Precast Concrete Pavements: Current Technology and Future Directions

Precast concrete pavement technologies have been looked into sporadically over the last 20 plus years. In the early years, the technology was looked into as a matter of technical curiosity, that is, to investigate if precast concrete pavement technology was technically feasible. No serious attempts were made then to fully develop the technology as a cost effective strategy and to implement the technology on a production basis. Now, as more mileage on the primary highway system and urban roadways are reaching maturity and need for timely pavement repair and rehabilitation becomes acute and urgent, highway agencies are looking at new/innovative technologies, including precast concrete pavement technologies, that will result in shorter lane closures and long-life pavements that are economical over the life cycle and do not require major interventions for repair or rehabilitation during their service life. Over the last ten years, significant developments have resulted in precast concrete pavement technologies and use of these technologies is becoming technically feasible and economically justifiable. This paper summarizes the current state of precast concrete pavement technology and provides a framework for advancing the technology in future years.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from the International Society for Concrete Pavements.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Society for Concrete Pavements

    6305 Oyster Bay Court
    Bridgeville, Pennsylvania  United States  15017
  • Authors:
    • Tayabji, Shiraz
    • Buch, Neeraj
    • Kohler, Erwin
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  • Publication Date: 2008

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 17-36
  • Monograph Title: 9th International Conference on Concrete Pavements: The Golden Gate to Tomorrow's Concrete Pavements

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01494486
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 23 2013 1:25PM