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.
Currently, the MCC Research Committee is working on a project titled “The 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.
The testing is completed. The data is being evaluated and we are working on a presentation that will be given to the MCC membership this year.
The MCC study that the Research Committee finished in 2015 was titled "Scaling of Late Season Concrete Placement." The study was a reaction to the excessive amount of surface defects that occurred as a result of the winter of 2013-2014. The findings of this study have been presented both at the ACI Fall 2015 Convention in Kansas City and to the MCC members.