SELECTING PAVEMENT MARKING MATERIALS BASED ON SERVICE LIFE

Samples were tested for purposes of selecting a successful supplier. Measure of performance was calendar procedure dictated only material cost as a measure of effectiveness. This proved inadequate. Total cost, including labor and equipment rentals should be adopted. Application cost is the same for a cheap inferior paint as for a more durable and costlier material. Wear of pavement striping material dees not vary in a straight line. Extrapolation of life expectancy on short time tests is misleading. A better weighting process is indicated. A method for selecting successful candidate sample was developed and adopted by Central procurement for awarding contracts. Research into properties and behavior of three generic marking materials (paint, instant setting powder and thermoplastic) is reported.

  • Corporate Authors:

    District of Columbia Department of Transportation

    55 M Street, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20003
  • Authors:
    • VANVECHTEN, C T
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Pagination: 80 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092276
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM