For more than a decade, one of the popular features of the ACPA Annual Meeting every year  has been “Concrete Pavement University” (CPU).  Our unique education, training, and tech transfer program lineup for the upcoming 56th Annual Meeting will once again include a content-rich series of keynote speeches and presentations.  Here’s a closer look:

On Wednesday, December 4, our program will begin with a  CPU Opening Plenary Session, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Keynote speakers and topics include:

  • AASHTO’s Perspectives on the Future of the U.S. Highway Program – Jim Tyman, Executive Director; American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (invited) 
  • Federal Highway Administration Outlook – Brian Fouch, PE, Director; Office of Preconstruction, Construction, and Pavements, Federal Highway Administration, and  
  • The Value of Competition Between Industries: A Former DOT Secretary’s Perspective – Tom Smith, PE, Former Secretary, West Virginia Department of Transportation

On Thursday, December 5, the 11th annual CPU program will continue after the ACPA distinguished service awards & recognition breakfast.  Participants can select from eight interesting and informative concurrent CPU technical sessions. Breakout sessions 1, 3, 5 & 7 form a contractor/construction track. Breakouts 2, 4, 6 & 8 form a track of general interest to all.

Don’t miss it!  To be part of the information-packed program, be sure to register as soon as possible for ACPA’s 56th Annual Meeting. Our one-stop event and hotel registration is  To reserve a room at the Marriott at a discounted rate of $189/night, follow this reservation link or visit the event website.  ACPA members are eligible to receive a 20% discount off any registration ticket type, including those for your spouse and guests for whom you are paying. To receive the discount, please enter the following promotional code at the top of the ticket selection screen before you proceed to checkout: member20.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, Dec. 3, through Thursday, Dec. 5., at the New Orleans Marriott.  Look for additional details about the annual meeting in upcoming issues of ACPA TODAY, as well as in blast email messages.