CPAM Seeking FT Concrete Pavement Promoter
The Concrete Paving Association of Minnesota (CPAM) is seeking applicants for promotion and technical support of the concrete paving industry. This challenging full-time position will develop and increase the concrete pavement market share of the state and county markets in Minnesota by focusing time and effort on the decision makers of these markets. Highway construction experience a plus but not required. Experience in marketing or promotion desirable. A BS in Civil Engineering is preferable. Excellent communication and people skills are essential. Travel 2 to 3 days a week to develop and maintain relationships with the counties and MnDOT District personnel will be required. Salary and benefit package commensurate with experience. All inquiries will be held in the strictest confidence. Send resume to CPAM, 3596 Linden Avenue, Suite B5, White Bear Lake, MN 55110 or email to email@example.com.
CPAM was established in 1959 and is one of the oldest and most respected concrete paving associations in the country. CPAM is looked to as the industry expert when it comes to concrete paving in the state of Minnesota and represents the vast majority of the concrete paving contractors as well as the materials suppliers who supply the concrete paving projects.
CPAM’s benefits package includes employer contribution to 401k, employer contribution to health care, dental, vacation, holidays and potential for annual bonuses.
2014 Concrete Paving Workshop & Awards Banquet
Plan now to join us for the Annual Concrete Paving Workshop and Awards Banquet in Alexandria, Minnesota, at the Arrowwood Conference Center on March 20-21, 2014 . The workshop is scheduled for Thursday, March 20, from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday, from 8 a.m. to Noon. The awards banquet will be held Thursday evening at 7 p.m.
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Pavements in the Press
MnDOT: State will be short on 30B needed for road upkeep
Minnesota Public Radio News, December 26, 2013
State road plan does not include a wider I-94 to St. Cloud
St. Cloud Times.com, December 25, 2013
Across Minnesota, asphalt roads crumbling due to faulty mix
StarTribune, November 2, 2013
In Woodbury, 60 miles of asphalt streets are falling apart
Twin Cities.com-Pioneer Press, November 3, 2013
Word on the street: Concrete, asphalt debate heats up
Finance & Commerce, November 5, 2013
New Whitetopping Design Procedure Available
As asphalt prices have steadily increased, cities, counties and DOTs around the country have watched the buying power of their dollar dwindle as they attempt to keep up with a traditional asphalt mill and overlay program; and the demand for alternatives to asphalt overlays has drastically increased. Thanks to an FHWA pooled fund study, TPF 5-165, a rational design procedure for thin and ultra-thin concrete overlays of existing asphalt pavements is now available to help address that demand.
Dr. Julie Vandenbossche of the University of Pittsburgh, Swanson School of Engineering, developed a user-friendly, web-based program for the Bonded Concrete Overlays of Asphalt Mechanistic-Empirical (BCOA-ME) design procedure which guides the user through a handful of inputs to generate a final overlay thickness. This online program will always be up-to-date.
We encourage you to use the following link to review and start using the new Bonded Concrete Overlays of Asphalt Mechanistic-Empirical design procedure (BCOA-ME) today.
Guide to Concrete Overlays of Asphalt Parking Lots available
The CP Tech Center at Iowa State has published a new guide about selecting, designing, and constructing successful concrete overlays on existing asphalt parking lot pavements that serve multifamily residential, public, or commercial buildings. Download it.
StreetPave software use allowed by MnDOT
City, county and consultant engineers working on State Aid and Federal concrete pavement projects can choose to use the ACPA StreetPave software for jointed concrete pavement design. Download the Technical Memo. Learn how to get StreetPave12 on our Design Guide page.