Apr 06
Apr 08

2010 Spring National Concrete Consortium

Event Details

Savannah, GA


Andaz Savannah by Hyatt
(formerly AVIA Hotel)
14 Bernard Street
Savannah, GA 31401


April 6, 2010 — April 8, 2010


Meeting begins at 8:00 a.m.


All technical presentations are available as PDFs to download from within the agenda.

Day 1 | Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Research and Tech Transfer of National Interest

TimeEvent Details
8:00 a.m.

Mix Design and Analysis TAC Meeting:

Mix Design and Analysis Track (PDF)
Peter Taylor, Ph.D, P.E., CP Tech Center
Ezgi Yurdakul, CP Tech Center

Mix Design and Analysis Track Pooled Fund TAC Meeting: Mixtures That Are Consistently Long-Lasting. Constructible, and Cost Efficient (PDF)
Peter Taylor, Ph.D, P.E., CP Tech Center

Mix Design and Analysis Track Pooled Fund TAC Meeting: Mix Proportioning (PDF)
Gary Fick, CP Tech Center

9:30 a.m.

Joint Deterioration TAC Meeting:

Joint Deterioration Overview (PDF)
Peter Taylor, Ph.D, P.E., CP Tech Center

10:00 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

Joint Deterioration TAC Meeting (continued):

Impacts of Deicing Chemicals, Construction Vehicle Loads and Freeze-Thaw Cycles on Deterioration of Concrete Joints (PDF)
Peter Taylor, Ph.D, P.E., CP Tech Center
Maxim M. Prokudin, MS, EIT, CP Tech Center

11:30 a.m.

Dowel Bar Task Force

Dowel Bar Standardization (PDF)
Maria Masten, Minnesota DOT

12:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

Report for TTCC/NCC Task Force on C595 and C1157 Cements (PDF)
John Melander, Portland Cement Association

1:15 p.m.

Concrete Overlay Technology (PDF)
Harrington, CP Tech Center

Overlay Costs (PDF)
Gary Fick, CP Tech Center

The Sustainability of Air-Void Systems in Fresh Concrete (PDF)
Tyler Ley, Ph.D, P.E., Oklahoma State University

Track 13: Concrete Pavement Sustainability (PDF)
Peter Taylor, CP Tech Center

Improving Concrete Surface Characteristics (PDF)
Robert Otto Rasmussen, Ph.D, INCE, P.E., The Transtec Group
Sabrina I. Garber, MSE, The Transtec Group

Design and Construction of Long-Life (High-Performance) Concrete Pavements: Current Practices and Needs (PDF)
Mark B. Snyder, Ph.D, P.E., Engineering Consultant

1:45 p.m.

Guidance on Preventing and Mitigating ASR (PDF)
Gina Ahlstrom, FHWA

2:15 p.m.

FHWA Construction Inspection for Engineers

FHWA/ACI Cooperative Agreement Concrete Seminars (PDF)

2:45 p.m.


3:15 p.m.

Michigan Construction Quality Partnership for Transportation
Dan DeGraaf

TCC/NHI National Training Program: Addressing Challenges in Construction and Maintenance Workforce and Quality (PDF)
Chris Anderson

Discussion on National Training Programs

4:30 p.m.

CP Road Map Strategic Plan (PDF)

4:45 p.m.



Day 2 | Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Program Built Around the Technical Theme

TimeEvent Details
8:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Glen Durrance, Georgia District Engineer

8:15 a.m.

Roller Compacted Concrete:

Introduction to the New Guide for Roller Compacted Concrete Pavements (PDF)
Dale Harrington, P.E., CP Tech Center
Wayne Adaska, P.E., Portland Cement Association

10:00 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

State Applications:

Georgia: Use of Roller Compacted Concrete by Georgia DOT (PDF)
Joe W. Sheffield, P.E., Georgia DOT

Missouri: RCC in Missouri (PDF)
Brett Trautman, Missouri DOT

South Carolina: Roller Compacted Concrete South Carolina DOT Experience (PDF)
Andy Johnson, South Carolina DOT

11:30 a.m.


12:00 p.m.

Box lunches and Garden City Port tour
Fort Pulaski/Tybee Island

6:00 p.m.

Group dinner en route back to the hotel


Day 3 | Thursday, April 8, 2010
Business Meeting

TimeEvent Details
7:45 a.m.

Elections of the NCC Executive Committee (PDF)

Financial Update

Feedback on Listserv

Feedback on NCC Web Page

Meeting Minutes (PDF)

8:45 a.m.

State Reports on Specification and Bidding Practices for Concrete Overlays

  1. Has your state built concrete overlays?
  2. If yes:
    What bid items were used?
    What efforts were made to re-establish a profile grade?
    What has been your experience with overruns in concrete mix quantities?
    How do you typically manage traffic on two-lane and four-lane roadways?
    (Please furnish typical sections if possible.)
    How do you design the overlay thickness?
    Is your state applying an alternate bidding approach to concrete and HMA overlays?
  3. If no:
    What are the barriers to trying a concrete overlay?
    What would help to address those barriers?
  • Alabama (PDF)
  • California
  • Illinois (PDF)
  • Indiana (PDF)
  • Iowa (PDF)
    Iowa Presentation: PCC Overlays (PDF)
    Kerry Merryman, Iowa DOT
  • Kansas (PDF)
  • Louisiana (PDF)
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
10:00 a.m.


10:15 a.m.

State Reports on Specification and Bidding Practices for Concrete Overlays (continued)

  • Missouri
  • North Dakota (PDF)
  • Ohio
    Ohio Documents (PDF)
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Dakota (PDF)
  • Texa (PDF)
    Texas Documents (PDF)
11:45 a.m.