Mar 30
Apr 02

2009 Spring National Concrete Consortium

Event Details

San Antonio, TX


Hotel information not available


March 30, 2009 — April 2, 2009


Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m.


All technical presentations are available as PDFs to download from within the agenda.

The Minutes from the 2009 Spring National Concrete Consortium are available as a PDF.


Group Dinner | Monday, March 30, 2009

TimeEvent Details
6:00 p.m.

Meet in lobby of the hotel to join group for dinner at an area restaurant


Day 1 | Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Research and Technology Transfer Activities of National Interest

TimeEvent Details
8:00 a.m.

Ongoing Research and Technology Transfer Projects:

Update on Joint Deterioration Pooled Fund (PDF)
Dan Johnston

ASR – National Perspective (PDF)
Gary Crawford, FHWA

ASR Research in Texas (PDF)
Brian D. Merrill, P.E., Texas DOT

TPF 5(179) Update: Evaluation of Test Methods for Permeability (Transport) and Development of Performance Guidelines for Durability (PDF)
Tommy Nantung, Indiana DOT

10:00 a.m.


10:15 a.m.

Ongoing Research and Technology Transfer Projects (continued):

Mix Design and Analysis Track Pooled Fund TAC Meeting (PDF)
Tom Cackler, CP Tech Center

Integrated Materials and Construction Practices (IMCP) for Concrete Pavements: Training on Demand Program (PDF)
Dale Harrington, CP Tech Center

11:00 a.m.

New Proposed Research and Technology Transfer Projects:

Affordable Nanotechnology to Enhance Aggregates (PDF)
Steven Cramer, University of Wisconsin-Madison

11:45 a.m.


12:45 p.m.

Other Technical Topics and Presentations:

Variables for Dowel Basket Manufacturing and Standardization (PDF)
Glenn Eder, Block Heavy & Highway Products Co.

Dowel Basket Standardization (PDF)
John F. Staton, Michigan DOT

Dowel Basket Standardization Questionnaire Results (PDF)
John F. Staton, Michigan DOT

Dowel Placement Tolerances – Quiet Concrete Pavements! No Big Deal! (PDF)
Ron Meskis, P.E., Guntert & Zimmerman Construction Division, Inc.

CP Road Map Task Order #3 Proposed New Approach for Operations Support (PDF)
Paul Wiegand, CP Tech Center

FHWA's QC/QA Program: Raising the Quality Bar – Everyone Wins! (PDF)
Jim Grove, FHWA

2:45 p.m.


3:00 p.m.

Thermal Stresses in Mass Concrete Addressing Owners Requirements and Simplification (PDF)
Ralph Browne

Walking Tour of DEF Damage (ending at options for dinner)


Dinner on your own


Day 2 | Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Technical Program

TimeEvent Details
7:45 a.m.

Business Session
John Straton

  • TTCC/NC² Financial Report
  • Election of Officers (PDF)
8:30 a.m.

Technical Focus – Steel Reinforcement:
Lisa Lukefahr, Moderator

Continuously Reinforce Concrete Pavements (PDF)
Ted Ferragut, CRSI

Continuously Reinforce Concrete Pavement (CRCP) in Texas (PDF)
Moon Won, Texas Tech University

What's New in Load Transfer (PDF)
Steven L. Tritsch, P.E., CMC Americas

Dowel Location Optimization

10:00 a.m.


10:15 a.m.

Concrete Bridges:
Ted Farragut, Moderator

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI): Concrete Bridges, The National Picture (PDF)
William Nickas, P.E., PCI

Bridge Deck Issues (PDF)
Paul D. Krauss, P.E., Wiss, Janney, Elstner, Associates

Accelerating Bridge Construction – Modular, SPMT (PDF)
Mary Lou Ralls, P.E., Ralls Newman, LLC

12:00 p.m.

Board bus for CMC Plant Tour and Technical Program (box lunches on bus)

1:00 p.m.

Plant Tour and Technical Program:

Reinforcing Steel – Understanding the Process; Understanding the Issues

4:30 p.m.

Arrive back at the hotel


Dinner on your own


Day 3 | Thursday, April 2, 2009
State Reports

TimeEvent Details
8:00 a.m.

State Reports on Bridge Ride Quality:

  1. What features of a bridge deck and approach do you consider to have the most impact on ride quality?
  2. How does your state measure ride quality for bridge decks?
  3. What smoothness thresholds does your DOT require for bridge decks?
  4. How are transitions near localized features (drainage basins, joints) treated in efforts to ensure acceptable ride quality?
  5. What corrective actions are required for substandard bridge deck/approach ride quality?
  6. Does your state initiate a penalty/incentive structure for bridge ride quality?
  7. Does your state consider ride quality as a scoping item for bridge rehabilitation?
  8. Does your state require sequencing (casting positive moment regions prior to negative moment regions) of deck pours during placement of bridge deck concrete for continuously designed decks?
  9. What method and type of texture does your state apply to your bridge deck surface?
  10. How does your state handle transitions/approaches from pavement on to the bridge deck (approach length, profile, joints)?
  11. Does your state maintain a database for bridge ride quality?
  12. How does your state report its network ride quality for pavements and bridges to the Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) database (network report excludes or includes bridges with pavements)?
  • California (PDF)
  • Georgia (PDF)
  • Illinois (PDF)
  • Indiana (PDF)
  • Iowa (PDF)
  • Kansas (PDF)
  • Louisiana (PDF)
  • Michigan (PDF)
  • Missouri (PDF)
  • Minnesota (PDF)
  • New York (PDF)
  • North Carolina (PDF)
  • Ohio (PDF)
  • Oklahoma (PDF)
  • Pennsylvania (PDF)
  • South Dakota (PDF)
  • Texas (PDF)
  • Wisconsin (PDF)
11:30 a.m.