Apr 22
Apr 24

Spring 2014 National Concrete Consortium

Event Details

Jacksonville, FL


Holiday Inn Jacksonville E 295 Baymeadows
11083 Nurseryfields Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32256


April 22, 2014 — April 24, 2014


Breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m.

Spring 2014 NC2 Member States, 27 + Illinois Tollway and FHWA and Visiting States + Manitoba.


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


Day 1 | Tuesday, April 22, 2014

TimeEvent Details
6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast (Duval Ballroom)

7:15 a.m.

Moderator – Maria Masten, Minnesota DOT and NC² Executive Committee Chair

8:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions
Tom Cackler, National CP Tech Center Director
Tom Byron, Florida DOT Chief Engineer

8:25 a.m.

Butch Waidelich, FHWA Associate Administrator, Office of Infrastructure

8:45 a.m.

Open Forum:

Update on Kansas Research (PDF)
Heather McLeod, Kansas DOT

Rethinking Concrete Delivery for Increased Quality (PDF)
Eric Koehler, Verifi

9:45 a.m.

Morning Break

10:00 a.m.

FHWA Updates:

Sustainable Pavements (PDF)
Gina Ahlstrom, FHWA

SHRP-2 Implementation Update (PDF)
Steve Cooper, FHWA

10:30 a.m.

State Reports: Developing a Research Database for the NC²

State Research Data Reports Summary (PDF)
Tyson Rupnow, Louisiana DOT

Researching Research (PDF)
Peter Taylor, National CP Tech Center

11:00 a.m.

Presentations on Specific Technologies/Advancements
DOTs, what concrete related research have you conducted, or are conducting, that you have implemented in the lsat 10 years?

Minnesota DOT Concrete Pavement Research (PDF)
Tom Burnham, Minnesota DOT

Illinois Tollway Concrete Research Update (PDF)
Steve Gillen, Illinois Tollway

12:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

Presentations on Specific Technologies/Advancements (continued):

Bridge Deck Construction and Crack Research (PDF)
James Krstulovich, Illinois DOT

DG Slurry Disposal (PDF)
Davis Diggs, North Carolina DOT

2:00 p.m.

Recommendation on AASHTO M254 on Dowel Bar Coatings
Steve Tritsch, J C Supply (PDF)
Kevin McMullen, Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association (PDF)

2:30 p.m.

Afternoon Break

3:00 p.m.

Durability Performance Engineered Mixtures (PDF)
Peter Taylor, National CP Tech Center

Measuring Transport Properties in Concrete (PDF)
Dr. Jason Weiss, Purdue University

Electrical Testing of Cement-Based Materials: Role of Testing Techniques, Sample Conditioning, and Accelerated Curing (JTRP Technical Report webpage)
Dr. Jason Weiss, Purdue University

5:00 p.m.



Day 2 | Wednesday, April 23, 2014

TimeEvent Details
7:45 a.m.

Cement Task Force:

Portland Limestone Cements (PDF)
Al Innis, Holcim

Nebraska's 2014 Specifications on Blended Cements (PDF)
Lieska Halsey, Nebraska DOT

Industry Perspective on Nebraska's Specifications (PDF)
Kameron Williams, Central Plains Cement

8:30 a.m.

Research Updates:

CP Tech Center Technology Deployment (PDF)
Dale Harrington, CP Tech Center

Testing Tests (PDF)
Peter Taylor, CP Tech Center

Navigating the NCHRP Funding Process (PDF)
Heather McLeod, Kansas DOT

10:00 a.m.

Morning Break

10:30 a.m.

Research Updates (continued):

Internal Curing: What Can We Learn from Disney's Inspiration? (PDF)
Jason Weiss, Purdue University

11:30 a.m.


11:45 a.m.

Pick up box lunches and board buses

12:00 p.m.

Bus departs for Gainesville Lab Technical Tour

1:30 p.m.

Technical Tour:
Florida DOT Lab in Gainesville
Bouzid Choubane, Florida DOT

Post-Tensioning Grout Performance (PDF)
2nd Lt Brett Brunner, USAF

State Materials Office Concrete Research (PDF)
James Greene, Florida DOT

Surface Characteristics of Rigid Pavements in Florida (PDF)
Charles Holzschuhen, P.E., Florida DOT

6:15 p.m.

Leave from hotel lobby to walk to dinner (5 min. walk)

6:30 p.m.

Group Dinner
River City Brewing Company
835 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32207


Day 3 | Thursday, April 24, 2014

TimeEvent Details
8:00 a.m.

Business Meeting:

Elections (AASHTO Regions 2 and 4, Academia, At Large) (PDF)
Maria Masten, Minnesota DOT and Chair of TTCC/NC2

Business Meeting Minutes/Election Results (PDF)

8:30 a.m.

Recommendations Regarding TRB Research Priorities (PDF)
Heather McLeod, Kansas DOT
Tyler Ley, Oklahoma State University
Tyson Rupnow, Louisiana DOT

9:00 a.m.

Future of ASR Testing: Miniature Concrete Prism Test (AASHTO TP 111) (PDF)
Prasad Rangaraju, Clemson University

9:30 a.m.

Morning Break

10:00 a.m.

MC2 Cement Reciprocity Agreement (PDF)
Maria Masten, Minnesota DOT
John Staton, Michigan DOT

10:40 a.m.

Port of Miami Tunnel Project (PDF)
Steven Dusseault, Port of Miami Tunnel
Parsons Brinckerhoff, Port of Miami Tunnel

11:25 a.m.

FHWA/ACI Seminar on Performance Specification for Concrete (PDF)
Tom Yu, FHWA

11:45 a.m.