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Missouri S&T sets annual concrete conference agenda

Source: Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla

The 2016 Missouri Concrete Conference, May 3-4 on the Rolla campus, will feature presentations covering steel or macro synthetic fibers in concrete; impact of air pollution control on fly ash; proper curing techniques and materials; soil stabilization and full-depth reclamation; new American Concrete Institute pavement construction guide; lithium silicate curing compound; floor slabs and toppings; practical applications of resistivity testing; the Super Air Meter; city and county pavement management programs; and, Missouri Department of Transportation bridge girder specifications.

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NCMA/ICPI Safety Award entry deadline nears

Source: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.

The 2015 National Concrete Masonry Association/Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute Safety Awards Program call for entries runs through April 15. It is open to producer and associate member facilities with production or manufacturing personnel as reported on Occupational Safety and Health Administration 300A logs or Canadian agency equivalents.

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FHWA probes SCM, natural pozzolans within best pavement practices

Sources: Federal Highway Administration; CP staff

A new FHWA Tech Brief cites benefits and drawbacks of fly ash, slag cement, silica fume and natural or alternative pozzolans for highway-grade concrete. "Supplementary Cementitious Materials — Best Practices for Concrete Pavements" (FHWA-HIF-16-001) outlines how transportation agencies approach increasing service demands on concrete structures, along with expectations for reduced environmental impact plus lower initial and lifecycle costs.

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