PCA has conducted research on cement and cement products since it was founded in 1916. The research and development (R&D) projects provide support to PCA's advocacy programs, technology programs, market development programs, and programs of allied industry groups.

Recent research activities include the Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSH) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (NCPTC) at Iowa State University, and the PCA Education Foundation which funds a wide variety of educational activities.

ACI Fellowships and Scholarships

Through the ACI Foundation, the American Concrete Institute offers a variety of fellowships and scholarships to students interested in materials, construction, and structural design of concrete. For more information, click here.

Contract Research

Although PCA does not perform contracted research, CTLGroup does. Formerly known as the PCA Research and Development Laboratories, CTLGroup has evolved into a consulting firm that provides structural and architectural engineering, testing, and materials technology services throughout the U.S. and internationally. For more information, click here or call 847.965.7500.

Economic Research

PCA monitors cement consumption relative to economic growth. For more information, click here.

Literature Research

PCA can assist you in locating specific research in international literature by accessing over 400 databases. More.

Market Research

PCA conducts a variety of market research on cement and concrete. For more information, click here.

MIT Sustainability Hub

The Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSH) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was established in 2009 through the sponsorship of the Portland Cement Association (PCA) and the RMC Research & Education Foundation. Each organization committed $1 million a year over a five year period with the goal of accelerating breakthroughs in concrete science and engineering and transferring that science into practice. More.

National Concrete Pavement Technology Center

The National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (NCPTC) at Iowa State University is a national hub for concrete research and technology transfer. The Center, founded in 2000, has been instrumental in developing and helping to advance the nation's strategic plan for concrete pavement research. the Concrete Pavement Road Map.  PCA is a proud supporter of the Center.



Coming soon, more information about PCA's research activities and an archive of past reports.

If you need more information immediately, please contact Steve Kosmatka.