ACPA sponsored a Concrete Overlays for Pavement Preservation session at the 2022 National Association of County Engineers (NACE)’s Annual Conference, which drew an audience so large that extra chairs had to be brought into the room. Presented by Dan King of the CP Tech Center and John Brunkhorst of McLeod County, MN Highway Department, the session covered the engineering details and deployment considerations of using concrete overlays to extend the life of county roads.

“Dan and John did a fantastic job explaining concrete overlays as a cost-effective and sustainable pavement preservation strategy,” said Leif Wathne, ACPA’s Executive Vice President. The crowd of county engineers had numerous questions and were acutely interested in employing concrete overlays to serve their counties.

ACPA staff, along with staff from the New York State Chapter, the Concrete Paving Association of Minnesota, and the Portland Cement Association, manned the ACPA-PCA booth, which enabled lively conversations about the suitability of concrete pavement for county roads.

“Our heavily-trafficked booth location enabled us to engage with our members who were in attendance and our customers – the county engineers who make pavement design choices every day across the country,” explained Wathne. ACPA’s elevated level of participation in the NACE Annual Conference proved worthwhile, an unmatched opportunity to speak to the local engineers who shape the profile of transportation systems across the country.