Apr 09
Apr 11

Spring 2024 National Concrete Consortium

Event Details

Birmingham, Alabama


Sheraton Birmingham Hotel by Marriott
2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North
Birmingham, AL  35203
LINK for reservations

Hotel cutoff: Monday, March 18th, or when full

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April 9, 2024 — April 11, 2024


General Session begins at 8:00 AM Central on Tuesday, April 9th.


5:00 pm Monday, April 8 – Arrival and conference check-in available.

Day 1 | Tuesday, April 9, 2024

TimeEvent Details
6:30 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet (included) – Birmingham Ballroom


GENERAL SESSION – Birmingham Ballroom


Welcome and Introductions – Dan Miller, NC2 Executive Committee Chair, Ohio DOT,

and George Conner, Deputy Director of Operations and Chair AASHTO Maintenance Committee


State Reports Summary and Discussion – Topics: Precast Concrete and Agency Mix Design/Trial Batching Requirements (PDF)  (All Responses)

Maria Masten, Minnesota DOT and Dan Miller, Ohio DOT

9:15Q&A / Discussion

Morning Break

Technical Session 1 – FHWA and Research Updates
10:00Inflation Reduction Act – Gina Ahlstrom, FHWA  (PDF)
10:30FHWA Update on Mobile Concrete Lab – Mike Praul and Jagan Gudimettla, FHWA (PDF)
11:00NIST's Low Carbon Cements and Concretes Consortium – Maria Knake, NIST (PDF)
11:30AASHTO Update on Low Carbon Guide, Maturity, Precision and Bias Tests – Mark Felag (PDF)
12:00 p.m.

LUNCH (included)

1:00Executive Committee Election (PDF)
Technical Session 2 - Future Changes in Cement Chemistry
1:15Industry Perspective on Future Changes in Cement Chemistry: Blended Cements, Carbon Neutrality – Jim Mack and Corey Zollinger, Cemex  (PDF)
2:00Working with Future Changes in Cement Chemistry – Dan King/Peter Taylor, CP Tech Center (PDF)
2:30Q&A / Discussion

Afternoon Break

Technical Session 3 - Opening to Traffic and Pavements

3:15I59 Alabama Mainline Paving Project – Will Gray, AG Peltz Group LLC  (PDF)
3:45Success Stories of Field Projects:
Opening to Traffic – Maria Masten, Minnesota DOT and Todd Hanson, Iowa DOT  (MN PDF)  (IA PDF) (Mentimeter)

Mentimeter: Opening Strength, Opening to and Maintenance of Traffic

Q&A / Discussion

5:00Adjourn general session
5:00 - 6:30

Reception with light hors d’oeuvres/soft drinks. Cash bar available.

Dinner on your own

Day 2 | Wednesday, April 10, 2024

TimeEvent Details
6:30 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet (included) - Birmingham Ballroom


Technical Session 4 - Digital Construction Technology

7:30Iowa DOT Use of E-Ticketing and Other Technologies - Cedric Wilkinson, Iowa DOT (PDF)
8:00Utah DOT Use of ESRI and Survey123 for MDMS (E-ticketing) – Kate Wright, Utah DOT  (PDF)
8:30AASHTO MDM-1-UL Materials Delivery Management System (MDMS) and MnDOT Implementation Plan - Rebecca Embacher, MnDOT  (PDF)
9:15Q&A / Discussion
9:30Morning Break
Technical Session 5 - Curing and Sawing / Technical Tours Presentations
10:00Curing and Sawing – John Kevern, University of Missouri - KC  (PDF)
10:45Technical Tours Presentations:
City Walk BHAM – Janie Mauter, Barge Design; (PDF)
NUCOR Steel Overview/Safety Requirements – NUCOR staff

LUNCH (included)

12:45Technical Tours – NUCOR Steel and City Walk BHAM Walking Tour

Bus departs for NUCOR Steel Group 1 (50 maximum per tour)

City Walk BHAM guided walking tour begins

3:00NUCOR Steel Group 2 (50 maximum per tour)
City Walk BHAM guided walking tour
5:15Adjourn / Dinner on your own

Day 3 | Thursday, April 11

TimeEvent Details
6:30 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet (included) - Birmingham Ballroom 1, 5


TTCC TPF-5(437) TAC Meeting for NC2 State DOT Representatives - Birmingham Ballroom 11

Agenda provided to state DOT representatives.

9:30Morning Break
9:50States TAC Meeting (continued)
11:30 TAC Meeting Adjourns
Integrated Materials and Construction Practices (IMCP) TTCC Training -
(OPTIONAL - preregistration required)
This training is based on the 2019 edition of Integrated Materials and Construction Practices for Concrete Pavement. It will provide a comprehensive overview of the most recent research and practices to optimize the performance of concrete for pavements.
11:30Box lunches provided for IMCP Training registrants.
12:00IMCP TTCC Training
2:15Afternoon Break
12:00 PM

IMCP TTCC Training


2:30IMCP TTCC Training (continued)
2:15Afternoon Break
4:00IMCP Training Adjourns