Nevada Engineering Firm Has In-House CPA Training

As reported in September 2013 E-News by Vice President Amy Miller, a high profile Las Vegas, Nevada, engineering firm expressed a desire to become a "go to" firm for concrete paving design in the predominate flexible pavement region in Southern Nevada. Miller, Vice President Jon Hansen, and Tom Tietz, executive director of the California Nevada Cement Association, (CNCA) met with the firm on the last day of NRMCA's ConcreteWorks and presented an introduction to designing parking lots using ACI 330. Since September of 2013, the firm has been involved in designing three concrete parking lots using ACI 330 guidelines.

Last month, Hansen, along with Tom Tietz and Clay Slocum, Pavement Engineer with CNCA were back at the firm for a two hour Concrete Pavement Analyst (CPA) training session. With the core knowledge of ACI 330 learned earlier, the 18 attendees learned how to customize the CPA data base with local data to make the design process easier and faster. They also learned the value of evaluating rigid and flexable pavement sections for determining comparable design.

For more information, contact Jon Hansen atjhansen@nrmca.orgor Tom Tietz at

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