Skip to contentUnited States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration FHWA Home
Research Home   |   Pavements Home
REPORT
This report is an archived publication and may contain dated technical, contact, and link information
Publication Number: FHWA-RD-89-211
Date: May 1990

 

Development of Performance-Related Specifications for Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Construction

PDF Version (56.5 MB)

PDF files can be viewed with the Acrobat® Reader®

FOREWARD

This report presents the results of a study to further the development of performance-related specifications for portland cement concrete pavement construction. Laboratory testing was conducted to investigate the relationships between materials variables and primary predictors of pavement distresses. A demonstration performance-related specifications system was developed, allowing users to determine the appropriate percentage of bid price that a contractor should receive for concrete of a given quality. Recommendations pertaining to future laboratory studies, field studies, and further development of performance-related  specification systems are also summarized.

This work was conducted as part of Nationally Coordinated Program E8, "Construction .Control and Management," and is intended for engineers concerned with quality assurance, specifications, and construction of concrete pavements.

Sufficient copies of this report are being distributed by Federal Highway Administration memorandum to provide a minimum of two copies to each regional office, division office, and State highway agency. Direct distribution is being made to the division offices. Additional copies for the public may be obtained from the National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161.

Thomas J. Pasko, Jr., P.E.
Director, Office of Engineering
and Highway Operations
Research and Development

Notice

This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the Department of Transportation in the interest of information exchange. The United States Government assumes no liability for its contents or use thereof. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation.

The United States Government does not endorse products or manufacturers Trade or manufacturers' names appear in this report only because they are considered essential to the object of the document.

 


The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is a part of the U.S. Department of Transportation and is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with field offices across the United States. is a major agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is a part of the U.S. Department of Transportation and is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with field offices across the United States. is a major agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Provide leadership and technology for the delivery of long life pavements that meet our customers needs and are safe, cost effective, and can be effectively maintained. Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) R&T Web site portal, which provides access to or information about the Agency’s R&T program, projects, partnerships, publications, and results.
FHWA
United States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration