Concrete Pavement Design, Construction, and Performance
Concrete Pavement Design, Construction, and Performance Book By Norbert Delatte
Concrete pavements have been used for highways, airports, streets, local
roads, parking lots, industrial facilities, and other types of infrastructure.
When properly designed and built out of durable materials, concrete pavements
can provide many decades of service with little or no maintenance.
“Concrete generally has a higher initial cost than asphalt but lasts longer
and has lower maintenance costs” (Hoel and Short 2006: 26).
In some cases, however, design or construction errors or poorly selected
materials have considerably reduced pavement life. It is therefore important
for pavement engineers to understand materials selection, mixture
proportioning, design and detailing, drainage, construction techniques, and
pavement performance. It is also important to understand the theoretical
framework underlying commonly used design procedures, and to know the
limits of applicability of the procedures.