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Quality Control for Concrete Paving Workshops

The Chapter is proud to partner with the Concrete Pavement Technology Center at Iowa State University and NYSDOT to host two separate Quality Control for Concrete Paving Workshops. The first one will be held on April 2nd, 2024 in New York City. The second will be held in Syracuse on April 4th, 2024. 

These workshops are based on the CP Tech Center guide Quality Control for Concrete Paving: A Tool for Agency and Industry.  The material in these workshops can help both contractor and agency personnel become familiar with the components of comprehensive quality control (QC) plans for concrete paving projects, improve existing QC programs and plans, appropriately incorporate QC requirements into specifications, and understand the elements of an agency’s QA program and why contractor QC is an important part of that program. 

Course instructors include Tara Cavalline, PhD, PE, Jerod Gross and Matt Fonte, consultants for the CP Tech Center. 

Links to register for each event are below:

April 2, 2024 NYC Workshop

April 4, 2024 Syracuse Workshop

2024 Concrete Pavement Conference

Thank you to all who participated in our 2024 Concrete Pavement Conference at the Embassy Suites in Saratoga. The speakers did an amazing job. Links to the conference presentations are as follows: 

Designing and Specifying Dowel Load Transfer Systems, M. Snyder

Real-Time Monitoring of Concrete Strength to Determine Optimal Traffic Opening Time, L. Lu

Developing a Robust Life Cycle Cost Analysis & Methods to Reduce Pavement Costs, J. Mack

Concrete Overlays, P. Taylor

NYSDOT PEM Requirements, C. Olmoz

Blended Cements for Sustainable Concrete Mixtures, Part 1, C. Nowasell

Blended Cements for Sustainable Concrete Mixtures, Part 2, R. Blackburn

Please save the date for our next conference, Wednesday & Thursday, Feburary 12th & 13th, 2025. 

Thank you to our conference sponsors and exhibitors for the 2024 Conference!













NYSDOT Releases 5 Year Capital Plan, Draft STIP

Governor Kathy Hochul and Legislative leaders recently adopted the largest multi-year State Transportation Plan ever approved in New York. The Plan invests $32.8 billion in transportation improvements for the Department of Transportation to improve highway, bridge, rail, port, airport and downstate suburban and upstate transit infrastructure. View the full list of capital projects The preceding document link requires Adobe Reader to be undertaken by NYSDOT and local governments to improve infrastructure conditions, increase economic competitiveness and mitigate flooding risks associated with extreme weather events.

Also recently published was the Draft STIP, developed by NYSDOT in consultation with local officials in non-metropolitan areas and in cooperation with Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) in urbanized areas.  The STIP includes highway, transit and non-motorized projects as well as urban and rural projects.  The STIP must be updated at least every four years and include a minimum four-year listing of Federal-aid projects.  The proposed four-year program assumes the availability of approximately $16.2 billion in Federal funds.