December 12th -14th at JW Marriott Marco Island, FL
60th Annual Meeting
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Program Highlights
TUESDAY

A day for ACPA Chapter/State partners and members to identify best practices for advocating and promoting concrete pavements. At lunch, hear from AASHTO’s Executive Director Jim Tymon on what priorities AASHTO envisions as we enter 2024. In addition, the day will offer two exciting excursions and a fun-filled evening beach reception.

WEDNESDAY

A full day of committee meetings and market forum discussions that will help inform attendees on the state of the industry and market trends while shaping ACPA’s strategic focus. Join an exclusive panel in the afternoon with state DOTs to hear how IIJA funding is funneling down to states and state projects. The day concludes with our Chairman's Welcome Reception with cigar rolling.

THURSDAY

Join hands-on Concrete Pavement University sessions to learn more about emerging industry issues. Topics include mix design, risks and litigation, EPDs, smoothness, finishing basics, and lessons learned over the past 60 years. The day also includes a celebration of this year’s Excellence in Concrete Pavement and Distinguished Service Award Winners.

Preliminary Event Schedule
Expand each day to view activities, meetings, sessions, and receptions. Preliminary agenda details are subject to change, please check back closer to event date.

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

7:00 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast (closed to committee members only) – Banyan 2
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 (closed to committee members only) – Banyan 2

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Luncheon with featured speaker Jim Tymon, Executive Director, AASHTO – Banyan 1
AASHTO Executive Director Jim Tymon will speak on the flow of infrastructure funds from the IIJA and IRA (including discretionary grants) and the impact they are having on STIPs and project planning across the country. He will provide observations on inflation and current construction industry constraints, while also speculating on the future outlook for America’s infrastructure. Mr. Tymon has been AASHTO’s executive director since 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Tymon worked for the House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Platinum Day at the Beach (Optional Activity) - Meet on the Beach
Reserve the best seat at the beach with front row to the Gulf for a fun filled day of activities and entertainment. Relax on the beach VIP style with access to private lounge chairs, umbrellas, and towel service. Dedicated resort staff will be waiting to tend to your every need along with an activity director for an afternoon of fun. ACPA staff to help organize teams for a little friendly competition of volleyball, cornhole, and giant pong tournaments. Other activities include kayaks, paddle boards, and DJ in Paradise will keep the party going with today’s top hits as well as oldies but goodies to round out a memorable day on the Gulf of Mexico. (Add-on activity @$100 when registering)

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Calusa Spirit Private Tour (Optional Activity) - Depart from Beach
The Calusa Spirit offers a relaxing and fun tour for all ages! This comfortable 45 ft. powered catamaran departs directly from the Marco Island beachfront and glides smoothly across the Gulf, around the tip of Cape Romano and into the 10,000 Islands at the edge of the Everglades. On this 2.5 hour excursion you’ll see abundant tropical wildlife such as dolphin, manatee, bald eagles, fish and shore birds. The captain and onboard naturalist will answer questions about the unique history and ecosystem of Southwest Florida. Upon arrival at an uninhabited island, guests can explore the secluded beach in search of seashell treasures before continuing on with their adventure! (Add-on activity @$150 when registering)

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Lanai Beach Reception
Let ACPA welcome you to Marco Island, Florida! Join us for drinks and light fare on the beach.

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

8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast with Featured Speaker Mike Ireland, President and CEO, Portland Cement Association – Banyan 1
Mike Ireland, President and CEO of the Portland Cement Association will share updates over breakfast on cement market conditions alongside PCA priorities for 2024.

9:00 am – 9:15 am BREAK

9:15 am – 10:15 am Highway Market Forum – Banyan 3
During this market forum, attendees will review and recap successes, and participate in informal polling for the highway market. Forum-specific speakers will participate to answer questions and priorities for 2024 will be set.

10:15 am – 10:30 am BREAK

10:30 am – 11:30 am Streets/Roads Market Forum – Banyan 3
During this market forum, attendees will review and recap successes, and participate in informal polling for the streets and local roads market. Forum-specific speakers will participate to answer questions and priorities for 2024 will be set.

11:00 am – 2:00 pm Brunch with Optional Spa Day (For Spouses/Guests registering for complete proram)
To help make our registered spouse/guests feel special, ACPA will host a brunch featuring mimosas, bloody marys, and chef prepared food. Following brunch, ACPA will coordinate appointments at Spa by JW. Spouse/guests interested in reserving spa treatments at ACPA's group rate should checkoff this option when registering. ACPA staff will reach out to confirm pricing and book your spouse/guest's appointment.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Annual Meeting of the Members Luncheon – Banyan 1
Chairman Steve Friess (Milestone) will reflect on his year as chairman as we begin the passing of the gavel to incoming Chairman Ernie Peterson (Ash Grove Cement). ACPA‘s CEO Laura O’Neill Kaumo also provides an overview on the State of the Association. Past-Chairman Ed Griffith (St Marys Cement) will provide the slate of Nominating Committee recommendations for 2024 Board of Directors.

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Airport Market Forum – Banyan 3
During this market forum, attendees will review and recap successes, and participate in informal polling for the airport market. Forum-specific speakers will participate to answer questions and priorities for 2024 will be set.

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm BREAK

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Non-Traditional Markets Forum – Banyan 3
During this market forum, attendees will review and recap successes, and participate in informal polling for non-traditional markets, including industrial pavements, slab track, and additional newer markets. Forum specific speakers will participate to answer questions and priorities for 2024 will be set.

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm BREAK

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Strategic Advisory Committee – Banyan 3
During this meeting, the committee will review strategic plan progress, functional committee projects, and awards programs to develop recommendations to the Board of Directors for areas of future focus.

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm BREAK

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm State DOT Secretaries Panel – Banyan 1
Moderated by House Transportation and Infrastructure Former Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA), the panel is scheduled to host the honorable Omer Osman, Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary, the honorable Tim Gatz, Oklahoma Department of Transportation Secretary and the honorable Michael Carroll, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary, as well as a few more invited participants. Topics will include IIJA and IRA funding, the future of formula and discretionary funding, project planning, and other timely topics concerning paving and the highway, aviation, and roads and streets market.

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Chairman’s Reception - Sunset Terrace All Registrants, Guest & Spouses Welcome
Join us to watch the sunset, enjoy drinks, a cigar roller, and network with members before dinner and a night on the town. This reception will feature Florida’s favorite drinks and hors d’oeuvres alongside entertainment – a great way to kick off the evening!



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

8:00 am – 8:45 am Breakfast – Banyan 3

8:45 am – 10:15 am Concrete Pavement University (CPU) Opening Session - Banyan 3

10:15 am – 10:30 am BREAK

10:15 am – Noon Board of Directors Meeting (By Invite) - Osprey 2

10:30 am - Noon
CPU 1 – Improving Concrete Pavement Mix Design and Incorporating Sustainability – Banyan 2
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.

CPU 2 – Risk and Litigation – Banyan 1
Back by popular demand, the Risk & Litigation Concrete Paving University session will cover the impacts of utilities, determining costs for time-related damages and filing requests for equitable adjustment. Nobody can predict the future, but you can plan now for when disputes arise -- having a better understanding of the process is one way to prepare and mitigate risk. Our presenters will help highlight the risks we take with a project containing utilities, how costs are determined for delays and the information needed to quantify these costs, and how to prepare and prosecute large claims.

Presentations:
00000◊ “Late Utility Relocation: How to Prevent, and Get Paid if it Occurs” – Tom Olson, Partner, Olson Law
00000◊ “Time-Related Damages: Quantifying the Impact of Delays” -- James Granstra, Executive Vice President, Breakwater Forensics
00000◊ “Requesting Equitable Adjustments: how to prepare and prosecute large claims against governmental owners” – Allen Wilson, Partner, Sanderford & Carroll

Noon – 1:00 pm Luncheon and Presentation of Distinguished Service Awards – Banyan 3
Celebrate the individuals that are making a difference in the concrete pavement industry. Awards will be presented for technical achievement, outstanding pavement promotion, lifetime pavement recognition, and sustainable practices.

1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
CPU 3 – Contractor’s Guide to Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) – Banyan 2
As sustainability continues to be a major focus, quantifying upfront, embodied environmental impacts is the next major step needed. This is done by producing environmental product declarations, or EPDs, which can give the environmental burden of a concrete mixture. While EPDs are well established in vertical space, they have not historically been used for paving until recently. This session will focus on how contractors can produce their own EPDs for their mixes on a project and how doing so will be critically important for eligibility for funding from the Inflation Reduction Act.

CPU 4 – Ensuring Smoothness Can be Achieved – Banyan 1
Traditionally, agencies develop a single smoothness specification for new roadway construction, and apply it independently of what the specific project alignment is. This session will discuss how the Digital Terrain Models can be evaluated at the design stage to identify what is and isn’t achievable so that the alignments can be corrected, or the smoothness specs corrected to allow for the exceptions. The session will also cover how to handle this during construction and what can be expected.

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm BREAK

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
CPU 5 – Rethinking the Basics of Finishing – Curing, Sawing & Sealing – Banyan 2
Finishing concrete pavements can play a big role in early and long-term performance. If done incorrectly, it can also be the main cause of construction defects and deficiencies that can lead to corrective actions. Due to these important factors, having quality curing, sawing, and sealing practices is extremely important. This session will review some of the cutting-edge information on ensuring quality is delivered through the finishing process.

CPU 6 – Historical Concrete Paving and Lessons Learned – Celebrating 60 Years of ACPA – Banyan 1
Over the course of ACPA’s 60 annual meetings there have been countless projects highlighted and plenty of issues discussed and solved. As we continue to push into the future, it’s important to look back to the past and learn to continue to improve. This session will highlight projects from the past that deliver on concrete pavement’s promise of durability and longevity. It will also review some of the resources developed over the years that are key to ensuring quality concrete pavements are produced time and time again.

The 60th Annual Meeting closes with the gala reception and excellence in paving awards banquet…

5:00 pm – 6:15 pm Awards Gala Registration – Banyan Foyer

5:00 pm - 6:15 pm Awards Photo Session - Banyan West Foyer
Professional photo session for award winners. Instructions with photo times are sent to team leaders prior to the event.

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm Awards Gala Reception - Banyan West Foyer
This semi-formal reception offers the opportunity to network before the awards gala commences.

6:15 pm - 8:45 pm “Excellence in Concrete Paving” Awards Dinner - Banyan 2-3
Celebrate and honor the best of the best in the concrete paving industry. Awards will be presented for the 2023 Excellence in Concrete Paving project winners, as well as association distinguished service awards to titans of the industry. Sixty years of ACPA Annual Meetings will be commemorated throughout the night.

Event Venue
JW Marriott Marco Island
Registration Options
Even when you aren’t participating in the ACPA Annual Meeting program, JW Marriott in Marco Island, FL is a luxurious location with many world class amenities, including but not limited to fabulous beach activities, poolside service, wellness facilities, on site golf access, water sports, spa and much more.
COMPLETE PROGRAM

Includes admission on Tuesday through Thursday to all meetings, meals, receptions, concrete pavement university, and the paving awards reception & gala dinner.

Member $1,200 | Non-Member $1,500

CPU AND AWARDS BANQUET ONLY

Includes admission to CPU Opening Session on Thursday through the awards reception and gala dinner. Meals during this time are included.

Member $800 | Non-Member $1,000

CPU ONLY

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

Member $600 | Non-Member $750

AWARDS BANQUET ONLY

Includes admission to the paving awards reception & gala dinner on Thursday evening.

Member $350 | Non-Member $440

SPOUSE-GUEST COMPLETE PROGRAM

Includes an invitation to all receptions, including the annual awards dinner. To help make our registered spouse/guests feel special, ACPA will host a brunch featuring a mimosa and bloody Mary bar along with delectable offerings to start off a relaxing day on the Gulf Coast. Following brunch, ACPA will organize spa appointments. Attendees will be treated to a gift basket of chocolates, split of champagne, and other local treats. Spouses/Guests responsible for all guest services.

Member $650 | Non-Member $815

SPOUSE-GUEST BANQUET ONLY

Includes admission for a spouse-guest to the paving awards reception & gala dinner.

Member $350 | Non-Member $440

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