Aimed at those concerned with construction and intended as a source of information for those involved with the design and detailing of new roads, this booklet provides a basic introduction to the subject, provides information on recent developments in plant and methods, and presents a practical guide to good site practice. The methods and machinery described here are those best adapted to British conditions. Basic carriageway structure and pavement design requirements are discussed; pavement slab, carriageway joints, sub-base and separation membrane are covered. Details of paving with fixed-form plant are described which cover full-width or abutting-slab paving, two-course or single-course paving, advance preparations for paving, concrete spreading, compaction, finishing, adjusting spreaders, compactors and finishers, surface texturing, curing, joint formation, joint sealing, and the paving of variable widths. The relative merits of slipform paving and fixed-form paving are discussed, and the details of slip-form paving are set forth. These include line and and level control, the Guntert and Zimmerman slip-form paver, the CPP60 slip-form paver, the CMI Autograde slip-form paver, and paving with the slip-form plant. Special applications of slip-form paving are noted. Batching and mixing, plant location and transport of concrete are also covered.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cement and Concrete Association

    52 Grosvenor Gardens
    London SW1W 0AQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Walker, B J
    • Beadle, D
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 75 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127954
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 46-013
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM