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Oklahoma Concrete Pavement Conference Update

In response to ongoing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, we regretfully decided to cancel the Oklahoma Concrete Pavement Conference for 2020. Early on we were hopeful that it could be rescheduled for this fall, however, even as businesses try to re-establish somewhat normal operations, we feel group gatherings of 350-400 people are not a prudent activity in these times. For those of you who have already paid for sponsorships, exhibit space or registration, we will begin the process of refunding your payments this week. We fully anticipate being able to host a Spring conference in 2021 and hope to see everyone there!

Additionally, we are entertaining the idea of a concrete pavement award banquet for our award winners later in the year if we can work out the details of how to safely organize it where all CDC social distancing recommendations can be adhered to. We will keep our award winners updated as this develops.

Overlay Webinars Great Success

This week’s concrete overlay webinar, sponsored by OK/AR Chapter along with ACPA National and the Concrete Pavement Tech Center, was an overwhelming success with nearly 800 participants.

During this one-hour program, Eric Ferrebee from ACPA National described the design tools and methodologies used in developing overlay projects and Angela Folkestad of CO/WY ACPA shared those states’ concrete overlay experiences. 

Overlay Webinar Series

Registration open for the next 3 webinar programs on Concrete Overlays.
We have arranged for you to register for all three webinars at one time.  

We are glad to be partnering with CP Tech Center and are offering Professional Development Hours (PDH’s) for all those who participate on the live session.  You can attend any or all of these sessions, if you missed one, you can still register for the next.

The webinars all start at Noon Central, 1pm Eastern, and we have expanded the capacity (we can have up to 1000 participants)

To kickoff the registration process, please visit    https://go.acpa.org/cp-tech-center-education-ovly-3-5 ,

then keep an eye out for the email with the three links (one for each session), click on each link and add to your calendar.

We look forward to providing continuing education programs, if there is a topic that you are interested in, please let me know, we will do our best to address your interests.

Save the Date

Save March 23 & 24 on your calendar for the 2020 Oklahoma Concrete Pavement Conference! Hope to see you there!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Happy New Year to all of our wonderful Concrete Paving Friends! It’s shaping up to be a great year already as 2019 marks the 30th Anniversary for the OK/AR Chapter ACPA. Our chapter has accomplished a great many things over the past three decades and we look for even better things ahead! Involvement in the Portland Cement Quality Initiative Task Force (PCQITF) has been a phenomenal mechanism for adoption of new and innovative materials and techniques over the past several years and has produced many advancements in our industry. Additionally, we are very excited about our new partnership with the University of Arkansas in collaborating on concrete pavement research initiatives. Our annual concrete pavement conferences in Arkansas and Oklahoma have been showcases for this new technology and great sources for networking within our industry. Please do not hesitate to contact any of our staff to help you with your future concrete paving needs.