WORKSHOP: National Concrete Pavement Design (INDIVIDUAL)

Oct 17, 2011 1:00PM -
Oct 20, 2011 12:00pm

Event Description




Note: All times listed are CENTRAL


This comprehensive training event will be held at ACPA’s Rosemont, Illinois-headquarters, located just 2.5 miles east of O'Hare International Airport.   The event begins Monday afternoon (October 17) and continues through close of business Wednesday (October 19).   A bonus “Concrete Pavement Joint Layout and Design Workshop” will be held on Thursday, October 20, from 8 a.m. to Noon.

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The National Concrete Pavement Design Workshop will cover many of the most commonly used pavement design and analysis software, including some specifically used for concrete pavement design.
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. 

As an added bonus, most of the software discussed in the workshop will be included as part of the registration, and participants will have the opportunity to load programs in advance of the course.   Participants are strongly urged to bring laptop computers to enjoy the full benefits of hands-on training.  




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, government agency engineers may all benefit from this course.




Monday, October 17

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

· Welcome/Introductions

· Learning objectives

· Course outline/overview 

· Basics of pavement design

2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

· Using WinPas software 

Dinner on your own.   Please enjoy the many dining options in the area, which range from quick and convenient meals to some of the finest dining in Chicago.

Tuesday, October 18*

8:00 a.m. to Noon

· Understanding DARWin-ME™ software  

Noon to 1:30 p.m.*

· Lunch

1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

· Using ACPA StreetPave software


2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

· Break


3:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

· Using ACPA StreetPave software

Wednesday, October 19*

8:00 a.m. to Noon (concurrent session)

· Using Airport Pavement Design Programs (including AirPave, FAArfield, and Tri-Service PCASE software)


8:00 a.m. to Noon (concurrent session)

· Beyond Mainline Pavements — includes  TCP
(Thin-Concrete Pavement) design method; roller-compacted concrete design method; and ACPA PerviousPave software training. 

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

· Lunch


1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

· Using Pavement Analysis Tools (including Ever-FE, Westergaard app, HIPERPAV III, etc.).


3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

· Break


3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

· Bringing It All Together – Review, discussions, Q&A, and other important considerations. 

Thursday, October 20  

8:00 to Noon (Optional Workshop)

· Concrete Pavement Joint Design and Layout —

Includes intersection design and hands-on examples.

* During lunch breaks on Tuesday and Wednesday, participants will have the opportunity to view and use the new ACPA web and iPhone‐apps available for design (Tuesday) and construction/analysis (Wednesday). 




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 ACPA software you will receive at no additional charge:


· StreetPave ($500 value*)

· PerviousPave ($250 value*)

· AirPave ($500 value*)

· WinPas ($500 value*)


Sorry, this valuable software bundle is only offered to registrants/attendees of the concrete pavement design workshop. Registration for the optional concrete pavement jointing workshop is separate, and does not include software.


* Values listed are based on the current non‐member prices for ACPA software.



ACPA Members—$750

Rates shown include the ACPA software bundle, as well as the optional Concrete Pavement Joint Design and Layout Workshop.

Special pricing is available for government officials. 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.


Interested in special group rates or registering only for the Concrete Pavement Joint Design and Layout Workshop?  We can help!


For special rates, including the government rate, please contact Debbie Becker at 847.966.2272 or




Rates are applicable to all participants.  Individual rate is for one user registrant.  For group rates, please call ACPA at 847.966.2272 or email


Course materials, including software programs, are offered to all registrants, and some materials (software) may be provided to registrants in advance of the training workshop.  Course materials include a copy of the presentation, and in some cases, additional resources related to each topic.  Presentation materials are available only to registrants whose payment and eligibility status has been confirmed. 


Important!  Because of the value of the software programs provided in advance of this course, we cannot offer refunds or honor cancellations 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.



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.  

Compliance with licensure requirements is the sole responsibility of participants, and ACPA assumes no responsibility for the compliance with professional licensure requirements of local jurisdictions.




The opinions, findings, and conclusions expressed by presenters during this training event, as well as associated information provided to participants, are based on facts, tests, and the views of authorities in the field of concrete pavements and related topics. 


Training information presented verbally and in print are intended for use by professional personnel competent to evaluate the applicability and limitations of the information and who will accept responsibility of the application of the material contained herein. 


ACPA and its partners and affiliates disclaim any liability for the application of the information presented in association with these workshops, and cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of any of the sources, other than the word developed by the Association staff.


The views and opinions expressed by persons other than ACPA (national) staff are solely their own, and should not be construed as official recommendations or views of the American Concrete Pavement Association.




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 1024x768 or higher.

Event Type:Education
Early registration ends on Dec 31, 2010.
Regular registration starts on Jan 01, 2011 and ends on Oct 19, 2011.
Late registration starts on Oct 20, 2011.
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)

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