What is inside this section: Construction

Construction quality is crucial to the long-term pavement performance. Construction factors such as surface preparation, placement, joint construction and compaction/consolidation have an overwhelming effect on pavement performance, which cannot be ignored or compensated for in mix or structural design.

Site Preparation

An introduction to site preparation issues in pavement construction. Existing surfaces generally should be structurally sound, clean, and level in order for paving to proceed. Repairs and leveling of the surface may be necessary prior to paving.

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To better assess the impacts of e-Construction on US transportation construction deliveries, transportation software company Pavia Systems recently commissioned an e-Construction survey of project owners, owner’s representatives and contractors who build our roads, streets, highways and bridges.   The survey results are remarkable, to say the least, as they reveal exceptional performance among e-Construction adopters in … Read more »

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