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Welcome to the Concrete Channel, a special feature that provides the user an in-depth look at the concrete road industry. This section offers several areas to explore: product spotlights, article archives, related case studies, related video and product/supplier contact list. 

The January 2020 issue of Roads & Bridges focuses on the concrete world. Our top story looks at a concrete pavement replacement and intersection…
January 13, 2020
Gordie Howe International Bridge I-75 pedestrian bridges
Image: Gordie Howe International Bridge
The Gordie Howe International Bridge team announced this week that an aesthetic design has been selected for the five pedestrian bridges to be…
January 10, 2020
Figure 1. ASR map cracking on the surface of concrete.
Figure 1. ASR map cracking on the surface of concrete.
Typically, conventional concrete materials contain portland cement, coarse and fine aggregates, mineral or chemical additives, and water. Although…
January 06, 2020
On U.S. 27, contractors replaced about 1,600 ft of roadway on each approach with an 11.5-in. layer of portland cement concrete pavement.
On U.S. 27, contractors replaced about 1,600 ft of roadway on each approach with an 11.5-in. layer of portland cement concrete pavement.
The city of Avon Park in Florida—so named for Stratford-upon-Avon in the United Kingdom, which is otherwise known as the birthplace of William…
January 02, 2020
Employing the Super Air Meter (SAM) test
Employing the Super Air Meter (SAM) test provides the same information as a conventional pressure meter, but can also place the concrete under a series of higher pressures. By understanding how the concrete responds to these pressures, the meter can assess properties of the air-void system beyond the air content.
Performance engineered mixtures (PEMs) have gained considerable attention recently in the concrete world. National Concrete Pavement Technology…
January 02, 2020
A photograph of a thin FRC pavement before the application of traffic.
A photograph of a thin FRC pavement before the application of traffic.
In today’s dwindling budgeting scenario, state DOTs strive for long-lasting pavement rehabilitation alternatives that require less in future…
January 02, 2020
The ACPA Concrete Pavement Awards Gold Winner in the State Roads category is Route 36 Osborn Curve Reconstruction, DeKalb County, Missouri
The ACPA Concrete Pavement Awards Gold Winner in the State Roads category is Route 36 Osborn Curve Reconstruction, DeKalb County, Missouri. Image: ACPA
The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) today announced the recipients of its 30th Annual Excellence in Concrete Pavements awards, which…
December 09, 2019
The Michigan DOT said the left two lanes on northbound I-75 from 13 1/2 Mile to 14 Mile roads in Oakland County will need to replaced, even though…
November 27, 2019
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