April 13-15, National Concrete Consortium Spring Meeting. More Information
April 19-21, National Association of County Engineers Annual Conference, Palm Springs, CA More Information
April 20-22, Cement & Concrete Fly-In Registration has closed for this event. More Information
April 28, 11am, Integrated Pavement Solutions with Portland Cement: This free one-hour webinar discusses cement-bound materials options for ten specific pavement applications – conventional concrete, roller-compacted concrete, precast concrete, pervious concrete, lean concrete base, full-depth reclamation, cement-treated base, cement-stabilized subgrade and cement-modified soil, lightweight cellular concrete, and flowable fill – as methods for meeting specific design, construction, and sustainability objectives. Register Here
May 4-6, Groundbreaking Women in Construction: The virtual GWIC conference serves as a catalyst that helps women expand their presence, influence and career success in an ever shifting industry—and to share, learn, challenge and inspire in their organizations. WICA members can save 15% off registration by using code: WICA15 Register Here
May 5, 11am, Cement Modification and Stabilization of Soils: This free one-hour webinar covers both the physical and chemical mechanisms involved in the cement-modified soil (CMS) and cement-stabilized subgrade (CSS) soil processes, describes the characteristics, uses, and benefits of CMS and CSS, and presents methods for geotechnical evaluation, field sampling, mixture design, construction considerations, and field inspection and testing that will produce a satisfactory project. Register Here
May 11, 1pm An Introduction to Recycled Concrete Aggregate (RCA): Recycling, Sustainability, Reuse are all becoming more critical for road agencies to consider. Learn about advancements in this area and more.
Presenter(s): Dr. Tara Cavalline , PhD,PE, Univ of North Carolina / Charlotte
Matt Fonte Castle Rock Construction Co. Register Here
May 12, 11am, Sustainable Pavements with Full-Depth Reclamation: This free one-hour webinar discusses the applications, benefits, project selection, design, construction, testing and quality control, performance, and sustainable engineering technology aspects of full-depth reclamation (FDR) with cement as they relate to the recycling of failed flexible pavements as an economical answer for agencies at all levels in their quest to maintain and rehabilitate their aging and heavily used infrastructure. Register Here
May 19, 11am, Design of Cement-Stabilized Bases: This free one-hour webinar explores the basis for properly preparing both the mixture and thickness designs for cement-treated base (CTB) and full-depth reclamation (FDR) with cement pavement bases including the necessary ingredients, sampling requirements, materials testing, strength testing, and specifications, as well as a demonstration of the free, industry-produced PavementDesigner thickness design software. Register Here
May 26, 11am, Roller-Compacted Concrete for Pavements: This free one-hour webinar provides owner-agencies, contractors, material suppliers, and others with a thorough introduction to the fundamentals of roller-compacted concrete (RCC) for pavement applications including properties and materials, mixture proportioning, structural design, production, construction considerations, and troubleshooting guidelines that will result in obtaining an economical and high quality project. Register Here
June 2, 11am, Geotechnical Solutions with Lightweight Cellular Concrete: June 2, This free one-hour webinar introduces construction professionals and the design community to lightweight cellular concrete (LCC) to assist them in specifying this product for daily use, and discusses how this engineered mixture of portland cement, water, and air can act as a lightweight, strong, durable, and inexpensive soil or fill replacement for geotechnical applications while saving time, money, and natural resources. Register Here
June 8-10, World of Concrete: Las Vegas, Nevada. ACPA Members can save on registration Register Here
June 16, 11am, Sustainability of Cement and Concrete: This free one-hour webinar discusses how growing environmental considerations are influencing the selection of construction materials, will touch on concrete’s role and significance for infrastructure applications, and what the cement and concrete industries are already doing to provide transparent, quantifiable information for decision makers, as well as lay out PCA’s road map to a reduced carbon future. Blended cements – including portland-limestone cement, or PLC – are sure to play a prominent role. Register Here
June 22-24, ACPA Mid Year Meeting, Milwaukee, WI More Information
June 30, 11am, Cement-Based Water Resources Applications: This free one-hour webinar introduces the uses of portland cement for the construction or rehabilitation of a wide variety of water resources applications such as gravity dams, spillways and overtopping protection, grade control and drop structures, reservoir liners, and upstream slope protection using cement-based products that include conventional concrete, roller-compacted concrete (RCC), pervious concrete, soil-cement, and grouting. Register Here
July 7, 11am, Applications of Roller-Compacted Concrete for Dams: This free one-hour webinar covers the basics of using roller-compacted concrete (RCC) for dam projects including numerous benefits such as rapid construction, low cost, superior strength and durability, and fewer maintenance requirements than a comparable earthen embankment structure, as well as looking at several examples of recent successful RCC applications to dam projects throughout the United States. Register Here
July 14, 11am, Design and Testing of Roller-Compacted Concrete: This free one-hour webinar discusses the process for proper materials selection and testing, durability, workability, and strength determination, and preparation of mixture designs for roller-compacted concrete (RCC) using various methods, as well as the specifications, construction practices, placement methods, field testing, and inspection necessary to ensure quality projects for both pavement and water resources applications. Register Here
August 29 – Sept 2, ISCP Conference for Concrete Pavements, Minneapolis, MN More Information
September 12-15, NASAO Annual Convention, Colorado Springs, CO The convention agenda will cover the latest issues impacting aviation across America. More Information
November 30 – December 2, ACPA Annual Meeting, Huntington Beach, CA, More Information
Resiliency/Resilient Pavement Systems –
We hear the word resiliency, but how does it tie into pavements? How do we recover from disasters and how can road design impact that recovery effort?
Topics in this presentation include:
*The Need for Resilient Pavements *Defining Resiliency
*Improving a Pavement’s Resiliency
Presenters: Jim Mack, Director Infrastructure Market Development , CEMEX
Tom Van Dam, Principal, NCE – View Recording Here
Doing More With Less: Economically-efficient Management of Pavement Networks
Budgets for transportation agencies are insufficient to deal with increasing traffic levels and as a consequence, the condition of pavement networks is worsening. This presentation will highlight the outcomes of research from the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub on three tools for economically-efficient management of pavement networks including competitive paving prices, life cycle cost analysis, and asset management.
The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) webinar series offers information of general interest to members of the building, paving, and construction communities, as well as to educators, students, journalists, and law and policy-makers interested in the environmental and economic impacts of decision-making concerning infrastructure. Videos of past webinars are archived to the CSHub YouTube Channel.
Sustainable Pavements: It’s About Much More Than Just Materials – A common misconception is that sustainable pavements are made with recycled or low-impact materials. While this is important, the full impact of pavements on the environment must be considered using a life cycle perspective. This presentation highlights the outcomes of research from the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub on the use of life cycle assessment to evaluate the environmental impact of pavements including initial construction, maintenance and rehabilitation, and the use phase, which includes excess fuel consumption due to pavement-vehicle interaction and climate impacts from pavement reflectivity. Watch the video