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Adam joins CP Tech Center and PCC Lab

John Adam, has joined the staff of the CP Tech Center as program manager. His new role has him managing the portland cement concrete laboratory in Iowa State University’s Town Engineering building. He also will participate in other programs at the CP Tech Center. 

Adam previously was Highway Division Director and Chief Engineer for the Iowa DOT in Ames. Prior to that, he was the DOT’s Statewide Operations Bureau Director. He also spent several years as Senior VP at Knight Engineering.

During his DOT tenure, he served on various AASHTO committees and subcommittees, including the Standing Committee on Highways. He brings to the CP Tech Center more than 30 years of experience in the design and delivery of transportation improvement projects. 

CP Tech Center Releases RCA Publication

“Using Recycled Concrete Aggregate in Pavement Base Products,” is the latest MAP* Brief released by the CP Tech Center. 

The introduction describes how RCA is used widely as a base material, in part because its performance can meet or exceed that of natural aggregate. This 8-page document describes construction considerations, qualification testing, and pavement design considerations for both unbound and bound (or stabilized) RCA base.  It also highlights environmental factors to look for, as well as well as related environmental benefits.

Written by Mark Snyder, Pavement Engineering and Research Consultants, LLC,** this MAP Brief also includes covers several example problems that provide some interesting and useful details, valuable information to agencies, consultants, and contractors working with RCA as a viable concrete pavement base. 

Click here to see/download the MAP Brief.

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* Moving Advancements into Practice, and this series is designed to capture best practices and innovative technology for concrete pavements.
** ACPA Member.

 

Bob Steffes to Retire

The CP Tech Center reports that Robert (Bob) Steffes will retire as Manager of the Portland Cement Concrete Research Lab (PCC Lab) at the end of July.   During the past 15 years, he has guided ISU students and faculty through thousands of concrete tests, exams, and procedures at the PCC Lab. Steffes was an integral player in many concrete projects involving the CP Tech Center.

During his years in the PCC Lab, research activities have increased approximately ten-fold, ICPA reports.  Bob said he’ll remember most, “The satisfaction from teaching and helping students in research operations and seeing them move forward with some of my mentoring. The many invitations I received from students I worked with, to attend their research defense presentations, for graduation. The challenging demands to be creative, and design and build unique equipment for multiple, unique research needs.”

Following retirement, he said he plans a move to Olathe, KS, to spend time with kids and grandkids.

ACPA joins with the CP Tech Center staff thanks Bob for his years of stellar service to the transportation community. For contact information, as well as other information about Bob, click here.  

Webinar to Focus on Performance Engineered Mixtures

The CP Tech Center will be holding a webinar on Performance Engineered Mixtures (PEM) for Concrete Pavements on June 27, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (CDT). 

The PEM program is designed for agencies to specify and contractors to deliver quality materials for durable concrete pavements every time.

Join presenters Peter Taylor (CP Tech Center) and Kevin McMullen (Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association) as they dsescribe how can shape the present and future of concrete pavement construction & rehabilitation.

To participate, please follow this link to register on ISU’s Adobe Connect platform: https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/r847vh74t2vd/. Click here to download more information. 

CP Tech Center Seeks Program Manager

The Department of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering (CCEE) and the Institute for Transportation (InTrans) at Iowa State University is currently accepting applications for a Program Manager.

The successful applicant will service as a lab supervisor and manager for the PCC Lab housed in Town Engineering and manage field activities undertaken under the guidance of the PCC lab. This position will supervise all personnel working within the laboratory including faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, visiting scholars, and post-doctoral researchers.  Click here see additional duties, academic and experential requirements, and other details.

 

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Tue 25

2020 AASHTO Washington Briefing

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - February 28 @ 2:00 pm
Thu 27

The 2020 Annual Meeting of the Illinois Chapter

February 27 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

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