November 29th - December 1st at Omni Nashville Hotel
ACPA 59th Annual Meeting
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Program Highlights
Meetings, Market Forums, and Social

Join ACPA members at our market forums and meetings to further the association's strategic objectives. Opportunities for fellowship, networking, and fun will follow at our receptions on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Plus, we have an exciting optional activity for all on Tuesday afternoon.

Concrete Pavement University (CPU)

On Thursday, our 14th Annual CPU will feature an opening session and six breakouts in two tracks. The engineering track will cover sustainability and resilience, overlays, and drones, while the construction track covers aviation, quality control, and risks & litigation.

Paving Awards Banquet

On Thursday evening, join us to honor the organizations and people involved in award winning paving projects from across the country. Following a reception and photo session, we'll formally recognize award recipients at the 33rd Annual Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards dinner banquet.

Event Schedule
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The Chapter/State Committee hosts a reception to welcome colleagues to the meeting and thank leaders and friends for their support of concrete paving promotion.

7:00 am - 4:00 pm Event Registration – Legends Foyer

7:00 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast – Legends FG
A continental breakfast will be provided in the meeting room for those attending the ACPA Chapter/State Committee meeting.

8:00 am - Noon Chapter/State Committee Meeting – Legends FG

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ACPA/IGGA Joint Luncheon & Contractor Panel – Legends D
IGGA Executive Director John Roberts will moderate a contractor-focused panel that will explore a variety of timely topics ranging from bidding considerations during times of tight supply, preservation practices as part of concrete paving promotion and messaging, and how to effectively talk about long-life pavements to broad audiences. Panel participants include David Howard (retired CEO of Koss Construction, Past ACPA-Chairman of the Board), Matt Zeller (CPAM Executive Director), and Bouzid Choubane (NCPP Director).

1:15 pm - 4:30 pm Top Golf Nashville (Optional Activity) - Depart from Lobby
Top Golf features dozens of high-tech climate-controlled hitting bays that offer groups of players a unique and fun experience. Work on your game or simply just enjoy great food and beverages as you network with other meeting attendees. (Add-on activity when registering)




1:15 pm - 3:00 pm Grand Ole Opry Backstage Tour (Optional Activity) - Depart from Lobby
See the place that made country music famous! Explore the Circle Room theater, tour the stars’ themed dressing rooms and walk across the famed stage with this fully guided tour. Tour and transportation included. (Add-on activity when registering)




5:00 pm - 6:30 pm ACPA Happy Hour and Reception - Brought to you by American Highway - Legends D
Join ACPA and American Highway for a networking reception before a night on the town in Nashville. Attendees can expect to enjoy a Tennessee Whiskey tasting bar, with specialty cocktails, and a menu of street food inspired by the local Nashville “hot food” scene, while relaxing to country music. A great way to kick off the evening! Thank you to American Highway for starting off the night!



8:00 am – 5:00 pm Event Registration – Legends Foyer

8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast with Economic Update – Legends D
ACPA Chairman Ed Griffith (St Marys Cement) welcomes Ed Sullivan, PCA Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Market Intelligence. Sullivan has more than 40 years of industrial economic analysis experience and has been cited by the Chicago Federal Reserve for his forecast accuracy. During this session, Sullivan will provide insight into economic and supply chain issues. 

9:00 am – 9:15 am BREAK

9:15 am – 10:15 am Highway Market Forum – Legends EF
The Highway Market Forum will tackle many issues in the industry such as the impact of low-bid contracts, carbon neutrality, long-life pavements, and overlays. Additionally, ACPA Senior Engineering staff Tim Martin and Eric Ferrebee will share updates from the FHWA and ACPA’s sustainability efforts. In addition to the discussion, there will be a chance to shape future forum content.

10:15 am – 10:30 am BREAK

10:30 am – 11:30 am Streets/Roads Market Forum – Legends EF
The Streets and Local Roads Market Forum will include PavementDesigner updates alongside discussion on current issues and updates. Topics include resiliency, streets and roads specification, messaging with local trade shows and partner organizations and ACI code updates. In addition, there will be discussion about traffic hurdles and construction challenges that members may be experiencing in local municipalities.

10:30 am – 2:00 pm Mural/Sightseeing Tour with Mimosas (For Spouses/Guests) – Depart from Lobby
After enjoying mimosas and light bites, discover the world-class art that exists off the beaten path in some of Nashville’s coolest neighborhoods such as The Gulch, 12 South, North Nashville, West Nashville, East Nashville, Downtown, and The Nations. Transportation, food, beverage, and tour guide provided.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Annual Meeting of the Members Luncheon – Legends D
Chairman Ed Griffith (St Marys Cement) will reflect on his year as chairman as we begin the passing of the gavel to Chairman Steve Friess (Milestone). ACPA‘s CEO Laura O’Neill Kaumo also provides an overview on the State of the Association. Past-Chairman Dave Howard (formerly of Koss Construction) will provide the slate of Nominating Committee recommendations for 2023 Board of Directors.

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Airport Market Forum – Legends EF
ACPA’s Chief Engineer Gary Mitchell will lead the Market Forum on Airports. During the forum, members will discuss current and pressing airport factors such as material issues, sustainability and carbon reduction, specifications and troubleshooting. After discussion, there will be an opportunity to shape future forum content.

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm BREAK

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Industrial Market Forum – Legends EF
The Industrial Market Forum will focus on ongoing projects and priorities including PavementDesigner and other technical case studies. Forum discussions will circle around subgrade treatments, improved jointing and training. After discussion, provide your input on future forums with ACPA technical team.

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm BREAK

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Strategic Advisory Committee – Legends ABC
The committee will discuss the opportunities and barriers across ACPA’s four markets, developing recommendations to the Board of Directors for areas of future focus.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Government Affairs Update* – Legends ABC
ACPA CEO Laura O’Neill Kaumo will facilitate a discussion with PCA’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Sean O’Neill, and Washington, DC consultant Chad Bradley on election results and what they mean for ACPA’s government affairs agenda, while also looking at critical issues such as supply chain constraints, sustainability, and the Biden Administration’s agenda to address both.

* Government Affairs Committee and Marketing & Communications Committee will meet virtually in December and are not scheduled as in-person Committee meetings at this conference.

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Chairman’s Reception - Florida Georgia Line House Rooftop
(120 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201)
All Registrants, Guest & Spouses Welcome
Chairman Ed Griffith (St Marys Cement) will raise a glass to honor the retirements of Mike Beyers, Executive Director ACPA/Indiana; Bob Leonard, Sales Manager at GOMACO; and Gordon Smith, Associate Director of the CP Tech Center. Live music, local food fare and beverages provided, while guests enjoy views of the Nashville Skyline and the Cumberland River.



8:00 am – 3:00 pm Event Registration – Legends Foyer

8:00 am – 8:45 am Breakfast (Spouse/Guests Welcome) – Legends D

8:45 am – 10:15 am Concrete Pavement University (CPU) Opening Session - Legends D
Significant infrastructure opportunities have developed over the past year. Legislation such as the IIJA and the IRA are providing opportunities to the industry. Join the CPU opening session to hear how FHWA is utilizing these infrastructure investments to create a more sustainable and resilient future. Also learn how the CP Tech Center and the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub have been working to advance concrete pavement research, education, and deployment, to deliver sustainable concrete pavements. Finally, hear how ACPA has worked to collaborate with all of these partners (and more) to chart a course for concrete pavement sustainability.
Moderator: Kevin McMullen, P.E., WCPA
00000◊ FHWA Updates – Robert Spragg, Ph.D., FHWA
00000◊ CP Tech Center Updates – Peter Taylor, Ph.D., P.E., CP Tech Center
00000◊ MIT CSHub Updates – Randy Kirchain, Ph.D., MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub
00000◊ ACPA’s Sustainability Vision – Eric Ferrebee, P.E., ACPA and Kimberly Kayler, AOE

10:15 am – 10:30 am BREAK

10:30 am - Noon
CPU 1 – Sustainability and Resilience – Legend BC
Sustainability and resilience are two of the hottest topics around the industry. FHWA and other agencies are looking to reduce the environmental impact associated with building and maintaining pavements. The concrete pavement industry has much to offer in the way of sustainable and resilient solutions. Join CPU 1 to learn about some of the cutting-edge sustainability related efforts and technologies from around the country.
Moderator: Mattfonte, Fonte & Co
Topics will include:
00000 ◊ Recycling Concrete for Paving Applications; Tara Cavalline, Ph.D., P.E., UNC Charlotte
00000 ◊ Testing Sustainable Solutions – MNRoad Project Overview; Larry Sutter, Ph.D., P.E., Michigan Tech. University
00000 ◊ Sustainable Technologies – Utilizing Carbon in Concrete Pavements; Rhett Dunlap, CarbonCure
00000 ◊ Sustainable Technologies – Robert Cavaliero, Eden Innovations (EdenCrete)

CPU 2 – Quality Control – Legends FG
Tri-Services pavement engineers and FAA pavement engineers will join ACPA’s Chief Engineer Gary Mitchell for a panel during CPU session 2 on Quality Control. Aaron Maki and Larry Stringer, from the Corps of Engineers’ Transportation System Center; Dr. Craig Rutland, from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center; along with Jeff Crislip, FAA Headquarters’ engineer will be on hand to discuss requirements and expectation for quality assurance and contractor quality control for airfield paving projects. Each panelist will provide opening comments from their perspective on QA/QC needs and expectations from their respective agencies. After opening comments, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and comment on the QA/QC requirements or other specification requirements pertaining to airfield concrete pavements.
Moderator: Gary Mitchell, P.E., ACPA Chief Engineer
Panelists:
00000◊ Aaron Maki, P.E., USACE TSC
00000◊ Larry Stringer, P.E., USACE TSC
00000◊ Dr. Craig Rutland, Ph.D., P.E., AFCEC
00000◊ Jeff Crislip, FAA Headquarters

Board of Directors Meeting (By Invite) – Legends A

Noon – 1:00 pm Luncheon and Presentation of Distinguished Service Awards – Legends D
At this luncheon, we will honor outstanding achievements in the concrete pavement industry. Laura O’Neill Kaumo will present awards for National Lifetime Pavement Recognition, Sustainable Practices, Outstanding Promoter and Marlin J. Knutson Award for Technical Achievement.

1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
CPU 3 – Overlays – Legends BC
Many agencies across the country are focused on maintaining and improving their existing pavement network. Concrete overlays are a proven strategy for improving the existing pavement infrastructure while still being efficient and cost effective. Join CPU 3 to learn some of the histories of how concrete overlays have become such an important technology and how they may be improved in the future.
Moderator: Matt Zeller, P.E., CPAM
00000◊ Performance of Concrete Overlays; Tom Van Dam, Ph.D., P.E., NCE
00000◊ A Career with Concrete Overlays; Gordon Smith, P.E., CP Tech Center
00000◊ Accelerated Concrete Overlay Construction; Greg Mulder, P.E., ICPA

CPU 4 – Aviation – Legends FG
CPU Session 4 will focus on Aviation, including innovations and best practices. Led by ACPA’s Chief Engineer Gary Mitchell, this session will include three presentations from industry experts on airport trends, FAA updates, and innovative construction at Indianapolis International Airport.
Presentations:
00000◊ Jay Norris, P.E. - Director, TDOT Division of Aeronautics
00000◊ John Paul - Assistant Director of Development, TDOT Division of Aeronautics
00000◊ Harold Honey, P.E. - FAA Headquarters Senior Pavement Engineer
00000◊ Nate Summers, P.E. - Kimley-Horn
00000◊ Tony McMichael - Director of Airside Development, Indianapolis International Airport

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm BREAK

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
CPU 5 – Drones for Pavement Evaluation – Legends BC
Session 5 will explore the use of sUAS (small, uncrewed aircraft systems, or drones) in pavement applications. Examples of traditional uses of drones in the transportation environment include construction monitoring, real-time remote surveying, stockpile volume calculations, bridge inspections, and 3D site modeling. Drones are also widely used to publicize and market construction projects. This session will cover applications of drone solutions for conducting pavement distress evaluations of airfields, the use of thermal imaging drones to evaluate competing pavement solutions in combating Urban Heat Island, and a look into the future of drone use to address construction/pavement issues.
Moderator: Angela Folkestad, P.E., CO/WY Chapter ACPA
Speakers:
00000◊ Mike Ross, Senior Director of Product Management, Skydio
00000◊ David Peshkin, P.E., Vice President, Applied Pavement Technology
00000◊ Larry Scofield, P.E., Director of Pavement Innovation, ACPA

CPU 6 – Risks and Litigation – Legends FG
Session 6 is the first CPU ACPA has conducted on Risk and Litigation -- a topic that all should be aware of, and none should have to experience. The topic of risk and litigation can cover many different facets. This session will focus on the importance of project documentation, even if the agency does not require one to do so for certain tasks. We will get three perspectives on this topic from an attorney, a subject matter expert, as well as developers of innovative software systems that offer efficient and effective documentation and control. The three presentations will cover an attorney’s view on how to mitigate litigation risks with quality project documentation, the capability of laboratory information management systems for efficient documentation, and a subject matter experts view on the government requirements for expert reports and the importance of documentation in supporting expert opinions.
Presenters:
00000◊ Tim Martin, P.E., ACPA
00000◊ David Loeschner, Director of Sales and Marketing, Atser
00000◊ Allen Wilson, Esq., Partner, Sanderford & Carroll

The 59th Annual Meeting closes with the gala reception and excellence in paving awards banquet…

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Awards Banquet Registration – Broadway Foyer

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Awards Photo Session – Broadway West Prefunction
Professional photo session for award winners. Instructions with photo times are sent to team leaders prior to the event.

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Awards Gala Reception – Broadway West Prefunction
This semi-formal reception offers the opportunity to network before the awards gala commences.

6:30 pm - 8:45 pm “Excellence in Concrete Paving” Awards Dinner – Broadway F-K
This program is our annual celebration of award-winning pavement projects from around the country and the companies responsible for them. Two special paving awards will be presented for best-in-show for Innovation and Sustainability. We also witness the traditional “passing of the gavel,” and Laura O’Neill Kaumo will present the Harold Halm Presidential Award to James Mack (Cemex) for his outstanding service to the industry. Finally, we will honor Steve Jackson of Cedar Valley Corp., the winner of the 2022 Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award, our most prestigious recognition of an individual for their dedication, commitment, and service to the industry.

Event Venue
Omni Nashville Hotel
Registration Options
Online registration will remain open through the event, but rates will increase after Friday, November 18th.
COMPLETE PROGRAM
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Includes admission on Tuesday through Thursday to all meetings, meals, receptions, concrete pavement university, and the paving awards reception & banquet.

Member $980 | Non-Member $1,225

CPU AND AWARDS BANQUET ONLY
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Includes admission to CPU Opening Session on Thursday through the Awards Reception and Banquet. Meals during this time are included.

Member $660 | Non-Member $825

CPU ONLY
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Includes admission to CPU Opening Session and Breakout sessions on Thursday. Meals during this time are included.

Member $460 | Non-Member $575

AWARDS BANQUET ONLY
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Includes admission to the paving awards reception & banquet on Thursday evening.

Member $280 | Non-Member $350

SPOUSE-GUEST COMPLETE PROGRAM
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Includes admission for a spouse-guest to the Tuesday social hour, Wednesday mural/sightseeing tour with mimosas, Wednesday reception, and the Thursday paving awards banquet & reception.

Member $480 | Non-Member $600

SPOUSE-GUEST BANQUET ONLY
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Includes admission for a spouse-guest to the paving awards banquet & reception.

Member $280 | Non-Member $350

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