The Portland Cement Concrete Pavement and Materials Research Laboratory (PCC Lab) is funded by the Iowa Concrete Paving Association (ICPA) and Iowa State University.
The PCC Lab, housed in 138 Town Engineering Building, provides undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities to study and conduct research related to PCC pavements and supports the State of Iowa’s national leadership role in PCC pavement research innovations.
This lab brings together key components of Iowa State’s National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (CP Tech Center) education, research and industry needs. Research focuses on current issues in chemistry, processing microstructure, mechanical property and durability of PCC materials.
The PCC Lab has four major components:
- Concrete processing/manufacturing
- Mechanical testing of hardened concrete
- Fresh concrete property measurement
- Durability-related experiments
With the addition of the PCC Lab, Iowa State will have one of the few university laboratory with an entire PCC research system under one roof.
For more information, contact Bob Steffes, laboratory manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (515) 294-7323.