Handbook for Pavement Design, Construction, and Management

The design, construction, and management of highway pavements is a complex task that involves the consideration of many topics. Among these topics are structural design and analysis, drainage provisions, traffic load spectra, material utilization/conservation, surface characteristics, construction practices, pavement evaluation, pavement type selection, life-cycle cost analysis, and preservation. Some of these topics have been addressed in American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO) documents (e.g., Pavement Management Guide; Guide for Pavement Friction; and Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide, Interim Edition: A Manual of Practice) and a great deal of information on the other topics is available in the literature. However, this information has not yet been synthesized or assembled in a format that will facilitate accessibility and use by highway agency professionals. Research is needed to identify current practices; review relevant information; and develop a handbook that discusses the topics pertaining to the design, construction, and management of pavements and incorporates relevant AASHTO documents. Preparing such a handbook in an interactive-electronic, easy-to-edit format with a printer-friendly option will further facilitate its use and update. Such a handbook will provide highway agency professionals with ready-to-use information to help them effectively perform the task of pavement design, construction, and management.  The objective of this research is to develop a handbook that addresses design, construction, and management aspects of pavements. The Handbook shall be prepared in an interactive-electronic, easily editable format with a printer-friendly option, suitable for consideration and adoption by AASHTO.


  • English


  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $400000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 1-46

  • 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:

    Amir, Hanna

  • Performing Organizations:

    Applied Pavement Technology, Incorporated

    3010 Woodcreek Drive, Suite J
    Downers Grove, IL  United States  60515
  • Principal Investigators:

    Pierce, Linda

  • Start Date: 20091001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20111231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 16891

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464588
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 1-46
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:45PM