ROSEMONT, IL -- The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) is encouraging representatives of the concrete pavement industry, departments of transportation, academia and other interested parties to attend the association's 48th Annual Meeting.
The meeting will be held November 30 through December 2 at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, Indian Wells, Calif. Preceding the ACPA meeting will be events hosted by the International Grooving & Grinding Association, an ACPA technology partner. ACPA task force meetings and other activities also will be held on November 29 and 30. A full schedule and detailed agenda may be found online at http://www.acpa.org/Events_and_Programs/Events/48thAnnualMtg/AnnualMeeting2011-final.pdf
The ACPA annual meeting is the premier concrete pavement event for contractors, cement companies, consultants, industry suppliers, public officials, and academia. Highlights of this year's event include the 22nd annual presentation of the ACPA "Excellence in Concrete Pavement" awards, presentation of distinguished service awards, business meetings and discussion forums, and the popular, "Concrete Pavement University" (CPU).
Who Should Attend?
The Association offers a wide range of business, social, and networking opportunities designed to benefit anyone with a serious interest in concrete paving, as well as association activities. Task force meetings, technology transfer/educational, and social activities are designed to encourage participation and camaraderie among like-minded professionals and guests.
Participating public agencies and organizations in the ACPA annual meeting this year will include the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Military Tri-Services, and State Highway Agencies.
About the Concrete Pavement University
Concrete Pavement University (CPU), which will be held on December 1 and 2, is a comprehensive technology transfer and professional development program. The program features seven tracks of mostly concurrent presentations by leading experts on topics and issues of importance to the transportation-construction community.
Participants in the seven tracks of the CPU may earn up to 7.5 professional development hours (PDH's). ACPA encourages interested parties to check with local licensing authorities to ensure the acceptance of the PDH credits awarded by ACPA.
About the "Excellence" Awards
The Excellence in Concrete Pavement awards program encourages high-quality workmanship in concrete pavement construction, rehabilitation, and preservation projects. The formal program, scheduled for the evening of December 2, serves as a forum for celebrating high quality projects and workmanship, as well as sharing information about highly successful projects.
The program recognizes contractors, engineers, and project owners who completed outstanding projects. Projects are evaluated and voted on by judges from across the country and represent various stakeholder groups in the transportation-construction community.
Event and Hotel RegistrationM
Event and hotel registration information may be found online at http://www.acpa.org/Events_and_Programs/Events/48thAnnualMtg. Also, to download a flyer for the event, please follow this link http://www.acpa.org/Events_and_Programs/Events/48thAnnualMtg/AnnualMeeting2011-final.pdf. Additional information will be posted on ACPA's Twitter and Facebook page in the coming weeks and months. To follow ACPA on either of these social networking sites, please click on the Twitter and Facebook links on the association's home page at www.acpa.org.