We’re reminding members and affiliates that the ACPA Research, Technology & Innovation (RT&I) Functional Committee is planning a webinar that will cover real-time control of curing application and a research project that will address highway construction productivity. The webinar is open to all members and others with an interest in the topics.

The webinar will be held 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.