2014 Concrete Paving Awards – Call for Entries

The Concrete Paving Association of Minnesota (CPAM) in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is recognizing projects throughout the state demonstrating high quality concrete pavement construction at the 2015 Annual Concrete Paving Awards Program to be held in Breezy Point, MN on March 12, 2015.

This year the rating of 2014 concrete paving projects and 2013 concrete pavement restoration (CPR) projects will be done by electronic submittal using Survey Monkey. The deadline for entries is December 1, 2014. Please contact CPAM if you have any questions as to which project(s) may be eligible for consideration.

Seeking Concrete Champion Award Nominations

Do you know someone who exemplifies leadership and innovation in transportation activities using concrete pavement? If so, please consider nominating them for the annual Concrete Champion award to be presented at the annual membership meeting on December 12, 2014. CPAM would like to recognize them for their contribution to the concrete pavement industry.

Each candidate will be judged on several principles of leadership: creativity, integrity, professionalism, service and teamwork. Award nominations will be accepted from CPAM members only and are due by November 1. (One nomination per member company.) Let us know who you think is a Concrete Champion!  Nomination Form (Word)    PDF

NEW!   Guide to Concrete Overlays – Third Edition

The CP Tech Center at Iowa State released the third edition of Guide to Concrete Overlays in May 2014 which offers sustainable solutions for resurfacing and rehabilitating existing pavements.   “A practical approach to understanding and successfully using concrete overlays, from selection to opening.”   View the new guide here.

New Whitetopping Design Procedure Available

As asphalt prices have steadily increased, cities, counties and DOTs around the country have watched the buying power of their dollar dwindle as they attempt to keep up with a traditional asphalt mill and overlay program; and the demand for alternatives to asphalt overlays has drastically increased.   Thanks to an FHWA pooled fund study, TPF 5-165, a rational design procedure for thin and ultra-thin concrete overlays of existing asphalt pavements is now available to help address that demand.

Dr. Julie Vandenbossche of the University of Pittsburgh, Swanson School of Engineering, developed a user-friendly, web-based program for the Bonded Concrete Overlays of Asphalt Mechanistic-Empirical (BCOA-ME) design procedure which guides the user through a handful of inputs to generate a final overlay thickness.   This online program will always be up-to-date.

We encourage you to use the following link to review and start using the new Bonded Concrete Overlays of Asphalt Mechanistic-Empirical design procedure (BCOA-ME) today.

Guide to Concrete Overlays of Asphalt Parking Lots available

The CP Tech Center at Iowa State has published a new guide about selecting, designing, and constructing successful concrete overlays on existing asphalt parking lot pavements that serve multifamily residential, public, or commercial buildings.  Download it.

StreetPave software use allowed by MnDOT

City, county and consultant engineers working on State Aid and Federal concrete pavement projects can choose to use the ACPA StreetPave software for jointed concrete pavement design. Download the Technical Memo. Learn how to get StreetPave12 on our Design Guide page.


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