2017 Concrete Paving Awards – Call for Entries

Do you know of a concrete paving project completed in 2017 (or 2016 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. These awards are a great way to recognize all the hard work engineers, inspectors, and contractors put into their projects.

The submittal process is conducted electronically using a survey. The concrete pavement rating panel will review and rate the submitted survey information (including construction photos, plan sheets, incentive/disincentive worksheets, and smoothness data) and select a winner in each project category. The awards will be presented at an awards banquet on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at 7 p.m., held in conjunction with CPAM’s 57th Annual Concrete Paving Workshop in Alexandria, Minn. on March 15-16.

Nominations must be received by December 1 to be considered for a Merit Award. Make plans to photograph projects now. Construction photos and photos of completed projects are an important part of the selection process.

Please click on the link below for more information and to submit your project. If you have any questions about whether a project is eligible for submittal, please contact Rob Golish (MnDOT) at robert.golish@state.mn.us or Greg Bauer (CPAM) at gjbauer@cpamn.com.

Project Submission Survey

In the News

Gordon Smith joins National CP Tech Center as associate director

MnDOT Releases 2018 Spec Book

MnDOT has approved and published the Standard Specifications for Construction, 2018 Edition – also known as the 2018 Spec Book.

You can find the 2018 Spec Book and more information on MnDOT’s Spec Book website.

The 2018 Spec Book is effective for most projects let on or after January 26, 2018.

Order the 2018 Spec Book online.

Two MnDOT projects win transportation award

Nine projects from 5 states win Mid America regional America’s Transportation Awards, and MnDOT received two of them — both for concrete projects.  The awards were presented during the MAASTO annual meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, held July 25-27, 2017.

The Highway 61 / Main Street project in historic downtown Red Wing won the Quality of Life / Community Development award in the under $25 million category.

MnDOT’s $120 million I-35E MnPASS project in St. Paul won the Best Use of Technology and Innovation award in the medium category (projects between $25 million and $200 million).

Read more about these two projects as well as the other winners in the article by Chris Hill, Better Roads News, July 27, 2017, by clicking on the link above or here.

Congratulations to MnDOT and all those involved in these award-winning projects!

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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