A Bi-Monthly Newsletter for Our Partners

March 2016

Spring 2016 webinar schedule

Two new webinars—internal curing and recycling—are offered FREE to members of the National Concrete Consortium’s TTCC. See the schedule for these and other webinars offered by the CP Tech Center this spring.

Peter Taylor to be honored as ACI Fellow

CP Tech Center Director Peter Taylor will be named a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (FACI) during the opening session of the spring 2016 ACI Concrete Convention on April 17 in Milwaukee.

Peter will be one of 30 new Fellows to be so recognized, and one of only 829 ACI members to have attained the rank of Fellow since the FACI program was established in 1973.

Nominated by their peers and approved by the ACI Board of Direction, ACI Fellows are individuals who have made “outstanding contributions to the production or use of concrete materials, products, and structures in the areas of education, research, development, design, construction, or management.”

You can read about the honorees in the March 2016 issue of Concrete International, the magazine of the ACI. (This link is for subscribers.)

Congratulations, Peter!

NC2 meeting news

Spring meeting April 26–28. Register now for the spring 2016 meeting of the National Concrete Consortium to be held Tuesday through Thursday, April 26–28, in Columbus, Ohio.
Highlight: A special field trip and program are being offered on Monday, April 25, to view a 125-year-old section of Main Street in Bellefontaine, Ohio—generally recognized as the first concrete pavement in the United States. (Note: This is the day before the start of the NC2 meeting.)
Fall meeting August 28–31. Save the date for the fall NC2 meeting to be held jointly with the International Society of Concrete Pavements’ 3½–day Eleventh International Conference on Concrete Pavements (ICCP) on August 28–31 in San Antonio, Texas. The ICCP will compose the technical portion of the NC2 meeting.

We are excited about this partnership. The combined event will allow NC2 members to participate in a highly relevant technical program.


Well maintained roadways improve fuel efficiency

In a recent collaboration between Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Concrete Sustainability Hub and Caltrans, researchers demonstrated the relationship between fuel consumption and pavement conditions associated with pavement-vehicle interaction, such as pavement stiffness. These findings are particularly relevant for large trucks. Read about the study in MIT News.
The goal of Resources is to let our partners know about events, new training opportunities, publications, and other products provided by the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (CP Tech Center) at Iowa State University. Resources is distributed to state concrete paving associations, the National Concrete Consortium, FHWA, and other organizations.

Paving association execs: Please forward this newsletter to your members as appropriate.
Editor: Marcia Brink,, 515-294-9480;         
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