Apr 02
Apr 04

Spring 2019 National Concrete Consortium

Event Details

Denver, CO


Sheraton Denver West
360 Union Blvd
Lakewood, CO  80228


April 2, 2019 — April 4, 2019


General Session begins at 8:00 AM.


Registration Fee: 250.00

Meeting Summary

The 2½-day spring meeting of the National Concrete Consortium (NC2), hosted by the Colorado DOT, brought together the expertise and experience of 210 attendees from:  FHWA, 35 DOTs (71 individuals), the Illinois Tollway, academia, and industry, in an excellent event focused on improving concrete performance and structural concrete applications.  Maria Masten, Concrete Materials Engineer from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, is the current chairperson. The meeting agenda and all technical presentations are available below.  A detailed summary of the spring 2019 meeting is also available to download (PDF).


Reception | Monday, April 1, 2019

TimeEvent Details
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Reception and registration desk check in at the Sheraton Denver West


Day 1 | Tuesday, April 2, 2019

TimeEvent Details
6:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.


7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Registration – please check in at the registration table

8:00 a.m.


Welcome and Introductions
Joshua Laipply, Colorado DOT Chief Engineer
Maria Masten, NC² Executive Committee Chair, Minnesota DOT

8:15 a.m.

Theme: Updates and State Reports

FHWA Updates (PDF)
Mike Praul, P.E., FHWA

8:45 a.m.

PEM Update (PDF)
Gordon Smith, P.E., CP Tech Center

9:15 a.m.

State Reports (PDF)
Eric Prieve, P.E., Colorado DOT

9:45 a.m.

Morning Break

10:15 a.m.

Theme: Hot Topics in Bridges

Drilled shafts and Mass Concrete, State of Practice (PDF)
Jon Feld, CTLGroup

10:45 a.m.

State Experience with Mass Concrete (PDF)
Dan Miller, P.E., Ohio DOT

11:15 a.m.

Accelerated Bridge Construction (PDF)
Andy Pott, Colorado DOT

11:45 a.m.

Q&A and Open Discussion

12:00 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

1:00 p.m.

Theme: Materials

Slag (PDF)
Larry Sutter, Ph.D., P.E., Michigan Tech University

1:30 p.m.

The Role of Minimum Cement Contents in Concrete Specifications and Mixture Proportioning (PDF)
Karthik Obla, NRMCA

2:00 p.m.

Formation Factor - How do we implement? (PDF)
Concrete Resistivity Measurement (Video)

Jason Weiss, Ph.D., Oregon State University

2:30 p.m.

Q&A and Open Discussion

2:45 p.m.

Afternoon Break

3:15 p.m.

Theme: Rapid Repairs and Early Loading

Early Loading Pavement Research at MnROAD and NRRA (PDF)
Tom Burnham, P.E., Minnesota DOT

3:45 p.m.

Joint Activation Efforts in FRC Overlays and fibers in Concrete Roundabouts (PDF)
Maria Masten, P.E., Minnesota DOT

4:15 p.m.

I-70 Bridge Emergency Reconstruction (PDF)
Travis Miller & Roger Lau, Colorado DOT

4:45 p.m.

Q&A and Open Discussion

5:00 p.m.

Adjourn/dinner on your own


Day 2 | Wednesday, April 3, 2019

TimeEvent Details
6:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m.

Theme: Fibers for Use in Concrete

Fiber Reinforced Concrete for Pavement Overlays: Technical Review (PDF)
Residual Strength Estimator for FRC Overlays (Spreadsheet)

Jeff Roesler, Ph.D., P.E., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

8:30 a.m.

Fiber Reinforced Concrete for Bridge Decks (PDF)
Armen Amirkhanian, Ph.D., University of Alabama

9:00 a.m.

Update on Caltrans Pilot Projects Using SRAs and Fibers in Bridges (PDF)
Craig Knapp, Caltrans

9:30 a.m.

Q & A - Open Discussion

9:45 a.m.

Morning Break

10:15 a.m.

Theme: Other Topics

History, Performance and Use of a Mobile Mixer (PDF)
Collin Robinson, CemenTech

10:45 a.m.

How the Prominent Types of Deicers Affect Scaling (PDF)
Jan Olek, Ph.D., Purdue

11:15 a.m.

SAM Testing - Tips, Tricks, Updates, Case Studies (PDF)
Tyler Ley, Ph.D., P.E., Oklahoma State University

11:45 a.m.

Q&A and Open Discussion

12:00 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

1:00 p.m.

Business Meeting and Elections (PDF)
Maria Masten, P.E., Minnesota DOT

1:25 p.m.

Strategies for Concrete Pavement Preservation - Project Update (PDF)
Mark Snyder, Ph.D., Pavement Engineering and Research Consultants

1:40 p.m.

CP Tech Center Update (PDF)
Steve Tritsch, P.E., CP Tech Center

2:00 p.m.

Preview of Bureau of Reclamation Laboratory Tour (PDF)
Janet White, USBR

2:30 p.m.

Afternoon Break

3:00 p.m.

TTCC TPF 5(313) TAC Meeting - for state agency members

(General session adjourned for the day for non-agency personnel.)


6:00 p.m.

TAC meeting adjourns


Day 3 | Thursday, April 4, 2019

TimeEvent Details
6:45 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.


7:45 a.m.

Buses depart for technical tour.

8:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

US Bureau of Reclamation Concrete, Geotechnical, Structural Laboratory Tour (Lakewood) - Katie Bartojay, USBR   Picture I.D. and pre-registration required to participate.

11:30 am

Buses depart USBR for Sheraton Hotel and Denver International Airport  (map)

12:30 p.m.

ETA - Denver International Airport