Sep 13
Sep 14

Fall 2010 National Concrete Consortium

Event Details

Sacramento, CA


Hotel information not available


September 13, 2010 — September 14, 2010


Informal Dinner at 6:00 p.m.

The Fall 2010 National Concrete Consortium was held in conjunction with the FHWA International Conference on Sustainable Concrete Pavements: Practices, Challenges, and Directions. The FHWA International Conference which was held between Wednesday, September 15 and Friday, September 27, 2010, was the technical program for the fall meeting.


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

Day 1 | Monday, September 13, 2010

TimeEvent Details
6:00 p.m.

Meet in the hotel lobby at 6:00 p.m. to join the NCC group members for an informal dinner at local restaurants.


Day 2 | Tuesday, September 14, 2010

TimeEvent Details
6:30 a.m.


7:30 a.m.

Brett Trautman

7:45 a.m.

Business Meeting

Dowel Bar Design and Basket Standardization: Tech Brief Update (PDF)
Mark B. Snyder, CP Tech Center
Maria Masten, Minnesota DOT

Cement Task Force Report (PDF)
Tyson Rupnow

National Training Programs in Concrete Pavements (PDF)
E. Thomas Cackler, P.E., Director, National CP Tech Center

8:30 a.m.

Advancements in Paving Technologies

Real-Time Smoothness Measurements on Portland Cement Concrete Pavements During Construction (PDF)
Robert Otto Rasmussen, Ph.D, INCE, P.E., The Transtec Group

SmartCure: Automated Cure Monitoring and Curing Guidelines (PDF)
J. Mauricio Ruiz, P.E., The Transtec Group

Two Lift Paving Equipment – Contractor's Perspective (PDF)
Robert Kennedy, Koss Construction Company

9:45 a.m.


10:15 a.m.

Advancements in Pavement Technologies (continued):

Stringless Paving Applications (PDF)
Dale Harrington, CP Tech Center

Designing and Constructing Quieter Concrete Pavements (PDF)
Robert Otto Rasmussen, Ph.D, INCE, P.E., The Transtec Group

Stringless Paving Equipment, DBI, Restricted Width Work Zones – An Equipment Manufacturer's Update
Ronald M. Guntert, Jr., President and CEO, Guntert & Zimmerman

Overcoming Constraints of Paving "Speedy" Whitetopping (PDF)
Ronald M. Guntert, Jr., President and CEO, Guntert & Zimmerman

12:00 p.m.

State Reports on Pavement Smoothness

  1. Briefly summarize your current pavement smoothness requirements. 
  2. Do the requirements apply to both PCC and HMA?
  3. Are you considering changes in the future (next 2 to 3 years)?
  4. If yes, what indices are you considering using? 

  • Alabama (PDF)
  • California (PDF)
  • Georgia (PDF)
  • Illinois (PDF)
  • Indiana (PDF)
  • Iowa (PDF)
  • Kansas (PDF)
  • Louisiana (PDF)
  • Michigan (PDF)
  • Minnesota (PDF)
  • Missouri (PDF)
  • New York (PDF)
  • North Carolina (PDF)
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio (PDF)
  • Oklahoma (PDF)
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Dakota (PDF)
  • Texas
  • Wisconsin (PDF)
1:00 p.m.

Board bus to travel to Ripon (sack lunches on bus)

2:30 p.m.

Guntert-Zimmerman Plant Tour

4:30 p.m.

Board bus to return to Sacramento

6:00 p.m.

Conference Reception


State Posters on Sustainability

Exhibited at the SCP Poster Session

State | AuthorPoster Title
Alabama | Golden

Portland cement Concrete Pavement (PDF)

Iowa | Hanson

Ternary Mix Design Benefits (PDF)

Iowa | Merryman

Recycling of Iowa Pavements (PDF)

Michigan | Bennett

Evaluation of Recycled Concrete Aggregate Used as Stabilized Open-Graded Base Course (PDF)

New York | Cuerdon

PCC Pavement Sustainability in New York – Economy, Environment, and Society: 2 Out of 3 is Easy (PDF)

South Dakota | Hodges et al.

PCCP Sustainability Practices (PDF)

Wisconsin | Parry

Sustainable Practices in Wisconsin (PDF)