Mar 31
Apr 02

Spring 2020 National Concrete Consortium

Event Details

Nashville, TN


Embassy Suites Nashville Airport
Click here for a reservation in the reduced rate NCC block ($179/night).
10 Century Boulevard
Nashville, TN  37214
Phone:  (615) 522-5444


March 31, 2020 — April 2, 2020


The TTCC TPF5(437) TAC meeting for agency personnel begins at 8:00 AM; the General Session begins at 10:00 AM. A welcome reception for all attendees will be held the evening before the conference (March 30th) from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

Event Contact
Denise Wagner
InTrans, CP Tech Center


The Spring 2020 National Concrete Consortium will be held on March 31 – April 2, in Nashville, TN.


Welcome Reception | Monday, March 30

TimeEvent Details
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Welcome reception for all attendees

Day 1 | Tuesday, March 31

TimeEvent Details
6:30 a.m.

Breakfast buffet provided

8:00 a.m.

TTCC TPF 5(437) TAC MEETING - for state agency members

10:00 a.m.

Morning Break

10:30 a.m.


Welcome and Introductions - Paul Degges, Chief Engineer--Tennessee DOT and Dan Miller, Chair, Ohio DOT

11:00 a.m.

FHWA Update – Mike Praul, FHWA

11:30 a.m.

Summary of State Reports on Admixtures, Curing Compounds, Topical Sealers – Dan Miller, Ohio DOT

12:00 p.m.


Theme: Light-Weight Cellular Concrete

1:00 p.m.Industry Experience - Greg Halsted, PCA
1:30 p.m.

QPL State: Extensive Experience – DOT tbd

2:00 p.m.

QPL Process & Specs: Beginning Experience – James Krstulovich, Illinois DOT

2:30 p.m.

Q&A – Open Discussion

2:45 p.m.

Afternoon Break

Theme: NTPEP (National Transportation Product Evaluation Program)

3:15 p.m.

Testing Programs for Concrete Materials/Overview of Concrete Materials – Katheryn Malusky, NTPEP

3:45 p.m.NTPEP State Experience – Danny Lane, Tennessee DOT
4:15 p.m.Portland/Blended Cement Program – Drew Waldrop, Alabama DOT
4:45 p.m.

Q&A – Open Discussion

5:00 p.m.

Adjourn/dinner on your own

Day 2 | Wednesday, April 1

TimeEvent Details
6:30 a.m.

Breakfast buffet provided

Theme: PEM Tests Updates
8:00 a.m.PEM Tests White Paper Presentation– Jagan Gudimettla, FHWA
8:30 a.m.PEM Tests - Three States' Experiences - Ethan Bahmer--MI DOT, Dan Wadley--KS DOT, and Chad Hayes--WI DOT
9:15 a.m.

Q & A – Open Discussion

9:30 a.m.

Morning Break

Theme: Dowel/Tie Bars

10:00 a.m.

Dowel/Tie-Bar Interaction Findings– Jeff Roesler, University of Illinois

10:30 a.m.

States Experiences - Maria Masten, Minnesota DOT and Chad Hayes, Wisconsin DOT

11:00 a.m.Dowel Alignment and Joint Score - Implications for Specifications and Performance - Shree Rao, ARA
11:30 a.m.

Q&A — Open Discussion

11:45 a.m.Elections for Executive Committee
12:00 p.m.


Theme: Alkali-Silica Reactivity (ASR)

1:00 p.m.

ASR - Terry Arnold, FHWA-TFHRC

1:30 p.m.

Managing ASR in the Future - Paul Tennis, PCA

2:00 p.m.

Post-Treatment Work Results/Maintenance of ASR-Affected Structures - FHWA Study - Kevin Folliard, University of Texas

2:30 p.m.Q&A
2:45 p.m.

Afternoon Break

Theme: Project Updates
3:15 p.m.Freeze/Thaw Specifications Pooled Fund Update - Tyler Ley, Oklahoma State University
3:45 p.m.NRRA Project Updates - Brett Trautman, Missouri DOT
4:15 p.m.Nashville Mixed Use Site Technical Tour Presentation - Alan Sparkman, Tennessee Concrete Association
4:45 p.m.Q&A - Open Discussion
5:00 p.m.Adjourn/dinner on your own

Day 3 | Thursday, April 2

TimeEvent Details
6:30 a.m.

Breakfast buffet provided

8:00 a.m.

Buses depart for technical tour

8:30 a.m.

Nashville Mixed Use Site Tour (RCC, Pervious, CO2 Injected, PCC)


ETA - Adjourn - Buses drop off at Nashville Airport and Embassy Suites Nashville Airport.