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OK/AR ACPA Congratulates Our 2017 Summer Interns

 
Brody Branson receiving Scholarship check from OK/AR ACPA Chairman, Dale Baker. Also pictured, Todd Steelman of Allen Contracting.   Sam Macklin receiving Scholarship check from OK/AR ACPA Chairman, Dale Baker. Also pictured, Russell Kent of MacArthur Associated Consultants.

 

OK/AR Chapter, ACPA handed out scholarships to two local students in August as they prepared to return to fall classes. Students pursuing a degree in civil engineering or construction management and who work as an intern for an OK/AR Chapter member company are eligible for this scholarship.

Sam Macklin spent his summer as an intern for MacArthur Associated Consultants. He is a senior at the Oklahoma State University and plans to graduate in the Spring with a BS in Civil Engineering. Sam has worked in several different aspects of design while at MacArthur and has spent time working with ACPA’s WinPas pavement design software.

Brody Branson is a Construction Management student at Oklahoma State University who spent the summer working as an intern for Allen Contracting. Brody was able to gain broad concrete paving experience including spending time working on the construction of a variety of concrete pavement projects. He will be returning to OSU this Fall as a Sophomore.

Congratulations to both our 2017 Scholarship winners!

Lindsay Street Bridge Opens in Norman

After two years of being under construction, hundreds of citizens joined ODOT, City of Norman and OK/AR ACPA member Sherwood Construction for the first crossing of the newly opened Lindsay Street bridge across Interstate 35 in Norman.

This bridge is the second Single Point Urban Interchange (SPUI) built in Oklahoma and now carries the distinction of being Oklahoma’s widest bridge. And, of course, this project boasts lots and lots of beautiful portland cement concrete pavement! Great job Sherwood Construction!

Improving Concrete Through Reduced Cement Factors

Findings from the FHWA Mobile Concrete Trailer (MCT)

The FHWA Mobile Concrete Laboratory. It is used to deploy promising new technologies related to concrete paving through a variety of technology transfer activities.

The FHWA Mobile Concrete Trailer has been collecting data from concrete pavement projects across the country has has recently released a one page fact sheet detailing their findings. Included in the report are the impacts of high cement contents and ways to reduce cement content. Please click on the link below to view the one page brief:

MCT Finding – High Cement Factors

 

 

Oklahoma Concrete Pavement Award Nominations

The nomination period for Oklahoma concrete pavement awards for projects built in 2016 is now open. Deadline is December 9th, 2016. Please get your submittals in early!

Oklahoma Concrete Pavement Bus Tour

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Central Plains Cement Plant

OK/AR Chapter, ACPA conducted its annual fall Oklahoma Concrete Pavement Review Bus Tour September 27th. After reviewing several concrete pavements along I 35 and the Cimarron Turnpike (many miles of which were 30 -40 years old), participants were treated a tour of the ACPA member Central Plains Cement Company’s manufacturing plant in Tulsa. OK/AR Chapter board member Joe Bush, along with fellow CPCC employees Megan Dangel and Bob Sanders hosted the tour and provided a fantastic BBQ lunch. The group also made a stop at ACPA member Duit Construction’s ongoing project on US 266 and finished up with a review of several concrete pavement sections on US 75 and I 40 before returning to Oklahoma City.