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Northern New England to Consider Roller Compacted Concrete

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The promotion team of Jonathan Kuell, executive director of the Northern New England Concrete Promotion Association and NRMCA Senior Director, Local Paving, Doug O’Neill recently toured Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine in an attempt to build awareness and interest in roller compacted concrete (RCC) as a ready mixed concrete application. Kuell set up meetings with his promotion committees in Vermont and New Hampshire along with also inviting the engineering community and paving contractors from around the region. O’Neill spoke about the basic elements of RCC production and construction and helped the attendees understand the available opportunities from the concrete industry by offering yet another solution to the deteriorating pavements in New England.

The team ended its tour at the offices of the Maine DOT where Kuell also invited a local paving contractor who had experience with RCC out of a pug mill. This contractor’s knowledge of RCC and the fact that he had worked on projects known to the ME DOT officials added to the credibility of the message and "cemented" the fact that it CAN be done in New England, O'Neill said. Both the paving contractor and DOT officials were impressed by the fact that it’s being done from ready mixed concrete plants in other areas; they are now considering RCC on one project. They have agreed to allow NRMCA run a Design Assistance Program (DAP) for the project as soon as more details arise.

For more information, contact Doug O’Neill at

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