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60 Acres of RCC Pavement in Victoria

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  • November 12, 2012

    350 Attend Road Recycling/Soil-Cement Seminars

    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

    New Concrete Pavement Guide Spec Released

    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

    MIT Webinar Focuses on Life Cycle Cost Analysis

    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.

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Cement Council of Texas
1820 Harwood Court
Hurst, TX 76054
817-540-4437 (office)
817-545-7254 (fax)

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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RCC Pavement Symposium to Be Held Near DFW Airport

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.  

For sponsorship opportunties click here.

Pervious Concrete Training and Demonstration to Be Held Near San Antonio

Pervious Concrete Demonstration - Alamo Heights Fire Station

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.

RCC Open House Shows 70 Attendees the Efficiency of RCC Pavement

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

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 Upcoming Events

  • February 2-4: TPWA Short Course.  Visit the CCT booth at the 2014 Texas Annual Public Works Short Course in Lewisville, TX at the Hilton Garden Inn.

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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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).

It is Time to Develop a More Reasonable Concrete Overlay Design Method

April 11, 2013

The concrete overlay pavement design methods being used today, yes even AASHTO ME, are overly conservative. Better methods are available, and some were implemented by TxDOT as early as 1981.

ASCE Publishes Texas Infrastructure Report Card with Unimpressive Grades

April 10, 2013

All states ranked by per-capita spending list Texas at 43rd; down from the 17th position just four years earlier in 2008.

Give Your Concrete Pavement a Second Life

April 09, 2013

Is your concrete pavement starting to show some distress, then it may be time give it a new life with a bonded concrete overlay?

Concrete Convergence: ASCE, Corpus & Roads

March 26, 2013

The American Society of Civil Engineers-Texas Section Conference in Corpus Christi last week brought to the fore a serendipitous convergence of issues critical to both civil engineers and Texans in general: The ASCE, roads in Corpus Christi, and concrete.

ASCE-TX Celebrates 100 Years at Corpus Meeting

March 25, 2013

The American Society of Civil Engineers - Texas Section celebrated its 100-year anniversary during its spring meeting last week in Corpus Christi. The CCT, a Centennial Sponsor, congratulates ASCE-TX for this achievement!

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