January 13-17, 2019
Washington, D.C.
TRB 98th Annual Meeting

Performance-Engineered Mixtures: Concrete Specifications for Solutions to Meet Requirements, Part 2 (Part 1, Session 125)

Sunday, January 07, 2018, 1:30 PM-4:30 PM, Convention Center 2018
Kevin McMullen, Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association, presiding
Sponsored by Standing Committee on Durability of Concrete; Standing Committee on Basic Research and Emerging Technologies Related to Concrete; Standing Committee on Properties of Concrete; and Standing Committee on Concrete Materials and Placement Techniques

Prescriptive concrete pavement specifications place most of the performance risk on the agency and thereby limit innovation. Recent innovations can help advance the specification of performance characteristics and design mixtures to meet requirements. This workshop offers a suite of new AASHTO PP 84 training materials for both agency and contractor staff and provides guidance on concepts related to performance-engineered mixtures, such as climatic region parameters; tools to monitor compliance; new test methods; information on quality-related activities; development of mixtures that meet requirements, improving ruggedness and reducing financial and environmental impacts; and new methods to evaluate concrete performance.

Quality Assurance for PEM
Michael Praul, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Implementing the PEM Vision
Gordon Smith, National Concrete Pavement Technology Center
Future Tests and Models
Jason Weiss, Oregon State University
Panel Discussion
Donald Streeter, New York State Department of Transportation