– 2020 –

December 1-3, 2020, 12-5pm – ACPA 57th Annual Meeting
Educational opportunities and interactive forums focusing on Airports, Highways, Streets, Industrial Pavements and Legislative areas. Virtual happy hours with trivia. Women in Concrete Alliance networking opportunities as well. Bestselling author, Will Bowen will entertain and enlighten on “Creating a Complaint Free World”. Prerecorded anytime content will be available at your leisure. Agenda and Registration

December 7, 2020, 2-4pm – Concrete Pavement Preservation Webinar
This webinar focuses on concrete pavement preservation and has been developed by the National Center for Pavement Preservation and the American Concrete Pavement Association. The webinar includes a presentation on just in time training and its application by a transportation agency. The Missouri DOT approach to evaluation of concrete pavements for restoration work and information about the Concrete Pavement Preservation Guide, which is currently being updated, will round out the program There is no cost to attend. Continuing education units will be provided through the Michigan State University system to those who register and attend the webinar. We look forward to your participation. Register Here

December 8, 2020, 10-11:30am – ACPA NYS Chapter Annual Meeting             Sustainability is taking top priority with the New York State government. We’ll hear from industry experts, Shawn Kalyn, St. Mary’s Cement, and Jamie Farny, Portland Cement Association, on cement industry initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint, and how to measure these reductions. Our first ever virtual Membership Meeting, we’ll test the waters with WebEx. Email Heather Steffek, hsteffek@pavement.com, for the link to join. 

December 10, 1pm – International Grooving & Grinding Association Annual Meeting Technical Conference
Pavement preservation is more challenging today than ever before, due to agency budget constraints and the seemingly constant changes in the world around us. This year’s event will provide a glimpse of the future through an owner’s eyes. Additionally, a recent study of the long-term performance of rapid strength concrete slab repairs and an investigation on how to use slurry for soil stabilization will be provided. Register Here

December 15, 11am – Soil Cement/Full Depth Reclamation with Cement using a Ready Mixed Concrete Truck
Soil Cement is a highly compacted mixture of soil/aggregate, cement, and water. Full-Depth Reclamation (FDR) is a method of pavement reconstruction that utilizes the existing asphalt, base, and subgrade material to produce a new stabilized base course for a chip seal, asphalt, or concrete wearing surface. Both processes provide an excellent base for a final wearing surface. This presentation will highlight using a Ready Mixed Concrete Truck as a delivery vehicle for portland cement in slurry form. 
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December 15, 1pm – Concrete Pavement Thickness Design and Slab Geometry.
Many factors are considered when designing pavements for highways, intersections, roundabouts and bus stops. Learn about how DOT’s and municipalities take complex challenges and turn them into applicable solutions. Register Here

–2021 –

January 31-February 4 || TRB 100th Annual Meeting

Washington, D.C.

April 13-15, 2021 National Concrete Consortium More Information

Past Events

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

Cultivating Women Leaders – The Women in Concrete Alliance (WICA) seeks to connect women in the concrete construction industry. Our goal is to provide opportunity for networking and growth, as well as inspiration for woman choosing the concrete industry as a career path. Join us in a virtual panel discussion of accomplished women who will share their passion and experiences that have made them extraordinary leaders. They will share best practices in navigating unique challenges women face in a professional career such as work/life balance pre and post pandemic, establishing yourself in the workplace, handling trials with grace, and more. Be prepared to gain new perspective, encouragement and tools to implement in your career as we walk this journey together as women in the concrete industry. Listen to the Podcast

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