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Publication Number:  FHWA-RD-93-042    Date:  November 1993
Publication Number: FHWA-RD-93-042
Date: November 1993


Performance-Related Specifications for Concrete Pavements Volume I: Development of A Prototype Performance-Related Specification

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This report is one volume of a three-volume set of reports presenting the results of a study to further the development of performance-related specifications for portland cement concrete pavement construction. Laboratory testing was conducted to fill several gaps in the knowledge of portland cement concrete. Drawing upon the results of the laboratory testing, the underlying theory of performance-related specifications was considerably extended, and a prototype performance-related specification was developed. Also, a computer program was developed for use with the specification to assist in simulation and in generating pay adjustments. This report will be of interest to engineers concerned with quality assurance, specifications, and construction of concrete pavements.

Sufficient copies of this report are being .distributed to provide two copies to each FHWA regional office and three copies to each FHWA division office and each State highway agency. Direct distribution is being made to the division offices. Additional copies for the public are available from the National Technical Information Service (NITS), United States Department of Commerce, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield , Virginia 22161.

Byron N. Lord, Acting Director
Office of Engineering and Highway
Operations Research and Development


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