ACPA participated in the recent National Concrete Consortium (NC2) Meeting in Salt Lake City. ACPA President and CEO Jerry Voigt and Technical Engineer, Eric Ferrebee, were among the approximately 175 people gathered for the 2-1/2 day meeting, which culminated with a plant tour.
“This is a great networking opportunity, and one that offers a unique opportunity to meet with Department of Transportation materials engineers and other officials, and to discuss key issues in common,” Voigt said, adding this was the best attended NC2 meeting. In addition to the estimated 175 participants, 30 states were represented at the meeting.
The meeting celebrated the 20th anniversary of the group, which originally began as the Midwest Concrete Consortium. The group has expanded to include Departments of Transportation, toll highway authorities, and other groups and individuals with an interest in concrete pavements and bridges for highway and roadway applications.
The meeting began with a look-back at the MC2/NC2 evolution, and continued with a wide range of presentations and discussions on a wide range of topics, including performance engineered mixtures, pavement testing, durability, load transfer, and other current and emerging technologies issues.