Author Archives: John M Becker

Why Choose Concrete in Pennsylvania?

Click HERE to view a short video, with photos from projects all across Pennsylvania, on why Concrete should be the pavement of choice for the Commonwealth.  Video originally produced for the Cement Concrete & Aggregates of Australia; we recommend that you not drive on the wrong side of the road here in the United States.

COVID-19 Updates

Tech Transfer (Webinars & On-Line Training)


Click HERE for details about the following:

  • CP Tech Center three-part series on CPR (June 2. 9. 16) 
  • CP Tech Center two-part series on ADA (May 19 & 26)
  • CP Tech Center five-part series on Concrete Overlays (recorded & available to view)
  • Five NHI Training Courses (offered for a limited time) on Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation Techniques totaling 13.5 hours of training.
  • A link to sixteen videos posted by FHWA on a wide range of topics, including durability, workability, curing, testing, smoothness, materials tutorials, and more.  The videos range in length between about 4 to 14 minutes. 

Conference Presentation Videos Now Available

For  the tenth year in  a row, we have videotaped presentations made at our Annual Penn Concrete Conference.  To view presentations from this year’s conference, please click  HERE. 

Topics include Industry/Agency Updates, Automated Speed Enforcement, Innovations, Performance Engineered Mixtures, Impact of Competition on Pavement Economics, Full-Depth Reclamation with Cement, Calcine Clay & Emerging Pozzolans, Concrete Certification Updates,  I-376 Innovations, Academia Research Overview, Pipe Sustainability & Resilience, Shrinkage Reducing Admixtures, Texas Skid Testing Project, IRISE, Customizing Rigid PavementME, Early Opening to Traffic, Precast Bridge Showcase, CPQI Updates, 408 Updates, and Mix Optimization.

To view presentations from past year Conferences, click HERE.



April 1 is National Census Day

We have been asked by PennDOT to get the word out that April 1 is National Census Day.  In accordance with the United States Constitution, every resident must be counted every ten years; this number determines the number of seats Pennsylvania (and all other states) get in the House of Representatives.  The census count will also affect how $675 billion in federal public funding is spent every year. Federal spending on programs such as highway planning and construction and on transit formula and  capital investment grants. Pennsylvania gets $26.8 billion annually from just our 16 largest federally-funded programs. That’s about $2,000 per Pennsylvanian each year.   Please do your part to assure that everyone counts!