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|Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-13-011
Date: March 2013
Building a Better Concrete Pavement
Workshop Offers Practical Guide to Quality
Achieve better, longer lasting concrete pavements through an effective quality assurance (QA) process.
A free 2–day workshop for State transportation agencies and contractors offered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), “Quality in the Concrete Paving Process” provides a practical overview of the steps that lead to high performing, more durable pavements.
“The workshop features real–world examples and emphasizes that everyone involved in a project must understand how their role affects the overall quality of the pavement,” said Gary Crawford of FHWA.
FHWA’s Mobile Concrete Laboratory (MCL) will visit the host State to collect data on a current concrete paving project (if one is available) prior to a scheduled workshop. Data collected will be incorporated into the workshop so that the principles covered can be illustrated with local examples. The MCL’s visit also provides an opportunity to demonstrate innovative concrete pavement technologies to State and contractor staff.
Topics covered in the workshop include quality assurance concepts, materials, prepaving and mixture production, paving, construction inspection, and project acceptance. Workshops can host up to 30 participants. Attendees will receive a participant manual, Field Quality Guide, Testing Guide, and a flash drive containing all workshop materials and other reference manuals, including the American Concrete Pavement Association Concrete Pavement Field Reference Series.
For more information or to schedule the workshop in your State, contact Gary Crawford at FHWA, 202–366–1286 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or Jim Grove at FHWA, 515–294–5988 (email: email@example.com).
United States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration