Apr 26
Apr 28

Spring 2016 National Concrete Consortium

Event Details

Columbus, OH


Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215


April 26, 2016 — April 28, 2016


Breakfast begins at 6:45 a.m.

Spring 2016 TTCC TPF 5(313) Member States, 30 + Illinois Tollway

Meeting Summary

The 2½-day spring meeting of the National Concrete Consortium (NC²) brought together the expertise and experience of 160 attendees from FHWA, 28 DOTs (62 individuals), the Illinois Tollway, academia, and industry in an excellent event focused on improving concrete performance and structural concrete applications. This particular meeting was preceded by a special 125th anniversary commemoration of the oldest concrete street in America in Bellefontaine, Ohio. This optional activity, organized by the Task Force on Preservation of Historical Concrete Pavement Artifacts, was well attended. Participants enjoyed an overview of the history and technical advancements in concrete paving in the United States, followed by a site visit. 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 2016 meeting is also available to download (PDF).


Day 1 | Tuesday, April 26, 2016

TimeEvent Details
6:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.


7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Registration – please check in at the registration table

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

DOTs Breakfast Meeting

9:30 a.m.

Morning Break

10:00 a.m.

General Session

Jason Spilak, FHWA-Ohio
Maria Masten, Chair from Minnesota DOT

10:15 a.m.

Performance Engineered Mixes (PEMs)

Provisional Specifications Update (PDF)
Cecil Jones, Diversified Engineering Services

Summaries of 2015 Testing (PDF)
Peter Taylor, Ph.D, P.E., CP Tech Center

ASTM C1753 Test Protocol (PDF)
Tim Cost, Holcim

11:15 a.m.

CP Tech Center

RCA (Recycled Concrete Aggregate) Survey Results (PDF)
Tom Cackler, CP Tech Center

CP Tech Center Products
Jerod Gross, Snyder & Associates

11:45 a.m.

FHWA Updates (PDF)
Gina Ahlstrom, FHWA
Mike Praul, FHWA
Richard Duval, FHWA

12:15 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

ALF Testing of RCC (PDF)
Tyson Rupnow, LTRC

1:30 p.m.

Self-powered Sensors for Concrete (PDF)
Nizar Lajnef, Michigan State University
Imen Zaabar, Michigan State University

2:00 p.m.

Fiber-reinforced PCC Study (Phase 1) (PDF)
Tyson Rupnow, LTRC

2:30 p.m.

Q&A and Open Discussion

2:45 p.m.

Afternoon Break

3:15 p.m.

State Bridge Survey Summary (PDF)
Topics: HPC or bridge deck construction including fibers, use of overlays, cracking, SCMs and SRAs
Maria Masten, Minnesota DOT

TTCC States Surveys (PDF)

3:45 p.m.

Bridge Deck Crack Prevention (PDF)
Craig Knapp, Caltrans

LADOTD Concrete Specifications (PDF)
Zach Collier, E.I., Louisiana TRC

4:45 p.m.

Business Meeting:

Elections (PDF)
Maria Masten, Minnesota DOT

Dowel Bar Task Force Update (PDF)
Maria Masten, Minnesota DOT
Tom Burnham, Minnesota DOT

Business Meeting Notes (PDF)

5:15 p.m.

Adjourn for the day


Day 2 | Wednesday, April 27, 2016

TimeEvent Details
6:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m.

High Performance Concrete/UHPC for Bridges:

Bridge Deck Cracking (PDF)
David Darwin, University of Kansas

8:30 a.m.

Bridge Deck Curing Systems (PDF)
Tyler Ley, Oklahoma State University

9:00 a.m.

Non-proprietary UHPC (PDF)
Sherif El-Tawil, University of Michigan

9:30 a.m.

Q&A and Open Discussion

9:45 a.m.

Morning Break

10:15 a.m.

Evaluation of Performance-based Concrete Bridge Decks (PDF)
DeWayne Wilson, Washington DOT

10:45 a.m.

Implementing HPC Requirements State and Industry Panel (PDF)
John Staton, Michigan DOT
Dan DeGraaf, Michigan Concrete Association

11:45 a.m.

Q&A and Open Discussion

12:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

Shotcrete Specifications: An Introduction to the Shotcrete Process (PDF)
Charles Hanskat, American Shotcrete Association

2:00 p.m.

Shotcreting Project Experience (PDF)
Dan Miller, Ohio DOT

2:30 p.m.

Afternoon Break

3:00 p.m.

Internal Curing for Bridges – Case Studies:

Indiana (PDF)
Jason Weiss, Oregon State University
Tommy Nantung, Indiana DOT
Tony Zander, Indiana DOT

Illinois Tollway (PDF)
Steve Gillen, Illinois Tollway

4:00 p.m.

Q&A and Open Discussion

4:15 p.m.

Jeremiah Morrow Bridge Technical Tour Presentation (PDF)
Den Mendel, Ohio DOT

5:00 p.m.


6:00 p.m.

Group Dinner
Buca di Beppo
343 North Front Street


Day 3 | Thursday, April 28, 2016

TimeEvent Details
6:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m.

Buses depart for Technical Tour of the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge Replacement Project (I-71). This project, located between Columbus and Cincinnati, replaces the high level bridges on Interstate 71 just outside Wilmington. Existing deck truss bridges are being replaced with a concrete cast-in-place segmental box structure using the balanced cantilever method of construction. This $88.1 million project is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2016.

9:30 a.m.

Tour of the bridge

12:00 p.m.

Buses drop off: one at the airport and one at the Hyatt Regency by 12:00 noon.