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Webinar Covers Pervious Concrete Pavements

The International Society of Concrete Pavements and ACPA will present a 1.5-hour webinar describing the thickness design procedures and construction process for pervious concrete pavements.  The webinar will be presented tomorrow (Thur., Oct. 25) from noon to 1:30 (CDT) and 1:00 to 2:30 (EDT). 

The webinar will cover design considerations and the construction process, including the importance of subgrade, drainage layer and concrete pavement construction, along with how design assumptions are transferred into real life, real time construction steps.  The webinar will also cover how pervious concrete is batched, transported and placed, as well as state-of-the-art developments based on lessons learned from construction projects in the Pacific northwest.

Click here to learn more details, including discount pricing for ACPA members.  The webpage also includes a registration link on ACPA’s digital bookstore.


ACPA Board Affirms Association Directions

The ACPA Board took several important actions during its third quarter meeting in Rosemont on October 11.  The board affirmed its support of the advancement of a new promotion plan developed jointly with Portland Cement Association. The plan is currently being refined and will be discussed with the Portland Cement Association Board later this month.

The ACPA Board also provisionally accepted a 2019 draft budget plan prepared by the Budget & Finance Committee, with the understanding that outstanding questions will be clarified between now and the annual meeting on Nov. 27-29.  Adjustments may be made as needed during the interim period, with final acceptance anticipated at the next board of directors meeting Nov. 29.  The Association anticipates a budget of $3.88 million to support pavement promotion.

In addition, directors affirmed the Association’s support of the CP Tech Center’s efforts on the performance engineered mixtures (PEM) research/development program and considered a new proposal from the Aggregate & Ready Mix Association of Minnesota to formalize a chapter affiliation agreement, supporting pavement promotion in the state.

A Preview of the 10th Annual CPU Program

Here’s a full preview* of our Concrete Pavement University (CPU) program held during ACPA’s 55th Annual Meeting at the Marriott Harbor Beach, Fort Lauderdale, FL. The 10th annual CPU event represents ACPA’s commitment to excellence in education, training, tech transfer, and peer discussions, all hallmarks of this popular event.  

(8:30 to 10 a.m.) CPU 1 – What Contractors Need to Know About Performance Engineered Mixtures (Ocean Salon I)

  • The latest information about efforts to advance PEM technology
  • Results from 2018 field trails
  • Updates on test methods and procedures

(8:30 to 10 a.m.) CPU 2 – Alternative Cement-Based Pavement Solutions (Ocean Salon III)

  • Growth of RCC in United States – Corey Zollinger, PE, Director – Paving Solutions, CEMEX
  • Cement Stabilization and Full-Depth Reclamation Market – Andrew Moss, Senior Market Intelligence Analyst, PCA
  • Performance Review of Precast Pavements in California – Tom Van Dam, PE, PhD, Principal, NCE

(10:30 to Noon) CPU 3 – Concrete Paving & Material Considerations (Ocean Salon I)

  • Shear Cracking Phenomena/Solutions – John Becker, PE, President, Pennsylvania Chapter – ACPA
  • New Data on Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Overlays – Dan Biddle, Vice President of Sales, Forta Corporation
  • Smoothness Profiling Considerations for Urban/Low-Speed Pavements – Steve Karamihas, Sr. Research Specialist, University of Michigan

(10:30 to Noon) CPU 4 – Construction & Jointing Issues: Part A  (Ocean Salon III)

  • Concrete Pavement Joint Sawing Study – Jim Crovetti, PhD, Director of Transportation Research Center, Marquette University
  • The Latest “MIT Scan” Equipment for Locating Dowels – Garry Aicken, PE, Technical Manager, KSE Testing Equipment
  • Agency Quality Concerns on Military Paving – Dr. Craig Rutland, Pavement Subject Mater Expert, Air Force Civil Engineering Center

(1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.) CPU 5 – Project Stories (Ocean Salon I)

  • Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement Resiliency – A Case Study, Lisa Lukefahr, Executive Director, Texas Concrete Pavement Association
  • Lessons Learned from Las Vegas’ Project NEON – Tom Van Dam, PE, PhD, Principal, NCE
  • The Largest Dowel Alignment Field Testing Study – Tyson Rupnow, PE, PhD, Associate Director, Louisiana Transportation Research Center (invited)

(1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.) CPU 6 – Construction & Jointing Issues: Part B (Ocean Salon III)

  • Blow-ups: The Enigma of the Concrete Paving Industry – Mitzi McIntyre, PE, Technical Sales Engineer, CTS Cement; Angela Folkestad, PE, Executive Director, Colorado-Wyoming Chapter—ACPA; and Kevin McMullen, PE, President; Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association
  • Shedding New Light on Profiler Measurement of Localized Roughness – Steve Karamihas, Senior Research Specialist, University of Michigan

(3:00 p.m.– 4:30 p.m.) CPU 7 – Silica Dust in the Real World (Ocean Salon I)

  • Our Presentation and Roundtable Panel Discussion will focus on:  Silica Dust Rule Enforcement, Dust Disposal Considerations, OSHA & EPA Perspectives, and other pertinent information. 

(3:00 p.m.– 4:30 p.m.) CPU 8 – Linking Concrete Paving to the 2040 Future (Ocean Salon III)

  • What Functionality Will the Highways of the Future Have? A Perspective – Dan Rozycki, President, The Transtec Group
  • State DOT Perspectives on Highways of the Future – Peter Kozinski, P.E., Director, RoadX Program, Colorado DOT, and Timothy J. Ruelke, P.E., Director, Office of Materials, Florida Department of Transportation (invited)
  • How Can ACPA Members Build the Highways of the Future? – A Facilitated Roundtable Discussion

* Please note times, which are shown in Eastern Standard Time, as well as room locations, are subject to change without notice. Breaks and luncheon are also scheduled, but not shown.

AM55 Spotlight: CPU Covers Timely Topics

Year after year, ACPA’s “Concrete Pavement University” is one of the most popular draws for our annual meeting.  This year promises to offer one of the best technical tracks ever with an expanded program and an all-star line-up of timely topics.  CPU is aimed at helping ACPA contractors and other members meet challenges and seize opportunities today and in the future, so don’t miss it! Here’s a quick snapshot of key topics: 

  • CPU 1 – What Contractors Need to Know About Performance Engineered Mixtures 
  • CPU 2 – Alternative Cement-Based Pavement Solutions 
  • CPU 3 – Concrete Paving & Material Considerations 
  • CPU 4 – Construction & Jointing Issues: Part A  
  • CPU 5 – Project Stories 
  • CPU 6 – Construction & Jointing Issues: Part B 
  • CPU 7 – Silica Dust in the Real World 
  • CPU 8 – Linking Concrete Paving to the 2040 Future 

Click here to see the expanded program with room names and times.

In related news,  ACPA continues to urge members to complete their event registration as soon as possible, as this helps staff manage room set-up and provide accurate food & beverage counts. Please enter the promotional code (member20) before proceeding to checkout.  As an ACPA member, you can receive a 20% discount off any registration ticket type, including those for your spouse and guests for whom you are paying. Be sure to check out optional activities 

We also encourage guests to make hotel reservations as soon as possible to advantage of the remaining rooms still available at the dicounted rate of $219/night. To make hotel reservations, follow this reservation link or visit the event website at The meeting will be held Nov. 27 through Nov. 29, at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale, FL. 

Everett Appointed FHWA Exec Director

Thomas (Tom) Everett has been appointed as the Federal Highway Administration’s Assistant Administrator (Executive Director), according to Brandye L. Hendrickson, Deputy Administrator. He begins his new role on October 22.

As Executive Director, he will oversee the day-to-day operations and management of the Agency and will work directly with FHWA leadership in establishing and executing Agency policies, strategic initiatives, and performance goals to accomplish national transportation priorities established by the U.S. DOT Secretary.

Everett served previously in headquarters program offices, three Federal-aid Division Offices, and the FHWA Resource Center.  As an SES official, he has provided exceptional national and corporate leadership, Hendrickson says. 

In his role as Office of Program Administration Director, he oversaw the implementation of risk-based stewardship and oversight strategies. He also championed regulatory and policy changes allowing for greater design flexibilities on the National Highway System. More recently, as the Associate Administrator for Infrastructure, he led the completion and implementation of regulations transforming the Federal-aid highway program to become performance-based and data driven. He also guided FHWA emergency response and emergency relief efforts for three hurricanes, as well as the Interstate 85 bridge collapse in Atlanta.

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