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Submit Your Projects for Excellence Award Consideration

ACPA is now accepting submittals for projects for the 30th Annual “Excellence in Concrete Pavements” award program. 

Projects must have been completed in the calendar year 2018. To submit your project for award consideration or to view complete program details, including eligibility requirements, please click here. To read more about the awards program, please click here.

Submittals must be received prior to the submission deadline of Friday, July 12.  If you’re submitting an award, please click on the appropriate links to read more about “eligibility.” Please review the complete elgibility requirements by selecting the ‘Eligibility’ link. We also urge everyone submitting a project for judging to review the updated “Project Photograph” sections, which appear under several links on the awards submittal page.  

Award winners will receive an invite to attend the 30th Annual Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Banquet on Thursday, December 5th at the New Orleans Marriott. The banquet will be held during the ACPA 56th Annual Meeting.

Are You Registered for the ACPA Mid-Year Meeting?

The countdown to ACPA’s Mid-Year Meeting continues … and with only three weeks to go, ACPA is urging members and guests to finalize hotel and event registrations as soon as possible.

Event registration counts have exceeded those of our 2018 meeting, so please be sure to complete your online registration no later than Friday, May 31. After that date, those planning to attend the meeting will have to register onsite. 

ACPA’s Mid-Year Meeting, scheduled for June 11 through 13* at the Hyatt Place in the Charleston, SC, historic district.  For those who still need hotel registrations, there are rooms available at the Hyatt Place, but standard rates apply. For complete details, visit our Mid-Year Meeting event website.  We look forward to seeing you at the ACPA Mid-Year Meeting! 

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* Our invitation-only Board Meeting and Emerging Leaders Group will meet on Thursday, June 13.

 

Webinar Spotlights Fiber-Reinforced Pavements

ACPA and the ISCP are co-presenting a webinar on Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Pavements.  The 90-minute webinar will be presented from Noon to 1:30 on Thursday. May 30. 

This two-part webinar will cover the basics of fiber-reinforced concrete pavements, beginning with an overview of fiber types, test methods, and details for construction. The second part of the webinar will present case histories on various fiber-reinforced concrete pavement projects.  The webinar will be presented by Jeff Roesler, Ph.D., P.E., University of Illinois (and President of ISCP), and Ing. Juan Pablo Covarrubias, General Manager of TCPavements (and an ISCP Director). The webinar will be moderated by Bill Davenport.

Registration rates are discounted for ACPA members.  Click here to register online. 

 

ISCP Issues Final Call for Abstracts

The International Society for Concrete Pavements (ISCP) is people interested in making presentations at the 12th International Conference on Concrete Pavements (12th ICCP) to submit abstracts on or before May 31.  

Conference organizers are looking for presentations covering a wide range of subjects related to concrete pavement design, construction, testing, and rehabilitation.  Presentations reflecting the conference theme, “Making Waves with Durable, Resilient Concrete Pavements” are welcome, but not mandatory.Click here to submit an abstract on or before the May 31 deadline.

The 12th ICCP will be held August 30 through September 3, 2020, in Minneapolis, MN.  The conference continues the tradition of a series of international conferences begun in 1977 by Purdue University and now organized by ISCP.  

Conference participants typically are federal, state/provincial, and municipal/county engineers; contractors; consulting engineers, suppliers, and members of academia. 

Click here to see more information about the 12 ICCP conference, including hotel, sponsorship, workshops, and student competitions, is available at the conference website.

 

Chapter Committee Meeting Highlights

ACPA Chapter executives and staff engineers, along with ACPA Chairman Jim Mack (CEMEX) and members of ACPA national staff  met last week in Indianapolis to discuss timely issues  and share best practices.

On Wednesday evening, ahead of the formal meeting, the participants had the opportunity to enjoy camaraderie and refreshments during an evening reception (cosponsored by IGGA and the Chapter Committee).  The meeting began early Thursday morning with welcoming remarks by 2019 Chapter Chairman Mike Byers.

Presentations and discussions on the Thursday included:

  • Optimized Mixtures in Wisconsin – Kevin McMullen
  • State of Practice – Dowels & Tie Bars – John Becker
  • ACPA/PCA Industry Promotion Plan – Jerry Voigt
  • FHWA Stakeholders Meeting – Leif Wathne
  • PavementDesigner.org update, including a Google analytics report showing usage of the popular concrete pavement thickness deign portal – Andy Gieraltowski
  • Federal Affairs Update – Leif Wathne
  • Upcoming Events, including the Midyear Meeting and Change Management  Seminar – Jerry Voigt
  • CP Tech Center update – Peter Taylor and Gordon Smith

The meeting continued Friday with presentations and discussions covering:

  • New FAA P-501 Specification Update – Improvements, Issues – Gary Mitchell
  • Condition Rating & Evaluation of General Aviation Airports – Angela Folkestad
  • FHWA HMA video review – Larry Scofield
  • Pavement Determination & Program Balance Discussions – Greg Mulder

The workshop also included guest presentations by three State DOT officials, who spoke about infrastructure investments in their states.  Presenters included: Glenn Engstrom, Minnesota DOT; Rick Miller, Kansas DOT; and  David Holtz, Indiana DOT. 

The next meeting for the Chapter Committee will be at the 56th ACPA Annual Meeting, scheduled for December 3 through 6 in New Orleans. 

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