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Standards for Concrete Materials and Hardened Concrete in Pavements Course Scheduled
September 15, 2015

Standards for Concrete Materials and Hardened Concrete in Pavements: What They Do and Don’t Tell Us

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Noon to 1:00 p.m. (CENTRAL) | 1 to 2:00 p.m. (EASTERN) | 10 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (PACIFIC)

Guest Presenter
Toy S. Poole, Ph.D., Senior Principal Scientist, CTL Group, Austin, Texas

Because of the popularity of their recent course, “ Gaining a Better Understanding of FAA and Military Airport Pavement Specifications” (presented on May 19), ACPA is offering this special course, which is designed to help contractors and engineers recognize weaknesses in the FAA’s P-501 and UFC’s 32 13 11 specification requirements, as well as the supporting test methods that are likely to cause problems.

Learning Objective
Learning objectives for this course include:
• Recognizing weaknesses in the specification requirements and supporting test methods that are likely to cause problems.
• Gaining insights into possible resolutions or research efforts that may be required to address the issues.

About this Course
In most cases, standards for concrete materials and for the analysis of hardened concrete standards are well suited to the job of constructing concrete pavements. For example, properties such as strength are usually covered by a clear specification language and an equally clear test method and procedures.

In other cases, standards are either not well suited, or worse, may be non-existent. Unfortunately, when the specification language includes relatively vague descriptions of what the owner wants and/or if there is no accompanying test method for determining compliance, significant problems can occur.

This presentation focuses on standards that are not well suited or are non-existent within commercial and military airport specifications. This course will cover those factors that have caused major disputes in the past, while also exploring the kinds of revisions to specifications and test method that would be required to prevent them in the future.

Professional Development Hours (1.0 PDH Available)
ACPA will award 1.0 professional development hour (PDH) to those wishing to complete an optional “evidence of learning exam” following the webinar.

Participants interested in earning PDH’s are responsible for determining the applicability of any training programs toward licensing requirements in their respective state/province. This program is oriented toward jurisdictions that allow self-reporting for licensure purposes. Participants are strongly advised to check the applicability of this training along with other reporting requirements in advance of taking this course.

Registration Rates
Member rates are available for American Concrete Pavement Association members. To register online for this event, please follow this link: www.acpa.org/upcoming-webinars-meganars-and-workshops/. Please select either the “individual” or “group” registration option. Please note that group rates are intended for up to 6 people; additional registrations (at either the individual or group) rates are required for groups with 7 or more participants.

Important: Government employees must contact ACPA directly to receive the government discount. Please contact Debbie Becker (dbecker@acpa.org | 847.423.8710). Government rate is for employees of federal, state/provincial, county, or township agencies, as well as the agencies/branches of the Department of Defense.


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