Concrete is Better

Your source for concrete paving information. Why choose it, what it costs, how to maintain it.

Concrete is Better

Your source for concrete paving information. Why choose it, what it costs, how to maintain it.

Concrete is Better

Your source for concrete paving information. Why choose it, what it costs, how to maintain it.

Concrete is Better

Your source for concrete paving information. Why choose it, what it costs, how to maintain it.

Concrete is Better

Your source for concrete paving information. Why choose it, what it costs, how to maintain it.

Concrete Pavement

Concrete Repair

Repairing structural capacity or rideability

Concrete Overlays

Long-term and cost-effective solution

New Construction

New concrete pavements

2021 Concrete Paving Awards - Call for Entries

Do you know of a concrete paving project completed in 2021 (or 2020 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.

Like last year, the submittal process will be conducted electronically using an FTP site created by MnDOT. If you have not yet received an email from MnDOT with details on how to submit a project for consideration, please contact Rob Golish to receive the link. His email is: robert.golish@state.mn.us

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.

The awards will be presented at an awards banquet on Thursday, March 10, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., held in conjunction with CPAM’s Annual Concrete Paving Workshop in the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in Duluth, MN on March 10 – 11.

Nominations must be received by December 10 to be considered for a Merit Award. Be sure to include plenty of photos of your project. Construction photos and photos of completed projects are an important part of the selection process.

2021 Annual Concrete Paving Awards

Due to COVID-19 it was decided to cancel the 2021 Concrete Paving Awards Banquet. Even though we were unable to gather and recognize this year’s award winners in person, we’d like to share them with everybody virtually. Click the link below to view the awards program presentation.

2021 Annual Concrete Paving Awards Presentation

Please join us in congratulating all those who were involved with these award-winning projects!

Stay tuned for details as to when award plaques and certificates will be delivered.

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.

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.

#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.

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.”

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.

No Project Too Big Or Too Small

A concrete road performs well for 30 to 50 years – about 3 times longer than asphalt.

  • Concrete costs less in the long run
  • Concrete lasts longer with less need for maintenance and repair
  • Concrete costs less for users, too
  • Concrete is quiet
  • Concrete is safer
  • Concrete is environmentally friendly
  • Concrete is aesthetically pleasing

Years Established

Members Strong

No Project Too Big Or Too Small

A concrete road performs well for 30 to 50 years – about 3 times longer than asphalt.

  • Concrete costs less in the long run
  • Concrete lasts longer with less need for maintenance and repair
  • Concrete costs less for users, too
  • Concrete is quiet
  • Concrete is safer
  • Concrete is environmentally friendly
  • Concrete is aesthetically pleasing

Years Established

Members Strong

60 Years and Going Strong

The Concrete Paving Association of Minnesota (CPAM) was established in 1959 as a non-profit trade association of businesses with an interest in concrete paving.

We are proud of our 80-plus member companies including aggregate and cement suppliers, consulting engineers, contractors, equipment, material and ready mix suppliers, and traffic control subcontractors.

Let’s Build Something Together

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