Spring Conference 2018
Join us at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
May 2 to May 4, 2018

Online Registration 
Paper registration form
Detailed Agenda

We have a full slate of activities for the Spring Conference. 


  • Sessions on Sleep and Safety, CARB and MIC/Fall Summit
  • Tour of Jensen Precast and Metal Tech
  • Guest/Spouse Program at Paint and Sip 
  • Texas Hold'em Tournament Thursday Night
  • Safety Awards

The Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is an all-suite hotel has been renovated and with lots year-around restaurants across the street. Parking is extra but free parking is available at the casino next door.

Reservations can be made on line at www.tahoeresorthotel.com, group code: CPCA:  Click here for hotel website. You can also book by calling the hotel directly at 530.544.5400.  Rooms are $119 (plus taxes & resort fee of $19). This includes hot buffet breakfast daily, wifi, and nightly atrium happy hour with discounted drinks.

Rooms are limited and the rate expires Friday, April 20, 2018.

Check out our updated Sponsorship Program. (you can sign up for sponsorships at the same time as you register). Click here Sponsorship information

Education Sessions:


The Science of Sleep: How Sleep Habits Effect Your Daily Life and Wellbeing

Humans spend over a third of their lives asleep, yet millions of individuals obtain an insufficient amount of sleep on a daily basis. We are just now beginning to understand reasons why we need to sleep and both the long and short-term consequences of not getting enough sleep. This talk will focus on several reasons why we need to sleep, common daily activities that unknowingly (or knowingly) disrupt our sleep, and the consequences to both your personal and professional life of when you don’t get enough sleep.  

Dr. Andrew McHill is a Research Assistant Professor within the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at Oregon Health & Science University. He received his PhD at the University of Colorado Boulder and did his fellowship training at Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His current research is understandingg why insufficient sleep and being awake during the night lead to poorer health and impaired cognitive performance. He has published articles on how modern technology influences the human biological clock and how metabolism changes when calories are consumed at night. He has presented his data at numerous national conferences and his work has been highlighted in many major news outlets (TIME, BBC, NPR, NY Times.). 


Microbial Induced Corrosion

Join us for a discussion and presentation by Keith Dart on of one of the most pressing issues facing the concrete industry and the recent research that has recently been done by Dr. Jason Weiss and his team at Oregon State.  We will present a general overview of how MIC occurs and reveal some of the latest findings of Dr. Weiss’ research and how to combat the effects of MIC on concrete structures.


Trucking Industry Issues Update—Get the answers you need

  • SB 1 “Transportation Funding Package, Truck Provisions”
  • California Road Charge Pilot Program- Will trucks be charged by the mile?
  • CARB Regulatory Update and Impact on Trucking
  • California Transportation Permit Advisory Council- Get involved!
  • 2018 Legislative Session Update-What bills are affecting the trucking industry?
  • Q&A Following Presentation (or during)


Eric Sauer is the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the California Trucking Association (CTA) and is responsible for overseeing the CTA’s advocacy, regulatory and policy agenda and priorities. He works extensively with the California Highway Patrol, Department of Motor Vehicles, Caltrans and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on the development and implementation of major programs and regulations impacting the trucking industry. Additionally, Mr. Sauer has been the Chairperson for the California Transportation Permit Advisory Council since its inception. He is a raduate of California State University Sacramento and resides in Drytown (Amador County).



Wednesday, May 2
12:30 pm Opening Sessions at 12:30 pm
Committee Meetings
Past President's reception

Thursday, May 3
Board Meeting
Tour of Jensen Plant (including Metal Tech) or Paint and Sip Guest/Spouse event.

Affiliates Reception with table top show
Safety Award Presentation
President's Dinner with Safety Award Presentation
Fundraising Texas Hold'em Tournament

Friday, May 4
Meeting of the Members