One of the popular features of ACPA annual meetings year after year are the technical tracks we call “CONCRETE PAVEMENT UNIVERSITY” or CPU.

The delivery of the CPU presentations takes a slight turn this year and will be available as “Anytime Content,” so named for the fact these exceptional presentations will be available to registered guests any time after the morning of December 1.

Here’s a preview of the presenters and the presentations, organized by general topic:

NEW QUALITY CONTROL MANUAL FOR CONTRACTORS

  • FHWA Perspective – Mike Praul, P.E., Senior Concrete Engineer, Federal Highway Administration
  • Overview – Tara Cavalline, Ph.D., P.E. Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Technology and Construction Management, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
  • Contractor Perspective – Gary Fick, Project Manager, The Transtec Group, Inc.

NEW DOWEL BAR STANDARDS/TECHNOLOGY

  • Developing a “NeWow” ACPA Dowel Bar Standard – Mark B. Snyder, Ph.D., P.E., Pavement Engineering and Research Consultants, LLC
  • Latest Development in Dowel Bar and Thickness Detection – Gary Aicken, Technical Manager, Kessler Soils Engineering Products, Inc.

NEW MATERIAL DEVELOPMENTS

  • Fly Ash for the Future…Trends, Tests and Harvesting – Larry Sutter, Ph.D., Director, MDOT Transportation Materials Research Center, Michigan Technological University
  • Concretum Rapid Hardening Cement – Felicia Constandopoulos, Deputy Head of Application & Engineering, Concretum
  • Soy-Based Concrete Durability Enhancer – Paul Imbrock, Technology Consultant, Indiana Soybean Alliance

WHAT’S NEW WITH SMOOTHNESS MEASURING DEVICES, SENSORS AND PROFILING ISSUES

  • Nicholas Schaefer, Profiling Systems Engineer, Surface Systems & Instruments, Inc. (SSI)
  • Mark Leichty, Chief Engineer, Ames Engineering
  • Mark Brenner, Controls Engineering Manager, GOMACO Corp
  • Larry Scofield, PE, IGGA – Director of Engineering and Research IGGA; Director of Pavement Innovation ACPA (Moderator)

THE CASE FOR PORTLAND LIMESTONE CEMENTS IN PAVING

  • The Basics of PLC’s – Jamy Farny & Paul Tennis, Ph.D., FACI, Portland Cement Association
  • Manufacturer’s Perspective – Al Innis, Vice President Quality, LafargeHolcim
  • Contractor’s Perspective – Amy Brooks, Chief Operating Officer, Castle Rock Construction

The topics are new and represent leading edge research and tech transfer, and while our method of delivering has changed for this year, you won’t want to miss these very important and interesting topics.  Be sure to register for this and other great information we plan to present at the ACPA 57th Annual Meeting, a virtual program. Click here for details and registration!