SPENDING CONCRETE DOLLARS EFFECTIVELY

A number of studies have evaluated the condition of aging infrastructure and have assessed the cost to return them to a state of good repair. The estimates are always in the tens of billions of dollars, with concrete repairs of transportation infrastructure being a major part. This article discusses experiences by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey that found that enforcing specifications and offering incentives leads to higher quality concrete and fewer repairs, which results in lesser costs for maintenance and repair.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 50-56
  • Serial:
    • Concrete International
    • Volume: 22
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: American Concrete Institute (ACI)
    • ISSN: 0162-4075

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00800392
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 16 2000 12:00AM