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Pervious Report - Kevern

Reducing the Curing Requirements of Pervious Concrete Using Prewetted Lightweight Aggregate for Internal Curing 
This research conducted by John T. Kevern Ph.D., PE, LEED AP evaluated the effects that prewetted lightweight aggregates had on pervious concrete properties and durability.

Evaluation of ICC for Paving Applications

Evaluation of Internally Cured Concrete for Paving Applications (September 2013)
This report by Chetana Rao, Ph.D. and Michael I. Darter Ph.D., P.E. validates the value of internally cured concrete for pavements.

NCC Flyer Call for Internally Cured Concrete Pavement Demonstration Projects  (April 2014) NEW RELEASE!
ESCSI is seeking interested parties to be involved in constructing and evaluating internally cured concrete pavements.
UDOT Spring 2013 Newsletter - IC Internal Curing of Concrete Bridge Decks in Utah: Preliminary Evaluation
(UDOT Research Newsletter, Spring 2013) This article by W. Spencer Guthrie, PhD and David Stevens, P.E. appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of the UDOT Research Newsletter.
IC - Constructing More Robust Internal Curing: Constructing More Robust Concrete (STRUCTURE, Jan 2012)
This article by Jason Weiss, Dale Bentz, Anton Schindler and Pietro Lura appeared in the January 2012 issue of STRUCTURE Magazine and is a great introduction to internal curing.
IC A 2010 State-of-the-Art Review Internal Curing: A 2010 State-of-the-Art Review (D.P. Bentz and J. Weiss, Feb 2011)
This document is available through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Click here for the abstract and click here to view the report.
ASPIRE Article - Summer 2013 Innovations in Buchanan County, Iowa 
This article in the Summer 2013 issue of ASPIRE Magazine discussed the usage of internal curing with lightweight aggregate in bridges. The article also highlights the new ACI (308-213)R-13 Report on Internally Cured Concrete Using Prewetted Absorptive Lightweight Aggregate.
Q&A with Big River Industries' Jeff Speck on Hydrating Concrete From Within Q&A with Big River Industries’ Jeff Speck on Hydrating Concrete From Within
Laura Drotleff and Don Eberly, Big River Industries, Inc.
IC An Unconventional Idea Internal Curing: An Unconventional Idea...Within a Conventional Business (2011)
Concrete Intl Feb 2007 Better Pavements Better Pavements Through Internal Hydration (Concrete International, Feb 2007)
TXI — Texas Industries, Inc. is featured in the article. This article originally appeared in the February 2007 edition of Concrete International and is reprinted here with the permission of the American Concrete Institute. No further reprints in whole or in part are permitted without the expressed permission of the association. All rights are reserved.
Henkenseifken Paper Internal Curing - From the Laboratory to Implementation (Henkenseifken et al, 2009)
Presented at The International Bridge Conference (IBC) held in Pittsburgh, PA in June 2009.
IC Concrete Performance Internal Curing Improves Concrete Performance Throughout Its Life (Concrete InFocus, Sept/Oct 2009)
This article originally appeared in the September/October 2009 edition of Concrete InFocus and is reprinted here with the permission of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association. No further reprints in whole or in part are permitted without the expressed permission of the association. All rights are reserved.
Concrete Intl Article Feb 2010 Plastic Shrinkage Cracking in Internally Cured Mixtures (Concrete International, Feb 2010)
This article originally appeared in the February 2010 edition of Concrete International and is reprinted here with the permission of the American Concrete Institute. No further reprints in whole or in part are permitted without the expressed permission of the association. All rights are reserved.
ACI 231R-10 231R-10: Report on Early-Age Cracking: Causes, Measurement and Mitigation
This document, published by the American Concrete Institute in 2010, provides detailed reviews on the causes of deformation and cracking, test methods for assessing shrinkage and thermal deformation properties, and mitigation strategies for reducing early-age cracking. Click here to order the complete report in hard copy or electronic form.
 VTRC 10-R11  VTRC 10-R11: Report on Effect of Wet Curing Duration on Durability Parameters of Hydraulic Cement Concretes
This document is available through the Virginia Transportation Research Council. Click here for the abstract and
click here to view the report.