Performance-Related Specifications for Pavement Preservation Treatments - Phase I

Quality assurance specifications that specify end product quality have often been used by transportation agencies as a means for assuring construction quality of highway pavements. However, agencies are increasingly incorporating performance-related specifications (PRS) in construction contracts to specify quality in terms of parameters related to desired performance over the long term. These PRS also provide a means for accounting for the value lost or gained by the variances of these parameters from the specified target values. Although such PRS have been used for the construction of pavements, their use for pavement preservation treatments has been limited. There are no widely accepted guidelines for PRS for pavement preservation treatments that correlate fundamental engineering properties to construction quality characteristics. Research is needed to develop guidelines for PRS for pavement preservation treatments that provide a direct relationship between key quality characteristics and performance. These guidelines will help highway agencies specify an optimum level of quality that represents the best balance of costs and performance. The objective of this research is to develop guidelines for use in preparing performance-related specifications (PRS) for pavement preservation treatments. The research shall deal with preservation treatments for all pavement types. For the purpose of this research, preservation treatments are treatments applied to preserve an existing roadway, slow future deterioration, and maintain and improve its functional condition (without substantially increasing structural capacity).


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 10-82

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Hanna, Amir

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Research Foundation, College Station

    Texas A&M University
    College Station, TX  United States  77843
  • Principal Investigators:

    Gharaibeh, Nasir

  • Start Date: 20100709
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120315
  • Source Data: RiP Project 23699

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464106
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 10-82
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:36PM