Sep 15
Sep 17

Fall 2015 National Concrete Consortium Meeting

Event Details

Milwaukee, WI


Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
333 West Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203


September 15, 2015 — September 17, 2015


Breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m.

Event Contact
Denise Wagner
InTrans, CP Tech Center
Fall 2015 TTCC TPF 5(313) Member States, 30 + Illinois Tollway

Meeting Summary

The Fall 2015 National Concrete Consortium was held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on September 15-17, 2015, with 47 representatives from 29 states and the Illinois Tollway present. Total attendance was over 150. 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 Fall 2015 meeting is also available to download (PDF).


Day 1 | Tuesday, September 15, 2015

TimeEvent Details
6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast (served in the atrium)

7:00 a.m.


7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

DOT Breakfast Meeting (Executive Ballroom):
Future Tech Transfer Products and Deployments
Other Topics

9:30 a.m.

Morning Break

10:00 a.m.

General Session (Regency AB)

Welcome (PDF)
Joe Olson, Division Administrator, Wisconsin DOT

10:15 a.m.

Performance Engineered Mixes (PEMs):
Gina Ahlstrom, FHWA
Peter Taylor, CP Tech Center

Super Air Meter (SAM) and Box Tests (PDF)
Tyler Ley, Oklahoma State University

Formation Factor and LTDSC Test Results (PDF)
Robert Sprague, Purdue University

Illinois Tollway Experience with Performance Engineered Mixes (PDF)
Steve Gillen, IL Tollway

FHWA Mobile Lab Field Experiences with New/Innovative Tests (PDF)
Jagan Gudimettla, FHWA MCL

2015 Start Experiences with New PEM Tests

12:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

Joint Sawing and Sealing Practices:

State Survey Summaries (PDF)
Maria Masten, MnDOT

State Summaries (PDF)

1:45 p.m.

Wisconsin Unsealed Joint Performance (PDF)
Kevin McMullen, Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association

2:30 p.m.

Open Q&A

2:45 p.m.

Afternoon Break

3:15 p.m.

Indiana Sawcutting Research (PDF)
Tommy Nantung, Indiana DOT

3:45 p.m.

Topical Sealants Performance:

Nebraska Penetrating Sealers (PDF)
Lieska Halsey, Nebraska DOR

MnRoad Topical Sealants Performance (PDF)
Larry Sutter, Michigan Tech

4:45 p.m.

Open Q&A

5:00 p.m.

Adjourn for the day


Day 2 | Wednesday, September 16, 2015

TimeEvent Detail
6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m.

FHWA Updates (PDF)
Gina Ahlstrom, FHWA

Scofield, ACPA

8:30 a.m.

Performance Engineered Concrete Mixtures and Quality Assurance Program (PDF)
Gina Ahlstrom, FHWA

Draft PEM Specification: The What's and How's (PDF)
Peter Taylor, CP Tech Center
Tom Van Dam, NCE

PEM Specification Commentary
Tom Van Dam, NCE

9:30 a.m.

Open Q&A

9:45 a.m.

Morning Break

10:15 a.m.

Early Entry Saw Best Practices (PDF)
Troy Fruth, Husqvarna

10:45 a.m.

Conventional Sawing Best Practices (PDF)
Scott Eilken, Quality Saw and Seal

11:15 a.m.

Use of Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity to Assess Sawing Time (PDF)
Xuhao Wang, CP Tech Center
Peter Taylor, CP Tech Center

11:45 a.m.

Open Q&A

12:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

Dowel Bar Task Force (PDF)
Mark Snyder

1:45 p.m.

Business Meeting:

Business Meeting Minutes (PDF)

Special Election/Bylaw Approval (PDF)
Maria Masten, MnDOT

Bylaws (as approved September 16, 2015) (PDF)
Maria Masten, MnDOT

CP Tech Center Technology Transfer Products/Deployment (PDF)
Dale Harrington, CP Tech Center
Tom Cackler, CP Tech Center

TTCC Financial Update
Tom Cackler, CP Tech Center

National Road Research Alliance (NRRA) Pooled Fund (PDF)
Tom Burnham, MnDOT

2:45 p.m.

Afternoon Break

3:15 p.m.

Wisonsin DOT  Zoo Interchange Project (PDF)
Ryan Luck, Wisconsin DOT

3:45 p.m.

ACI Concrete Research Network (PDF)
Steve Kosmatka, PCA

4:00 p.m.

Meeting Adjourns

6:00 p.m.

Group Dinner


Day 3 | Thursday, September 17, 2015

TimeEvent Details
6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.


7:30 a.m.

Presentations on the Technical Tour of the WE Energies Oak Creek Power Plant

Oak Creek Power Plant Expansion Overview
Bob Tutowski, WE Engeries

Combustion Products for Concrete and Other Applications: Oak Creek Power Plant (PDF)
Bruce Ramme, WE Energies

9:00 a.m.

Board buses for 9:15 a.m. departure

9:45 a.m.

WE Energies Oak Creek Power Plant Tour
10800 South Chicago Road
Oak Creek, WI

11:15 a.m.

Board buses for 11:30 a.m. departure to the Milwaukee Airport or the Hyatt Regency hotel