Virtual Event | December 1-3, 2020

Market Forums

(December 1 and 2)

Hear from and engage with stakeholders in our new forums covering highways, airports, streets, and industrial markets.

Awards and Recognitions

(December 3)

Experience a fun celebration with award level reveal at our Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards ceremony.

Concrete Pavement University

(On Demand)

Earn PDH credits viewing our popular tech transfer and technical presentations that deliver fresh, relevant, and timely information.

About the Event

Welcome to the ACPA Annual Meeting information and registration website. We invite you to explore this site to find out how we're taking the best of our in-person meeting format and combining it with an innovative virtual delivery of the program.

Our program is designed to provide value to our members’ businesses, to create an enjoyable and content-rich program, and to celebrate and recognize our members and other guests who are "Essential Every Day!".

Take advantage of our special virtual registration rates and be sure to invite others in your company, as well as agency/owner customers, engineers, and others who will benefit from our program!

Thank You to Our Sponsors

ACPA offers high visibility options to showcase your organization and products/services.

Agenda

DAY 1 – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1st

11:00 – 11:50 am CT

WELCOME AND ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERS

ACPA Chairman Greg McCormick, Northern Improvement, and ACPA CEO Jerry Voigt will set the stage with an executive session reviewing the year’s accomplishments and a look ahead.  An interactive discussion will reveal how board leaders see the value of ACPA for their businesses.

  Greg McCormick, 2020 Chairman ACPA; President & CEO, Northern Improvement Company

  Jerry Voigt, PE, President & CEO, ACPA
11:50 am – Noon CT

ELECTION OF 2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ACPA Nominating Committee Chairman will reveal the election results and introduce the 2021 Board of Directors and incoming 3rd Vice Chair of the Association.

  Jim Mack, 2020 Nominating Committee Chair ACPA; CEMEX
12:30 – 1:30 pm CT

LEGISLATIVE FORUM BY LIC

What’s Next for Transportation After the 2020 Election? How will the pandemic affect the concrete pavement industry? These questions and more will be explored during this member forum hosted by the Legislative Issues Committee.

  Jeff Davis, Senior Fellow, Eno Center for Transportation

  Laura Perrotta, President & CEO, American Highway Users Alliance

  Sean O'Neill, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Portland Cement Association

  Leif Wathne, PE, Executive Vice President, ACPA (Moderator)
1:45 – 2:45 pm CT

AIRPORTS FORUM

New specifications, new agency engineers and a new $3.5 Million cooperative agreement…what else could there be? Leaders in the airport segment will discuss important opportunities and issues. The Airports member forum is your opportunity to find out what’s next and offer your own ideas.

  Martin Holt, Corporate Quality Control Manage, Interstate Highway Construction

  Harold Honey, PE, Civil Engineer - Pavements, Federal Aviation Administration 

  Dr. Craig Rutland, PhD, PE, Pavement Engineer, U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center 

  Kevin Pavlik, PE, USACE Transportation System Center 

  Gary Mitchell, PE, Vice President Airports & Pavement Technology, ACPA (Moderator)
3:00 – 4:00 pm CT

SOCIAL HOUR & NETWORKING ACTIVITIES

Grab your own beverage and join other members in the lounge for an opportunity to say hello to old friends, make new friends, and enter to win prizes in our fun and interactive activities!

DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2nd

11:00 am – Noon CT

HIGHWAYS FORUM

Inter-industry competition, concrete overlays, asset management, pavement preservation, performance-engineered mixtures, pavement resilience, and mechanistic design are all high-stakes issues in our industry’s biggest market. In this forum we will hear from various stakeholders about both opportunities and challenges, and together wrap our arms around the implications and expectations facing concrete highways.

  Gina Ahlstrom, Team Leader Pavement Materials, Federal Highway Administration

  Jeremy Gregory, PhD, PE, Executive Director, Concrete Sustainability Hub, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  Paul Degges, PE, Deputy Commissioner/Chief Engineer, Tennessee Department of Transportation 

  Leif Wathne, PE, Executive Vice President, ACPA (Moderator)
12:30 – 1:30 pm CT

INDUSTRIAL PAVEMENT FORUM

Let’s face it, concrete takes the load when heavy vehicles hit the road!   Whether conventional or roller-compacted, concrete pavements have always played a pivotal role in the industrial pavement sector.  Experts will discuss their ideas on the future for industrial pavements and open the floor to your questions, comments, and ideas in the industrial pavement member forum.

  Feng Mu, PhD, PE, Senior Flatwork Engineer; PNA Construction Technologies

  Robert Rodden, PE, Director of Engineering Strategy and Data Science, Megaslab

  Rick Sniegowski, Vice President Business Development/Mentor, K-Five Construction Corp. 

  Corey Zollinger, PE, Director - Paving Solutions; CEMEX

  Mark Snyder, PhD, PE, Staff Consultant; ACPA (Moderator)
1:45 – 2:45 pm CT

STREETS FORUM

Urban streets and county roads present an enormous growth market for our industry. Intersections, roundabouts, and other heavy truck traffic areas tend to be gateways for the use of concrete pavements. The streets and local roads forum will open a discussion on market opportunities, as well as the challenges and construction issues (such as jointing, maintenance of traffic, and ADA compliance). You can help define the strategies to unlock untapped potential!

  Angela Folkestad, PE, Executive Director, CO/WY Chapter ACPA

  Greg Frazee, Senior Project Manager, Interstate Highway Construction (IHC)

  Greg Mulder, PE, Executive Director, Iowa Concrete Pavement Association

  Heath Schopf, PE, Area Supervisor - Project Engineer, Vinton Construction Company

  Eric Ferrebee, PE, Director of Technical Services, ACPA
3:00 – 4:00 pm CT

SOCIAL HOUR & NETWORKING ACTIVITIES

It’s Round 2! Grab another beverage, meet up with friends and win a prize with new Day 2 activities!

DAY 3 – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3rd

1:00 – 2:00 pm CT

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: “A COMPLAINT-FREE WORLD!”

We deal with hundreds of complaints on a daily basis — complaining coworkers, complaining customers, negativity in the news.  World-renown author and speaker, the foremost authority on complaining will help you learn:

  1. What’s wrong with complaining? (Chronic complaining has destructive effects on health, relationships, and success)
  2. What is (and isn’t) a complaint? (This will surprise and shock you)
  3. The 5 reasons people complain (Remembered by the acronym G.R.I.P.E.)
  4. How to get other people, and ourselves to stop complaining (Yes, it’s possible)
  5. Positive leadership in a negative world!

Everyone will leave inspired, mindful of their own complaints, and motivated to approach complaining customers and co-workers with new, simple and effective strategies.

  Will Bowen, #1 International Bestselling Author, Humorous Motivational Speaker
3:00 – 4:30 pm CT

EXCELLENCE IN CONCRETE PAVING AWARDS PROGRAM PREMIERE

Join our biggest annual celebration of “award-winning” pavement projects from around the country and the companies responsible for them.  We will also reveal the winners of the Pavement Longevity, Outstanding Promotion, Sustainable Development, Marlin J. Knutson Award for Technical Achievement and the 2020 Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award, our most prestigious recognition of an individual for their dedication, commitment, and service to the industry.

ANYTIME CONTENT (PRE-RECORDED)

NEW QUALITY CONTROL MANUAL FOR CONTRACTORS

  FHWA Perspective – Mike Praul, Senior Concrete Engineer, Federal Highway Administration

  Overview – Tara Cavalline, PhD, PE. Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Technology and Construction Management, University of North Carolina Charlotte

  Contractor Perspective – Gary Fick, Project Manager, The Transtec Group, Inc.

NEW DOWEL BAR STANDARDS/TECHNOLOGY

  Developing a New ACPA Dowel Bar Standard – Mark B. Snyder, Ph.D., P.E., Pavement Engineering and Research Consultants, LLC

  Latest Development in Dowel Bar and Thickness Detection – Gary Aicken, Technical Manager, Kessler Soils Engineering Products, Inc.

NEW MATERIAL DEVELOPMENTS

   Fly Ash for the Future... Trends, Tests and Harvesting – Larry Sutter, Director, Transportation Materials Research Center, Michigan Technological University

  Concretum Rapid Hardening Cement – Felicia Constandopoulos, Deputy Head of Application & Engineering, Concretum

 Soy-Based Concrete Durability Enhancer - Paul Imbrock, Technology Consultant, Indiana Soybean Alliance

WHAT’S NEW WITH SMOOTHNESS MEASURING DEVICES, SENSORS, AND PROFILING ISSUES (Discussion Panel)

  Nicholas Schaefer, Profiling Systems Engineer, Surface Systems & Instruments, Inc. (SSI)

  Mark Leichty, Chief Engineer, Ames Engineering

  Mark Brenner, Controls Engineering Manager, GOMACO Corp

  Larry Scofield, PE, IGGA - Director of Engineering and Research IGGA; Director of Pavement Innovation ACPA (Moderator)

THE CASE FOR PORTLAND LIMESTONE CEMENTS IN PAVING

  The Basics of PLC’s? – Jamy Farny & Paul Tennis, Portland Cement Association

  Manufacturer's Perspective – Al Innis, Vice President Quality, LafargeHolcim 

  Contractor’s Perspective – Amy Brooks, Chief Operating Officer, Castle Rock Construction

Frequently Asked Questions

A World Renown Keynote Speaker
Watch live and recorded sessions from top industry speakers
Lively and engaging market forums with panelists
Games and prizes throughout the event and during our social networking hour
A fun celebration with award level reveal at our Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards ceremony
Opportunities to network and chat with attendees
Learn about exciting new products and services within the exhibitor hall
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the virtual annual meeting.
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. You only need to have access to the Internet. While not required, a webcam will enhance your experience during social hours.
The on-demand content will be hosted for 30 days following the event.
Yes. Like any physical event, we will have a Cart for you! You can add all of the documents available to the online Cart in your account and then email them to yourself or share items with colleagues and friends by simply entering their email.
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