Four new presentations have been added to the line-up of PCA-ACPA paving webinars. The webinars take place on the second Friday of each month at 11 am (EDT) / 10 am (CDT) and feature one or two presentations.
July 10—The two-topic webinar will begin with “Advancing the Cement usage in Soil Stabilization Specifications,” a success story involving the Indiana DOT and presented by John Leckie, Indiana Chapter-ACPA. A second presentation will cover “Two-Lift Concrete Pavements.” Two-lift construction is an accepted technology in several European countries, although they are not as popular elsewhere. Presented by Dr. Mike Ayers of the ACPA-Illinois Chapter, this webinar will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of their use and practical implications during design and construction. Cost and performance data from a recent project in Belarus will be highlighted to illustrate key points. To participate in the webinar, click here. To join by phone, call 872.240.3311, then enter access code: 664-114-445
August 14—The program will include, “Lifecycle Cost Analysis/Asset Management with the Arkansas DOT,” which explores how keeping pace with the pulse of the DOT is leading to new opportunities. The topic will be presented by Alan Meadors, Oklahoma/Arkansas Chapter.
September 11—The webinar series continues with “Resiliency and Resilient Pavement Perspectives,” which explains how programs are meeting the demands in the southeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the US. Participants will hear how the pavement industry (via ACPA) is approaching this opportunity. Presenters include: Amy Wedel (Florida Chapter), Ray Seipp (Mid-Atlantic Chapter), and Jim Mack (CEMEX and past-Chairman of ACPA).
October 9—This webinar will cover, “Defining and Updating Specifications with the DOT.” The program will explore the working relationship with Caltrans and the formula for success. It’s part specifications, part relationships, and part tenacity. The topic will be presented by Charles Stuart, Southwest Concrete Pavement Association.
ACPA has long partnered with PCA to co-present topics for the monthly PCA Paving Committee web/phone conference. Please note that discussion topics and presenters are subject to change as the program is further developed. Look for additional information, including registration to be announced in future issues of ACPA TODAY.