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FHWA Offers Pavement Restoration Checklists

In the resource spotlight this week is the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center’s (CP Tech Center’s) series of updated and new pavement preservation  checklist.

Originally developed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in 2002, the preservation checklists provide excellent information on innovative pavement preservation techniques. Designed to guide state and local highway preservation/maintenance and inspection staff, the checklists provide useful information to contractors and others with an interest in concrete pavement preservation, repair, and restoration. 

Checklist topics include the following: 

• Joint and Crack Sealing • Full-Depth Repair
• Diamond Grinding • Cross-Stitching
• Dowel-Bar Retrofit • Longitudinal Diamond Grooving
• Partial-Depth Repair  

 

The complete list of 2019 and 2002 checklists may be found on FHWA’s pavement preservation resource website. The CP Tech Center also includes a link to the resources on its curated online library of pavement preservation resources. 

 

Training Event Focuses on Pavement Preservation

Eric Ferrebee, ACPA Technical Service Director, and Steve Tritsch, Associate Director of the CP Tech Center, represented the concrete pavement industry at the Pavement Preservation Summit in Puerto Rico this week. Sponsored by the FHWA, the program began with remarks by officials from the FHWA, as well as local agency and industry officials.

The first day of the two-day event included concrete and asphalt tracks. Eric and Steve participated as presenters in three concrete-related tracks, with Eric covering diamond grinding and grooving; load-transfer restoration and cross stitching; and partial-depth concrete pavement repairs.  Steve covered joint resealing and crack sealing; full-depth concrete pavement repairs; and slab replacement. The summit, held at the College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico in Hato Rey, also included other presentations on pavement preservation, specifications and quality assurance. 

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.

 

Associations to Exhibit Jointly at World of Concrete

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).

 

Last Call: Reserve a Spot at the North Dakota SPS Tour

The sixth in a series of six SPS-2 Preservation Tech Day Events is approaching quickly. If you’re interested in reserving a spot at one or both events planned for Oct. 16 and 17 in Bismarck and Fargo, ND, please finalize your plans as soon as possible.  To register for the event, please contact Art Thompson (Art.NDConcrete@gmail.com | 701.371.4497‎).

North Dakota Concrete Council Executive Director Art Thompson has been working closely with Larry Scofield to set up the two-day event. Participants will gain valuable insights into long-lasting pavements and will have the opportunity to see a presentation on the SPS-2 test sections and their performance to date; an update on current concrete preservation strategies; and a discussion of the national pooled fund experiment to “piggy back” onto the existing SPS-2 experiment.  Afterward, participants will have the opportunity to visit test sections. 

The original SPS-2 experiment was established to evaluate five design features: thickness, flexural strength, travel lane width, base type, and drainage. Click here to see details and registration information for the North Dakota events, as well as information from events held earlier this year. 

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Tue 22

ACPA 2019 Airport Pavements Workshop

October 22 - October 24
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Past Chairmen’s Call (2019)

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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