Some factors affecting success and distress in segmental concrete block pavements in Australia

Segmental concrete block paving has been in use in Australia for approximately fifteen years. It's application has ranged from pedestrian areas to roads and streets to heavy duty industrial pavements. Factors affecting the construction and performance of segmental concrete block pavements include site investigation, assessing design loads, thickness design, materials selection, construction practice and supervision. This paper discusses important aspects of materials selection and construction quality with an emphasis on practical applications. A number of Australian projects are referenced to illustrate aspects of construction quality which have affected success and distress. Several types of projects are discussed to emphasise the universality of construction guides and specifications to minimise distress. The paper also discusses the question of construction supervision and its role in the overall quality of the project.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 43-52
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01432675
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0908956053(volume2)
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 5:09PM