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Advanced Concrete Pavement Technology (ACPT) Program-ACPT Products Marketing Plan

Appendix - Proposed Implementation Packages and Timelines for ACPT Products by Focus Area

Focus Area 1-Advanced Designs Proposed Implementation Package and Timeline

  Implementation Package  
ACPT Product Guidelines and TechBriefs Test Protocols and Draft Specifications Software Workshops and Video-conferences (1–2 days) Presentations and Webinars (30–60 min) Field Demonstrations and Equipment Loan Program Conferences and Forums Implemen-tation Timeline
FA1-1

Mechanistic-Empirical Concrete Pavement Design
Best practice guidelines for implementing Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG), based on agency practices and implementation experience       Best practices guidelines     Immediate
FA1-2 Concrete Overlays
Design
Structural design procedure for thin concrete overlays, bonded and unbonded   Structural design procedure,
developed by others
Best practices workshop on design, materials, and construction Overview of best practices Open house with cooperating DOTs 2011 – National Conference on Concrete Overlays Immediate
FA1-3

Concrete Pavement Design Catalogs
Prototype design catalog for portland cement concrete pavement (PCCP), based on MEPDG

Guidelines for developing a design catalog for PCCP

      Prototype PCCP design catalog     2010 on
FA1-4

Advanced Concepts for Joint Design
Best practices for dowel bar material and design

Best practices for dowel bar alignment requirements
Dowel bar alignment requirements     Best practices for dowel bar usage

Best practices for dowel bar alignment requirements

Dowel bar alignment testing will be demonstrated under Focus Area 3 implementation (FA3-1)   Immediate
FA1-5

Optimizing Design Features and Life Cycle Costs
Guidelines for evaluating the impact of PCCP design features, using the MEPDG, life cycle cost analysis, and life cycle assessment analysis   Related to the MEDPG software Module of an Overall PCCP

Best Practices Workshop

Impact of PCCP design features on performance and life cycle costs     2010 on
FA1-6

Innovative Design Procedures for Concrete Pavements
Improved guidelines for design of continuously reinforced concrete pavements (CRCP), roller-compacted concrete pavements (RCCP), and precast pavements, within the context of the MEPDG       Best practices guidelines Open house with cooperating DOTs 2010 – Forums on improved design and construction processes for CRCP, RCCP, and precast pavements 2010 on

Focus Area 2-Improved Construction Materials Proposed Implementation Package and Timeline

  Implementation Package  
ACPT
Product
Guidelines and TechBriefs Test Protocols and Draft Specifications Software Workshops and Video-conferences (1–2 days) Presentations and Webinars (30–60 min) Field Demonstrations and Equipment Loan Program Conferences and Forums Implemen-tation Timeline
FA2-1
Optimizing Use of Recycled Materials
Technical summary on best practices for use of recycled materials in paving concrete       Best practices for use of recycled materials   2010 – Forum on use of recycled materials in paving concrete

2010 – International Conference on Sustainability

2010 on
FA2-2 Advanced High-Performance Materials White paper on advanced high-performance materials       Advanced high-performance materials Field trials using advanced high-performance materials 2010 - International Conference on Sustainability

2012 - International Conference on Advanced High-Performance Materials for Highway Applications

Immediate
FA2-3 Concrete Mixture Optimization Best practices for concrete mixture optimization Concrete mixture optimization protocol Concrete mixture optimization software suite Integrated workshop on concrete mixture optimization, concrete durability, and concrete testing

Module of an overall PCCP Best Practices Workshop

Best practices for concrete mixture optimization Best practices for concrete mixture optimization 2010 - International Conference on Sustainability

2011 - National Conference on Concrete Mixture Optimization, Concrete Durability, and Concrete Testing

Immediate
FA2-4 Concrete Durability Best practices for concrete durability Concrete durability requirements protocol   Best practices for concrete durability   Immediate
FA2-5 Concrete Testing Technical summary on advanced protocols for testing fresh and hardened concrete (behind the paver) Advanced protocols for concrete testing   Advanced protocols for concrete testing Advanced protocols for concrete testing Immediate

Focus Area 3-Improved Construction Processes Proposed Implementation Package and Timeline

  Implementation Package  
ACPT
Product
Guidelines and TechBriefs Test Protocols and Draft Specifications Software Workshops and Video-conferences (1–2 days) Presentations and Webinars (30–60 min) Field Demonstrations and Equipment Loan Program Conferences and Forums Implemen-tation Timeline
FA3-1 Improved Processes for Construction Process Control and Acceptance Testing Technical summary on advanced construction-time concrete pavement testing Advanced construction-time concrete pavement testing protocols   Module of an overall PCCP Best Practices Workshop Advanced construction-time concrete pavement testing protocols Advanced construction-time concrete pavement testing protocols   Immediate
FA3-2 Performance-Related and End-Product Specifications Best practices for performance-related and end-product specifications Draft specifications Performance-related specification software Module of an overall PCCP Best Practices Workshop Best practices for performance-related and end-product specifications Performance-related and end-product specifications   2011 on
FA3-3 Improving Concrete Pavement Performance and Sustainability Through Two-Lift Construction Best practices for two-lift construction Draft specifications   Module of an overall PCCP Best Practices Workshop Best practices for two-lift construction Best practices for two-lift construction   2010 on

Focus Area 4-Rapid Repair and Rehabilitation Proposed Implementation Package and Timeline

  Implementation Package  
ACPT
Product
Guidelines and TechBriefs Test Protocols and Draft Specifications Software Workshops and Video-conferences (1–2 days) Presentations and Webinars (30–60 min) Field Demonstrations and Equipment Loan Program Conferences and Forums Implemen-tation Timeline
FA4-1 Rapid Pavement Condition Evaluation Best practices for assessment of paving concrete durability and remaining life Protocols for concrete durability assessment   Module of the Best Practices for Concrete Mixture Optimization Workshop Protocols for concrete durability assessment Protocols for concrete durability assessment   2010 on
FA4-2 Rapid Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of High-Volume Facilities Best practices for rapid repairs

Best practices for accelerated construction using full closures

Protocols for early opening to traffic     Best practices for rapid repairs and accelerated construction Open houses at selected projects 2012—National Conference on Rapid Repairs and Accelerated Construction 2011 on
FA4-3 Precast Panels for Repair Best practices for intermittent repairs using precast panels

Case studies of successful applications

Draft specifications   Module of an overall PCCP Best Practices Workshop Best practices for intermittent repairs using precast panels Open houses at selected projects 2012 - Forum on precast pavements at the 10th International Conference on PCCP, organized by the International Society for Concrete Pavements 2010 on
FA4-4 Precast Panels for Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Best practices for use of precast pavements for reconstruction and rehabilitation

Case studies of successful applications

Draft specifications   Best practices for use of precast pavements for reconstruction and rehabilitation Open houses at selected projects 2010 on
FA4-5 Innovative Repair and Rehabilitation Processes Case studies of use of innovative PCCP repair processes       Case studies of use of innovative PCCP repair processes Open houses at selected projects   Immediate
FA4-6 Construction Traffic Management Case studies of CA4PRS use by various agencies   CA4PRS

Other

  Case studies of CA4PRS use by various agencies     2010 on

Focus Area 5-Sustainable Concrete Pavements Proposed Implementation Package and Timeline

  Implementation Package  
ACPT
Product
Guidelines and TechBriefs Test Protocols and Draft Specifications Software Workshops and Video-conferences (1–2 days) Presentations and Webinars (30–60 min) Field Demonstrations and Equipment Loan Program Conferences and Forums Implemen-tation Timeline
FA5-1 Sustainable Pavement Designs Best practices for long-life concrete pavements beyond 40 years, while balancing economic, environmental, and societal factors     Module of an overall PCCP Best Practices Workshop Compilation of best practices that result in sustainable concrete pavements   2010 - International Conference on Sustainable Concrete Pavement Technologies Immediate
FA5-2 Sustainable Use of Construction Materials Best practices for use of concrete-making materials while balancing economic, environmental, and societal factors       Immediate
FA5-3 Sustainable Construction Practices Best practices for PCCP construction while balancing economic, environmental, and societal factors       Immediate
FA5-4 Sustainable Repair and Rehabilitation Processes Best practices for repair and rehabilitation of PCCP while balancing economic, environmental, and societal factors       Immediate
FA5-5 Catalog of Sustainable Concrete Pavement Practices Compilation of best practices that result in sustainable concrete pavements       Immediate
FA5-6 Environmental Life Cycle Analysis Tools Compilation of protocols for life cycle analysis of various concrete pavement designs, materials, and construction practices Protocol for life cycle impact inventory of pavement materials and processes from raw material production to end of service life Life cycle assessment

Life cycle impact inventory

  Best practices for life cycle assessment   Immediate

Focus Area 6-Enhanced User Satisfaction Proposed Implementation Package and Timeline

  Implementation Package  
ACPT
Product
Guidelines and TechBriefs Test Protocols and Draft Specifications Software Workshops and Video-conferences (1–2 days) Presentations and Webinars (30–60 min) Field Demonstrations and Equipment Loan Program Conferences and Forums Implemen-tation Timeline
FA6-1 Innovative Pavement Surface Texturing for Safety and Noise Reduction Best practices for concrete pavement surface texture for new and in-service pavements that optimize safety and noise reduction Protocols for characterizing surface texture of PCCP Texture evaluation Module of an overall PCCP Best Practices Workshop

Mini-workshop on PCCP surface texture

Best practices for concrete pavement surface texture Protocols for characterizing surface texture of PCCP 2013 - National Conference on Concrete Pavement Surface Characteristics Immediate
FA6-2 Techniques to Improve Pavement Ride Best practices for constructing and retaining smooth concrete pavements Protocols for measuring ride characteristics Ride evaluation (PROVAL, etc.) Module of an overall PCCP Best Practices Workshop

Mini-workshop on PCCP smoothness

Best practices for constructing and retaining smooth concrete pavements Protocols for measuring ride characteristics 2010
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