Dale Harrington, Center for Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Technology, (515) 294-5542
Sharon Prochnow, Center for Transportation Research and Education, (515) 294-3781
Sunanda Vittal, Engineering Communications, (515) 294-6750
Skip Derra, News Service, (515) 294-4917
INDUSTRY, STATE, AND IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY CREATE NEW ENGINEERING LAB
AMES, Iowa--A new lab facility that will conduct innovative research in developing durable, cost-effective, and lower maintenance concrete pavements has been established at Iowa State University.
A dedication ceremony for the Portland Cement Concrete Pavement and Materials Research Laboratory (PCC Lab), in Town Engineering building, will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30. The dedication ceremony is sponsored by the Center for Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Technology (PCC Center) at Iowa State University.
The PCC Center was created two years ago through a public/private/university partnership consisting of the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT), Iowa State and the concrete pavement industry.
As a result of this partnership, the Iowa Concrete Paving Association donated $220,000 to build the laboratory, with the Iowa DOT and Iowa State providing $145,000 to help equip the facility. The Iowa DOT has also funded two quarter-time faculty positions to support the center's research activities. Iowa State's College of Engineering and the department of civil and construction engineering provided the space for the new lab.
In addition to conducting advanced research to improve Iowa's concrete paved roads and highways, the PCC Lab will function as a center for technology transfer and training. It will serve as a resource for on-campus student internships and provide enhanced academic programs for concrete pavement engineers.
The PCC Lab is administered by the Center for Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Technology and its director, Dale Harrington.
Ames, Iowa 50011, (515) 294-4111
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