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Heavy Equipment Operator

Any individual who operates general heavy construction equipment such as a backhoe, front-loader, or bulldozer.
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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. Other construction considerations such as plant operations, mix transport and quality control procedures can also directly … Read more »

Figure 3. Placer/spreader receiving PCC from an end dump truck and placing it in front of the PCC paver.

Slipform Paving

Slipform paving is defined as a process used to consolidate, form into geometric shape and surface finish a PCC mass by pulling the forms continuously through and surrounding the plastic concrete mass. Slipform paving is most appropriate for larger jobs that require high production rates. Particular advantages of slipform paving are (ACPA, 1995[1]): Uses low-slump … Read more »

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PCC Paving Procedures

The general rigid pavement construction procedure involves placement, consolidation, finishing, curing and jointing in rapid succession. “Placement” involves any equipment or procedures used to place the delivered PCC on the desired surface at the desired thickness; “consolidation” involves any means used to eliminate undesirable voids; “finishing” involves any equipment or procedures used to impart desirable … Read more »

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