Reinforcing Steel

Reinforcing steel can also be used to provide load transfer. When reinforcing steel is used, transverse contraction joints are often […]


The goal of structural design is to determine the number, material composition and thickness of the different layers within a […]

Rigid Pavement Response

Rigid pavements respond to loading in a variety of ways that affect performance (both initial and long-term).  The three principal […]

Pavement Structure

HMA pavements are flexible pavements. Flexible pavements are so named because the total pavement structure deflects, or flexes, under loading. […]

Pavement Response

How a pavement responds to applied stresses is the combined result of loading, environment, subgrade and pavement material characteristics. This […]

Dowel Bars

Dowel bars are short steel bars that provide a mechanical connection between slabs without restricting horizontal joint movement. They increase […]

Fixed Form Paving

In fixed form paving, side forms are used to hold fresh PCC in place at the proper grade and alignment […]

Dowel Bar Placement

Dowel bars can be placed either before PCC placement by using dowel baskets, or after PCC placement by using an […]