The Minnesota Concrete Council (MCC) is dedicated to advancing education, technical practice, scientific investigation and research into cast-in-place construction by organizing the efforts of its members for a non-profit public service.
MCC was created to bring proven methods and new ideas together, to educate its members on how to improve the quality and use of concrete in structures, and to educate decision-makers on the benefits of quality concrete construction.
One of the keys to MCC's success is its diverse membership. Because suppliers, contractors, designers and owners participate at monthly meetings and on its board of directors, and address current issues as topic speakers and participants on MCC research projects, we are able to bring together the best of talent and materials, in a highly fragmented industry, and work on a common goal of improving the quality of concrete for the end user.
- Greg Bauer, PE
Concrete Paving Association of Minnesota
- Dean Stroschein
- Daniel Beskar
GCP Applied Technologies
- Josh Edwards, PE
AVR Inc. & Affiliates
- Megan Huberty
American Engineering Testing
Highlights of 2017
Nearly 1,500 people attended MCC continuing education programs in 2017. MCC provided over 20 hours of professional development hours (continuing education) opportunities in 2017. MCC hosted six breakfast meetings, eight MN Concrete Forums, two symposiums and a tour of MnRoad that was co-hosted by CPAM.
In 2017, MCC created two new scholarships and continued several others. A $3,500 scholarship for construction management students and a $1,500 scholarship for community college / vo-tech students was offered for the first time. The scholarships were awarded in January, 2018 to Peter Clark (Construction Management) and Gianna Madison (Community College/Vo-Tech).
MCC members raised more than ever for the scholarship fund in 2017. Between the golf outing, the Big Shoot and donations, over $15,000 was raised.
The current MCC study that the research committee is working on is "Performance of Recycled Aggregate Concrete." The study explores concrete made from two different sources - recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) and crushed concrete aggregate (CCA) at two different replacement rates.