Call for Papers for TRB 91st Annual Meeting: Portland-Limestone Cement for Sustainable Concrete

Call For Papers
TRB 91st Annual Meeting
Jan. 22-26, 2012
Call Title:
Portland-Limestone Cement for Sustainable Concrete
Sponsoring Committee:
AFN40 – Concrete Materials and Placement Techniques
Co-Sponsoring Committee(s):
AFN20 – Properties of Concrete
AFN30 – Durability of Concrete
Call Description:
Suggested Paper Topics:1. Material Properties: fresh and hardened properties;

– Slump, Setting time, and Air Entrainment

– Shrinkage and Strength Development

– Use with Supplementary Cementing Materials

– Durability: RCP, Freeze/Thaw, Salt Scaling and Sulfate Exposure

– CSA and ASTM Standards

2. Why specify PLC and the sustainable benefits

3. Case Studies: field applications in elevated structures and concrete pavements in US, Canada and the World

4. Long Term Performance in North America and Europe, 5 years or more

5. DOTs Experience

Subject Areas(s):
Authors interested in submitting papers are advised to visit and review the Information for Authors. Authors submitting papers in response to this Call for Papers should submit full papers for peer review to the Transportation Research Board online at This paper submission is open from June 1 to August 1. Please show the sponsoring committee name or the Call for Papers title on the papers submission form. Please contact the Call for Papers organizer if you are submitting a paper or need additional information.

Paper Submission Requirements

TRB has a single paper submittal deadline for the Annual Meeting. Papers must be in PDF format and submitted by August 1, 2011. The paper submission website will close when it is no longer August 1 anywhere in the world. Also, authors are asked to add line numbering to their papers in their word-processing program (starting with number one on each page) prior to converting to PDF to facilitate the review process. TRB recommends that authors submit their papers well before the deadline to avoid last minute complications and delays.

Call Organizer:
Rico Fung (