Concrete Pavement Design, Construction, and Performance

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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.