An Early Going

The Texas Transportation Institute conducted "Develop Guidelines for Routine Maintenance of Concrete Pavement" (Texas Department of Transportation project 0-5821). Project objectives included: identifying portland cement concrete pavement distresses requiring preventive maintenance; providing a pavement repair method list, as well as pavement repair method description, associated effectiveness, and method of use; providing guidelines on optimum repair strategy formulation for repair cost minimization and pavement life maximization; providing repair detail sheets and special specifications for optimization process support; and providing training materials for project product implementation. The results were presented in a user-friendly, practical field manual for use by pavement engineers. The manual has three main sections: nondestructive test procedures for surface layers; discussion of each maintenance stage, with promotion of best standard practices and specifications used across the United States by state departments of transportation; and a step-by-step repair method and decision making process for preventive maintenance, functional or structural concrete pavement repair, or full resurfacing. This project's improved diagnostic tools can lead field personnel to more accurately diagnose problems, which in turn helps to yield more appropriate, cost-effective interventions. Transferring knowledge from experienced engineers to those just entering the field is perhaps the most important aspect of the outcome of this project.


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  • Accession Number: 01150687
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 12 2010 11:13AM