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Associations Have Strong Presence at World of Concrete

World of Concrete 2020 began in Las Vegas this week, and for the second year in a row, ACPA, PCA and IGGA are exhibiting together.

By doing so, the associations are creating a large and impactful presence at the concrete pavement community’s annual trade show and educational & training forum.

Building on the success of 2019’s show, the three associations’ restyled exhibit creates a stronger impact and an inviting exhibit space designed to optimize interaction with World of Concrete visitors.

Another popular attraction is a trivia contest, which is creating both a strong draw into the exhibit space and an opportunity to share with show attendees a range of informative, interesting information about the many features and benefits of concrete and cement-based products and solutions. Participants have an opportunity to win a daily drawing and a grand prize drawing, which is building even more interest and participation. The associations even added some music trivia questions, which is adding some entertainment and fun to the educational program.

The show runs through Friday. Look for both C4326 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
ACPA, IGGA and PCA are among the 18 association co-sponsors of the annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries.

IGGA Announces 2020 Board

IGGA last week announced the election of its 2020 Board of Directors. The complete list includes:

  • President: Al Adamek, Diamond Surface, Inc. (Rogers, MN).
  • Vice President: Kevin Schneider, Acme Concrete Paving (Spokane, WA).
  • Secretary: Alex Ugalde, Diamond Products (Saint Michael, MN).
  • Treasurer: Scott L. Eilken, Quality Saw & Seal (Bridgeview, IL).
  • Director:  Jake Steinberg, Highway Materials (Becker, MN).
  • Director: Jerry Voigt, American Concrete Pavement Association (Rosemont, IL).
  • International Director: Charley Grady, Crafco (Chandler, AZ).

“We welcome and congratulate our newly elected board of directors,” says John Roberts, IGGA Executive Director. “This very talented group will help our Association make the world’s roadways and airports safer, smoother and more sustainable.”

Snapshot: Diamond-Grinding in Phoenix

Larry Scofield, ACPA/IGGA, notes the Phoenix freeway system was overlaid with a 1 in.-thick asphalt-rubber friction course (ARFC) years ago. 

The ARFC surface is now raveling and creating damage to vehicle windshields and paint, so the Arizona DOT is considering other options. As a result, a conventional diamond ground section and a Next Generation Concrete Surface test section were constructed on SR101. The work was done by the Penhall Company, an ACPA and IGGA member. 

Mid-Atlantic Chapter Participates in Preservation Workshop

The West Virginia Division of Highways (WV DOH) held their 2nd Annual Pavement Preservation Workshop at the Glade Springs Resort in Daniels, WV. More than 150 DOH representatives from all 10 Districts attended the event, says Ray Seipp, President of the ACPA Mid-Atlantic Chapter.  John Roberts, IGGA Executive Director, made presentations on “CRP Inspection” and “CRP: Rubblize or Overlay?”.

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter, CTS Cement, Fibrecrete Preservation, Slurry Pavers and Uretek were among cosponsors of the “Milk & Cookies” hour after the opening session, which was hosted by former Chapter President Bob Long.

 

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.

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