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CP Tech staffers travel widely to share findings and insights

While there is not a large amount of concrete paving work underway in many parts of the US during the winter, there are opportunities for conversations about the “how to” and “what’s new“ in the industry when national and local associations gather for their winter workshops and conferences. The National Concrete Pavement Technology (CP Tech) Center staff is actively involved in sharing the latest information, and continues to work with many partners in research and technology transfer nationwide.

  • Many of the National CP Tech Center staff will be attending and speaking at the Iowa Concrete Paving Association workshop in early February.
  • Center director Peter Taylor is speaking about “Challenges of Modern Day Concrete Pavement Specs” at the Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association’s 2018 Annual Concrete Pavement conference. He will also offer a “National Concrete Pavement Technology Center Update” at the Missouri/Kansas American Concrete Pavement Association’s 38th Annual Portland Cement Concrete Pavement conference.
  • The CP Tech Center associate directors will be on the speaking circuit, too. Steve Tritsch will offer the latest insights on “Joint Deterioration Cause and Mitigation” at the 51st Mid-Atlantic Quality Assurance workshop in Delaware and “Asset Management/Life-Cycle Cost Analysis” at the 2018 Oklahoma Concrete Pavement conference. Gordon Smith will travel to South Dakota for the Annual South Dakota Ready Mix Concrete Association/South Dakota American Concrete Pavement Association conference to share information about “CP Tech Center Research and Technology Accomplishments” and “Iowa Concrete Overlay Performance.” Smith will also attend the annual Pennsylvania Concrete conference to present on “Scoping Interstate Overlay Projects.”
  • In January, Dale Harrington of Snyder and Associates, spoke on behalf of the National CP Tech Center at the Nebraska Concrete Pavement Association workshop. Peter Taylor spent a day in Toronto, Ontario, discussing joint deterioration with the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO), Canada, and local industry representatives.

National CP Tech Center advisors to meet in March

The CP Tech Center Executive Board will convene in late March in Des Moines for one of their biannual in-person meetings. (The group also holds regular conference calls to conduct board business.)

CP Tech staff presented on PEMs at 2018 TRB

Peter Taylor and Gordon Smith were part of the group presenting a workshop on “Performance-Engineered Mixtures: Concrete Specifications for Solutions to Meet Requirements” at the 97th annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, DC. The workshop, offered in two three-hour sessions on one day, attracted 50 professionals in search of more information on the topic.

Taylor and Smith both expressed appreciation for the TRB committees that sponsored the workshop.

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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.

Editor: Steve Jones,, 515-294-3479;         
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