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International Conference on Long-Life Concrete Pavement-2012

Final Technical Program

September 18-21, 2012-Seattle, Washington

Organized by

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  • Federal Highway Administration
  • National Concrete Pavement Technology Center

Co-sponsored by

  • American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
  • American Concrete Pavement Association
  • Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
  • International Society for Concrete Pavements
  • National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
  • Portland Cement Association
  • Transportation Research Board
  • University of Washington
  • Washington State Department of Transportation


Long-life concrete pavements (LLCPs) have been attainable for a long time as evidenced by the fact that a large mileage of very old pavements remains in service. In addition, continuing advances in design, construction, and concrete materials technology give us the knowledge and technology needed to achieve consistently what we already know to be attainable.

Many State highway agencies in the United States, in conjunction with industry, are implementing innovative features related to structural design, concrete mixtures, construction equipment, construction process management, and testing procedures to achieve LLCPs that are economical and sustainable. To achieve long life, pavements must not exhibit premature failures and must have a reduced potential for cracking, faulting, spalling, and materials-related distress. To be sustainable, pavement design and construction practices must reduce the carbon footprint due to construction, maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation. Finally, the life cycle impact of concrete pavements, considering life cycle costs and environmental and societal impacts, must be better than other pavement systems.

The 3-day Seattle LLCP conference is being organized by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as part of technology transfer activities under the Advanced Concrete Pavement Technology (ACPT) Program that operates within FHWA. The conference offers an international forum to address various aspects of concrete pavement design, construction, and materials technologies that result in long life for concrete pavements and are sustainable.


The LLCP conference is targeted at pavement, materials, and geotechnical engineering professionals who are involved in various aspects of concrete pavement design, construction, testing and evaluation, and rehabilitation. These professionals include Federal, State, and municipal engineers; consulting engineers; contractors; materials suppliers; and academia. Implementable design, construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation techniques that result in long-lasting concrete pavements are the focus of the conference. A mini-symposium focusing on concrete pavement durability, on the last day of the conference, is provided in recognition of the fact that concrete pavement durability under site-specific exposure conditions is a primary requirement for achieving long-life concrete pavements.


The conference program consists of 42 papers/presentations on best practices related to LLCPs. Implementable design, concrete materials, construction, and rehabilitation techniques that result in long-lasting concrete pavements are the focus.

The program also includes two forums of invited presentations from U.S. highway agencies, a mini-symposium on paving concrete durability, and a poster program, held in the exhibit area, that is targeted at research in progress and State DOT activities and initiatives related to LLCPs.

Program at a Glance-September 18-21, 2012

Time Tuesday September 18 Wednesday September 19 Thursday September 20 Friday September 21
8:30-10:00 FHWA Advanced Concrete Pavement Technology Expert Task Group Meeting (ETG members) 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Ballard Room

National Concrete Consortium Meeting 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Metropolitan A Room

Conference Registration opens at 3 p.m., Metropolitan A Room

1-Plenary Session 5-Considerations for LLCPs 9-NCC Forum
10:30-12:00 2-U.S. LLCP Practices 6-Repair and Rehabilitation 10-Concrete Pavement Durability I
1:30-3:00 3-Optimizing Design 7-SHRP 2 LLCP Products 11-Concrete Pavement Durability II
3:30-5:00 4-Optimizing Materials 8-Sustainable LLCPs -
6:00 RECEPTION - - -
8 a.m.-4 p.m. FHWA Advanced Pavement Technology Program Expert Task Group Meeting (ETG members)
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.National Concrete Consortium Meeting (separate registration required)
7-8:30 a.m.BREAKFAST
8:30 a.m. SESSION 1:

Moderators: Kurt Smith, Applied Pavement Technology, Inc., and Sam Tyson, FHWA

  • Butch Wlaschin, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
  • Tom Baker, Washington State Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Tom CacklerNational Concrete Pavement Technology Center, (NCPTC)
  • Gerald Voigt, American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA)

Long-Life Concrete Pavements in Washington State-Past and Present. Steve Muench, University of Washington; Jeff Uhlmeyer, David Luhr, Jianhua Li, and Mark Russell, Washington State DOT

10-10:30 a.m. BREAK
10:30 a.m. SESSION 2:

Moderator: Suneel Vanikar, FHWA

Efforts to Improve the Life of Concrete Pavements in Virginia. Celik Ozyildirim, Mohamed Elfino, and Shabbir Hossain, Virginia DOT

California's Endeavors for Longer Life Concrete Pavements. William K. Farnbach, California DOT; Craig Hennings, Southwest Concrete Pavement Association

Moving Trucks From Savannah to Atlanta for the Next 40+ Years. Georgene M. Geary and Myron Banks, Georgia DOT; Wouter Gulden, Southeast Chapter, ACPA

Sustainable Long-Life Composite Concrete Pavement for the Illinois Tollway. Steven L. Gillen, Illinois State Toll Highway Authority; Alexander S. Brand and Jeffery R. Roesler, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; William R. Vavrik, Applied Research Associates, Inc.


Moderator: John Staton, Michigan DOT

Long-Term Performance and Rehabilitation Strategies of Portland Cement Concrete Pavement on US-290 in Houston, Texas. Moon Won, Texas Tech University

Early Performance of Two Test Sections on I-90, Syracuse, New York. Luis Julian Bendaña, Engineering Consultant; Issam S Khoury and Shad M. Sargand, Ohio University; Drew C. Hatton, Structural Design Group

Prediction of Transverse Cracking in JPCP Considering Design Features and Material Properties. Shervin Jahangirnejad and Dennis Morian, Quality Engineering Solutions, Inc.

Concrete Coefficient of Thermal Expansion Test for Quality Assurance. Jagan M Gudimettla, Global Consulting, Inc., Mehdi Parvini, California DOT; Gary L. Crawford, FHWA

3 p.m.BREAK

Moderator: Tony Zander, Indiana DOT

Evaluation of High-Volume Fly Ash Mixtures (Paste and Mortar Components) Using a Dynamic Shear Rheometer and an Isothermal Calorimeter (Interim Results). Jussara Tanesi, Global Consulting, Inc.; Ahmad A. Ardani and Richard Meininger, FHWA; Mihai Nicolaescu, Global Consulting, Inc.

Design and Specification of Durable Pavements Using Slag Cement Concrete. Peter Bohme, Holcim (US) Inc.; Gordon McLellan, Hanson Slag Cement; Henry B. Prenger, Lafarge North America; Anthony E. Fiorato, Slag Cement Association

Development of a Protocol to Assess Integral Waterproofing Admixtures. Ezgi Yurdakul, Iowa State University; Peter C. Taylor, NCPTC; Halil Ceylan, Iowa State University; Fatih Bektas, NCPTC

Achieving Long-Life Concrete Pavements by Preventing Alkali-Silica Reactivity. Gina Ahlstrom, FHWA; Jim Pappas, Delaware DOT

7-8:30 a.m.BREAKFAST

Moderator: Kenny Seward, Oklahoma DOT

Investigation of the Effect of the Interfacial Zone on Joint Deterioration of Concrete Pavements. Jiake Zhang and Peter C. Taylor, NCPTC

Condition of Field-Exhumed Dowel Bars. Kurt D. Smith and Roger M. Larson, Applied Pavement Technology; Roger L. Green, Ohio DOT; Barry C. Paye, Wisconsin DOT

Character, Extent, and Severity of Corrosion in Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavements in South Dakota. Allen L. Jones and Nadim Wehbe, South Dakota State University; Stephanie Klay, Barr Engineering Co.

Trends in Specifications and Costs of Subbases for Concrete Pavement Structures. Robert A. Rodden and Gerald F. Voigt, ACPA

10 a.m.BREAK
10:30 a.m. SESSION 6:

Moderator: Julie Vandenbossche, University of Pittsburgh

Full-Depth Replacement of Concrete Pavements With Rapid-Strength Concrete. Boris Stein and Brian Kramer, Twining, Inc.; Robert Ryan, CMT Research Associates; Shakir Shatnawi, Shatec Engineering

A Comparison of Three Rehabilitated Sections on I-86 in New York. Issam Khoury and Shad M. Sargand, Ohio University; Luis Julian Bendaña, Engineering Consultant; David A. Padilla, Virginia Tech

Virginia's Efforts in Developing Effective Concrete Pavement Patching Solutions. Mohamed Elfino, Affan Habib, and Larry Lundy, Virginia DOT; Syed Haider, Michigan State University

Pervious Concrete Shoulders for Stormwater Management. John T. Kevern, University of Missouri-Kansas City

1:30 p.m. SESSION 7:

Moderator: James Bryant, SHRP 2

SHRP 2 Project R23-Guidelines for Long-Life Pavement Renewal Using Bonded and Unbonded PCC Overlays. Newton Jackson, Nichols Consulting Engineers Chtd.; Joe Mahoney, University of Washington; Mark Snyder, Engineering Consultant; Neeraj Buch, Michigan State University

Long-Life Composite Pavement Systems. Michael I. Darter and Shree Rao, Applied Research Associates, Inc.; Lev Khazanovich and Derek Tompkins, University of Minnesota; John Harvey and James Signore, University of California at Davis; Julie Vandenbossche, University of Pittsburgh

SHRP 2 Project R05: Precast Concrete Pavements for Long-Life Repair and Rehabilitation of Existing Pavements. Shiraz Tayabji and Dan Ye, Fugro Consultants; Neeraj Buch, Michigan State University

The Evolution of Precast Concrete Pavement in California. Tinu Mishra, California DOT

3 p.m.BREAK

Moderator:Jerry Voigt, ACPA

Relative Cost of Concrete Pavement Design Features for Conventional and Long-Life Performance Consideration. Gerald F. Voigt, Larry Scofield, and Robert A. Rodden, ACPA

Designing Sustainable Concrete Pavements Using the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide and Life Cycle Analysis. James W. Mack, CEMEX; Mehdi Akbarian, Franz-Josef Ulm, Jeremy Gregory, Randolph E. Kirchain, Margaret Wildnauer, and Omar Abdullah Swei, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Photocatalytic Concrete Pavements: Decrease in NOx Removal Due to Reaction Product Blinding. Joel K. Sikkema, James E. Alleman, Say Kee Ong, and Jacek A. Koziel, Iowa State University; Peter C. Taylor,NCPTC; Haotian Bai, Iowa State University

Sustainable and Long-Life Precast Prestressed Concrete Pavements. Samuel S. Tyson, FHWA; David K. Merritt, The Transtec Group

7-8:30 a.m.BREAKFAST
8:30 a.m. SESSION 9:

Moderator: Tom Cackler, NCPTC

High-Performance Concrete Pavement in Indiana. Tommy Nantung, Indiana DOT

Constructing Long-Life Pavements-How Will We Know If We Were Successful? Heather McLeod, Kansas DOT

Louisiana's Experience With Surface Resistivity and Implementation. Tyson Rupnow, Louisiana DOT

Minnesota's Experience With Low w/cm Concrete Mixtures. Maria Masten, Minnesota DOT

Striving for Long-Life Concrete Pavements-Missouri's Direction. Brett Trautman, Missouri DOT

North Carolina's Experience With QA Systems and New Technologies. Nilesh Surti, North Carolina DOT

10:30 a.m.BREAK

Moderator: Peter Taylor, NCPTC

Long-Life Low-Temperature Concrete Mixtures Using Moderate Dosages of Chemical Admixtures. Lynette A. Barna, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory; Charles J. Korhonen, ARCTIKOR

Effect of Joint-Cutting Method on the Durability of Concrete Pavements. John T. Kevern, University of Missouri-Kansas City; Heather McLeod, Kansas DOT; Feras El Ghussein, University of Missouri-Kansas City

State of the Practice: Freeze-Thaw Durability. Matt Sheehan, CTLGroup, Inc.

State of the Practice: Alkali-Silica Reactivity Prevention and Mitigation. Thanos Drimalas, University of Texas

12:30 p.m.LUNCH

Moderator: Jeff Uhlmeyer, Washington State DOT

Joint Distress in Portland Cement Concrete Pavements. Lawrence Sutter, Michigan Technological University; Jan Olek, Jason Weiss, and Nancy Whiting, Purdue University; Peter Taylor, Iowa State University

State of the Practice: Joint Sawing and Sealing. Kurt Smith, Applied Pavement Technology, Inc.

State of the Practice: Deicer Damage Prevention. Peter C. Taylor, NCPTC


Kurt Smith, Applied Pavement Technology, Inc.

Poster Program (in the Exhibit Area)

Highway Agency Practices and Future Directions-Representatives of State DOTs that belong to the NCC report on their agency practices related to sustainability and on trends and changes they anticipate in the future (NCC member DOTs are also presenting papers in various program sessions):

  • Shannon Golden, Alabama DOT
  • Patrick Kropp, Colorado DOT
  • James Page, Georgia DOT
  • Todd Hanson, Iowa DOT
  • Kevin Merryman, Iowa DOT
  • Andy Bennett, Michigan DOT
  • Lieska Halsey, Nebraska DOR
  • Wally Heyen, Nebraska DOR
  • Craig Landefeld, Ohio DOT
  • Jeff Dean, Oklahoma DOT
  • Steven Koser, Pennsylvania DOT
  • Jason Smith, South Dakota DOT
  • Andy Naranjo, Texas DOT
  • Bryan Lee, Utah DOT

Long-Life Concrete Pavement Research-University students report ongoing projects.

Registration Details

Registration Fees (US$)
General 525
Government agencies (U.S. only) and full-time students 425
Authors and academia 475
Spouses 225
Exhibitors (includes one free registration) 2,000

Note: A separate registration and fee are required for the September 18 meeting of the National Concrete Consortium. To register, go to or contact Denise Wagner (

Conference Venue/Hotel

The conference will be held at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington (; 1-800-325-3535). The conference room rate is US$139.00 for traditional rooms and US$159.00 for deluxe rooms, plus applicable taxes. The group reservation code for the discounted hotel room rate is “Concrete Conference.” Reserve a room online at

Conference Steering Committee

  • Gina Ahlstrom, FHWA
  • Ahmad Ardani, Federal Highway Administration
  • Neeraj Buch, Michigan State University
  • Dulce Rufino Feldman, California Department of Transportation
  • Joseph Huerta, Federal Highway Administration
  • Kurt Smith, Applied Pavement Technology, Inc.
  • Peter Taylor, National Concrete Pavement Technology Center
  • Brett Trautman, Missouri Department of Transportation
  • Sam Tyson, Federal Highway Administration
  • Jeff Uhlmeyer, Washington State Department of Transportation (Host Agency)
  • Leif Wathne, American Concrete Pavement Association

Technical Program Committee

Co-Chairs: Shiraz Tayabji and Peter Taylor
Members: Neeraj Buch, Dulce Rufino Feldman, Kurt Smith, and Sam Tyson

For additional information on the conference and exhibitor program, contact:

Kurt Smith, Applied Pavement Technology, Inc.
(Phone: 217-398-3977; Email: or
Shiraz Tayabji, Fugro Consultants, Inc.
(Phone: 410-302-0831; Email:

For conference updates, go to:

To register online, go to:

To register for the National Concrete Consortium Meeting, go to:

Technology Transfer to Develop and Manage Safer, Smoother, Longer Lasting Concrete Pavements That Incorporate Sustainable Technologies

Much work is in progress to create sustainable concrete pavement technologies that are cost effective and meet the user's needs for safer, smoother, quieter, and longer lasting pavements. The findings from these ongoing and completed studies will be disseminated at the conference, and directions for future work will be defined.

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