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MARCH 14, 2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:30 Technical Program (2.0 PDH)

Hess Club

5430 Westheimer
Houston, Texas 77056
(Business casual dress code)

Your reservations are appreciated.  Please click here to make your reservation(s) online. If you are unable to register online, please contact Vicky Bonds at Geotech Engineering and Testing, Tel: 713-699-4000 at least 24 hours before the meeting.

Continuing Education Certificates will be provided at the end of the meeting for attendees that are current members and who have made reservations.

This technical program is complimentary to you thanks in part to our Room Sponsors:

Nelson Construction and Foundation Repair
Ram Jack
VoidForm Products, Inc.


Port of HoustonDesign and Construction of Roller-Compacted Concrete Pavements

Speaker: Jan R. Prusinski, PE, FACI, Executive Director, Cement Council of Texas,

Jan Prusinski is the executive director of the Cement Council of Texas (CCT), which represents manufacturers and shippers of portland cement in Texas.  The CCT promotes the proper use of cement and concrete for infrastructure and buildings, and is the Texas affiliate of the Portland Cement Association (PCA).

Jan is an ACI Fellow, active on numerous committees including ACI 327 (Roller Compacted Concrete Pavements), ACI 330 (Concrete Parking Lots and Site Paving), and is the past chair of ACI 230 (Soil-Cement).

Jan’s 35 years’ professional experience includes being PCA’s national program manager for RCC pavements and soil-cement, the first executive director of the Slag Cement Association, and engineering and business development positions with Houston Lighting & Power Co. and Bechtel Power Corp.

He is a registered PE in Texas, holds a BS in Civil/Structural Engineering from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from the University of Houston. 

Port of Houston FPA
Roller-compacted concrete is a paving material that is seeing increasing application in Houston and Texas. Its use has a considerable performance history, beginning with the first U.S. RCC project at Fort Hood in 1984, still in use.  RCC pavement, once confined to heavy industrial applications, has seen considerable expansion into other paving areas such as city arterials, residential streets, and even TxDOT highways and rest areas. 

RCC is concrete that is constructed in a different way.  Because of the efficiency of its placing methods and its use of plain, unreinforced concrete, it can often be constructed for considerably less cost and with greater speed than conventional concrete or even asphalt.

This seminar will provide an overview of what RCC is, which types of applications are best suited for its use, its pros/cons, considerations for design—including subgrade/subbase, mix design, thickness design and layout/jointing—typical RCC construction methods, and performance/maintenance history.


Airport and highway engineers, geotechnical and structural engineers, concrete pavement contractors, architects, attorneys, developers, owners and others interested in concrete pavements placed by compaction in order to alleviate some of the issues associated with poured concrete.




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