A Bi-Monthly Newsletter for Our Partners

May 2016

Register for real-time smoothness showcase in Utah

On August 9, 2016, the Utah DOT is hosting a free, all-day “showcase” in Salt Lake City, Utah, to introduce agency and contractor personnel to real-time smoothness (RTS) technologies for concrete pavement construction. Attendees will hear presentations and then observe RTS technologies in action at a site visit. The CP Tech Center is organizing this event as part of an FHWA/SHRP2-funded project on RTS.

Although there is no registration fee for the showcase, participants must register in advance. (Travel assistance for state DOT reps is available on a limited basis.) To register or learn more, see the event webpage.

Spring 2016 webinar schedule

Below is the schedule of webinars offered by the CP Tech Center during the rest of May:
Date / Time Title / Audience Sponsor Cost
May 18
10:30 am–noon CDT
Recycling (emphasis on Region 4/West Coast) (summary)
Register now
NC2’s Technology Transfer Concrete Consortium (TTCC) FREE to NC2/TTCC members
May 19
10:00 am–noon CDT
Aggregates (Gradation Fundamentals) (summary)
Register now
Federal Highway Administration FREE
May 31
12:00 (noon)–1:30 pm CDT
Aggregates (Gradation Fundamentals) (summary)
Register now
Federal Highway Administration FREE


Highlights from April 2016 NC2 meeting

In April the National Concrete Consortium met for 2½ days in Columbus, Ohio. In addition to presentations on projects across the country, state DOT attendees discussed priorities for future products plus plans for the national CP Road Map. A highlight was a site visit to the under-construction Jeremiah Morrow Bridge, the tallest bridge in Ohio, the design of which allows for future expansion with an additional lane in each direction. Read other highlights online and see all presentations online, including topics of a panel discussion on implementation issues related to HPC.

NC2 visitors on Jeremiah Morrow bridge

Peter Taylor named ACI fellow

CP Tech Center Director Peter Taylor was named a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute at the April 2016 ACI Concrete Convention in Milwaukee. He was one of 30 people to be so recognized. You can read about the honorees in the March 2016 issue of Concrete International, the magazine of the ACI. (This link is for subscribers.)

Taylor with ACI president Sharon Wood
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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