On November 2nd & 3rd, SWCPA and CNCA hosted the 19th Annual Nevada Infrastructure Concrete Conference, back in person after last year’s virtual conference, at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas and Atlantis Casino & Resort in Reno.

An outstanding line-up of speakers delivered topical presentations ranging from the future of American Infrastructure to the sustainability of concrete pavement. Technical presentations covered subjects such as macro- and micro-fiber technology, hydrodemolition of bridge decks, thin concrete pavement, and diamond grinding.

NDOT Spotlight Projects featured flyovers of the Centennial Bowl Project in Las Vegas and the Spaghetti Bowl Xpress Project in Reno.

Here’s a review in pictures of this year’s well-attended and very well-received NICC 2021.

Nevada State Senator Chris Brooks kicks off NICC 2021 in Las Vegas with “New Infrastructure for America.”


Sondra Rosenberg, Assistant Director of Planning for NDOT, presents the I-11 Corridor Development Project, the plan for a new interstate highway that will run between Las Vegas and Phoenix.


Nathan Harrison, Dave Chase, and Tiffany Carr, all from NDOT HQ, field questions from the audience after their presentation, “Las Vegas Viaduct Rehabilitation.”


Charles Stuart, Executive Director of the Southwest Concrete Pavement Association, co-host of NICC 2021, gives a rousing introduction to Terri Saumier, Bureau of Reclamation, who presented “Hoover Dam: Power & Water for the Next 90 Years.”


NDOT Structures Lead on the Centennial Bowl System-to-System Interchange, Michael Taylor, presents a panoramic view of the $260-million project that created more than 1,300 construction jobs in Clark County.


Tom Van Dam, Principal at NCE, energizes the crowd as he begins his presentation, “Achieving Concrete Durability.”


Sponsors & Exhibitors at NICC 2021 were introduced by Tom Tietz, right, Executive Director of the California Nevada Cement Association, co-host of NICC. Brent Coulson of Euclid Chemical lets the audience know what his company provides to the concrete pavement industry.


Karly Urata of K&K Construction Supply, left, answers a question from the audience during the NICC 2021 Las Vegas Exhibitor Showcase, while Emily Lindsey of K&K, right, looks on.


Sondra Rosenberg, NDOT, and Charles Stuart, SWCPA, view the Zoom presentation from Mauricio Esguerra of MAGMENT in Munich, Germany on the magnetizing of concrete pavement roadways to power electric vehicles.


Terri Saumier, Hoover Dam Facility Services Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, talks with two attendees on the subject of “Power & Water for the Next 90 Years.”


Red Rock Resort dessert offerings were quite literally the icing on the cake of a great conference.


In his keynote address at NICC 2021 Reno, NDOT Deputy Director Darin Tedford calls on key Project Team Members to stand up and be acknowledged for their outstanding work.


Specific NDOT Project Team Members stand and are recognized for their contributions to the agency’s success over the past year by Darin Tedford.


A spirit of camaraderie is engendered among the attendees in Reno as their partnerships in important projects is noted by Darin Tedford as key to the success of NDOT’s work over the past year.


Seth Alexander and Scott Routte of Ames Q&D Constructors fly over the Spaghetti Bowl Xpress Project, a vital reconstruction project in the heart of Reno that connects I-80, I-580, and U.S. 395 and hosts more than 260,000 vehicles a day.


Charles Stuart and Darin Tedford pay tribute to Dick Moore, right, who retired this year after working for NDOT for 35 years and the Southwest Concrete Pavement Association for more than 18 years.


The NICC 2021 Reno audience listens intently to Larry Sutter’s challenging presentation, “Is Sustainability Achievable? And if so, What Will It Take to Make It Happen?”


Tom Van Dam, far left, interacts with Tyler Ley on screen, who Zoomed in from Oklahoma State University to present “Macro- and Micro-Fiber Technology to Improve Concrete Performance.”


Patrick Martens speaks to the NICC 2021 attendees on “Hydrodemolition & Partial Depth Overlays,” which features robotic equipment that uses a calibrated, high-pressure water blasting jet in the demolition of aging bridge decks.


Mike Consalvi of EcoBeton introduces the attendees in Reno to Elephant Armor, along with the company’s other product offerings to the concrete pavement industry.


As Tom Tietz, left, looks on, Gerard Hoppa tells the NICC 2021 Reno audience how products from FiberForce can strengthen their concrete pavement projects.

Concluding the NICC 2021 Reno Exhibitor Showcase, Fintan Gaffney introduces his friend and partner in Universal Engineering Sciences, Dan Gotta, an industry mentor and longtime subject matter expert in concrete pavement technology and procedures.