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Summary Report - U.S. Tour of European Concrete Highways (U.S. Tech) Follow-up Tour of Germany and Austria

General Interest: provides practical guidance to engineers responsible for the day-to-day design, construction, rehabilitation, maintenance, and management of pavements. Research/Reference: useful for researchers doing further work in the pavement area as well as those developing improved testing and design procedures. Includes documents of historical value.

Primary Topic: Materials-Concrete

Description: Based on the May 22 to June 6, 1992, initial findings of the U.S. Tour of European Concrete Highways (U.S. TECH), follow-up visits to Germany and Austria were made October 10 to 22, 1992. The purpose of the tour was to accomplish the following: 1. Obtain sufficient information to construct experimental sections in Michigan and other States using the German design and 2. Review an active construction project in Austria to obtain information on the exposed aggregate surface treatment technique to reduce tire/pavement noise. Considerable technical information was accumulated during the tour and in follow-up contacts with various German and Austrian engineers. This report summarizes the major findings and recommendations made as a result of the tour.

FHWA Publication Number: FHWA-SA-93-080

Publication Year: 1993

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