CRITERIA FOR PRESENT DAY CONCRETE PAVEMENT CONSTRUCTION

THE CRITERIA ARE PRESENTED WHICH SHOULD BE USED IN PREPARING PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CONTROL OF MODERN CONCRETE PAVEMENT CONSTRUCTION. THESE CRITERIA ARE DEVELOPED FROM THREE BASIC CONCEPTS: (1) THE OBJECTIVES OF THE OWNER, REPRESENTED BY THE ENGINEER OR INSPECTOR, AND THE CONTRACTOR ARE, OR SHOULD BE, INDENTICAL. (2) A CONCRETE PAVEMENT CONSTRUCTION OPERATION IS IN REALITY AN OUTDOOR MASS PRODUCTION ASSEMBLY LINE AND AS SUCH IS SUBJECT TO THE SAME RULES OF OPERATIONAL PROCEDURE AS ANY MASS PRODUCTION ASSEMBLY LINE. (3) AN ACCURATELY ADJUSTED AND PROPERLY OPERATED MACHINE, DESIGNED TO PERFORM A SPECIFIC OPERATION IN THE LINE, WILL DO A BETTER JOB THAN A MAN OR A GROUP OF MEN. EACH OF THESE BASIC RULES IS ANALYZED IN SOME DETAIL WITH RESPECT TO THEIR APPLICATION IN THE PREPARATION OF PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR CONTROL OF CONCRETE PAVEMENT CONSTRUCTION AND THE ACHIEVEMENT OF PRINCIPAL OBJECTIVES OF SUCH CONSTRUCTION WORK. CRITERIA ARE INDICATED FOR CONTROL OF EACH OF THE FOUR PRINCIPAL AREAS OF OPERATION IN PAVEMENT CONSTRUCTION: (1) ASSEMBLING BATCHING AND HAULING MATERIALS, (2) SUBGRADING AND FORMING, (3) MIXING AND PLACING, AND (4) FINISHING AND CURING. /AUTHOR/

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  • Monograph Title: Concrete pavement construction and winter construction of bridges
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  • Accession Number: 00215120
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 28 1994 12:00AM