2019 Concrete Paving Awards – Call for Entries
Do you know of a concrete paving project completed in 2019 (or 2018 for a CPR project) that is a great example of quality workmanship? If so, let us know! Nominations are currently being solicited by CPAM in conjunction with MnDOT for consideration of a concrete paving Merit Award, to be presented at the 2020 Annual Concrete Paving Awards Banquet in Duluth, MN on March 19, 2020.
The submittal process is conducted electronically using a survey. Nominations must be received by December 2, 2019, to be considered for a Merit Award. Click on the links below for more information and to submit your project. Please contact CPAM if you have any questions as to which project(s) may be eligible for consideration.
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.”
#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.