Concrete Pavement Preservation Checklists (2019)

The National CP Tech Center worked with FHWA to update five and write two new concrete Pavement Preservation Checklists.  These are now available for download from the FHWA’s pavement website and are included in our eLibrary under Troubleshooting Concrete.

Next-Generation IMCP Manual Released May 2019

The National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (CP Tech Center) recently released the “Second Edition: Integrated Materials and Construction Practices for Concrete Pavement: A State-of-the-Practice Manual.”  The updated IMCP manual emphasizes concrete as a material and how its quality is affected by all aspects of a given paving project. According to the CP Tech Center, it “is intended as both a training tool and a reference to help concrete paving engineers, designers, quality control personnel, contractors, suppliers, technicians, and tradespeople bridge the gap between the most recent research and practice to optimize the performance of concrete for pavements.”

Making Minnesota Proud!

Two of our Minnesota county engineers received national awards at the NACE 2019 Conference held April 14-18 in Wichita, Kansas. John Brunkhorst (McLeod County) received the 2018 Rural County Engineer of the Year Award, and Frank Ticknor (Washington County) received the 2018 Project Manager of the Year Award. Congratulations, John & Frank!  Thank you for making Minnesota proud!

John Brunkhorst Rural County Press Release

Frank Ticknor Project Manager Press Release

2019 CPAM Concrete Paving Workshop &
Awards Banquet Recap

More than 200 people attended the Annual CPAM Concrete Paving Workshop & Awards Banquet held Thursday-Friday, March 14-15, at Breezy Point Resort in Breezy Point, Minn. As in the past, the Awards Banquet was held on Thursday evening at 7 p.m., with complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the President’s Reception at 6 p.m. Many thanks to this year’s President’s Reception Sponsors!

For a list of this year’s Minnesota Concrete Paving Merit Awards, click on this link: Award Recipients.

Photos, including those of the award recipients, may be accessed via the top menu bar.  (After clicking on “Photos,” a right menu bar titled “More Photos” will appear with links for workshop and awards banquet photos.)

Speaker presentations are available in the eLibrary under Workshop Presentations. The awards banquet presentation may also be found there, at the bottom of the listing.

SAVE THE DATE!  We hope you’ll be able to join us next year for the 2020 Concrete Paving Workshop & Awards Banquet on March 19-20 in Duluth, Minn. Details will be available in late January 2020.

#MNpotholes – Governor Walz wants to hear your pothole stories

In an effort to draw attention to the dire need to invest in our infrastructure, Governor Tim Walz is calling on all Minnesotans to share the worst potholes in the state on social media.  Check out the video on Facebook and Twitter of the Governor kicking off his “pothole tour” and asking Minnesotans to join him in highlighting potholes with the hashtag #MNpotholes.

Join MIT in “Smartphone Research Project”!

You are encouraged to participate in MIT’s pilot research project that uses smartphone technology to assess and report road conditions across the U.S. The data received is mapped and visible on the “Fix My Roads” website: https://fixmyroad/.us.  Learn more in this informative article by Amy M. Dean, International Society for Concrete Pavements (ISCP), March 31, 2019.

ACPA WikiPave Resource Now Available

A free concrete pavement encyclopedic resource called WikiPave is now available through ACPA, featuring technical and general information about concrete pavements.  Check out this amazing resource here.

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