2019 CPAM Concrete Paving Workshop &
Awards Banquet

The next CPAM Annual Concrete Paving Workshop will be held Thursday-Friday, March 14-15, at Breezy Point Resort, with the Awards Banquet scheduled for Thursday evening at 7 p.m.  We hope you’ll be able to join us for informative presentations, great networking opportunities, and a few surprises as CPAM celebrates its 60th anniversary!

Program     General Info         Cost           Register Online

SLEEPING ROOMS:  Guest rooms are available at a negotiated group rate of $89 plus tax ($109 for suites) for reservations made before February 24. Online reservations are preferred. Go to www.breezypointresort.com, select online reservations in the upper right hand corner of the page, and enter group code #212624 to receive the group rate.


“Help Dan Frentress” Campaign Set for Former CPAM Executive Director

Dan Frentress, CPAM executive director from 1985-2000, recently had open heart surgery and will be out of work for an extended period of time.  As a result, a GoFundMe campaign called Help Dan Frentress has been set up for those who would like to help Dan during this difficult time.  Click here to view the campaign.

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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