A Bi-Monthly Newsletter for Our Partners

March 2015

CP Tech staff “Road Show”

It’s been a busy quarter regarding training and outreach! From January–March 2015, CP Tech Center staff have participated in the following state chapter meetings/workshops:
  • CO/WY (presentation: center activities)
  • IA (presentations: latest concrete technologies and overlays)
  • IN (presentation: overlays)
  • MD (presentation: overlays)
  • MO/KS (presentations: center activities and pavement preservation)
  • NE (presentations: performance engineered mixtures or PEM, and overlays)
  • OK/AR (presentation: PEM)
  • PA (presentation: PEM)
  • SD (presentations: PEM and internal curing)
  • WI (presentation: PEM)
And staff have conducted the following training:
  • CA: Overlays workshop (several locations)
  • IA:  Preservation workshop (several locations)
  • ID: Inspectors workshop
  • MI:  Stringless paving workshop
  • Nova Scotia: Overlays workshop
  • NV: Overlays workshop
  • OK:  Overlays workshop, stringless paving workshop
  • SD: Overlays workshop, pavement preservation workshop
  • WI:  Joints workshop, pavement preservation workshop
In addition, during this quarter staff made presentations on concrete overlays and the CP Road Map at the Transportation Research Board and conducted 4 ACPA webinars on overlays (with one more on March 26).

To track where staff are each week, follow our Twitter feed @CPTechCenter.

Mark your calendar

Spring NCC/TTCC Meeting, April 21–23, 2015, Reno, NV

Training opportunities

  1. Maintenance of traffic during overlay construction (Mar. 26):  Webinar presented by the CP Tech Center, with support from ACPA and sponsored by FHWA
    To participate, government personnel must register by sending your name, title, and contact information to Debbie Becker,, 847-423-8710. (See the complete ACPA webinar calendar.)
  2. Considerations for the Selection of Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement for Projects (Mar. 30): 1½-hour TRB webinar, moderated by Greg Halsted, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

New CP Tech Center research results

Concrete Pavement Mixture Design and Analysis (MDA): An Innovative Approach to Proportioning Concrete Mixtures

Note: This report contains a spreadsheet that can be obtained from Peter Taylor: 515-294-9333,

National research update

Selected MAP Briefs (from the CP Road Map):
Producing Freeze-Thaw Durable Concrete
Precast Concrete Pavements
Full-Depth Reclamation of Asphalt Pavements with Cement
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;         
CP Tech Center | 2711 S. Loop Drive | Suite 4700 | Ames | IA | 50010-8664

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