Apr 02
Apr 04

Spring 2019 National Concrete Consortium

Event Details

Denver, CO


Sheraton Denver West
360 Union Blvd
Lakewood, CO  80228
Reservations link ($139 rate)
Cut-off date is 5 p.m. on March 8.


April 2, 2019 — April 4, 2019


General Session begins at 8:00 AM.


Registration Fee: $250.00

Event Contact
Denise Wagner
InTrans, CP TECH


Reception | Monday, April 1, 2019

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

Reception and registration desk check in at the Sheraton Denver West


Day 1 | Tuesday, April 2, 2019

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


7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Registration – please check in at the registration table

8:00 a.m.


Welcome and Introductions
Joshua Laipply, Colorado DOT Chief Engineer
Maria Masten, NCC Executive Committee Chair, Minnesota DOT

8:15 a.m.

Theme: Updates and State Reports

FHWA Updates
Mike Praul, P.E., FHWA

8:45 a.m.

PEM Update
Gordon Smith, P.E., CP Tech Center

9:15 a.m.

State Reports
Eric Prieve, P.E., Colorado DOT

9:45 a.m.

Morning Break

10:15 a.m.

Theme: Hot Topics in Bridges

Drilled shafts and Mass Concrete, State of Practice
Jon Feld, CTLGroup

10:45 a.m.

State Experience with Mass Concrete
Dan Miller, P.E., Ohio DOT

11:15 a.m.

Accelerated Bridge Construction
Andy Pott, Colorado DOT

11:45 a.m.

Q&A and Open Discussion

12:00 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

1:00 p.m.

Theme: Materials

Larry Sutter, Ph.D., P.E., Michigan Tech University

1:30 p.m.

The Role of Minimum Cement Contents in Concrete Specifications and Mixture Proportioning
Karthik Obla, NRMCA

2:00 p.m.

Formation Factor - How do we implement?
Jason Weiss, Ph.D., Oregon State University

2:30 p.m.

Q&A and Open Discussion

2:45 p.m.

Afternoon Break

3:15 p.m.

Theme: Rapid Repairs and Early Loading

Early Loading Pavement Research at MnROAD and NRRA
Tom Burnham, P.E., Minnesota DOT

3:45 p.m.

Joint Activation Efforts in FRC Overlays and fibers in Concrete Roundabouts
Maria Masten, P.E., Minnesota DOT

4:15 p.m.

I-70 Bridge Emergency Reconstruction
Travis Miller & Roger Lau, Colorado DOT

4:45 p.m.

Q&A and Open Discussion

5:00 p.m.

Adjourn/dinner on your own


Day 2 | Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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


8:00 a.m.

Theme: Fibers for Use in Concrete

Fiber Reinforced Concrete for Pavement Overlays: Technical Review
Jeff Roesler, Ph.D., P.E., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

8:30 a.m.

Fiber Reinforced Concrete for Bridge Decks
Armen Amirkhanian, Ph.D., University of Alabama

9:00 a.m.

Update on Caltrans Pilot Projects Using SRAs and Fibers in Bridges
Craig Knapp, Caltrans

9:30 a.m.

Q & A - Open Discussion

9:45 a.m.

Morning Break

10:15 a.m.

Theme: Other Topics

History, Performance and Use of a Mobile Mixer
Brad Ross, CemenTech

10:45 a.m.

How the Prominent Types of Deicers Affect Scaling
Jan Olek, Ph.D., Purdue

11:15 a.m.

SAM Testing - Tips, Tricks, Updates, Case Studies
Tyler Ley, Ph.D., P.E., Oklahoma State University

11:45 a.m.

Q&A and Open Discussion

12:00 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

1:00 p.m.

Business Meeting and Elections
Maria Masten, P.E., Minnesota DOT

1:25 p.m.

Strategies for Concrete Pavement Preservation - Project Update
Mark Snyder, Ph.D., Pavement Engineering and Research Consultants

1:40 p.m.

CP Tech Center Update
Steve Tritsch, P.E., CP Tech Center

2:00 p.m.

Preview of Bureau of Reclamation Laboratory Tour
Janet White, USBR

2:30 p.m.

Afternoon Break

3:00 p.m.

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

(General session adjourned for the day for non-agency personnel.)


6:00 p.m.

TAC meeting adjourns


Day 3 | Thursday, April 4, 2019

TimeEvent Details
6:45 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.


7:45 a.m.

Buses depart for technical tour.

8:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

US Bureau of Reclamation Concrete, Geotechnical, Structural Laboratory Tour (Lakewood) - Katie Bartojay, USBR   Picture I.D. and pre-registration required to participate.

11:30 am

Buses depart USBR for Sheraton Hotel and Denver International Airport  (map)

12:30 p.m.

ETA - Denver International Airport