Summer 2021 Newsletter of the National Concrete Consortium Now Online
The Summer 2021 edition of the National Concrete Consortium newsletter contains the following items:
• Moving Advancements into Practice (MAP) Brief titled 40-Year Pavements Demand Improved Foundations is now available from the NC² Resource Library.
• BIM: Data Integration for Reduced Lifecycle Cost: BIM is a collaborative work method for structuring, managing and using data and information about transportation assets throughout their lifecycle. Users report that BIM benefits include optimized design, greater ability to predict costs, improved project communications, increased worker safety, fewer errors and improved schedule performance. A series of flyers, slide presentations, tech briefs and case studies developed by the CP Tech Center for FHWA aims to educate stakeholders as an increasing number of state DOTs experience the potential of BIM. BIM's treatment of data as an asset and its breaking down business silos so data are accessible throughout a project and asset lifecycle is a game-changer.
• FHWA Concrete Clips: Ensuring Durability: Mechanisms and Mitigation and Durability Test Methods
• Accelerated Construction of Urban Intersections with Portland Cement Concrete Pavement (PCCP): This report documents the strategies used by the Washington State Department of Transportation to rapidly reconstruct an urban intersection in three days.
• Reduced Cementitious Material in Optimized Concrete Mixtures: This NRRA report documents the results of using reduced cementitious concrete mixtures in two cells at the MnRoad facility in Albertville, MN.
• Supplementary Cementitious Materials: Assessment of Test Methods for New and Blended Materials - This report by the Center for Transportation Research at the University of Texas at Austin examined rapid SCM screening tests and the long-term performance of nontraditional, blended fly ashes.
• Construction & Materials Best Practice for Concrete Sidewalks: This report summarized an 18-month effort by the Massachusetts DOT to identify best practices for concrete sidewalk construction.
• Learn about. . .Performance-Based Specifications: A listing of ongoing research based on search query "performance based specifications" from the Concrete Infrastructure Research Database that covers both in-progress and recently completed concrete pavement and bridge deck research.
Click here to access the newsletter and links to each of the above items.