Sep 10
Sep 12

Fall 2019 National Concrete Consortium

Event Details

Kalispell, MT


The Red Lion Hotel
20 N Main Street
Kalispell, MT 59901



September 10, 2019 — September 12, 2019


The Fall 2019 National Concrete Consortium was held on September 10-12, 2019, in Kalispell, MT.


Welcome Reception | Monday, Sept. 9, 2019

TimeEvent Details
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Welcome reception for all attendees

Day 1 | Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019

TimeEvent Details
6:00 a.m.

Breakfast available until 8:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m.


Welcome and Introductions — Kevin Christensen, Montana DOT Chief Operating Officer, and Dan Miller, NC 2 Executive Committee Chair, Ohio DOT

Updates and State Reports

8:15 a.m.

FHWA Updates, SAM PWL Analysis, Concrete PRS Shadow Project, and TFHRC Update – Mike Praul/Gina Ahlstrom/Bob Conway/Matthew Corrigan/Luca Montenari, FHWA (PDF)

9:15 a.m.

PEM Update – Gordon Smith, CP Tech Center (PDF)

9:30 a.m.

State Reports – Dan Miller, Ohio DOT (PDF)

10:00 a.m.

Morning Break

Theme: Early Opening Technologies

10:30 a.m.Field Implementation Using EMI – Luna Lu, Purdue University (PDF)
11:00 a.m.

Use of Maturity for Opening to Traffic/Acceptance – Todd Hanson, Iowa DOT (PDF)

11:30 a.m.

Implementing Maturity Systems for Paving and Bridge Applications – Sabrina Garber, The Transtec Group (PDF)

12:00 p.m.

Q&A – Open Discussion

12:15 p.m.LUNCH

Theme: Precast Materials

1:15 p.m.

Precast Pavement State Experience Richmond, IN – Tommy Nantung, INDOT (PDF)

1:45 p.m.

Precast Bridge Elements – Steven Austin, Texas DOT Bridge Div. (PDF)

2:15 p.m.

Decorative Precast Bridge Elements – Dan Miller, Ohio DOT (PDF)

2:45 p.m.

Q&A – Open Discussion

3:00 p.m.

Afternoon Break

Theme: Topical Treatments and Repair Technologies

3:30 p.m.

Cure and Seal vs Curing Compounds: Basics 101 – Bill John, T.K. Products (PDF)

4:15 p.m.

Polymer Overlay Systems – Paul Krauss, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (PDF)

4:45 p.m.

Q&A – Open Discussion

5:00 p.m.

Adjourn/dinner on your own

Day 2 | Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019

TimeEvent Details
6:00 a.m.

Breakfast available until 8:00 a.m.

Theme: Dowel Bars in PCCP

8:00 a.m.

Performance Based Specification for Dowel Bars – Mark Snyder, Pavement Engineering and Research Consultants (PDF)

8:30 a.m.

Load Transfer Device Optimization for Dowel and Tie Bars in Pavement - Design of Longitudinal Joints – Larry Scofield, IGGA (PDF)

9:00 a.m.

Dowel Bar Placement Methods, Issues, Verification – Eric Ferrebee, ACPA (PDF)

9:30 a.m.

Q & A – Open Discussion

9:45 a.m.

Morning Break

Theme: Innovation Updates

10:15 a.m.

IRI and Real-Time Smoothness Updates Since Implementation – Gary Fick/Dave Merritt, The Transtec Group (PDF)

11:00 a.m.

ACI Certification Program – Mike Morrison, ACI (PDF)

11:45 a.m.

Q&A — Open Discussion

12:00 p.m.


Theme: Bridge Deck Curing Practices and Specification Implementation

1:00 p.m.

Spec's for Curing Practices - Montana DOT Update - Paul Bushnell and Matt Needham, MDT (PDF)

1:15 p.m.

Curing Procedures to Mitigate Early Age Cracking in Bridge Decks – Todd Nelson, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (PDF)

Theme:  Technical Tour

2:00 p.m.

Hungry Horse Dam Tour Presentation — Bill Hall, US Bureau of Reclamation (PDF)

2:30 p.m.

Afternoon Break

3:00 p.m.

TTCC TPF 5(313) TAC Meeting – for state agency members

5:00 p.m.

Dinner on  your own.

Day 3 | Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 - Technical Tour
TimeEvent Details
6:00 a.m.

Breakfast available until 9:00 a.m.

7:30 a.m., 9:30 am, 11:45 am

Bus departures for technical tours – Hungry Horse Dam, Hungry Horse, MT

(I.D. required. USBR cannot accommodate non-US citizens.  Groups are limited to 20 people at a time allowed inside the dam/power plant each hour. The one-hour tours are planned for 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, and 1:30 (as needed), with some additional time for each group to look over the area and spend time in the Visitor Center.)  You will sign up for your specific tour time at the conference registration desk in Kalispell

11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

Bus drop offs at Glacier Park International Airport after tour

11:35 a.m., 1:35 p.m., 4:10 p.m.Bus drop offs at Red Lion after tours.