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International Conference on Sustainable Concrete Pavements: Practices, Challenges, and Directions

Final Technical Program (June 25, 2010)

September 15-17, 2010 — Sacramento, California

Sustainable Strategies from Raw Material Production to Long-Term Service

Organized by

Cement plant
Aggregate stockpile
Concrete plant
Concrete pavement construction
In-service concrete pavement
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • National Concrete Pavement Technology Center

And sponsored by

  • American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
  • American Concrete Institute
  • American Concrete Pavement Association
  • California Department of Transportation
  • California Pavement Preservation Center at California State University, Chico
  • Cement Association of Canada
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • International Society for Concrete Pavements
  • National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
  • Portland Cement Association
  • Transportation Research Board
  • University of California Pavement Research Center
  • University Transportation Center for Materials in Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure at Michigan Technological University

Background

The majority of concrete pavements in the U.S. interstate and primary systems are now being designed to provide a service life of at least 40 years without requiring significant repair or rehabilitation treatments. While these new pavements are being designed and constructed using sound technical know-how, it is not clear that adequate attention is being paid to ensure that they are implemented in a sustainable manner. Best-practices guidance on sustainable practices is not readily available to pavement design engineers, specifiers, and constructors.

Sustainable construction is of recent origin. However, its importance in the future evolution of our civilization cannot be denied. As resources diminish globally and the environment comes under increasing stress, the adoption of sustainable design and construction practices is an important strategy to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

Recently, increasing attention is being paid to balancing the economical needs for infrastructure development and the engineering strategies to be employed with the need for environmental stewardship. With respect to pavement construction, many new terms and phrases have been introduced in the everyday lexicon of concrete pavement and materials technologists-green highways, environmentally responsible solutions, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), life-cycle energy and emissions analysis and assessment, social and environmental benefits, carbon footprint, and ecological footprint.

For concrete pavements, sustainability-related considerations can be introduced at the design and engineering phase, in material selection, during construction, while in service, and ultimately at the end of the pavement's life. Sustainability-related considerations must be integrated throughout the life cycle of a pavement. Although there is a strong desire, and in some cases a mandate, to incorporate sustainability considerations in new concrete pavement design and construction and in the management of existing concrete pavements, procedures and guidelines for doing so are neither widely accepted nor clearly understood.

To provide highway and airport agencies and the industry with the most current information on sustainability considerations for concrete pavements, a 2 1/2-day conference is being organized as a part of technology transfer activities under the Advanced Concrete Pavement Technology (ACPT) Products Program that operates within the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The conference will provide an international forum to discuss the sustainable attributes of concrete pavements by presenting existing technologies, emerging research, approaches to measuring energy and environmental impact, user considerations, and international practices and experience. The forum will present improved and innovative processes for achieving sustainable concrete pavements throughout the pavement's life cycle.

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE-September 14-17, 2010
Tuesday, 14
  • All-day National Concrete Consortium Meeting
  • Evening Reception and Exhibit Program
Wednesday, 15
  • Technical Program
  • Exhibit Program
Thursday, 16
  • Technical Program
  • Exhibit Program
Friday, 17
  • Technical Program
  • Conference ends at noon
FINAL TECHNICAL PROGRAM (June 25, 2010)
SEPTEMBER 14, 2010, TUESDAY
8:00 am - 5:00 pm NATIONAL CONCRETE CONSORTIUM MEETING
3:00 pm CONFERENCE REGISTRATION BEGINS
6:00 - 8:00 pm RECEPTION
SEPTEMBER 15, 2010, WEDNESDAY
8:30 am SESSION 1 -
PLENARY SESSION

Moderator - Shiraz Tayabji, Fugro Consultants, Inc.

Welcome
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) (TBA)
  • Caltrans (TBA)
  • Gerald Voigt, American Concrete Pavement Association
  • Invited (TBA)

Sustainable Concrete Pavements: A U.S. Perspective
- Tom Cackler, Director, National Concrete Pavement Technology Center

Sustainable Concrete Pavements: European Considerations
- Raymond Debroux, Inspecteur Général, Service Public de Wallonie, Belgium; Chairman, PIARC Subcommittee on Concrete Roads

Challenges Confronting Sustainable Practices for Concrete Pavement Design and Construction in Australia
- George Vorobieff, Director, Head to Head International

10:00 - 10:30 am BREAK
10:30 am SESSION 2 -
SUSTAINABILITY APPLICATIONS TO CONCRETE PAVEMENTS

Moderator - Georgene Geary, Georgia Department of Transportation

Basic Principles Behind Sustainability for Concrete Pavements
- Peter C. Taylor, Associate Director, National Concrete Pavement Technology Center; and Thomas J. Van Dam, Program Director, Materials and Sustainability, Applied Pavement Technology, Inc.

Slag Cement and Concrete Sustainability
- P. Bohme, Manager, Technical Services, Holcim (US), Inc.; G. McLellan, Technical Manager, Hanson Slag Cement; and M. Luther, Senior Technical Service Engineer, Holcim (US), Inc.

Innovative Sustainable Concrete Pavement Solutions
- Fares Y. Abdo, Market Manager, Pavements, and David D. Shepherd, Director, Sustainable Development, Portland Cement Association

Sustainability Opportunities for Concrete Pavements
- Jim Grove, FHWA/Global Consulting, Inc.; Suneel Vanikar, FHWA, Office of Pavement Technology; and Leif Wathne, American Concrete Pavement Association

12:15 - 1:15 pm LUNCH
1:15 pm SESSION 3 - SUSTAINABLE CONCRETE PAVEMENT DESIGN

Moderator - Kurt Smith, Applied Pavement Technology, Inc.

Concrete Pavement Thickness and Materials Optimization-Design Concepts and Performance
- Thomas Burnham, Senior Road Research Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Structural and Hydrological Design of Pervious Concrete Pavements Using PerviousPave
- Robert Rodden, Director of Technical Services and Product Development; Gerald Voigt, President and CEO; and Andrew Gieraltowski, Vice President, Operations & IT, American Concrete Pavement Association

Design and Rehabilitation Strategies for Sustainable Concrete Pavements
- H. Thomas Yu and Mark Swanlund, FHWA, Office of Pavement Technology

Structural/Hydrologic Design and Maintenance of Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement
- David R. Smith, Technical Director, Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute; and William F. Hunt, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, North Carolina State University

3:00 - 3:30 pm BREAK
3:30 pm FORUM 1 -
HIGHWAY AGENCY SUSTAINABLE PCCP PRACTICES AND DIRECTIONS

Moderator - Suneel Vanikar, FHWA

Sustainable Concrete Pavements-Initiatives in the FHWA Office of Pavement Technology
- Samuel S. Tyson, FHWA, Office of Pavement Technology

FHWA's Sustainable Concrete Pavement Program
- Gina Ahlstrom, FHWA, Office of Pavement Technology

Caltrans Practices (TBA)

Ontario Practices
- Tom Kazmierowski, Ontario Ministry of Transportation

Virginia Practices
- Celik Ozyildirim, Virginia Transportation Research Council/Virginia DOT

Texas Practices
- Dar-Hao Chen, Texas DOT

6:00 pm GROUP DINNER
SEPTEMBER 16, 2010, THURSDAY
6:30 - 8:00 am BREAKFAST
8:00 am SESSION 4 - SUSTAINABLE CONCRETE PAVING MATERIALS

Moderator - Peter Taylor, National Concrete Pavement Technology Center

Use of Low-CO2 Portland Limestone Cement for Pavement Construction in Canada
- M.D.A. Thomas, University of New Brunswick; and K. Cail, B. Blair, A. Delagrave, P. Masson, and K. Kazanis, Lafarge North America

Use of Performance Cements (ASTM C1157) in Colorado and Utah: Laboratory Durability Testing and Case Studies
- Thomas J. Van Dam, Program Director, Materials and Sustainability, Applied Pavement Technology, Inc.; and Brooke W. Smartz, Manager, Sustainable Products, and Todd S. Laker, Technical Service Engineer, Mountain Sales Group, Holcim (US), Inc.

Concrete Containing RAP for Use in Concrete Pavement
- Nabil Hossiney, Graduate Student, and Mang Tia, Professor, University of Florida; and Michael J. Bergin, State Structural Materials Engineer, Florida DOT

Using Soybean Oil to Improve the Durability of Concrete Pavements
- John T. Kevern, University of Missouri-Kansas City

9:45 - 10:15 am BREAK
10:15 am SESSION 5 - SUSTAINABLE CONCRETE PAVING MIXTURES

Moderator - Thomas Van Dam, Applied Pavement Technology, Inc.

Mixture Proportioning Options for Improving High Volume Fly Ash Concretes
- Dale P. Bentz, Chemical Engineer, and Chiara F. Ferraris, Physicist, NIST; Igor De la Varga, Ph.D. Student, Purdue University; and Max A. Peltz, Engineering Technician, and John A. Winpigler, Engineering Technician, NIST

Durability of a New Generation of Pervious Concrete Mixtures Designed for Roadway Applications
- John T. Kevern, University of Missouri-Kansas City; Vernon R. Schaefer and Kejin Wang, Iowa State University; and Paul Wiegand, National Concrete Pavement Technology Center

Permeability, Strength and Fatigue Properties for Open-Graded Concrete for Permeable Concrete Pavements
- Brock Campbell, Hui Li, John Harvey, and David Jones, University of California Pavement Research Center, University of California, Davis

IPRF Project 06-02 Interim Report "Airfield Pavement Concrete Mix Proportioning, Incorporating Fly Ash as Cementitious Material"
- Ahmad Ardani, FHWA; and Chetana Rao and Richard Stehly, Applied Research Associates, Inc.

12:00 - 1:15 pm LUNCH
1:15 pm SESSION 6 - SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION CONSIDERATIONS

Moderator - George Vorobieff, Head to Head International (Australia)

Use of Exposed Aggregate Concrete Surfaces as a Sustainable Practice
- Robert Otto Rasmussen and Sabrina I. Garber, The Transtec Group, Inc.; Hermann Sommer, Austria; E. Thomas Cackler, National Concrete Pavement Technology Center; Andrew J. Gisi, Kansas DOT; Gary J. Fick, Trinity Construction Management Services, Inc.

Implementation of Narrow Contraction Joints In Louisiana: A Cost–Benefit Analysis Study
- Tyson D. Rupnow, Mark Martinez, and Zhongjie Zhang, Louisiana Transportation Research Center

Calculation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Associated with Concrete Highway Construction Projects Using an Integrated Life Cycle Assessment Approach
- Darrell Cass, Graduate Research Assistant, and Amlan Mukherjee, Assistant Professor, Michigan Tech University

Sustainable Pavement Overlays Using Engineered Cementitious Composites
- Michael D. Lepech, Stanford University, and Victor C. Li, The University of Michigan

3:00 - 3:30 pm BREAK
3:30 pm SESSION 7 -
INDUSTRY INNOVATIONS AND ASSESSMENT OF SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES I

Moderator - Gerald Voigt, American Concrete Pavement Association

Environmentally Friendly, Energetically Modified Cement
- Vladimir Ronin, EMC Cement BV, Switzerland

Next-Generation Paving Materials Using Mineralized CO2 Captured From Flue Gas
- Laurence Clodic, Joshua Patterson, Cecily Ryan, and Terence Holland, Calera Corporation

Hydraulic Cement Production From Coal Combustion Products
- James Hicks, Executive Vice President of Research and Development, CeraTech, Inc.

Greenroads: A Sustainability Rating System for Roadways
- Stephen T. Muench, Assistant Professor, and Jeralee Anderson, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Washington; and Tim Bevan, VP Puget Sound Operations Manager, CH2M Hill

Consideration of Time-Dependent Factors in the Environmental Assessment of Long-Life Pavements
- Nicholas J. Santero, University of California, Berkeley; and John Harvey, University of California, Davis

  DINNER ON YOUR OWN
SEPTEMBER 17, 2010, FRIDAY
6:30 - 8:00 am BREAKFAST
8:00 am SESSION 8 -
ASSESSMENT OF SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES II

Moderator - Tim Smith, Cement Association of Canada

Sustainability Opportunities With Pavements: Are We Focusing on the Right Stuff?
- Leif Wathne, American Concrete Pavement Association

A Proven Methodology for Measuring the Environmental Impact of Concrete for Pavements Using Eco-Efficiency Analysis
- Mark A. Bury, Product Manager, and Brad Violetta, Industry Manager, BASF Construction Chemicals

A Parametric Analysis of Life Cycle Assessment for Concrete Pavement Systems
- In-Sung Lee, Alissa Kendall, John Harvey, and Ting Wang, University of California, Davis; and Nicholas Santero, University of California, Berkeley

9:20 - 9:45 am BREAK
10:15 am FORUM 2 -
NATIONAL CONCRETE CONSORTIUM REPORTS ON HIGHWAY AGENCY PRACTICES AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS

Moderator - Tom Cackler, National Concrete Pavement Technology Center

Sustainable Pavement Alternatives for Rapid Construction and Rehabilitation
- Mehdi Parvini, Caltrans

Recycled Concrete Use in Indiana
- Tommy Nantung, Indiana DOT

Durability of Concrete Pavements in Kansas
- Heather McLeod, Kansas DOT

Minnesota's Experience with Sustainability
- Maria Masten, Minnesota DOT

Going Green in Missouri
- Brett Trautman, Missouri DOT

Concrete and Sustainability: TxDOT's Approach
- Lisa Lukefahr, Texas DOT

12:00 noon CONFERENCE ENDS
Registration Details (all fees are in U.S. dollars)*
  Early
(by May 31, 2010)
Late
(by July 31, 2010)
Very Late
(after July 31, 2010)
General registration 350 400 500
Government agencies
(U.S. only) and full-time students
250 300 400
Authors and academia 300 350 450
Spouses 100 150 200
Exhibitors (includes one free registration) 1,500 1,750 2,000
* Fees include Tuesday evening reception; breakfasts on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; lunch on Wednesday and Thursday; and refreshments at breaks.

Conference Hotel

The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento (Phone: 1-888-421-1442) in downtown Sacramento, California, right across from the State Capitol grounds. The conference room rate is $130.00, single or double (per diem rate of $109.00 or prevailing rate for U.S. government agency employees-Federal, State, and municipality), plus applicable taxes. The group reservation code for the discounted room rate is "2010 Concrete Conference."

Conference Steering Committee

  • Shiraz Tayabji, Fugro Consultants, Inc. (Co-Chair)
  • Tom Cackler, National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (Co-Chair)
  • Gina Ahlstrom, FHWA
  • Brent Trautman, Missouri Department of Transportation
  • Tim Smith, Cement Association of Canada
  • Paul Tikalsky, University of Utah
  • Sam Tyson, FHWA
  • Thomas Van Dam, Applied Pavement Technology, Inc.
  • Leif Wathne, American Concrete Pavement Association

Technical Program Subcommittee

Peter Taylor (National Concrete Pavement Technology Center) (Co-Chair), Shiraz Tayabji (Fugro Consultants, Inc.) (Co-Chair), and representatives from FHWA, highway agencies, industry, and academia

For conference updates, go to:

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/pavement/concrete/2010acptpconf.cfm

To register online, go to:

http://registeruo.niu.edu/iebms/wbe/wbe_p1_main.aspx?oc=40&cc=WBE4010454

To reserve a hotel room, go:

http://registeruo.niu.edu/iebms/wbe/wbe_p1_main.aspx?oc=40&cc=WBE4010454

For more information and the Exhibitor Program, contact:

Shiraz Tayabji, PE, Fugro Consultants, Inc. Phone: 410-997-9020; Fax: 410-997-9028; Email: stayabji@aol.com

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Updated: 04/07/2011
 

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