2020 Concrete Paving Workshop & Awards Banquet
The next Annual CPAM Concrete Paving Workshop will be held Thursday – Friday, March 19 – 20, at the Harbor Side Convention Center within the DECC in Duluth, MN. As in the past, the Concrete Paving Awards Banquet will be held Thursday evening at 7 p.m., preceded by the complimentary President’s Reception at 6 p.m. We hope you’ll be able to join us!
EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT! Register before February 29 to receive $50 off the workshop / awards banquet fee and $10 off the awards banquet only fee.
HOTEL INFO: Guest rooms are available at the Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth – Downtown at a discounted group rate of $109 plus tax for Standard Rooms and $149 plus tax for Suites or Executive Level Rooms. Mention our group code CNC to receive the negotiated rate, and make your reservation by February 26, 2020. Reservations made after the cut-off date will be subject to availability of rooms and rates.
For reservations, call the hotel directly at 218-722-1202 and mention group code CNC. You may also book online using the following link:
Concrete Paving Association of Minnesota
Is Slurry an Ugly Word?
Research studies show potential environmental benefits of concrete grinding residue. Read more in this article by Kristin Dispenza in the February 2020 issue of Roads & Bridges.
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.