Testing Guide for Implementing Concrete Paving Quality Control Procedures, March 2008

(2008) Testing Guide for Implementing Concrete Paving Quality Control Procedures, March 2008. Transportation, Department of


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Construction of portland cement concrete pavements is a complex process. A small fraction of the concrete pavements constructed in the United States over the last few decades have either failed prematurely or exhibited moderate to severe distress. In an effort to prevent future premature failures, 17 state transportation agencies pooled their resources, and a pooled fund research project, Material and Construction Optimization for Prevention of Premature Pavement Distress in PCC Pavements, was undertaken in 2003. Its purpose was to evaluate existing quality control tests, and then select and advance the state-of-the-practice of those tests most useful for optimizing concrete pavements during mix design, mix verification, and construction. This testing guide is one product of that project. The guide provides three recommended testing schemes (Levels A, B, and C, depending on a pavement’s design life and traffic volumes, etc.) that balance the costs of testing with the risk of failure for various project types. The recommended tests are all part of a comprehensive suite of tests described in detail in this guide.

Item Type: Newsletter
Keywords: concrete pavement, pavement construction, optimizing concrete pavement performance, preventing pavement distress,pavement QA/QC, suite of tests
Subjects: Transportation > Research
Transportation > Research > Concrete
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Design and Construction
ID Code: 13618
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 22 Aug 2012 15:31
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2012 15:31
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/13618