The National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (CP Tech Center) is a national hub for concrete pavement research and technology transfer. The CP Tech Center was founded in 2000 and has been instrumental in developing and helping to advance the nation’s strategic plan for concrete pavement research, the CP Road Map.
With a focus on serving the needs of the concrete pavement stakeholder community, our mission is threefold:
- Help street and road agencies find answers to their concrete pavement-related questions
- Identify critical concrete pavement research needs and discover sustainable solutions
- Help agencies, industries, and businesses incorporate advanced, sustainable solutions and new technologies into their day-to-day practices
Center of Partnerships
With federal, state, and industry support, we help set and implement a national research agenda that seeks to benefit the concrete paving community.
We accomplish this work by facilitating strategic short- and long-term partnerships. Our partnering relationships include the Federal Highway Administration, state DOTs, state concrete paving chapters and associations, industry representatives, and research universities around the nation.
Bringing Science into Practice
Through our national partnerships, the CP Tech Center is able to shorten the time it takes for scientific research to become day-to-day practice, getting new approaches and technologies into the hands of users more quickly and efficiently.
Our approach to technology transfer systematically addresses all groups’ interests and needs. It strives to provide the right information to the right people so that:
- Executive-level decision makers (e.g., state agency highway division leaders or district engineers) understand why and how the organization and its customers will benefit from a particular advancement.
- Project-level decision makers (e.g., state agency design or construction engineers) understand the value the advancement adds to a specific project.
- On-site decision makers (e.g., technicians, project supervisors, inspectors, and crews) understand the nuts-and-bolts of how to implement the advancement.