Advancements in Dowel Alignment & Location for Concrete Pavements

Date & Time: October 27, 2014
Time: Noon to 2:30 p.m. (CST) | 1 to 3:30 p.m. (EST) | 11 to 1:30 (MST)


  • Mark Snyder, Ph.D., P.E., ACPA, Pennsylvania Chapter
  • Garry Aiken, Kessler Soils Engineering Products, Inc.
  • Craig Landefeld, Ohio Department fo Transportation
  • Jeff Borden, Cold Spring Construction

This comprehensive course provides the latest information on current and emerging technology used for proper alignment and location of dowels in concrete pavements.

The course begins with an overview of dowel location technology and why it is essential to have accurate, efficient ways to align and locate dowels in concrete pavements.

As a part of our program also will feature an agency and a contractor’s perspectives on non-contact technology, and in particular, their experiences with MIT-Scan Technology. Our course will wrap up with an outlook for the future in this very important topic area.

As part of the overview, updates will be presented on the current FHWA-led initiative to facilitate dowel bar alignment testing, as well as ACPA’s draft guide spec for dowel alignment & location.

We also will present an overview of various, non-contact measurement methods, including ground-penetrating radar, ultrasound, and MIT-Scan technology. An overview of MIT-Scan technology for dowel alignment/location also will be presented, as will details about the implementation of this technology throughout the United States.

This is important information for contractors, agencies, consultants, and others with an interest in load transfer technology. Superintendents, construction managers, project managers, inspection personnel, QC/QA personnel, and others involved with dowel bar placement and/or retrofit will find this course particularly useful.

PDH Credits
The American Concrete Pavement Association will award 2.5 professional development hours (PDH's) to those wishing to complete an optional “evidence of learning exam” following the webinar.

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.

Click here to register online.

Important: Government employees must contact ACPA directly to receive the government discount. Please contact:

  • (Tuesday-Friday) Debbie Becker ( | 847.423.8710)
  • (Monday) Andy Gieraltowski ( |847.423.8707)