACPA 2017 Chair Lori Tiefenthaler (Lehigh Hanson) welcomes Mid-Year Meeting participants as Pavement Workshop kicked off the event.

With an estimated 150 registered guests, the ACPA Mid-Year Meeting topped all previous attendance records by nearly 60 percent.

The event was sponsored by 2016/17 sponsors, Ash Grove, CEMEX, Central Plains Cement Co., Continental Cement, CTLGroup, GCP Applied Technologies, GOMACO, Guntert & Zimmerman, LafargeHolcim, Lehigh Hanson, Rexcon, the Wirtgen Group, and W.R. Meadows.

This year’s meeting was held at the Kimpton Monaco Hotel in Pittsburgh.  The meeting featured a robust agenda that began with a pavement workshop and concluded with an exciting and fun-filled night of Pittsburgh Pirates baseball. 

The pavement workshop covered pavement innovations; long-life concrete pavement; concrete overlays; quality management; pavement economics and competition; and maintenance of traffic innovation.

ACPA task force and committee meetings followed, along with social and networking events and the baseball reception and game, which was made possible by the generous organizational support of Golden Triangle Construction Co. The baseball reception and game was sponsored by Amerikohl Aggregates, Inc., Hanson Aggregates, and the ACPA-Pennsylvania Chapter.

The excitement continues as ACPA now sets its sights on the 54th Annual Meeting.   See the related story and please save the dates and reserve hotel rooms at:  http://2017meeting.acpa.org/.

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