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Events & Workshops

IAM Asset Management Workshop

  • August 21-22 at WSB St. Louis Park

Mark your calendars for August 21 and 22, 2019 because the Mn IAM (Institute of Asset Management) group, in cooperation with MnDOT and FHWA (Federal Highway), is holding its first Asset Management workshop in Minneapolis. The workshop is designed for a range of city, county and state asset management skills; from novice to experienced. In addition to Minnesota asset management professionals, experts from Michigan, APWA (American Public Works Assn) national and IAM national will be in attendance.

More information to follow.

Joint Durability and Repair Webinar

  • Thursday, June 27 from noon - 1:30 p.m.

This two-part webinar will cover the fundamentals of concrete pavement joint durability and repair methods.

Joint Deterioration Causes and Prevention
by Dr. Peter Taylor, CPTech Center, Iowa State University, and ISCP Board of Directors

The discussion will review the causes behind premature joint deterioration, including freezing and thawing, and oxychloride formation. Guidance will be provided on what can be done to reduce the risk of its occurrence, and how mixtures can be evaluated before construction starts.

Techniques, Materials and Resources for Repair and Restoration of Joints
by Tom Burnham, P.E., Minnesota Department of Transportation, and ISCP Board of Directors

Partial-depth repairs and other preservation methods are important tools that can be used to address construction issues, maintain good service and lengthen the life of concrete pavements. This second part of the webinar will review proven techniques, materials and resources related to concrete pavement restoration, as well as highlight case histories and ongoing research being conducted to improve processes and address new challenges.

Professional Development Hours
The American Concrete Pavement Association will award a certificate of completion that may be used for company credit and/or 1.5 professional development hours (PDHs).
Participants interested in earning PDH’s are responsible for determining the applicability of any training programs toward licensing requirements in their respective state/province.

This program is oriented toward jurisdictions 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.

Registration Information

  • ISCP Members: Please log in to the members only section of the ISCP website to obtain a registration link. https://www.concretepavements.org/.
  • Government Employees: There is no cost to government employees, but verification and registration are required. The government rate is for employees of federal, state/provincial, county, or township agencies, as well as the agencies/branches of the Department of Defense. or assistance, please contact Donna Antonacci with ACPA. Ms. Antonacci’s contact information is 847.423.810 or donnaa@acpa.org.
  • ACPA members: ACPA Member rates are available for American Concrete Pavement Association members. ACPA Member rates are: Individual - $30 or Group (up to 6) - $75 each group.
  • All online registrants: Please select either the "individual" or "group" registration option. Please note that group rates are intended for up to 6 people; additional registrations (at either the individual or group) rates are required for groups with 7 or more participants. The member rate will be automatically applied after you log in.

Registration Rates
Rates for all other participants, except those cited above are:
Individual - $50 | Group - $125

For more information, visit https://netforumpro.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=ACPA_ORG&WebCode=EventDetail&evt_key=e319defa-b5ea-4474-91a9-0d06173ba9ce.

Sign Maintenance and Management for Local Agencies

This online distance-learning course was created to provide a concise, cohesive set of sign maintenance and management materials to employees of cities, counties, and municipalities. The development of this course stemmed from the realization that no consistent sign training is available locally and that many key maintenance staff are retiring without transferring their knowledge to younger staff. In addition, it is often challenging for maintenance staff to attend workshops and training in person, since their schedules change frequently and are often weather-dependent.

This course will help maintenance staff better understand sign materials, placement, installation, and retroreflectivity, as well as general maintenance and management practices. In addition, students will learn how to use and navigate the Minnesota Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MN MUTCD) and understand new federal requirements related to sign maintenance and management.

The course consists of 10 lessons, each containing a narrated presentation, video clips, and a quiz. Participants can complete the course, which will take about 10 hours, at their own pace.

Course Lessons

  • General overview
  • Minnesota Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
  • Sign policy
  • Sign materials
  • Safety
  • Sign placement
  • Sign installation
  • Sign retroreflectivity
  • Sign maintenance and management
  • Addressing and street name signs

Cost: $65 ($75 to register for a Continuing Education Credit)

For further details and to register, visit http://www.mnltap.umn.edu/training/topic/traffic/onlinesign/index.html.