Apr 25
Apr 27

Spring 2017 National Concrete Consortium

Event Details

Salt Lake City, UT


The Little America Hotel
500 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101


April 25, 2017 — April 27, 2017


TTCC Pooled Fund States Meeting
Begins at 7:30 a.m.

General Sessions
Breakfast is available at 6:45 a.m.
Registration begins at 7:00 a.m.

Spring 2017 TTCC TPF 5(313) Member States, 30 + Illinois Tollway

Meeting Summary

The 2½-day spring meeting of the National Concrete Consortium (NC2) hosted by the Utah DOT brought together the expertise and experience of 172 attendees from FHWA, 30 DOTs (65 individuals), the Illinois Tollway, academia, and industry in an excellent event focused on improving concrete performance and structural concrete applications. Maria Masten, Concrete Materials 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 2017 meeting is also available to download (PDF).


TTCC Pooled Fund States Meeting
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

TimeEvent Details
7:30 a.m.

National CP Tech Center Overview (PDF)
Peter Taylor, Ph.D, P.E., Director, CP Tech Center

National CP Tech Center Updates (PDF)
Steve Tritsch, P.E., Associate Director, CP Tech Center

8:15 a.m.

Dowel Bar Specification Update (PDF)
Maria Masten, P.E., NC2 Chair

8:30 a.m.

Round Robin Topics
Michigan – Mixing Water Requirements
Michigan – Aggregate Alternatives
Indiana – Clearing House for Pavement Typicals
Illinois Tollway – Using LCCA
Illinois Tollway – Use of Web-Based Integrated Materials Databases

9:30 a.m.

Adjourn Meeting


Day 1 | Tuesday, September 25, 2017

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

Randy Park, P.E., UDOT Director of Project Development
Maria Master, P.E., NC2 Chair, Minnesota DOT

10:15 a.m.

Looking Back on 20 Years of MC2/NC2 (PDF)
Steve Tritsch, P.E., CP Tech Center

Where it All Began (PDF)
Jim Grove, P.E., ATI/FHWA

Kansas K-96 High Performance Concrete Pavement – 20 Years Later (PDF)
Dave Meggers, P.E., KDOT
Todd LaTorella, P.E., MO/KS ACPA


11:30 a.m.

FHWA Updates:

FHWA's Sustainable Pavement Program (PDF)
Heather Dylla, Ph.D, FHWA

FHWA Mobile Concrete Lab (PDF)
Mike Praul, P.E., FHWA

11:45 a.m.

CP Tech Updates (PDF)
Steve Tritsch

12:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

State Reports Summary: Bridge Deck Overlays/Approaches (PDF)
Maria Masten, P.E., MnDOT

State Survey Responses – Part 1 (PDF)

State Survey Responses – Part 2 (PDF)

1:45 p.m.

State Presentations:

Precast Concrete Pavements Update (PDF)
Mehdi Parvini, Ph.D, P.E., Caltrans

Polyester Concrete (PDF)
Lonnie Marchant, P.E., Utah DOT

Indiana Research on Early Opening to Traffic of Pavement Patches (PDF)
Tommy Nantung, Ph.D, P.E., Indiana DOT
Jason Weiss, Ph.D, Oregon State University

3:00 p.m.

Afternoon Break

3:30 p.m.

State Presentations (continued)

Illinois Early-Age Response to Fatigue Loading (PDF)
James Krstulovich, P.E., Illinois DOT

Concrete Shrinkageand Its Relationship to Internal Curing (PDF)
Tommy Nantung, Ph.D, P.E., Indiana DOT
Jason Weiss, Ph.D, Oregon State University

4:30 p.m.

NRRA Update (PDF)
Brett Trautman, P.E., Missouri DOT

4:45 p.m.

Q&A and Open Discussion

5:00 p.m.

Adjourn for the day


Day 2 | Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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


8:00 a.m.

RC Future: Results from LTRC's Accelerated Loading Facility (PDF)
Tyson Rupnow, Ph.D, P.E., Louisiana TRC

8:30 a.m.

Laboratory and Fatigue Evaluation of Continuously Fiver Reinforced Concrete Pavement (PDF)
John Kevern, Ph.D, P.E., University of Missouri-Kansas City

9:00 a.m.

Today's Fly Ash With a Look Toward Tomorrow's Fly Ash (PDF)
Rafic Minkara, Ph.D, P.E., Headwaters Resources

9:30 a.m.

Morning Break

10:00 a.m.


Harmonization with ASTM (PDF)
Colin Lobo, Ph.D, P.E., NRMCA

Emerging VCMD (Aggregate) and ACCT (Concrete) Test Methods for Formulating Performance Based ASR-Resistant Concrete Mixes (PDF)
Anol Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D, P.G., Texas A&M TTI

TX ASR Exposure Sites Update (PDF)
Andy Naranjo, P.E., Texas DOT

State Experience Implementing PP65:

Pennsylvania DOT (PDF)
Neal Fannin, P.E.

Nebraska DOR (PDF)
Lieska Halsey, P.E.

11:45 a.m.

Q&A and Open Discussion

12:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

Business Meeting and Elections (PDF)

Business Meeting Notes (PDF)

1:30 p.m.

Quick Updates:

Dowel Bar Task Force (PDF)
Maria Masten, P.E., MnDOT

Jagan Gudimettla, P.E., FHWA

2:00 p.m.

Technical Tour Presentation (PDF)
Joe Kammerer, P.E., UDOT, Project Manager for Mountain View Corridor

Project Pictures (PDF)

2:30 p.m.

Afternoon Break

3:00 p.m.

Performance Engineered Mixes (PEM):

FHWA Perspective (PDF)
Mike Praul, P.E., FHWA

Cecil Jones, P.E., Diversified Engineering Services

PEM TPF Solicitation Update
Peter Taylor, Ph.D, P.E., CP Tech Center

Tyler Ley, Ph.D, P.E., Oklahoma State
Jason Weiss, Ph.D, Oregon State
Peter Taylor, Ph.D, P.E., CP Tech Center, ISU

4:00 p.m.

Shrinkage Testing:

Shrinkage Testing and Challenges (PDF)
Jafar Allahham, University of Utah

Tests Available – Pro's and Con's (PDF)
Jason Weiss, Ph.D, Oregon State University

4:45 p.m.

Q&A and Open Discussion

5:00 p.m.


6:00 p.m.

Group Dinner
Caffé Molise
55 West 100th Street


Day 3 | Thursday, April 27, 2017

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


8:00 a.m.

Buses depart for technical tour, Mountain View Corridor

12:00 p.m.

Buses drop off, one at the airport and one at the Little America Hotel