PAVED SURFACES WITHIN RESIDENTIAL AREAS. RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN COSTS AND QUALITY

HAARDGJORDA YTOR INOM BOSTADSOMRAADEN. SAMBAND MELLAN KOSTNADER OCH KVALITET

The aim of this project was to study the relations between technical standard and function, investment, management and maintenance costs of paved surfaces and to propose recommendations with respect to cost for the choice of standard when designing surfaces within residential areas. Also boundary zones to open areas were studied. Paved bituminous surfaces and edge stops, verges and slopes were studied. Traffic loads on footways, and footways allowed for driving were evaluated by site visits and interviews with contractors or by correspondence. On residential approach roads and access ways the traffic volumes were evaluated. Visual inspections of damage were carried out and a number of photographs and sketches is presented. The causes of damage and failure are supposed to be material defects, construction errors and/or poor drainage of the formation. Failures due to errors in pavement design were found only in a few cases. No damage was found that can give a realistic basis for the evaluation of the dependence of maintenance costs on construction costs. Finally proposals for future research are presented. /TRRL/

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    National Swedish Council for Building Research

    Sankt Goeransgatan 66
    Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Berglund, C O
    • Halvarsson, B
    • Ocklind, J
  • Publication Date: 1978

Language

  • Swedish

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196972
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report R107: 1978 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM