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2016 Manitoba Concrete Pavement Workshop

Manitoba Infrastructure, City of Winnipeg, Transportation Committee of Manitoba, Concrete Manitoba & the Cement Association of Canada.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CST)

2016 Manitoba Concrete Pavement Workshop
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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee GST/HST Quantity
Day 1 & 2 - Concrete Inspection Course + Concrete Workshop - Nov 9 & 10 9 Nov 2016 $170.00 $0.00 $8.50
Day 1 - Concrete Inspection Course - Nov 9 9 Nov 2016 $85.00 $0.00 $4.25
Day 2 - Concrete Workshop - Nov 10 9 Nov 2016 $85.00 $0.00 $4.25
STUDENT - Day 1 - Concrete Inspection Course - Nov 9   more info 9 Nov 2016 $50.00 $0.00 $2.50
STUDENT - Day 2 - Concrete Workshop - Nov 10   more info 9 Nov 2016 $50.00 $0.00 $2.50

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Wednesday, November 9: Concrete Inspection Course; presented by Gary Fick and Jerod Gross

8:00 am  Registration

8:30 am  Concrete Maintenance and the Importance of Good Inspection

8:45 am 

  • Why are we here?
  • How do we achieve quality for PCC Paving?
  • Got a project….now what?
  • What is concrete?

10:00 am  BREAK

10:20 am

  • What kinds of equipment are used?
  • What happens before you start paving?

11:45 am  LUNCH

12:30 pm

  • What happens when you’re finally paving?
  • What is the inspector’s role?

2:00 pm  BREAK

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm 

  • What about all the other road building stuff?
  • What do you look for in urban paving?
  • What paperwork?

Thursday, November 10: Concrete Presentations

8:00 am  Registration

8:30 am  Welcome, Introductions & Workshop Objectives

9:00 am  Concrete Pavements in Manitoba; presented by Archie Miller   

9:15 am  Concrete Durability; presented by Tom Van Dam  

10:00 am  BREAK

10:15 am  Grooving and Grinding; presented by Larry Scofield

11:00 am  Real Time Smoothness discussion; moderated by Gary Fick

11:45 pm  Lunch

12:30 pm  Real Time Smoothness discussion continued

1:15 pm  CP Tech Center and Concrete Pavement Resources; presented by Sherry Sullivan

1:30 pm  Internal Curing; presented by Tom Van Dam

2:00 pm  BREAK

2:15 pm  Concrete Overlays; presented by Gary Fick

2:45 pm  Sustainable Pavements; presented by Tom Van Dam

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm  Pavement LCA: A Manitoba Case Study; presented by Sherry Sullivan



Lance Vigfusson, Deputy Minister - Manitoba Infrastructure


Lester Deane, Director of Public Works - City of Winnipeg




Gary Fick holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Northern Iowa and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Masters in Science. Gary has over a 30-year career in concrete pavements and in that time has contributed to 3 major publications - the Guide to Concrete Overlays, 3rd Edition; Integrated Materials and Construction Procedure and the Performance History of Concrete Overlays.

Gary’s current projects (in partnership with the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center) include: SHRP2 Implementation of Real-Time Smoothness; Concrete Overlay Technical Support and the re-write of the IMCP Manual.

Gary lives in Edmond, OK with his wife and three daughters.


Jerod Gross, P.E. received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Iowa State University in 1997 and is a Professional Engineer in the State of Iowa.  He is currently a Project Manager at Snyder and Associates, Inc. and has worked with the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center on Concrete Overlay Guides as well as Iowa Highway Research Board (IHRB) projects. He also presents at quarterly lunch hour forums across Iowa on various Concrete topics including  construction, inspection, overlays, subgrade & subbase properties and concrete preservation.


Thomas J. Van Dam, Ph.D., P.E., FACI, has 30 years of civil engineering experience.  He specializes in concrete pavement design and evaluation, materials assessment, preservation, and sustainability.  He is currently involved in numerous projects for the FHWA, state highway agencies, and local agencies focused on concrete pavement evaluation, design, materials, and repair.  He is active in technology transfer, being the primary author of numerous Tech Briefs for the FHWA and is an instructor for a number of concrete pavement design, rehabilitation, and preservation short-courses and webinars. Dr. Van Dam is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) where he is the Chair of Committee 201, Durability of Concrete, an Associate Member of Committee 130, Sustainable Concrete,and a Member of Committees 232, Fly Ash in Concrete, 240, Natural Pozzolans in Concrete, and a Member of Committee 325, Concrete Pavements. Dr. Van Dam is active in the Transportation Research Board (TRB)and the past Chair of the TRB Committee AFN30, Durability of Concrete

In total, Dr. Van Dam has published over ninety technical articles and reports and has given over 120 technical presentations on pavements, concrete materials, and sustainability. 


Larry Scofield is a graduate from Arizona State University where he received both a bachelors and masters degree in Civil Engineering. Larry retired from the Arizona Department of transportation where he worked for 29 years. While at ADOT he worked in construction, materials, research, and pavement management.

From 2005 to 2011 Larry worked for the American Concrete Pavement Association as Director of Pavement Innovation. In August of 2011 he began with the International Grooving and Grinding Association as the Director of Engineering and Research and Director of Pavement Innovation for the ACPA.


Sherry Sullivan, MASc, PEng, LEED AP is the Director of Transportation and Built Environment with the Cement Association of Canada (CAC). In her role, Sherry provides guidance, technical advice and ongoing support on industry programs across Canada. She is an expert resource and technical spokesperson for the industry in the areas of Transportation and the Built Environment.

Prior to joining the CAC, Sherry worked in various roles within the cement, concrete and transportation industries, including the Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario, St. Marys Cement, Miller Concrete and MTO.

Sherry holds a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Ryerson University and is certified as a Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario. 


** Registered members of APEGM attending will be eligible to claim 7 professional development credit hours per day under the Formal Activity category.

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Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park
1405 Saint Matthews Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0K5

Wednesday, 9 November 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CST)

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