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TRB Offers Curated Programs

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is keeping pace with the current trend of offering curated programs, which are typically customized and grouped by interest categories.

Ahead of its 98th annual meeting, TRB has assembled a sample of curated progams to help newcomers and veteran attendees navigate the premier transportation research and technology event this year. 

In addition to these sample program suggestions, TRB is offering an interactive program, also to help registered guests find and prioritize program content.  Click here for more information.

TRB Annual Meeting Registration Ends Soon

The Transportation Research Board is advising that “early bird” registration for the TRB 98th Annual Meeting ends on November 30. Registration is required for all Annual Meeting attendees, including session speakers, poster presenters, and those who attend the exhibit hall, career fair, or any workshops. 

Full Registration also includes full access to: the Annual Meeting Interactive Program and mobile app, which contains materials from individual presenters, searchable by session, presentation, author, subject area, and more. 

Click here to read more and here for event and hotel reservations. 

View the photos from the Annual ACPA/TRB reception

Here are some photo highlights of our reception at the 97th Annual TRB Meeting in Washington, D.C.   Click on the individual photos to see enlarged views or download to your computer!

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ACPA Staff Focus on Technical and Trade Events

Two focal points for ACPA staff (as well as many members and Chapter/State affiliates) are the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB’s) 96th Annual Meeting and World of Concrete 2017. 

Both events are headliners for January, with the TRB meeting starting yesterday and World of Concrete starting next Monday.  ACPA’s 2017 Chairperson Lori Tiefenthaler (Lehigh Hanson, Inc.) will play a key role at both events.   

At TRB in Washington, D.C., ACPA staff will participate in many of the research and technology presentations, gleaning from them some of the latest developments in transportation construction research, while also looking for opportunities to both apply some of those findings and participate in discussions that impact ACPA members and our agency/owner customers.  Along with Chairperson Tiefenthaler, ACPA’s Jerry Voigt, Leif Wathne, Gary Mitchell, and Eric Ferrebee are participating in the week’s events, which iniclude various technical forums, as well as meetings with key agency officials.  

One highlight of the TRB meeting is the annual ACPA/TRB Annual Reception, which is being held this evening.   The event allows transportation-research officials, customer contacts with state DOT’s, and industry to meet in an informal, relaxed setting to discuss current and emerging issues of relevance to the concrete pavement industry, as well as agencies/owners.

World of Concrete Starts Next Week

An exciting and busy week begin at World of Concrete  2017 next week,  ACPA will have a strong presence at this annual trade show for the concrete industry.  The actual show starts next Tuesday, but seminars and other training begin January 16.  ACPA Chairperson Lori Tiefenthaler will be participating in ACPA’s annual press conference, and also spending time at ACPA’s booth and on the show floor. ACPA’s Jerry Voigt, Eric Ferrebee, and Bill Davenport, along with Steve Davis of the Georgia Concrete Pavement Association, also will be participating in the show.

ACPA members and others can still register online at discounted rates through Wednesday of this week.  To save $20 on registration, please use ACPA’s unique weblink (https://www.compusystems.com/servlet/ar?evt_uid=747&PromoCode=A14 ). Note that this is for online registrations only and that some restrictions may apply.

In addition to being onsite at booth C4322 (along with IGGA in booth C4324), ACPA staff and members will be participating in a number of training events, including:

Monday, January 16
Industry Training Course
8:30 a.m. to Noon
Location: North Hall, Room N222
Title/Topic: Achieving High Quality Roller Compacted Concrete (with Corey Zollinger, CEMEX; Chris Carwie, A.G. Peltz, and Fares Abdo, The Morgan Corp.)

Monday, January 16
Industry Training Course
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: North Hall, Room N222
Title/Topic: Constructing Smooth Concrete Pavements–Tips, Techniques and State of the Art Equipment

Wednesday, January 18
Industry Training Event
ACPAWE-Future Pave
9:00 a.m. to Noon
Location: North Hall, Room N227
Title/Topic: FuturePave-Update and Outlook for the Concrete Pavement Industry

Thursday, January 19
90 Minute Seminar
Location: North Hall (N241)
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Title/Topic: Locating Joints Properly in Pavements and Slabs on Grade

Thursday, January 19
Industry Training Event
ACPATH-Pavement Jointing Workshop HOT
Location: North Hall, Room N227
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Pavement Jointing: Hands-On Concrete Jointing Workshop

Show hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Tues.-Thurs.), and 9:00 a.m. to Noon (Friday). Be sure to stop by ACPA’s booth to say hello!

Sponsorship Program Gains Strong Support

A new approach to sponsoring popular ACPA events has gained the support of members, allies, and Chapter/State affiliates.   Unveiled in early August, the program allows sponsors to select one or more popular events, including the ACPA Annual Meeting (November 29 through December 1); the ACPA Reception at the 96th Annual Transportation Board Meeting (January 9); and the ACPA Mid-Year Meeting (date and location to be determined).

The new program offers options for year-round recognition and brand access, along with other benefits that enhance customer relationships and provide added visibility at major industry events.   The new program is also designed to help members, allies, and affiliates with year round visibility.  

With grateful acknowledgement and thanks, ACPA is pleased to recognize the following companies for their sponsorship pledges in the 2016/2017 cycle.   Their contributions help offset program costs and enhance the experience for all participants.  

  • ACPA- Southeast Chapter
  • American Engineering Testing, Inc.
  • Applied Pavement Technology, Inc
  • Applied Research Assoc., Inc.
  • Ash Grove Cement Company
  • BASF
  • CTLGroup
  • Cedar Valley Corp., LLC.
  • Cement Association of Canada
  • Colorado/Wyoming Chapter-ACPA
  • Concrete & Aggregates Association of Louisiana 
  • Koss Construction Co.
  • Lehigh Hanson
  • Michigan Concrete Association
  • Minnich Manufacturing Co. Inc.
  • Nichols Consulting Engineers
  • Oklahoma/Arkansas Chapter-ACPA
  • Portland Cement Association
  • RexCon LLC
  • The Transtec Group
  • W.R. Meadows, Inc.
  • Wirtgen America
  • Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association

If you have not become a sponsor yet and would like more information, please contact Jerry Voigt or Bill Davenport at 847.966.2272, or click here to download the 2016/2017 sponsorship form.

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