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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-11-070
Date: July 2012

 

Long-Term Plan for Concrete Pavement Research and Technology— The Concrete Pavement Road Map (Second Generation): Volume II, Tracks

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FOREWORD

The concrete paving industry has experienced many changes in the last 15 years. In order for concrete pavement to achieve its full potential in the 21st century, the industry has identified trends that call for dramatic, even revolutionary, improvements. Aiming for a holistic approach, the improvements can best be implemented through a carefully developed and aggressively implemented strategic plan for research and technology transfer known as the Long-Term Plan for Concrete Pavement Research and Technology (CP Road Map). This is volume II of two volumes. It provides the background and summary information on the effort that led to the CP Road Map.

Jorge E. Pagán-Ortiz
Director, Office of Infrastructure
Research and Development

 

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1. Report No.
FHWA-HRT-11-070

2. Government Accession No.
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3 Recipient's Catalog No.>
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4. Title and Subtitle
Long-Term Plan for Concrete Pavement Research and Technology — The Concrete Pavement Road Map (Second Generation): Volume II, Tracks

5. Report Date
July 2012

 

6. Performing Organization Code
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7. Author(s)
Dale Harrington, Robert Rasmussen, David Merritt, Tom Cackler, and Peter Taylor

8. Performing Organization Report No.
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9. Performing Organization Name and Address
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10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)
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11. Contract or Grant No.
DTFH 61-03-H-00103

12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Federal Highway Administration
6300 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22101-2296

13. Type of Report and Period Covered
Final Report,  April–June 2011

14. Sponsoring Agency Code

 

15. Supplementary Notes
The Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative was Ahmad Ardani, HRDI-10.

16. Abstract
The Long-Term Plan for Concrete Pavement Research and Technology (CP Road Map) is a holistic strategic plan for concrete pavement research and technology transfer. The CP Road Map is a living plan that includes 12 distinct but integrated research tracks leading to specific products and processes. The resulting improvements will help the concrete pavement industry meet the challenges and achieve the industry’s full potential in the 21st century. The plan was developed in close partnership with stakeholders representing all aspects of the concrete pavement community, public and private, and the research will be conducted through partnerships of stakeholders. Over the last several years, the plan has been managed through an operational support mechanism provided by a transportation pooled fund project. The CP Road Map is presented in two volumes. Volume I describes why the research plan is needed, how it was developed, and what the plan generally includes. It also describes the research management plan that will guide the conduct and implementation of research. Volume II describes in detail the 12 tracks of research. Each track description includes a general overview, a track goal, track action items, a list of subtracks, and detailed problem statements within each subtrack.

17. Key Words
Concrete pavement, Concrete mix design, Pavement construction, Pavement design, Pavement performance, Pavement smoothness, Equipment automation

18. Distribution Statement
No restrictions. This document is available to the Public through the National Technical Information Service; Springfield, VA 22161

19. Security Classification (of this report)
Unclassified

20. Security Classification (of this page)
Unclassified

21. No. of Pages
420

22. Price
Form DOT F 1700.7 Reproduction of completed page authorized

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

TRACK 1. MATERIALS AND MIXES FOR CONCRETE PAVEMENTS

TRACK 2. PERFORMANCE-BASED DESIGN GUIDE FOR NEW AND REHABILITATED CONCRETE PAVEMENTS

TRACK 3. INTELLIGENT CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS AND QUALITY ASSURANCE FOR CONCRETE PAVEMENTS

TRACK 4. OPTIMIZED SURFACE CHARACTERISTICS FOR SAFE, QUIET, AND SMOOTH CONCRETE PAVEMENTS

TRACK 5. CONCRETE PAVEMENT EQUIPMENT AUTOMATION AND ADVANCEMENTS

TRACK 6. INNOVATIVE CONCRETE PAVEMENT JOINT DESIGN, MATERIALS, AND CONSTRUCTION

TRACK 7. CONCRETE PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE AND PRESERVATION

TRACK 8. CONCRETE PAVEMENT CONSTRUCTION, RECONSTRUCTION, AND OVERLAYS

TRACK 9. EVALUATION, MONITORING, AND STRATEGIES FOR LONG-LIFE CONCRETE PAVEMENT

TRACK 10. CONCRETE PAVEMENT FOUNDATIONS AND DRAINAGE

TRACK 11. CONCRETE PAVEMENT ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

TRACK 12. CONCRETE PAVEMENT SUSTAINABILITY

REFERENCES

LIST OF TABLES

 


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