FHWA Cooperative Agreement: Advancing Concrete Pavement Technology Solutions

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American Concrete Pavement Association
Federal Highway Administration
Portland Cement Association

Principal Investigator
Peter Taylor

Director, CP Tech Center

About the research

The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to further an ongoing concrete pavement technology program, which includes the deployment and transfer of new and innovative technologies and strategies to advance concrete pavements and improve pavement performance.  A list of the recent deliverables is available here.

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2024Use of Industrial Byproducts in Concrete Paving ApplicationsTech Brief
2024Worksheet Example for Maturity Curve Development as described in AASHTO T413Spreadsheet
2024Interlaboratory Study to Establish Precision Statements for AASHTO T 358 and AASHTO T 402, Electrical Resistivity of Cylindrical Concrete SpecimensReport
2024Guide for Reducing the Cradle-to-Gate Embodied Carbon Emissions of Paving Concrete (Interim Guide)Guide/Manual
2023Optimizing Concrete Pavement Opening to TrafficTech Summary
2023Performance History of Concrete Overlays in the United StatesTech Summary
Case Study
2023Interlaboratory Study to Establish a Multi-Laboratory Precision Statement for AASHTO T 395-22, Characterization of the Air-Void System of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Sequential Pressure MethodReport
2023Concrete OverlaysVideo
2022Concrete Pavement Preservation Guide (3rd Edition)
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2022Targeted Overlay Pavement Solutions (TOPS): Concrete Overlay Case Studies (2022)Case Study
2022Reclaimed Fly Ash in Highway InfrastructureVideo
2022Use of Recycled Concrete Aggregate in Concrete Paving MixturesTech Brief
2021Concrete Overlays—The Value Proposition
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Tech Brief
2021Concrete Overlays—A Proven Technology
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Tech Brief
2021Quality Control for Concrete Paving: A Tool for Agency and Industry
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2021Guide to Concrete Overlays (4th Edition)
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2020Targeted Overlay Pavement Solutions (TOPS): Concrete Overlay One-Page SummariesOne-Pager
Tech Brief
2021Use of Harvested Fly Ash in Highway Infrastructure (2020, updated 2021) Tech Brief
2020PEM Test for Workability: The VKelly TestOne-Pager
2020PEM Test for Workability: The Box TestOne-Pager
2020PEM Test for Cold Weather (Freeze-Thaw Durability): Super Air Meter (SAM) TestOne-Pager
2020PEM Test for Transport: ResistivityOne-Pager

Project Details

Work areas for this project are as follows:

  • Deployment of new, cost-effective designs, materials, recycled materials, and practices to extend the pavement life and performance and to improve user satisfaction—with a focus on concrete recycling and the use of industrial waste or byproducts in concrete pavement mixtures
  • Reduction of initial costs and life-cycle costs of pavements, including the costs of new construction, replacement, maintenance, and rehabilitation—with a focus on strategies and technologies for rehabilitation and maintenance
  • Deployment of accelerated construction techniques to increase safety and reduce construction time and traffic disruption and congestion—with a focus on the use of performance engineered concrete mixtures for accelerated construction without compromising durability
  • Deployment of engineering design criteria and specifications for new and efficient practices, products, and materials for use in highway pavements—with a focus on further development and implementation of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) PP 84-17 specification for Performance Engineered Concrete Mixtures
  • Deployment of new nondestructive and real-time pavement evaluation technologies and construction techniques—with a focus on technologies for construction quality assurance and quality control
  • Effective technology transfer and information dissemination to accelerate implementation of new technologies and to improve life, performance, cost effectiveness, safety, and user satisfaction—with a focus on partnering with state departments of transportation (DOTs) and industry to advance these innovative technologies