How to Extend Pavement Life by Retrofitting Dowel Bars

ACPA to offer webinar Thursday September 24, 2009.

This webinar will cover the very important aspects of load transfer across transverse joints or random cracks. Dowel bar retrofit has proven to be a cost effective method to provide load transfer for otherwise well performing pavements. Our featured presenter will be John Roberts, Executive Director of the International Grooving & Grinding Association and Vice President of ACPA's Concrete Pavement Restoration group.

This one-hour training program describes the processes used to cut slots in the concrete, place dowel bars, and backfill slots with repair materials. The webinar also includes discussions about how to select suitable projects and locate slots. Slot sawing methods, dowel bar placement, suitable repair materials and other "need-to-know" construction steps also will be covered.

Date & Time ... The webinar is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. (Central) on Thursday, September 24. Although the presentation will last about an hour, we encourage participants to allow up to 90 minutes for questions and other discussion.

Earn Professional Development Hours ... Registrants may be eligible for 1.0 professional development hours (PDH's) for successful completion of an examination after the webinar. ACPA provides an exam, which covers key points of the presentation. ACPA then reviews examinations within two to three weeks and then, will issue a PDH certificate to registrants who pass the exam. Certificates will be awarded only to paid registrants who complete the exam with a score of 70% or higher.

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If you need assistance with registration, please contact Debbie Becker at 847.966.2272 or For additional information or any questions about this or other ACPA Education & Training programs, please contact Michael Ayers, Ph.D., at 217-621-3438 or, alternatively, please send an e-mail (with the subject line "Webinar Training") to