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Techbrief: Performance-Related Specifications for Portland Cement Concrete Pavements

General Interest: provides practical guidance to engineers responsible for the day-to-day design, construction, rehabilitation, maintenance, and management of pavements.

Primary Topic: Pavement Construction

Description: This TechBrief discusses the development and application of performance-related specifications (PRS) for the construction of portland cement concrete pavements. It provides a background summary of the basis for and early experiences with PRS, including a brief description of the PaveSpec software. This is followed by a summary of PRS trial implementations and experiences in three States: Tennessee, Florida, and Wisconsin.

FHWA Publication Number: FHWA-HIF-09-011

Publication Year: 2009

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Updated: 02/20/2015

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