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November 12, 2012
About 350 state and local agency employees, engineers, contractors, and owners learned how to save cost and improve road durability at the Cement Council of Texas' seven "Best Practices in Road Recycling and Soil Cement Solutions" seminars, held throughout the state in September and October.
November 8, 2012
The National Concrete Pavement Technology Center at Iowa State University has released a guide spec and commentary about the mixture and analysis of concrete pavements for highway applications. TxDOT and eight other state DOTs, as well as the Federal Highway Administration, contributed to funding the document development.
October 31, 2012
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSH) will present a free webinar “Life Cycle Environmental and Cost Analysis Research” November 9, at 10:00 am Eastern.
Cement Council of Texas
1820 Harwood Court
Hurst, TX 76054
The Cement Council of Texas represents manufacturers of portland cement in Texas. We promote cement and concrete solutions to engineers, architects, contractors, owners, community leaders, and other stakeholders in targeted markets. Additionally, we educate the public about the economic, performance, and sustainability benefits of cement and concrete. We do this through communication, education, and technical service by our highly skilled staff of industry professionals.
The Cement Council of Texas has announced that its third RCC Pavement Design and Construction Symposium will be held on November 20-21, 2013 at the Sheraton DFW Airport in Irving, Texas.
The conference will feature international experts on RCC. They will provide engineering and construction professionals with education in the basic fundamentals of RCC pavements, and with emerging technologies that can make RCC even more cost-effective. The conference agenda is designed for professionals throughout the U.S., and its location near DFW Airport, will simplify transportation options.
Also, contractors, equipment/material suppliers, and engineering firms can highlight their products and expertise through several sponsorship opportunities.
Click here for registration and conference information.
If you've been interested in installing and utilizing pervious concrete to help manage storm runoff and promote low-impact development, don't miss the Pervious Concrete Technician Certification Course being held by the Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association on July 17, 2013 at the River City Community Church (16765 Lookout Rod, Selma, TX, near 1604 and I-35). The event will include training, lunch, a certification exam, and a pervious concrete placement demonstration.
The training is provided under the auspices of the National Ready Mixed Concrete's Pervious Concrete Contractor Certification Program. Attendees can choose to take the course only, to sit for the certification exam (given after the course), and/or to attend the demonstration. The cost of the course only is $50; cost of the course, plus text, exam, and certification (upon passing) is $250; there is no charge to attend only the demonstration. The course begins at 8:30 AM, and the demonstration begins at 3:00 PM. Click here to learn more, review schedule, and register.
The goal of the certification program is to ensure that concrete contractors wishing to place pervious concrete are properly trained, thus maximizing the performance and quality of the finished product. However, other professionals--such as testing engineers and technicians, designers, and public agency personnel--can learn the fundementals of pervious concrete production, placement, and quality control/assurance by attending the course (without the exam) and demonstration.
The Cement Council of Texas hosted an open house on June 20th at Pioneer Natural Resources new facility on Hwy. 77 North in Victoria Texas. This facility is being built by general contractor Weaver & Jacobs, and the RCC is placed by Houston-based Rollcon LLC.
The RCC was an alternative design to Pioneer's normal use of unsurfaced graded aggregate base for the material handling/storage areas and asphalt parking for employees. Pioneer's Kevin Skillern cited lower initial cost and significantly lower maintenance cost, as well as elimination of continual dust control, as reasons RCC was chosen. General contractor Mike Weaver of Weaver & Jacobs noted that the RCC was being placed in about 20% of the time that the original pavement construction was scheduled to take.
A panel consisting of represnetatives from the CCT, Weaver & Jacobs, Rollcon, Pioneer, and geotechnical engineer TSI discussed the RCC from their perspectives. Attendees represented public agencies (TxDOT, counties, cities and ports), consulting engineers, private industrial companies, and contractors. The primary discussion was how RCC can help both public agencies in the South Texas area affected by the massively increased traffic loads, and how RCC can provide similar benefits for industrial paving applications.
You can view a photo gallery of the open house and paving operations by clicking here.
See the Victoria Advocate article and video describing the RCC open house by clicking here.
See video describing why San Angelo has chosen to rebuild some roads using RCC pavement by clicking here.
The list above shows events, webinars, seminars, and conferences organized by the Cement Council of Texas and other industry groups. Click on the following links for a monthly combined CCT/Industry calendar, a CCT-only calendar, or an industry-only calendar.