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Foundation Releases NJIT Extended Mixing Time Report – Earlier this summer, the Foundation was proud to release the report Impact of Extended Time to Discharge on Concrete Durability and Performance. With thanks to our network of contacts, over 1,000 people received our press release, amplifying the message and conclusions of the researchers that current discharge time limits and specifications are too conservative and should be reexamined. Please click here to view the report and click here to view our press release.


Guide to Concrete Trails Making an Impact – In less than a year since its release, over a thousand print and electronic copies of the Guide to Concrete Trails have been distributed. With the popularity of recreational trails continuing to grow nation-wide, this vital resource is already making an impact on new trail projects (please see our Guides Spotlight from earlier this year). Besides being available from the Foundation’s Concrete Applications page, be sure to check out the variety of Pave Ahead resources available related to both the Guide to Concrete Trails as well as our Guide to Concrete Overlays of Asphalt Parking Lots.


Driver Recruitment and Safety Videos Remain Popular – The Foundation’s driver recruitment and onboarding videos remain one of our most popular deliverables, with the 9-minute video continuing to average over 1,000 views a month. Other videos available include the 2+-minute version and the 30-second promo, all from our YouTube page. Earlier this year, the Foundation and NRMCA were proud to release a new Plant Safety video, suitable for all plant personnel. It was the latest release in NRMCA’s Online Safety Series, of which the Foundation has funded the development of several titles.


Foundation Website Offers Abundant Resources – Many of the Foundation’s deliverables are available for download for free from the Foundation’s website. Hundreds of USB keys containing the Foundation's deliverables were also distributed earlier this year at both the World of Concrete and CONEXPO-CON/AGG shows. If you believe your team would benefit from receiving USB keys of the Foundation’s deliverables, please contact Jennifer LeFevre for more information.


MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub – Work at the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) continues with new research briefs/news and webinars released regularly. In case you missed it, the CSHub had a very strong presence at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG Show back in March and was featured as part of the Tech Experience. The CSHub’s 2019 Annual Report was also released earlier this year, outlining the many reports, briefs, communications and presentations that highlighted a very busy year. Additional details are available from our MIT CSHub Spotlight from earlier this year.


Coming Down the Pike – Here is a list of pending deliverables:

  • Improving the Reliability of Resistivity/Conductivity Tests as an Indicator of Concrete Permeability;
  • Improving Concrete Durability;
  • A Simple, Non-Destructive Evaluation Method to Achieve High-Quality Pervious Concrete Pavement Installations; and
  • Thermal Performance Comparison Between ICF and Wood/Steel Frame Assemblies for Both Heating and Cooling.

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