RCC Projects in Texas - Spring/Summer 2014

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  • May 30, 2014

    Midland RCC Open Houses Announced for June 10th and 11th

    Lamesa Road, currently being constructed with roller compacted concrete by Reece Albert, Inc., will be the focus of two open houses on June 10th and 11th. Presentations, jobsite shuttle, and lunch are included. Attendance is free, but RSVP is required.

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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.

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TxDOT/CCT Concrete Conference Features Innovation, Durability

The 8th TxDOT CCT Concrete Conference promises to be a milestone educational and networking event for state and local transportation agency personnel, consulting engineers, contractors, and other construction professionals.  It will be held September 29-30th at the University of Texas' JJ Pickle Commons Learning Center in Austin, with a golf tournament and other events on September 28th.  

The Conference, with the theme of "Fostering Innovation," has been expanded to include sessions on highway paving, streets and local roads, and bridges.  Highlights include keynote presentations on September 29th by TxDOT's Deputy Executive Director John Barton, PE, and Greg Punski, PE, FHWA's Texas Division District B Engineer.  Also that day, an expert panel on Energy Sector Pavement Solutions will explore the challenge of rebuilding state and local roads in West and South Texas.  

The Keynote Technical Session on September 30th will feature "Keys to Concrete Durability," presented by internationally-recognized professors Dr. Kevin Folliard, PE, University of Texas at Austin, and Dr. Michael Thomas, P.Eng., University of New Brunswick.  These researchers have participated in some of the seminal concrete durability innovations of the last two decades.

Conference registration includes meals/snacks, a networking reception, and exhibitor/equipment displays.  PDH certificates will be available to attendees, and a thumb drive with all presentations and other resources will be distributed at the event.

The conference is organized by TxDOT and the Cement Council of Texas (CCT), with cooperation from the Texas Concrete Pavement Association (TCPA), the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI), the Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association (TACA), and the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA).  Sponsors include TCPA (Platinum); Capitol Aggregates, Martin Marietta Materials, and Airplaco Equipment, and CRSI (Gold); and Waste Crete Systems (Silver).  (Click here for more info on sponsorhip/exhibiting.)

You can download an agenda, and register by going to www.cementx.org/concrete2014.  Early Registration fees have been extended until Friday, September 26, 2014.  

Three Texas Projects Feature RCC for State, County and City Pavements

Liberty County Residential RCC Road Construction

Roller compacted concrete (RCC) pavement is being constructed on three ongoing Texas projects: A TxDOT safety rest area in the Brownwood District, an arterial road in the City of Midland, and a residential development in Liberty County. The dispersed geography of these projects and the varied applications demonstrate the adaptability of RCC to public roads and facilities, as well as RCC's growth and acceptance in Texas. More...

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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.

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We're on Twitter!

August 05, 2014

CCT has opened up a Twitter account, @CementCouncilTX, to keep Texas engineering and construction professionals up-to-date on cement, concrete, and related industry issues in real-time.

Saving Money and Emissions by Engineering Better Roads

August 01, 2014

A Youtube post by an MIT researcher makes an excellent point that with proper engineering, we can build roads that save cost, energy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Concrete Solutions for the "Texas Miracle"

June 18, 2014

Bill Hammond, CEO of theTexas Association of Business, rightly notes that the "Texas Miracle" of rapid and sustained growth, presents challenges. Most notably, Texas must maintain and expand the infrastructure that is required for the huge projected increases in population and commercial/industrial/agricultural development. Concrete can provide a path to a solution.

RCC Pavement Gaining Acceptance within TxDOT

April 11, 2013

Two projects in 2012 were let with alternate bids for roller compacted concrete (RCC) pavement by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

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