The primary focus of this guide is pavement construction. Modern slipform paving techniques and time-proven formed construction procedures are highlighted. Quality control, quality assurance, and construction inspection, as well as the environmental, economic, and societal benefits of concrete pavement, are also presented.
This guide briefly reviews all aspects of concrete pavement construction for highways and, to some extent, local roads, streets, and airfields. Intended for field and office personnel, this guide provides a background on design issues that relate to construction and reviews material selection.
Note that the materials, processes, quality control measures, and inspections described in this guide should be tested, monitored, or performed as applicable only by individuals holding the appropriate ACI certifications or equivalent.
Keywords: concrete pavement; concrete pavement construction; concrete paving; fixed-form paving; paving materials; slipform paving; sustainability.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1—INTRODUCTION AND SCOPE
CHAPTER 2—ACRONYMS AND DEFINITIONS
CHAPTER 3—DESIGN ISSUES RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION
3.3—Current design procedures
3.4—Critical design inputs for construction
3.5—Pavement design considerations
CHAPTER 4—MATERIAL SELECTION
4.3—Pavement concrete materials
4.4—Reinforcement, dowels, and tie bars
4.5—Joint sealants and fillers
5.2—Production, placing, consolidation, and finishing concrete pavement
5.3—Curing and enhancing characteristics of concrete
5.4—Installation of joints and reinforcement
5.5—Dowels and tie bars
5.6—Placing embedded reinforcement
5.9—Extreme weather conditions
5.10—Opening to traffic
5.11—Quality control/quality assurance
6.2—Sustainable concrete pavements
6.3—Societal benefits of concrete pavement
6.4—Environmental benefits of concrete pavement
6.5—Economic benefits of concrete pavement