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Wikipave™ is the American Concrete Pavement Association's encyclopedic reference resource, which places information about and related to concrete pavement at the fingertips of anyone, anywhere in the world.
Wikipave draws its name from the words "wiki"<ref> Ward Cunningham is credited as the developer of the first wiki software, WikiWikiWeb. Wiki is the Hawaiian word meaning "quick." Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki. Cite error: The opening
<ref> tag is malformed or has a bad nameand "pave," As is true of other wikis, Wikipave is a collaborative application, which will allow ACPA staff, members, technology partners, and affiliated Chapter/State personnel to add, modify, or delete technical content, encyclopedic listings, definitions, photos and illustrations, and other content. ACPA emphasizes that this free-resource is available worldwide without limitation, but adds that content development and editing rights will be limited to ACPA and its members and affiliates.
In a press conference to launch Wikipave on February 4, 2015, ACPA President & CEO Gerald F. Voigt, P.E. called it, "the largest-scale technology transfer, knowledge transfer, and educational initiative in the 51-year history of the American Concrete Pavement Association.”
“Wikipave is a significant change for the association and industry in terms of how we deliver information," he said, adding, “We are cutting a new path, embracing a technology that most member-based associations consider competition to the value-proposition of their members. We are not sure any other association has done this, but we are making this commitment because of the great potential and value the application offers.”
The evolution of Wikipave actually began more than a decade before its formal launch as ACPA transitioned from predominantly printed resources to a growing collection of digital publications. At the same time, the Association began migrating more information to its primary website and microsites. This wholesale change to Wikipave, is a natural progression one that still took a concerted effort to coalesce, update, and begin the process of reformat the material and developing new content for Wikipave.
Content for Wikipave was originally drawn from association and industry resources produced by the Association and its technology partners, allies, and affiliates. The collaborative, web-based application reflects the vast body of technical information developed by ACPA over more than five decades, as well as a wealth of technical and general information attributed to other sources.
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