ACPA and the ACPA/IGGA P3 Partnership are involved with the National Concrete Consortium (NC2) meeting this week in Saratoga Springs, NY. Jerry Voigt, Leif Wathne and John Roberts are involved in the semi-annual meeting, which is heavily focused on quality and efficient project delivery. Represesentatives of 10 chapters and close to 30 member companies also participated in the meeting. 

Specific reports and presentations addressed performance engineered mixtures (PEM), including a PEM Tech Advisory Committee meeting, where participants discussed recent shadow testing data collection efforts on trials of the PEM suite of tests. The tests are showing promise, and the trials are helping identify improvements.

A major focus of the NC2 discussion included quality assurance programs, quality assurance testing and contractor quality control. New and evolving technology, such as the use of e-ticketing/documentation, and accelerated construction (using precast concrete for pavements and bridges).

Participants will also benefit from an optional field trip on Thurs., Sept. 20, hosted by The Fort Miller Group, an ACPA member, at its precast plant in nearby Greenwich, NY.

Meeting attendance of about 190 attendees was reported to be higher than last-year’s record-breaking 20th anniversary meeting. The semi-annual NC2 meeting gives the state materials engineers, industry and academia an opportunity to share research and technical information specifically about concrete pavements. The group originally began as the Midwest Concrete Consortium and has expanded to include over 30 state DOT’s, along with toll highway authorities.
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