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SWCPA Provides Concrete Paving Quality Training

The Southwest Concrete Pavement Association (SWCPA), an ACPA affiliate, along with the FHWA and Caltrans, presented a two-day workshop this week.

The Caltrans/FHWA/Industry Workshop on “Quality in the Concrete Paving Process” is being held today and tomorrow (Feb. 12 – 13) at the Caltrans Southern Regional Lab, Fontana, CA.

Working together with SWCPA Executive Director Charles Stuart, Scott Miller is supporting the event with industry insights and expertise on-site. Scott has also been working to provide information/solutions on sustainability, resilience and recycling. As we reported in November, Charles has been working proactively with the FHWA, Caltrans and industry to provide ongoing training to highway officials.

Workshop Emphasizes QA/QC Roles

The Southwest Concrete Pavement Association (SWCPA), an ACPA affiliate, along with the FHWA and Caltrans, presented a two-day workshop this week to provide concrete pavement QA/QC information to contractors and agency personnel. 

The “Caltrans/FHWA/Industry Workshop: Quality in the Concrete Paving Process,” detailed the benefits of a good QA/QC program and the impacts on longevity of concrete for pavements and other applications. The training emphasized the individual roles among stakeholders and how contractors and agency personnel affect quality, both personally and in a “global” project sense. 

The FHWA Mobile Concrete Technology Center (MCTC) tested concrete on two active paving projects in California and collected data prior to the workshop. The data sets were included in the workshop to further illustrate the role and importance of QA and QC. 

Experts representing the FHWA, Caltrans and the Southwest Chapter provided technical expertise and facilitated discussions and questions & answers. Scott Mueller of ACPA also participated in the workshop in support of the SWCPA. Held in McClellan (near Sacramento), the workshop concentrated on stakeholders in Northern California. 

ACPA Announces Newest Local Promotion Affiliate

ACPA announces the affiliation of the Southwest Concrete Pavement Association (SWCPA), which expands the association’s network to 21 regional and local paving associations. The affiliation is part of the ACPA’s national marketing and local promotion plan and represents a significant step in supporting “boots on the ground” promotion activities.

“We’re very pleased to welcome the Southwest Concrete Pavement Association as an ACPA-affiliated local paving promotion association,” says Jerry Voigt, ACPA President & CEO. “We look forward to supporting with and working closely with SWCPA as it provides support to members and agencies/owners in California and Nevada.

Supported by the multifaceted capabilities and a range of technical, advocacy and promotional resources from ACPA National, the SWCPA and other affiliated chapters and state paving associations provide direct support to agencies/owners and other customers in states/provinces and regions throughout the United States and Canada.

The Southwest Concrete Pavement Association was founded in 1990 and provides technology transfer, technical service, advocacy and promotion of concrete pavements. The SWCPA supports its members with concrete pavement promotion, specification development, government affairs, and pavement research. The SWCPA is also committed to improving the quality of concrete pavements through workshops, seminars, technical support, and other educational opportunities.

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