June 4-6, 2024 at the Cascade Hotel in Kansas City
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Program Highlights
Featured Sessions

Three workshop sessions will cover smoothness before, during, and after the paver, along with sustainability from an agency perspective.

Social and Networking

On Tuesday, join members and guests for a reception at the Puttery for mini-golf, drinks, food, and fun. On Wednesday, enjoy Kansas City BBQ and beverages onsite at the Chairman's reception.


Join ACPA members at committee meetings to engage in the work of the Association and further our strategic objectives.

Event Schedule

8:00 am - 4:00 pm Registration – Pre-Function

8:30 am - 9:30 am Welcome Breakfast – Seville Ballroom

9:30 am - 11:45 am Workshop Session 1 - Delivering Smooth Concrete Pavements – Seville Ballroom

Andrei Bedoya & Greg Frazee, Axios Civil Solutions
Equipment Panel: Mark Brenner, GOMACO; Fred Bryan, POWER PAVERS; Tim Nash, WIRTGEN
Dave Merritt, The Transtec Group
Matt Fonte, Fonte & Co.
Moderator: Eric Ferrebee, ACPA

Smoothness is one of the most important considerations when building a concrete pavement. The design itself and nearly all aspects of the construction process can impact the initial and long term smoothness of the pavement. Delivering a smooth concrete pavement requires attention to detail and an optimized construction process and quality control plan. This workshop will go through various aspects of the construction process and discuss how to ensure they are being optimized for delivering smooth concrete pavements. The workshop is expected to include the following elements:

  • A Brief Introduction to Smoothness and Optimizing the Paving Process
  • The Realities of Optimizing Mixtures for Smooth Concrete Paving
  • Panel Discussion on the Equipment that Delivers Smooth Pavements
  • Measuring Early-Age Smoothness – Utilizing Real-Time Smoothness to Improve Paving

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Luncheon with Guest Motivational Speaker - Chris Klieman, Head Football Coach at Kansas State University – Seville Ballroom

Coach Chris Klieman, the Head Coach of Kansas State University, will be our featured luncheon speaker. In five seasons, Klieman has brought a culture of selflessness, discipline, toughness and commitment to the K-State program, and that is what has led the Wildcats to sustained success and the distinction of being the winningest active program in the Big 12 Conference heading into the 2024 season.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Workshop Session 2 - Longevity of Smooth Concrete Pavements – Seville Ballroom

Robert Hogan, Office of Pavement Management, Caltrans
Rick Miller, Assistant Geotechnical Engineer, Kansas Department of Transportation
Jenny Li, Pavement Asset Management Section Director at Texas Department of Transportation
Moderator: Larry Scofield, Director of Pavement Innovation, ACPA

It is largely accepted that building smooth pavements results in smoother pavements throughout the life of the roadway. This has lead to many state DOTs implementing smoothness incentives. While these incentives have been effective in many places in delivering smoother initial construction, it is important to understand how and at what rate smoothness deteriorates and roughness develops. This workshop will look to connect the dots from initial smoothness to long-term performance and answer the question of how low is low enough to achieve long-lasting smoothness in concrete pavements.

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Emerging Leaders Steering Committee Meeting – By Invitation - Rozzelle

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Reception at the Puttery Kansas City - Depart from Lobby
Join us for an evening of fun and networking at Puttery indoor mini golf lounge. This reception will include bar games, music, cocktails, lite-bites, and of course…unlimited mini golf on three indoor courses. Puttery is a short 8 minute walk from the hotel. Fore!

7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration – Pre-Function

7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast - Seville Ballroom

8:00 am – 9:30 am Workshop Session 3 - Cities Delivering on Sustainability – Seville Ballroom

Nelson Gibson, FHWA
Tom Van Dam, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Tim Haile, Executive Director of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority
Sean Winkler, Manager, Federal Infrastructure Strategy, Office of Government Affairs, Maryland Department of Transportation
Moderators: Randy Iwasaki - Advanced Mobility Analytics Group & Jason Tai

The IIJA/IRA funding has prioritized sustainability, resiliency and other climate focused objectives, but with inflation and other economic challenges, urban areas have had to make unique choices in an attempt to balance priorities against real world constraints and considerations. This session will provide a glimpse on how some cities, counties, and other transportation authorities from around the country have made asset management decisions in the face of changing world dynamics.

10:00 am – 11:30 am Design and Engineering Functional Committee - Romanelli
18:00 am – 10:00 am Marketing and Communications Functional Committee - Rozelle

11:45 am - 12:45 pm Luncheon with FHWA Guest Speaker - LCTM Program Update – Seville Ballroom

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Research Technology and Innovation Functional Committee - Romanelli
8:00 am – 0:00am Quality Construction Functional Committee - Rozelle

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Strategic Advisory Committee – Seville Ballroom

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Government Affairs Committee Meeting – Seville Ballroom

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Chairman's Reception - Restaurant Lower Level
Join ACPA for a networking reception before a night on the town in Kansas City. Attendees can expect to enjoy drinks and KC BBQ. A great way to kick off the evening! Thank you to our reception sponsors for their support this evening!

8:00 am - 9:00 am Board of Directors Breakfast (by invitation)
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation)

Event Venue
Cascade Kansas City
Online registration is now closed, but you can still register onsite. Please visit us at the registration desk.
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