Case Study for Implementing RECIPPE as a Quality Control in Construction Projects

The quality of construction is a very important factor in the life-cycle performance of flexible pavements. This is particularly true of the individual characteristics of construction and their relative effect on life-cycle performance of the pavement. It is crucial to determine both what these characteristics are and, to what degree their variability from the desired value affects the life-cycle performance of pavements. Knowing this will enable a transportation agency to apply its limited inspection resources in the most effective manner. Therefore, the goal of this research was to identify construction parameters that have the greatest impact on the life-cycle performance of the pavement. In the long term, the results of this research should enable agencies like the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to write more effective performance-based specifications for construction of pavements and determine the cost effectiveness of innovations in construction practices. The implementation of an effective performance-based construction quality management requires a tool for determining impacts of construction quality on the life-cycle performance of pavements. This report presents case studies on the pilot implementation of the software program Rational Estimation of Construction Impact on Pavement PerformancE (RECIPPE).


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 94p

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  • Accession Number: 01632129
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-07/5-4046-01-1, Research Report 5-4046-01-1
  • Contract Numbers: Project No. 5-4046-01
  • Created Date: Feb 17 2017 11:46AM