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Material and construction optimization for prevention of premature pavement distress in PCC pavements [MCO]

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1. MCO Project Update Sandra Larson April 2005

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3. 3 17 MCO States

4. 4 17 MCO Participating States Georgia Indiana Iowa Kansas Louisiana Michigan Minnesota Missouri Nebraska New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma South Dakota Texas Wisconsin

5. 5 MCO Project Sponsorship State DOTs $1,200,000 Industry $ 200,000 Iowa Hwy Research Bd $ 160,000 PCC Center- Iowa State* $ 154,000 FHWA $ 200,000 Total $2,214,000 *includes 3 projects: Materials & Mix Optimization IMCP Manual Test Procedure Using Calorimeter

6. 6 MCO Phase I Accomplishments Year 2 of 5 years Tests and procedures for state demo projects compiled Mobile lab designed & built Mobile lab used on demo projects in MO, KS, MI, WI, NC Compiling raw test data from site visits

7. 7 MCO Phase I AccomplishmentsYear 2 of 5 years All states visited except Oklahoma Best practices manual (IMCP) drafted TAC conference calls held Budget updated

8. 8 Completed Informational Visits Ohio Indiana North Carolina Georgia Louisiana Texas Michigan Kansas Missouri North Dakota Minnesota New York Wisconsin Nebraska South Dakota Iowa

9. 9 PCC Mobile Laboratory

10. 10 Inside the PCC Mobile Lab

11. 11 Development of Performance Properties for Ternary Mixes New project needs partners Supplementary cementitious materials in conjunction with portland or blended cement Benefits More effective use of supplementary material Enhanced life-cycle performance Lower cost of pavements and structures Pooled Fund Solicitation #932 12 states @ $75,000 ($15,000 * 5 yrs)

12. 12 Noise 101 Sponsored by FHWA Iowa to host one of 5 pilot courses in Ames August 28, 2005 (followed by 1/2 day update on Surface Characteristics)

13. 13 Surface Characteristics A joint project of ACPA, FHWA, CTRE PCC Center, Iowa Highway Research Board, state DOTs Topics of study Noise Smoothness Friction Texture How they relate to each other

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