ACPA Presents at Kentucky Concrete Association’s Fall Convention

ACPA President and CEO Laura O’Neill Kaumo was in Naples, Florida last week to meet with the members of the ACPA Kentucky affiliate, the Kentucky Concrete Association (KCA) as part of their Fall Convention. O’Neill Kaumo shared ACPA updates and a look forward to industry priorities moving towards the new year. In addition, there was an important conversation with members on the importance of moving the concrete industry forward.


Pavement ME Users Group Meeting  Introduces New Pavement Software

ACPA’s Senior Director of Technical Services Eric Ferrebee and Director of Pavement Innovation Larry Scofield participated in the AASHTO Pavement ME National Users Group Meeting last week in Salt Lake City, UT. The meeting was hosted by FHWA and the Applied Pavement Technology group, which runs the Pavement ME software and App. A new Pavement ME 3.0 was released this summer and this meeting served as a training on the program as well as discussion on new support interfaces, implementation of the design tool and strategies for increase usage among states. The meeting was attended widely by state DOT personnel and industry partners including CEMEX, NCE and other affiliates.

More information and webinars on the newest version of Pavement ME can be found here.


Ferebee Gives Guest Lecture at University of Alabama

Eric Ferebee, ACPA’s Senior Director of Technical Services, gave a guest lecture at the University of Alabama this week on the history of concrete design. The lecture was part of the Civil Engineering Course of pavement design and rehabilitation. The lecture included basicis of designing concrete pavement, how the paving practice developed and the whys behind concrete paving techniques and technology today.

If you are interested in having APCA join you for a webinar or lecture, reach out to us here.


25th Annual Municipal Concrete Pavement, Parking Lot and Flatwork Seminar held by Missouri/Kansas ACPA Chapter

ACPA’s Engineering Services Consultant Tim Martin spoke at the Missouri/Kansas affiliated chapter’s 25th Annual Municipal Concrete Pavement, Parking Lot and Flatwork Seminar in Kansas City last week. The presentation titled “Evaluation of Jointed Concrete Pavement” focused on the need for performance-based results and using PEM to adjust cement paste and was attended by several local agencies including public works and city engineers.

Many other industry partners and ACPA members presented, including Central Plains Cement, Holcim, and Clarkson Construction. Congratulations to the new Executive Director of the Missouri/Kansas Chapter, Feras El-Ghussein and all chapter staff on putting on a successful event. The full agenda can be found here.