PRECON STRUCTION PLANNING{ INSPECTION{ AND POST CONSTRUCTION CARE

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation procedures are described and compared with the "Recommended Practice for Concrete Highway Bridge Deck Construction (ACI 345-74)" in the categories of preconstruction planning, inspection, and post construction care. The comparison indicated both systems are similar. A detailed comarison indicated that PennDOT has specifications, policies and procedures which give quality construction, but also point out problem areas which are under investigation. The bridge deck deterioration problem has been recognized by PennDOT. A special bridge deck task force has been extablished to innovate procedures to obtain improved bridge deck performance. In conjunction, by stressing quality assurance programs, end result acceptance plans based on statistical specifications, and contractor producer quality control programs, the durability of bridge decks seems brighter. /Author/

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  • Accession Number: 00131417
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM