A Bi-Monthly Newsletter for Our Partners

July 2015


Training opportunities

Real-time concrete pavement smoothness. Gary Fick is preparing a 4-hour workshop. Agenda includes fundamentals of smoothness measurement, ride quality, and pavement profile analysis; current practices for IRI specs; best practices for paving operations; using RTS technology; etc. To inquire or schedule training, contact Gary at
Overlays, concrete preservation, CP Road Map. Dale Harrington is scheduling workshops, site visits, etc., for fall 2015 and spring 2016. To discuss opportunities, contact Dale at

Research highlights

Impacts of internal curing. The CP Tech Center team is instrumenting a trial section of U.S. Hwy 69 under construction in Iowa. A literature review was published in June 2015.
Performance engineered mixtures. The CP Tech Center team is collecting data in 6 or 7 states during summer 2015 and will have a report at the NCC meeting in September. We are working on getting appropriate testing equipment to states that don’t have it.

Peter Taylor accepts PCA foundation award to support students

Director Peter Taylor recently accepted, on behalf of the CP Tech Center and the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University, the J.P. Gleason Fellowship Award from the Portland Cement Association Education Foundation. This 5-year, $35,000/year award will support graduate student research on improving concrete pavement durability. We appreciate this generous award from PCA, which will help prepare the next generation of concrete pavement professionals.

L to R: John Cunningham, Iowa Concrete Paving Association; Doug Burns, PCA; Peter Taylor, CP Tech Center, Terry Wipf, CCEE Dept.
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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