AN ANALYSIS OF FACTORS INFLUENCING CONCRETE PAVEMENT COST

THE BASIC ELEMENTS OF CONCRETE PAVEMENT CONSTRUCTION COSTS ARE BRIEFLY DISCUSSED AND EVALUATED. A COST ANALYSIS FOR AN ASSUMED PROJECT IN A MIDWESTERN LOCATION IS GIVEN TO ILLUSTRATE THE EFFECTS OF VARIATIONS IN DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES ON CONSTRUCTION COSTS. SOME OF THE COST FACTORS DISCUSSED ARE (1) DISTRIBUTED STEEL AND PLAIN CONCRETE PAVEMENT DESIGNS, (2) PAVING EQUIPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION PROCEDURES, (3) DIFFERENCES IN MODULI OF SUBGRADE REACTIONS, AND (4) SINGLE-LANE AND DUAL-LANE CONSTRUCTION. A PRINCIPAL OBJECTIVE IS TO SHOW THAT DETAILED ANALYSIS OF INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS USING LOCAL MATERIAL AND LABOR PRICES WILL REVEAL THE MOST ECONOMICAL DESIGN FOR THE ANTICIPATED TRAFFIC, SUBGRADE, AND CLIMATIC CONDITIONS OF THE PAVEMENT. SUCH AN ANALYSIS WILL RESULT IN REDUCED PAVEMENT COSTS AT NO SACRIFICE IN PAVEMENT QUALITY. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 40-63
  • Monograph Title: Construction of concrete pavement: methods, economics and tests
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00214841
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1994 12:00AM