Apr 21
Apr 23

Spring 2015 National Concrete Consortium

Event Details

Reno, NV


Hotel information not available


April 21, 2015 — April 23, 2015


Breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m.

Spring 2015 TTCC TPF 5(313) Member States, 30 + Illinois Tollway (North Carolina, North Dakota, and New York were not in attendance).

Meeting Summary

The semi-annual meeting of the National Concrete Consortium (NC²) continues to be an outstanding forum for concrete technology transfer. The meeting was attended by 145 practitioners from across the nation, representing industry, academia, the FHWA, 27 of the 30 pooled fund member-state departments of transportation, and the Illinois Tollway. Maria Masten, Concrete Engineer from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, is the current Chairperson. The meeting agenda is available below. All technical presentations are available as PDFs to download from within the agenda. A detailed summary of the Spring 2015 meeting is also available to download (PDF).


Day 1 | Tuesday, April 21, 2015

TimeEvent Details
6:30 a.m.

Breakfast (Exposition Hall A)
Available each morning

7:15 a.m.

Registration (Exposition Hall B)

8:00 a.m.

Nevada DOT

Self Introductions

NC2 Background (PDF)
Maria Masten, Minnesota DOT

Maria Masten, NC² Executive Committee Chair, Minnesota DOT

9:00 a.m.

Assessing Air Void System of Fresh Concrete Using SAM (PDF)
Ahmad Ardani, FHWA

Update on Testing Methods (PDF)
Tyler Ley, Oklahoma State University

9:30 a.m.

Morning Break

10:00 a.m.

State Reports on Curing:

Start Reports on Curing Presentation (PDF)
Maria Masten, Minnesota DOT

State Reports Summary (PDF)
Maria Masten, Minnesota DOT

State Reports – All (PDF)

Internal Curing (PDF)
Jason Weiss, Purdue

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

Concrete Durability Performance Specifications (PDF)
Jason Weiss, Purdue

Plan to Move Resistivity (Formation Factor) Specification Ahead (PDF)
Jason Weiss, Purdue

12:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

Internal Curing Research on U.S. 54 in Allen County, Kansas (PDF)
Dave Meggers, Kansas DOT

1:45 p.m.

Brief Performance Updates on Internally Cured Bridge Decks:

Update: Illinois Tollway HPC Bridge Decks (PDF)
Steve Gillen, Illinois Tollway

Internal Curing of Concrete Bridge Decks in Utah (PDF)
Bryan Lee, Utah DOT

Internal Curing Report, Utah DOT (PDF)

HP Curing Compounds for Concrete Pavement in Wisconsin (PDF)
Kevin McMullen, P.E., Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association

2:30 p.m.

Afternoon Break

3:00 p.m.

Curling and Warping of Concrete Pavements (PDF)
Tom Van Dam, NCE
Tyler Ley, Oklahoma State University

4:00 p.m.

Update on Curing Test Method and Pumping Model (PDF)
Dan Zollinger, Texas A&M

4:30 p.m.

FHWA Updates: Sustainable Pavements, Mix Designs and Quality Assurance (PDF)
Gina Ahlstrom, FHWA
Mike Praul, FHWA

5:00 p.m.

Adjourn for the day


Day 2 | Wednesday, April 22, 2015

TimeEvent Details
8:00 a.m.

Cement Task Force

Changes in Cement Fineness and Implications for Performance (PDF)
Jason Weiss, Purdue

Update on PLC and the Potential for Enhance SCM Performance (PDF)
Tim Cost, Holcim

9:00 a.m.

Calcium Sulfoaluminate-Belite Concrete: Structure, Properties, Practice (PDF)
Eric Bescher, UCLA

9:30 a.m.

Morning Break

10:00 a.m.

Brief performance updates on rapid setting patching materials:

CA Experience with Rapid Setting Patching Materials (PDF)
Mehdi Parvini, Caltrans

Performance Updates on Rapid Setting Patching Materials (PDF)
Steve Gillen, Illinois Tollway

Rapid Setting Patching, Texas DOT (PDF)
Andy Naranjo, Texas DOT

10:30 a.m.


CODT's SCM History and Usage (PDF)
Eric Prieve, Colorado DOT

Fly Ash Supply and Quality (PDF)
Ben Franklin, Headwaters
Tom Adams, American Coal Ash Association

Coal Ash Regulatory Update (PDF)
Tom Adams,American Coal Ash Association

12:00 p.m.

Break to take personal items to your room, pick up box lunches, and return to meeting room.

12:20 p.m.

Box lunch

Brief introduction to technical tour

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Buses leave for technical tour

Nevada Cement Company Plant Tour (producers of 1N cement)
Natural Pozzolans (PDF)
Thomas Adams, P.E., Nevada Cement Company

Local Paving Project
I580 Freeway Extension Project (PDF)
Tedford, NDOT

6:30 p.m.

Group Dinner
La Strada Reno
345 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV 90501


Day 3 | Thursday, April 23, 2015

TimeEvent Details
7:30 a.m.

Business Meeting:

Election of Officers (PDF)
Maria Masten, Minnesota DOT

Bylaws – Updated (PDF)

Future Research Topic for Funding (PDF)
Tara Cavalline, UNC-Charlotte

Update on Cement Reciprocity Agreement (PDF)
Lieska Halsey, NDOR

Cement Reciprocity Form (PDF)

Dowel Bar Task Force Update (PDF)
Mark Snyder, Minnesota DOT
Tom Burnham, Minnesota DOT

TTCC Financial Report (PDF)
Tom Cackler, CP Tech Center

Format for Future Meetings
Maria Masten, Minnesota DOT

Business Meeting Minutes (PDF)

9:30 a.m.

Morning Break

10:00 a.m.

Update on CRC Pavements (PDF)
Greg Halsted, CRSI

10:30 a.m.

MIT Concrete Science Durability Program (PDF)
Jeremy Gregory, MIT

11:00 a.m.

CP Tech Center Updates:

Research Activities at the CP Tech Center – Performance Engineered Mixtures (PEMs) (PDF)
Peter Taylor, CP Tech Center

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

11:45 a.m.