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Thursday, Aug. 1st - Sun., Aug. 4th - Waldorf Astoria Boca Raton Resort & Club

501 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Convention Agenda

Thursday, Aug. 1st

  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - FDOT Liaison Committee Meeting (Amalfi Room)

  • 4:00 PM - Check-In & Pickup Convention Packet (Mizner Terrace)

  • 2:PM - 5:PM - Vendor Setup (Mizner Room)

  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Welcome Reception (Mizner Room)

  • Dinner on your own

Friday, Aug. 2nd

  • 8:30 AM - Breakfast with Dr. Dean Bushey on Autonomous Vehicles (Valencia Room)

    • Dr. Dean Bushey, General Manager of Voyage, will be discussing the significant impact autonomous vehicles will have on urban planning, design, and development. Voyage is an autonomous vehicle taxi, serving the 145,000 residents in the Villages, FL. Dr. Bushey's talk will cover the technology behind autonomous vehicles, companies in the AV space to include Uber and Waymo, how AVs make sense, how we ensure safety, limitations of the systems, and how this transformative technology will impact city landscapes, including parking lots and garages, roadways, and infrastructure. Following the talk, there will be time for questions and answers.

  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Board of Directors Meeting (Amalfi Room)

  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Industry Training​​ - Tony Lehman of Hudson, Parrott, Walker Law (Santa Margherita Room)

    • ​“Every industry member knows how important it is to stay current with trends and developments. Tony Lehman of Hudson Parrott Walker is going to help with that task in this presentation, as he is going to cover key changes in Florida law that affect the precast industry as well as current trends in risk management. You should attend this session only if you want your company to be sure it gets paid on projects or if you are concerned about the emerging risks that could cripple your plant.”  Tony will also discuss “recent developments” update on the overhaul of notice of non-payment statute, specifically with reference to “overstated” claims.  The new legislation creates the concept of a “fraudulent notice of nonpayment” similar to a fraudulent lien.

  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Industry Training - Glenda Diaz Acosta, Graduate Research Assistant, UF Department of Civil & Coastal Eng. (Santa Margherita Room)

    • ​Ms. Glenda will cover the evaluation of the effectiveness of steel and macrosynthetic fibers to control end region cracking.  Five Florida I-beams were constructed using fiber volume ratios of 0.3%, 0.5% and 0.7%.  Monitoring of end region cracking was conducted for a period of 150 days following prestressed transfer.  She will discuss the effectiveness of FRC at controlling end region cracking along with typical reinforcement resulted in reduction of maximum crack width up to 50%.    Furthermore, fibers at 0.7% volume fraction combined with reduced end region reinforcement was more effective than typical end region reinforcement at maintaining crack widths smaller than 0.006 in.

  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Reception (Mizner Room)

  • Dinner on your own

Saturday, Aug. 3rd

  • 8:30 AM - Warm-up at the range

  • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Golf

  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Spouse Luncheon  - Event CANCELLED!!! 

  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Associate Reception (Addison West)

    • Headshots & Group shots are available!

  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Buffet Dinner & Awards Ceremony (Business casual) (Estate Ballroom)

  • 9:00 PM - Closing - Casino Night and Raffle Prizes

Sunday, Aug. 4th

  • 11:00 AM - Check-out!  See you all at the 2020 FPCA Ed. Foundation Fundraising Golf Outing & Annual Meeting

    • Tues., Feb. 4th & Wed., Feb. 5th @ Marriott Lake Mary​

Event Sponsors
PLATINUM Level Sponsors
GOLD Level Sponsors
Consulting Engineers Group (CEG)
Individual Level Sponsors
Lanyard Sponsor - Pfeil Design
Name Badges Sponsor - Suwannee American Cement
Breakfast Sponsor - Concrete Reinforcing Products, LEAP Associates International, Argos Cement
Beverage Cart - Wire Mesh Corporation & GCP Applied Technologies
Tabletop Display
BASF, Sika Concrete Admixtures, Euclid Chemical, JVI, Pathfinder System, Ultra-Span Technologies, Cresset Chemical Co., CONAC-Concrete Accessories of GA, Spancrete, US Formliner, ALP Supply, Elematic, Splice Sleeve, Architectural Polymers
Hole Sponsors
Consulting Engineers Group, E.R. Jahna, Prestress Supply, Pathfinder System, Fister Quarries, Oklahoma Steel & Wire, Argos Cement, Ultra-Span Technologies, Hamilton Form, Advanced Concrete Technologies, New Line Transport
Thank you, Sponsors!