Workshop on CPR for Streets & Local Roads

CPAM is offering a one-day workshop on Concrete Pavement Restoration (CPR) for Streets and Local Roads on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, from 9am – 4pm at the Clay County Highway Dept. in Moorhead, Minn. The workshop will cover all aspects of CPR for concrete pavements, concrete curb and gutter, median sidewalk pavement, and all repairs — including recommendations on when to use low-volume full-depth repairs or the MnDOT high-volume full-depth repairs.

Cost is $100. Lunch will be provided. Due to limited space, registration is limited to 28 attendees and a maximum of 3 people per agency / company. Please click on the links below for more information.

Detailed Agenda        Location        Register Online


2018 Concrete Paving Awards – Call for Entries

Do you know of a concrete paving project completed in 2018 (or 2017 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. New this year is a category for roundabouts and intersections.

The awards will be presented at an awards banquet on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 7 p.m., held in conjunction with CPAM’s 58th Annual Concrete Paving Workshop in Breezy Point, Minn. on March 14-15.

Nominations must be received by November 30 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 links 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.

2018 Concrete Pavement Rating Plan  

Project Submission Survey 


2018 CPAM Concrete Paving Workshop &
Awards Banquet Recap

More than 200 people attended the Annual CPAM Concrete Paving Workshop & Awards Banquet held Thursday-Friday, March 15-16, at Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center in Alexandria, Minn.  As in the past, the Awards Banquet was held 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!

Congratulations to Rich Connoy, retired PCi Roads, for receiving the 2018 Arnie Laingen Award!

For a list of this year’s MN Concrete Paving Merit Awards, click on this link:  Awards Program – 2018.

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.

We hope you’ll be able to join us next year for the 2019 Concrete Paving Workshop & Awards Banquet on March 14-15 at Breezy Point.  It will be CPAM’s 60th anniversary!


40- to 60-Year-Old Concrete Streets Receive CPR in Waite Park Neighborhood

The City of Minneapolis is home to over 400,000 people and about 165 miles of 5″ and 6″ thick residential concrete streets. Many, if not most, of these concrete streets are over 40 years old. Some are 50 to 60 years old. These streets have, for the most part, gone their entire lives with little to no maintenance. That in itself is a great success story when you figure the annual cost of ownership of these streets.

In 2017 the city council approved extra money dedicated for roads, and a portion of that was allocated for repairing those 40- to 60-year-old concrete streets. The city chose Bolton & Menk, Inc. (BMI) to design and manage the project. As part of the project development, the city and BMI met and discussed project details with three CPAM members: PCi Roads, Diamond Surface, and Interstate Improvement. BMI took many of the ideas that were discussed into developing the plans for a comprehensive, but affordable, concrete pavement restoration (CPR) project.

Read entire article    Neighborhood Map     Mpls CPR Photos

CPAM Case Study

Better Roads Article: “To counter damage from freeze-thaw cycles, Minneapolis is using a progressive concrete pavement preservation strategy,” by Joy Powerll, April 5, 2018.


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.


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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