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WORKSHOP - Airport Pavement Design & Construction

Jul 25, 2017 07:30am -
Jul 27, 2017 03:00pm

Event Description


Airport Pavement Design & Construction Workshop
Also includes group discussion on: Understanding and Applying FAA P-501 and UFGS 32 13 11 Specifications

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The American Concrete Pavement Association will present a three-day national workshop on best practices used in the design, construction, and rehabilitation of concrete pavements used for airport applications.

The workshop program will technical presentations by subject matter experts with practical experience in the topic areas. Leading the discussions will be experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Transportation System Center, the Headquarters office of the FAA, ACPA, and companies with direct involvement in FAA and USACE projects.

When and Where?
The workshop will be held July 25 through 27, at the Hilton Omaha 1001 Cass Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68102. The program will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CDT) the first day and second days, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. the third day. (Continental breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. all three days.)

Who Should Attend?
The workshop is intended for owners’ representatives/engineers, contractor personnel, and others with an interest in concrete pavement design, construction, and rehabilitation for airport applications.

About This Workshop
This comprehensive training, led by ACPA’s Gary Mitchell and other leading subject matter experts, will cover airport pavement design, construction, and rehabilitation. For additional information, please see the detailed agenda below.

Group Discussion Focuses on Solutions
A popular element of ACPA’s airport pavement training program is open discussions about interpreting and applying airport concrete pavement specifications used by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) P–501 and Unified Facilities Guide Specification (UFGS) 32 13 11 specifications.

This group discussion serves as a guide for interpreting, gaining a better understanding, and gaining practical insights about the specifications.

The discussion will be based on field experience and guidance from top pavement experts. Much of this information has been gained by working with contractors, owner’s representatives, military engineers, and others with direct, first-hand experience. It is not intended as a basic primer on the specifications; instead, it will cover details of specification-related issues, challenges, and questions that commonly occur on the grade.

Earn Valuable Professional Development Hours
Participants may earn up to 13.5 professional development hours. Certificates of completion/PDH credits are awarded at the conclusion of workshop.

This program is oriented toward states/provinces 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.

Participants interested in earning PDH’s are responsible for determining the applicability of any training programs toward licensing requirements in their respective states.



The workshop will be held at the Hilton Omaha Hotel. A discounted single rate of $107 per night is available for workshop participants. Discount rate is available until June 23 (or until sold out).

Reserve Your Room Online

Or call 1.880.HILTONS (1.800.445.8667) and mention "ACPA".


TUESDAY 07/25/17 Pavement Design & Preconstruction Activities
7:30 AM 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM 8:30 AM Welcome and Concrete around the US – Award Projects
Jerry Voigt, American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA)
8:30 AM 9:05 AM Central Region Welcome and Discussion of Regional Issues
Dan Wilson, FAA Central Region
9:30 AM 9:45 AM USACE Welcome, Introduction, and Discussion of Agency Concerns
David Ray, USACOE TSC (invited)
9:45 AM 10:00 AM Break
10:00 AM 10:45 AM Concrete Paving Fundamentals
Angela Folkestad, Colorado/Wyoming Chapter-ACPA
10:45 AM 11:15 AM Overview of Department of Defense Guidance (UFC’s & Engineering Technical Letters)
Harold Honey, Michael Baker
11:15 AM 11:45 AM Overview of Federal Aviation Administration Guidance on Pavement Design and Construction (Advisory Circulars & Engineering Briefs)
Doug Johnson, FAA
11:45 AM Noon Pre-Construction Activities
Gary Johnson, American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA)
Noon 1:00 PM Lunch (provided)
1:00 PM 1:45 PM FAA Specifications for Subbase, Base, and Stabilized Base Construction
Doug Johnson, FAA
1:45 PM 2:30 PM Mix Design Constituents and Processes to Meet the Corp of Engineers Requirements
Brad Jones, USACE TSC
2:30 PM 2:45 PM Break
2:45 PM 3:15 PM Concrete Mixture Optimization for Concrete Pavements
Gary L. Mitchell, ACPA
3:15 PM 4:00 PM Plant Certification, Plant Management, and Uniformity Testing
Gary L. Mitchell, ACPA
4:00 PM 4:45 PM Testing Requirements for Airfield Pavements: What Do They Really Tell Us?
Toy Poole, CTLGroup (invited)
4:45 PM 5:00 PM Wrap-up, Discussion & Questions
WEDNESDAY 07/26/17 Construction Techniques, Quality Control, and Inspection
7:30 AM 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM 8:15 AM Review & Questions from Day 1
8:15 AM 9:00 AM Construction Techniques
Gary L. Mitchell, ACPA
9:00 AM 9:45 AM Contractor Quality Control/Quality Assurance Requirements for Quality Concrete Pavements
Martin Holt, Interstate Highway Construction
9:45 AM 10:00 AM Break
10:00 AM 10:40 AM Using HIPERPAVE® High Performance Concrete Paving Software to Monitor Uncontrolled Cracking Risk
Sabrina Garber, The Transtec Group
10:40 AM 11:20 AM Quality Control Requirement: Corps of Engineers Requirements related to Division 01 keyed to 32 13 11
Greg Gorup, USACE TSC
11:20 AM Noon Construction Inspection – What the Department of Defense is Looking For
Cpt. Ryan Hill, Air Force Institute of Technology
Noon 1:00 PM Lunch (provided)
1:00 PM 2:00 PM Concrete Paver Set-Up and Operation to Meet P-501 and 32 13 11 Requirements
Ron Guntert, Guntert & Zimmerman
2:00 PM 3:00 PM 3D Stringless Control Systems
Mathew Morrison, GOMACO
3:00 PM 3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM 4:00 PM Airfield Pavement Smoothness
Michael Gerardi, APR Consultants (invited)
4:00 PM 4:45 PM Demolition and Pavement Maintenance Procedures
Gary L. Mitchell, ACPA
4:45 PM 5:00 PM Wrap-up, Discussion & Questions
THURSDAY 07/27/17 Construction Planning and Specifications
7:30 AM 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM 9:00 AM P-501 Federal Aviation Administration Concrete Pavement Specification
Doug Johnson, FAA
9:00 AM 10:00 AM Unified Facilities Guide Specification (UFGS-32 13 11) for Concrete Pavement
Harold Honey, Michael Baker Corporation
10:00 AM 10:15 AM Break
10:00 AM 10:45 AM Planning for Fast Track Paving
Gary L. Mitchell, ACPA
10:45 AM 11:30 AM Planning for Hot or Cold Weather Paving
Gary L. Mitchell, ACPA
11:30 AM 1:00 PM Lunch (provided)
1:00 PM 2:00 PM Lessons Learned from When Things Go Wrong
Jim Lafrenz, Tigerbrain Engineering
2:00 PM 2:30 PM Final thoughts from the Agencies
Doug Johnson, Dan Wilson, Brad Jones, Greg Gorup
2:30 PM 3:00 PM Wrap-up, Discussion & Questions

Event Type:Training
Early registration ends on Jan 12, 2017.
Regular registration starts on Jan 13, 2017 and ends on Jul 26, 2017.
Late registration starts on Jul 27, 2017.
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