Recent Events and Activities

  MOU between Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT) and University of Iowa

June 10, 2016 

President Taisik Lee of Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT) visited university of Iowa to sign an MOU with President Bruce Harreld. This MOU lays out the foundation for collaborations between University of Iowa and KICT through the Laboratory for Advanced Construction Technology (LACT) at the University of Iowa.



LACT's Research Assistant Kim Receives a Scholarship from the APAI

December 5, 2015

Haena Kim, Master's student of Civil and Research Assistant of LACT received a scholarship from Executive Vice President Bill Rosener of Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa (APAI) at the APAI annual convention in Des Moines, Iowa. Congratulations Haena!





Hawkeye UHPC Bridge Opening Ceremony

November 10, 2015

Hawkeye UHPC Bridge was officially opened to public on November 10, 2015. This "Hawkeye UHPC Bridge" was possible through collaborations among Buchanan county, Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT) and Laboratory for Advanced Construction Technology (LACT) at the University of Iowa.  More information


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President and R&D Director of Namheung Chemical visit LACT

April 2 - 3, 2015

President, Mr. Jeong-Kyu Kim and R&D director of Namheung (NH) Chemical visited Laboratory for Advanced Construction Technology (LACT) from April 2 to 3, 2015.

LACT presented future plans for laboratory testings on Namheung's Warm Mix Asphalt Additive, ENOVA



Photo: Matt Gazdziak, Ali Mokhtari, Mr.Jeong-Kyu Kim, Dr. David "Hosin" Lee, Ashkan Bozorgzad, Hannah Kim


Two Congressmen from Korea visit the University of Iowa 

March 11 - 13, 2015  

Two Congressmen from Korea, Honorable.Jong-Kul Lee and Honorable. Won-Sik Choi visited University of Iowa from March 11 to 13, 2015. 

LACT organized meetings with Sally Mason,the President of the university, Bill Rosener ,Vice President of APAI, Karim Abdul-Malek, Director of Center for Computer Aided Design (CCAD) and CFO/VP from CJ Palnt at Fort Dodge, Iowa and university students to develop future international relationship with Korea for their advanced technology. More information

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Photo: Honorable.Won-Sik Choi and Honorable.Jong-Kul Lee


 Exhibition Booth at 2015 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference in Des Moines, Iowa

March 5 - 6, 2015 

Laboratory for Advanced Construction Technology (LACT) presented our new technology and research projects regarding warm mix asphalt, recycled asphalt pavements and crumb rubber asphalt at the Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference organized by Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa(APAI).  



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Photo: Hannah Kim, Ali Mokhtari, Ashkan Bozorgzad, Dr.Serji Amirkanian, Dr.David "Hosin" Lee