The Tri-Services held their Pavements-Transportation working group meeting last week using a virtual format. Gary Mitchell, ACPA’s Vice President of Airports and Pavement Technology, represented ACPA and the concrete pavement industry.

The meeting included updates from the Army, Navy, and Air Force on various initiatives and issues, along with updates from the rigid and flexible pavement industries, Gary says.

In addition, the FAA, Army, Navy, and Air Force provided updates on research projects being conducted by each agency.

“The working group meeting provided an excellent opportunity for each agency and the paving industry to compare notes on various activities and initiatives they are working on,” says Gary, who provided an update on ACPA activities.

“The meeting gave us a great opportunity to provide information and solicit input from the agencies into our airport market program. It provides information for our industry to understand the needs of our agency partners as well as giving us an opportunity to update them on some of our important programs. It really helps to build a working relationship between the government and the paving industry.”

Experts from the USACE Transportation System Center, Air Force Civil Engineer Center, and the Naval Facilities Engineer System Command, among others provided updates at the meeting.