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 2016
Nearly 1,500 people attended MCC continuing education programs in 2016. MCC provided 30 hours of professional development hours (continuing education) in 2016 alone! Attendees of MCC continuing education programs learned about historical concrete preservation, the protection and maintenance of exterior concrete flatwork, aggregates and ASR and how to economize concrete pavements. They also had the opportunity to participate in a hands-on demonstration of what goes into polishing concrete, learned about geopolymer concrete and the advantages of choosing concrete over wood for construction.
MCC members raised over $10,000 for the scholarship fund while enjoying two premier networking events. The golf outing, held at Mendakota Country Club in August, sold out in less than 30 minutes after registration opened. 144 golfers enjoyed a beautiful day of golf. The Big Shoot sporting clays event, held at the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club in September, is rapidly becoming the premier shooting event in the concrete industry in Minnesota. 124 MCC members and their guests spent the afternoon shooting clays and then rounded off the event with a hog roast dinner.
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.