2019 CPAM Concrete Paving Workshop &
Awards Banquet Recap

More than 200 people attended the Annual CPAM Concrete Paving Workshop & Awards Banquet held Thursday-Friday, March 14-15, at Breezy Point Resort in Breezy Point, Minn. As in the past, the Awards Banquet was held on 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!

For a list of this year’s Minnesota Concrete Paving Merit Awards, click on this link: Award Recipients.

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. The awards banquet presentation may also be found there, at the bottom of the listing.

SAVE THE DATE!  We hope you’ll be able to join us next year for the 2020 Concrete Paving Workshop & Awards Banquet on March 19-20 in Duluth, Minn. Details will be available in late January 2020.


#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.


“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.


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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