Snapshot: Diamond-Grinding in Phoenix
- Tuesday, 25 June 2019 09:53
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
- Monday, 22 April 2019 23:55
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
- Tuesday, 12 February 2019 10:02
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 email@example.com.
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.
A Snapshot from World of Concrete
- Tuesday, 22 January 2019 17:14
ACPA, PCA, and IGGA combined forces and created a commanding presence at World of Concrete.
For the first time ever, the three associations exhibited in the same exhibit space, using a common theme and a bold, 3-panel display that conveys the resources and solutions the three associations offer to the transportation-construction community.
At this writing, there are still 2-1/2 more days of the annual concrete & masonry show. The Associations invite members and other guests to stop by and visit. The booth numbers are C4226-4228 (just a few steps inside from the north entrances to the central hall) at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Associations to Exhibit Jointly at World of Concrete
- Thursday, 10 January 2019 05:03
For the first time ever, ACPA, PCA, and IGGA will exhibit jointly at World of Concrete (WOC) in Las Vegas.
The three associations worked together to co-develop exhibit materials that were designed around concrete pavements, geotechnical markets, and pavement preservation.
The three associations encourage all members and WOC attendees to visit the combined booth, which may be found in the same Central Hall location as last year. (The formal booth numbers are C4227/C4236/C4328.)
World of Concrete activities begin with education & training tracks on Monday, January 21. The trade show floor opens at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Exhibit floor hours are open to attendees 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Tues. through Thurs. (Jan. 22 through 24), and 9:00 a.m. to Noon on Friday (Jan. 25).