About the CP Tech Center
The National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (CP Tech Center) is a national hub for concrete pavement research and technology transfer at the intersection of public agencies, industry, and academia. The CP Tech Center was founded in 2000 and via research and tech transfer has been instrumental in advancing strategic improvements in how concrete pavements are specified, built, and maintained.
The mission of the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (CP Tech Center) at Iowa State University is to unite key transportation stakeholders around the central goal of developing and implementing innovative technology and best practices for sustainable concrete pavement construction and maintenance.
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.
Moving 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 practitioners 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 in the right format (e.g., publications, webinars, etc.) 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.