NC² Research Needs Analysis

Photo courtesy of the Iowa DOT

Phone interviews were conducted in 2021 with representatives from all NC² states to determine their needs for information or research related to concrete pavements and bridge decks. The results of this survey were compiled into a summary table available here.

Below are the topics that were listed most often:


Research Need# States
Fly ash alternatives16
Bridge deck cracking / curing improvements9
Load transfer5
Performance engineered mixtures (PEM)5
Surface wear from chain / studded tires4
Type IL cement compatibility4
PEM test procedures (Resistivity)4

Concrete Infrastructure Research Database

Topics being addressed via ongoing work