The registration deadline is quickly approaching for a two-part webinar that will cover real-time control for pavement curing and a presentation about a planned study on productivity in concrete pavement.

The webinar will be held next Friday (March 5th) at 11 a.m. (Central) / Noon (Eastern).

Here’s more information about the presenters and topics:

  • Dan Zollinger, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Texas A&M University’s Zachary Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, will present his approach for real-time control of curing application. Dr. Zollinger has developed an instrumentation process that allows feedback to a contractor for timing and application rates for curing based on real-time conditions.
  • Omar Swei, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia/Vancouver (UBC), Department of Civil Engineering, will discuss how productivity defines how efficiently firms and industries take “inputs” and turn them into “outputs.” Researchers from UBC are working for the Brookings Institute, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, and others to research highway construction productivity. Researchers would like to interview and survey concrete paving contractors to determine what drives productivity in concrete paving, and how productivity is measured. One goal of the study is to create a report for DOTs and FHWA to detail how current agency practices impact contractor productivity and costs.

Attendance is free, but participants must register in advance. Click here to register. The webinar is being sponsored by the ACPA Research, Technology & Innovation (RT&I) Functional Committee. The webinar is open to all members, chapters, technology partners, and others with an interest in the topics.