The Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Concrete Pavement Design & Rehabilitation (AKP20) and Concrete Pavement Construction & Rehabilitation (AKC50) committees held their annual mid-year meetings virtually last week. These committees are formed by a unique cross-section of federal and state agencies, industry, academia, and consultants to help set and push forward the research agenda for concrete pavements.

Eric Ferrebee, P.E., ACPA’s Director of Technical Services, and Larry Scofield, P.E., ACPA’s Director of Pavement Innovation, participated in these meetings along with various ACPA Chapter Executives, CP Tech Center staff, FHWA personnel, State DOT representatives, and members of academia. Participants in the meeting discussed various concrete pavement related research needs including the growing interest in pavement resiliency, the impact of construction factors on concrete design, and characterizing the design impacts of pavement foundation layers on long-term pavement performance.

TRB’s next meeting will be the 101st Annual TRB meeting which will be held in-person in Washington, D.C. in January 2022.