The ACPA Oklahoma/Arkansas Chapter held their 2021 Oklahoma Concrete Pavement Conference last week. The successful hybrid event was attended by nearly 200 in-person professionals with over 60 more participating online. Brent Burwell and the entire ACPA – OK/AR team hosted professionals from across the industry, including Oklahoma DOT, the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, ACPA members, engineers, consultants, and representatives of the academic community.
The program featured a broad and diverse agenda covering local updates, current research projects, and national perspectives. The various topics included concrete overlays, fiber reinforced concrete, early age slab behavior, roundabout design and construction, connected and automated vehicle corridors, and much more.
ACPA’s Jerry Voigt (President & CEO) gave a virtual presentation and gave a national update on ACPA activities and a breakdown of What We Do. Eric Ferrebee (ACPA’s Director of Technical Services) gave an in-person presentation on the proper design and construction of concrete roundabouts. Ferrebee said of the event, “It’s great to get back out in-person and see that there’s such a desire and enthusiasm for knowledge on concrete pavements.”