Latest Issue of National Concrete Consortium Newsletter Now Available Online
The NCC E-News is issued by the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center. The following are covered in more detail with links to research reports
• The October 2018 MAP Brief, “Portland-Limestone Cement after 10 Years in the Field” provides a summary of the benefits, history of performance, differences and similarities with ordinary cement, acceptance by specifying agencies and case studies.
• Three new manuals covering different aspects of concrete practices are now available from the National CP Tech Center. These publications are for use by industry professionals interested in the latest information on recycling of aggregates, geotextile use in pavements and constructing concrete overlays. All three reference works can now be accessed from the CP Tech Center web page.
• Member states of the National Concrete Consortium (NCC) have the ability to poll other member states regarding specifications, materials, construction, research or other issues related to concrete paving.
• The FHWA recently published a tech brief on Precast Concrete Panels for Rapid Full-Depth Repair of CRC Pavement to Maintain Continuity of Longitudinal Reinforcement.
• A recent project by the Mountain Plains Consortium investigated Early-Age Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Properties for Overlays.
• The Iowa Highway Research Board recently published a report with recommendations to prevent Longitudinal Cracking in Iowa Widened Concrete Pavement.
• A recent study in the International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology investigated Seasonal Variations and In Situ Assessment of Concrete Pavement Foundation Mechanistic Properties.
• The Virginia DOT recently completed a study that supports the adoption of the methodology described in fib Bulletin 34, Model Code for Service Life Design, for reinforced concrete bridge decks in Virginia.
• A recent report in the International Journal of Pavement Engineering provides a review of national and state-level calibrations of AASHTOWare pavement ME design for new jointed plain concrete pavement.
• The Virginia DOT recently published a report that presents the results of three phases of a comprehensive research project to develop and implement an inverted T-beam system for Virginia.
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