Road Design Manual: The Beginning

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Title: Road Design Manual: The Beginning

Author(s): William C. Balfour

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 51

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 27-32

Keywords: concrete construction; concrete pavements; construction costs; construction materials; highways; roads; specifications; structural design

Date: 1/1/1975

Abstract:
A presentation explaining the problem of Michigan county engineers in road construction. . .This presentation explains the procedure followed by a subcommittee of the Michigan County Road Association in attempting to providde a design procedure that would correlate concrete and asphalt designs, utilize local materials, all with reasonable controls and costs. The results - the first printing of the "Road Design Manual" and the start of a common design language.