Sep 12
Sep 14

Fall 2023 National Concrete Consortium

Event Details

Portland, Oregon


Embassy Suites by Hilton PDX Airport
7900 NE 82nd Ave
Portland, OR 97220
Phone (800) 774-1500 for reservations. The reduced rate for the “NC2” block expired on Aug 18.

Note: Please be patient after entering your registration information as you’re taken to Iowa State University’s Secure Payment Site to make your payment. Additionally, after receiving your payment receipt, please click “Continue” to return to the event page.

The meeting agenda can be accessed HERE.


September 12, 2023 — September 14, 2023


General Session begins at 8:00 AM Pacific on Tuesday, September 12.*



5:00 pm Monday, September 11 – Complimentary Embassy Suites reception and conference check-in available.

Day 1 | Tuesday, September 12, 2023

TimeEvent Details
6:30 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet (included) - Embassy Suites Breakfast Area


GENERAL SESSION - Pines-Spruce-Oak Ballroom


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

and Oregon DOT


State Reports Summary and Discussion - Topics: Pay Items, Incentivizing,
Low-Carbon Concrete, Failure in Workmanship Issues, Cylinder Handling -

Maria Masten, Minnesota DOT and Dan Miller, Ohio DOT  (PDF)

Research Updates
9:00Cylinder Handling in the Field - James Krstulovich, Illinois DOT  (PDF)

High Early Strength Concrete (HESC) - Lamiya Noor, Oregon State University, and

David Dobson, Oregon DOT  (PDF1, PDF2)

10:00Q&A / Discussion

Morning Break

Updates, cont.
10:40EPIC2 EDC-7 Initiative on Internal Curing – Tim Barrett, FHWA  (PDF)

Carbon Reduction and Concrete Mix Binder Optimization - Burkan Isgor,

Oregon State University  (PDF)

11:50Q&A / Discussion
12:00 p.m.

LUNCH (included) Atrium

Pavement Design

1:15CRCP – TxDOT Technical Analysis, Recycling Fines, Optimizing Steel – Andy Naranjo,

Texas DOT  (PDF)

1:45CRCP – Oregon DOT’s Use and Field Test Sections – Jeff Shambaugh,
Oregon DOT (PDF)
2:15Optimized Mix Design – David Trejo, Oregon State University (PDF)
2:45Q&A / Discussion

Afternoon Break

Concrete Pumping

3:30Concrete Pumping – Cold Weather – Tyler Ley, Oklahoma State University  (PDF)
4:00Concrete Pumping Group Discussion (Mentimeter) – Tyler Ley, Maria Masten, Dan Miller  (Results)

New Specifications for Paving Dowels – Mark Snyder, PERC  (PDF)

Draft Spec M254    Draft Spec T253


Adjourn general session / Optional Embassy Suites Reception


Dinner on your own or

Optional shuttle to Edgefield (sign up at registration desk required)

Day 2 | Wednesday, September 13, 2023

TimeEvent Details
6:30 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet (included) - Embassy Suites Breakfast Area


GENERAL SESSION - Pines-Spruce-Oak Ballroom

7:30State EPDs Programs – Kevin Shearmire, Oregon DOT  (PDF)
8:001P and 1T Cements: What’s next and what follows PLC? – Rob Shogren, Lafarge North America  (PDF)
8:30Microspheres as Air Replacement, Carbon Reduction – Tara Cavalline, UNC-Charlotte  (PDF)
9:00Low Carbon Materials: FHWA’s Program Direction – Gina Ahlstrom, FHWA
9:45Morning Break
10:15Abernethy Bridge Project
Project Overview – Chris Aguon, Oregon DOT  (PDF)
Mass Concrete – Thermal Control Overview  – Oscar Antommatttei, Kiewit
Abernethy Bridge – Mass Concrete Case Study – Justin Torkilson, Kiewit  (PDF)
11:00Technical Tour Preview/Oregon DOT’s Bridge Preservation Program and St. John’s Bridge Rehabilitation – Ray Bottenberg and Rebecca Burrow, Oregon DOT  (PDF)

LUNCH (included) Atrium


Board buses for Technical Boat Tour of Willamette River Bridges (limited capacity).  Sign-up is required. Capacity has been exceeded;  a wait list has been initiated.

12:30Buses depart for Caruthers Landing to board the Willamette Star
1:00Willamette Star Guided Bridge Technical Tour of Historic Portland Bridges and St. John’s Bridge Rehabilitation Project – ODOT Bridge Preservation Group and Bob Hadlow, ODOT Architectural Historian
4:00Depart Willamette Star and board buses for return to hotel
4:45Buses arrive at Embassy Suites Hotel
5:00Optional Embassy Suites Complimentary Reception
Dinner on your own

Day 3 | Thursday, September 14

TimeEvent Details
6:30 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet (included) - Embassy Suites Breakfast Area


NC2 State DOT Representatives TTCC TPF-5(437) TAC Meeting  (Cedars Conference Rooms)

Research topics - Jerod Gross, Snyder & Associates

Mentimeter results

Discussion topics to be determined by pooled fund representatives