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Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

The co-located 6th North American Conference on Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC2016) and 11th International Concrete Sustainability Conference (ICSC), May 15-18 in Arlington, Va., will feature a host of presentations on rigid-pavement materials and construction methods:

  • Approximation Assessment of Photocatalytic Air Cleaning Pavements, James Alleman, National Concrete Pavement Technology Center
  • Minimizing Paste Content in Concrete Using Limestone Powders – Demonstration Mixtures, Dale Bentz, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Super Absorbing Polymers Increasing the Frost-Thaw Resistance of Concrete Roads, Bart Craeye, University of Antwerp, EMIB Research Group, Belgium
  • Strength Performance and Life Cycle Assessment of Recycled Aggregate Concrete with Class C Fly Ash, Austin Dada, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Sustainability of Rubberized Concrete as Highway Pavement Construction Material, Rui Liu, Kent State University
  • The New Industry Average Slag Cement EPD: Environmental Impact of Concrete Mixtures and Structures, Jamie Meil, Athena Sustainable Materials Institute
  • Statistical Mixture Design to Optimize Eco-Efficient Binder for Infrastructure Construction, Seyedhamed Sadati, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Multi-Functional Concrete Inlays for Pavement Preservation and Sustainability, Sushobhan Sen, University of Illinois
  • Pavement Management Under Uncertainty: A Heuristic Approach, Omar Swei, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Performance Specifications: An Alternative to Prescriptive w/c and Air Content Requirements?, Jason Weiss, Oregon State University

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association-sponsored ICSC will feature 80 researchers and practitioners from 30 countries presenting the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuing research, tools and solutions for sustainable concrete production, design and construction. SCC 2016, organized by Missouri University of Science and Technology, American Concrete Institute and Paris-based RILEM (International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures) will feature nearly 120 expert researchers and practitioners from nearly 50 countries presenting on topics ranging from SCC materials and design methodology to production and quality control.

ICSC and SCC2016 will open with a May 15 evening reception, followed by two and half days of presentations. The conference venue is Hyatt Regency Crystal City (Va.) at Reagan National Airport, just outside Washington, D.C. — www.scc2016.com or www.2016icsc.org