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2023 Annual Concrete Pavement Workshop Presentations

The presentations accessible by hyperlinks below have been provided by the presenters who utilized slides and shared their content for publication.  All speakers are shown for reference, but not all presenters used visuals.

General Session Presentations
Angela Folkestad, P.E., CO/WY Chapter – ACPA  
Concrete Overlay Construction & Performance
Ralph Bell, Castle Rock Construction Company  
Designing Concrete Overlays
Julie Vandenbossche, PhD, P.E., University of Pittsburgh  
The Benefits of Competition & A Balanced Paving Program: A Business Case for a Two-Pavement System  
Jim Mack, P.E., CEMEX
Constructing Quality Concrete Pavement for the Next Generation  

Craig Wieden, P.E., Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)
Matt Fonte, Fonte & Co.
Mike Praul, P.E., Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Sunstainability Throughout the Concrete Pavement Life Cycle   
Eric Ferrebee, P.E., ACPA  
Paving I-80 Rock Springs & Leveraging FHWA’s Mobile Concrete Technology Center to Learn More
Greg Frazee, IHC Scott  
Brad McCullough, P.E., WYDOT
Mike Praul, P.E., FHWA  
Breakout Session Presentations
Materials – Advancements in Concrete Mixtures  Design & Construction – Concrete Overlays
Prioritizing Durability in Concrete Mixtures & Paving – A Discussion on New Approaches to Materials, Testing & Opening to Traffic Designing Bonded & Unbonded Concrete Overlays
Mike Praul, P.E., Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Julie Vandenbossche, PhD, P.E., University of Pittsburgh
Leif Wathne, P.E., National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (CP Tech Center) Get in, Get Out, Stay Out! Iowa SH 3 Accelerated Concrete Overlay
  Greg Mulder, P.E., Iowa Concrete Paving Association
Design & Construction – Smoothness Asset Management/Maintenance – Smoothness & Preservation
Constructing Smooth Concrete Pavements Concrete Pavement Preservation – Sustainable Solutions for Today & Tomorrow
Matt Fonte, Fonte & Co. John Roberts, P.E., International Grooving & Grinding Association (IGGA)
Longevity of Smoothness & its Relationship with Sustainability  Lessons Learned on Long-Term Smoothness 
Eric Ferrebee, P.E., ACPA Larry Scofield, P.E., ACPA & IGGA
Airports -Design & Construction Local Agencies – ADA Requirements
Everything Concrete Pavement for Airports! Discussions on P-501 & P-610 specifications, recently issued Engineering Bulletins, Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA), and tackling changing conditions and challenges during Construction.

ADA Design & Solutions – A Practical Discussion on Implementing ADA Requirements.

Gary Mitchell, P.E., ACPA Jesse Jonas, P.E., MO/KS Chapter – ACPA


Thank you for attending the 2023 CO/WY ACPA Concrete Pavement Workshop!

We are so glad you were able to join us for a day of education and discussion on all things concrete pavement.  
Congratulations to all the Award Winners! 
We look forward to seeing you again in March 2024!

*Slideshows of the Presentations will be posted on our website soon!*

Thank you to our 2023 Workshop Sponsors!


Castle Rock Construction Company
Chato’s Concrete
Fonte & Company
Holcim (US) Inc.
IHC Scott
Lawson Construction Company
Mountain Cement Company
Villalobos Concrete Company


Concrete Works of Colorado
Millstone Weber


American Highway
CR Minerals
Faris Machinery
Master Builders Solutions
Power Curbers and Power Pavers

Thank you to our 2023 Workshop Exhibitors!

Concrete Stabilization Technologies Inc.
Esch Construction Supply
Faris Machinery
Honnen Equipment

Additional Partners
Colorado Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP)
Colorado Public Works Journal
Transportation & Construction Girl

Last Chance to Register for the 2023 Annual Concrete Pavement Workshop

Annual Concrete Pavement Workshop

 March 2, 2023

DoubleTree by Hilton Denver
3203 Quebec Street (at MLK & Quebec), Denver, CO 80207

Don’t miss the annual concrete pavement workshop on Thursday, March 2, 2023, featuring a full day of education and discussion on all things concrete pavement!  The Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards will also be presented.  The workshop will feature presentations by industry experts both locally and from across the country speaking about topics that impact concrete pavement construction. 

The workshop agenda and registration information can be found on the workshop registration page.

Please contact Nicole Aganon at or 303-949-2158 with questions.

#MemberMonday with Castle Rock Construction Company

Castle Rock Construction Company paving on I-25.

Owners: Employee-owned since 2002

Established: 1981 at its current name, but it’s history can be tracked back to 1898!

Company size: ≈ 100

We spoke with Amy Brooks, Chief Operating Officer and Co-owner, to learn a bit more about our member.

First things first:

  1. CRCC is a century-old industry leader specializing in the construction of transportation infrastructure.
  2. Very early beginnings: In 1898 a family-owned company in Iowa went on to become one of the early builders of concrete streets. Eventually, they wanted to bring concrete pavement to Colorado.
  3. Castle Rock Construction Company, based in Colorado, was established in 1981 to build concrete paving and related work in the Rocky Mountain region.
  4. Under the leadership of Erik Jensen, CRCC has since diversified to include grading, earthwork, curb & gutter, flatwork, concrete barrier, underground utilities, aggregate trucking and design-build in Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, New Mexico, South Dakota and Iowa.
  5. As of 2022, 35 people have been with CRCC for over 10 years and 11 have been with CRCC for over 30 years!

Amy Brooks with her husband, David Brooks – CFO at CRCC, and their daughter, Ava.

Amy, you’ve been with CRCC for nearly 10 years, starting as a project manager and now as the Chief Operating Officer. How did you find yourself in this industry?

I studied architectural engineering. I quickly realized that I didn’t want to be sat at a computer and I wanted to be outside and working with people. I also realized I wasn’t particularly interested in construction in the vertical world. I grew up around this – around pavers and road projects. I started working at Kiewit my first 4 years out of college. Then, when the opportunity came to be a part of ownership, we moved to Colorado. I started at the bottom of the structure to learn how CRCC manage their work… and just worked my way up from there.

Left, Chris Shoemaker (CRCC), Rhianna Poss (CDOT Region 4), and Rich Timian (CRCC) accepting the National ACPA Gold Awards in December of 2022 for Wiggins and 287 Passing Lanes in Nashville.

How would you define the values of CRCC?

  1. Driven to Overcome Every Challenge
  2. Innovators that Transform our Industry
  3. Develop & Retain High Performing, Passionate and Loyal Employees

What do you see as being the current challenges in the industry?

Building the workforce of the future. Our industry needs people who have a passion for what we do and can take us into the future and be successful at building infrastructure. But it’s about attracting the right people. Managing the market is a challenge. There are changes in the market every day and managing those changes, moving with it and maintaining capacity thru lulls is everything.

What is CRCC excited about in the future?

Again, building the team of the future. A strong team. The industry has gotten very tech and I see a need to get back to basics of good quality work.

You are also one of our Board Members. Do you have any other involvements?

I’m also on the Board at Colorado Contractors Association, just started in 2022.

What do you find valuable in being a member of an association? 

I have learned a lot from fellow contractors. We all get exposed to our own companies and used to our own ideas. It has been a blessing to be involved. I feel like I’m one of the younger people and yet I get to sit in the room and listen to others who have a lot of wisdom and experience. I’m not a big networking person but the exposure to other companies and how we should be thinking about things as a group: what’s good for the larger group, what’s good for contractors, concrete – and not just for my company. I get to be a part of something bigger.

Thank you, Amy and Castle Rock Construction Company, for your time in sharing a bit about what makes you great!

Left to Right: Rich Timian (CRCC),  Chris Shoemaker (CRCC) and Rhianna Poss (CDOT Region 4) at an ACPA event.