ACPA holding National Concrete Pavement Design Workshop

|  August 26, 2011 |

The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) has announce its first-ever National Concrete Pavement Design Workshop. (To download a PDF of a flyer about this workshop, click here.)

This workshop, which will be held in Rosemont, Ill., in mid-October, will cover many of the most commonly used pavement design and analysis software programs, including some specifically used for concrete pavement design.

The comprehensive, hands-on training event, will not only cover a full array of pavement design software, but will also feature some of the latest pavement analysis software and methods.

The course will cover WinPas software; DARWin-ME software; StreetPave software; airport pavement-design programs (including AirPave, FAArfield, and Tri-Service PCASE software); TCP (Thin-Concrete Pavement) design method; roller-compacted concrete design method; and ACPA PerviousPave software training. Also included will be pavement analysis tools (including Ever-FE, Westergaard app, HIPERPAV III, etc.).

As an added bonus, we are offering a half-day Concrete Pavement Jointing Workshop, which also will intersection design and hands-on examples.

Dates & Times

* Monday, October 17 – 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

* Tuesday, October 18 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

* Wednesday, October 19 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

* (Optional) Thursday, October 20 – 8:00 to Noon: ACPA’s Concrete Pavement Joint Design and Layout Workshop

Scope of Training
The pavement design workshop will focus on hands-on training with key experts representing the underlying pavement design and analysis software technologies. The program will be comprehensive, but will be led at a comfortable pace to allow plenty of time for overview presentations, discussions/Q&A, and hands-on training.

Free Software Bundle
Registrants for the National Concrete Pavement Design Workshop will receive valuable ACPA software at no additional cost. This is a $1,750 value — greater than the cost of the training course! Check out the value breakdown of software you will receive at no additional charge:

* ACPA’s StreetPave ($500 value)

* ACPA’s PerviousPave ($250 value)

* ACPA’s AirPave ($500 value)

* ACPA’s WinPas ($500 value)

* PCA’s RCCPave ($125 value)

Prices are based on non-member rates. The software bundle is only offered to registrants/attendees of the National Concrete Pavement Design Workshop. Refunds or cancellations will not be honored for any reason. Free software is included only for participants of the National Concrete Pavement Design Workshop; no retroactive discounts or refunds are offered for software purchased previously. Registration for the optional Concrete Pavement Jointing Workshop is separate, and does not include software.

Who Should Attend?

This course is for anyone who wants to learn about all of the available pavement design methods in one course, including when and how to choose various design methods. The course is designed for those who have a basic- to intermediate-level knowledge of pavement design. Consulting engineers, contractors, cement industry representatives, ready mixed concrete professionals, and government agency engineers may all benefit from this course.

Registration Information

To register online, please or an event flyer, visit ACPA’s website at www.acpa.org. Look for the details and web links for this event on the home page. For registration assistance, please contact Debbie Becker at 847.423.8710 or dbecker@acpa.org. (Government employees: You must call or email to receive the special rate.)

Professional Development Hours

The American Concrete Pavement Association will award up to 21 professional development hours (PDH’s) to participants who complete the National Concrete Pavement Design workshop. ACPA will award an additional 4 PDH’s for participants who complete the optional Concrete Pavement Joint Design and Layout Workshop. Participants interested in the award of PDH’s should check with local licensing organizations for specific requirements prior to registering and participating in these workshops.
Location
This comprehensive training event will be held at ACPA’s Rosemont, Illinois-headquarters, located at 9450 Bryn Mawr Ave., just 2.5 miles east of O’Hare International Airport. (Be sure to check the link below for local hotel lodging information, if needed.)
­­­Registration Rates

- Government employees … $500
- ACPA Members … $750
- Non-Members … $1,150
Rates shown include the ACPA software bundle, as well as the optional Concrete Pavement Joint Design and Layout Workshop. Government rates apply only to federal, state, municipal, county, or equivalent government agencies, as well as active-duty and civilian employees of the Department of Defense, including all branches of the military.

To qualify for the government rate, you must register by phone or email. Interested in special group rates or registering only for the Concrete Pavement Joint Design and Layout Workshop? We can help! For special rates, please contact Debbie Becker at 847.966.2272 or dbecker@acpa.org.
Computer Hardware Requirements

ACPA strongly recommends that all registrants/participants bring a laptop computer. For optimal results, your laptop computer should be IBM-compatible and should use a Windows operating system (Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack (SP) 2 or later).

Prior to installing the ACPA software bundle, you should ensure your computer has at least 512 megabyte (MB) RAM, a 500 megahertz (MHz) processor or h­­igher, and a display resolution 1024×768 or higher.

For online registration, click here.

For hotel lodging information, click here.

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