Let’s find out by connecting with an expert team of concrete pavement professionals.

Join us at the upcoming SWCPA workshop series that will deliver best-practice knowledge and boots-on-the-pavement expertise on how to improve the design and construction of concrete pavements in desert environments, and how to make your pavements more sustainable.

Our instructors will be sharing research findings, best practices, and field perspectives on how to overcome the harsh extremes of desert climates while improving sustainability benefits.

The instructors for the series are very engaging presenters – Peter Taylor of the CP Tech Center, Tom Van Dam of NCE, Mike Praul of the FHWA, Angel Mateos of the University of California Pavement Research Center, Dave Rath of Southwest Concrete Paving Co., Matt Fonte, Fonte & Co., and Host & Moderator Charles Stuart, Executive Director of SWCPA.

Starting on April 19th and running through May, there will be four 1.25-hour workshop sessions held on Tuesdays, starting at 9 am PDT. Here are the topics for the four sessions:

Concrete Mixtures for Pavement on Tuesday, April 19th with Peter Taylor, CP Tech Center
This session will present the “How’s & Why’s” of specifying and proportioning cements, SCMs, admixtures, and aggregates for desert pavements.

Pavement Design and Critical Properties on Tuesday, April 26th with Tom Van Dam, NCE
Designing and specifying pavements for desert environments requires a comprehensive understanding of how design relates to placement and performance.

Concrete Pavement Inspection and Testing on Tuesday, May 10th with Mike Praul, FHWA
Pavement quality is controlled through comprehensive inspection and testing requirements. Desert environments present added paving risks that should be accounted for in project QA and QC programs.

Pavement Construction and Performance on Tuesday, May 24th with Angel Mateos, UCPRC, Dave Rath, Southwest Concrete Paving Co., and Matt Fonte, Fonte & Co.
Successful paving in desert environments requires attention to key construction processes. Pavement condition data indicates excellent performance in desert environments.

This free series is presented by the Southwest Concrete Pavement Association, supported by the CP Tech Center, FHWA, the Nevada Department of Transportation, and the California Nevada Cement Association.Please register for each session using the links provided.

Plan on attending if you are an engineer, specifier, contractor or technician – from either the agency or industry side – who is involved in optimizing concrete pavement design, performance, and construction for roadway and airfield projects in the desert regions of the U.S. Southwest.

CEU / PDH Certificates will be available for this four-session workshop.

For additional information, contact Charles Stuart at cstuart@swcpa.org.