Performing Lifecycle Cost Analysis of HPC and Developing HPC Specifications for ADOT Bridge Projects

High Performance Concrete (HPC) improves concrete quality, extends service life and reduces maintenance of bridge decks. Many state agencies have used HPC on bridges and have developed special specifications for implementing HPC. While there might be an increase in construction cost for using HPC on bridge projects, a lifecycle cost analysis is needed to evaluate and confirm the cost benefits of using HPC local materials and technology on Arizona bridge projects. Successful implementation of HPC on bridges requires proper specification of materials and technology. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) currently does not have a specification to facilitate the successful implementation of HPC on bridges. ADOT uses HPC materials on bridge deck repair projects, but the current specification lacks the technology and the provisions to make sure HPC implementation is carried out properly and HPC benefits are achieved. This project will: (1) Provide ADOT with lifecycle cost analysis needed to evaluate the benefits of using HPC on bridge projects in Arizona in hot and arid climates and under various exposure conditions found in Arizona. (2) Develop a stand-alone special provision prescriptive specification for HPC bridge decks, which ADOT will use to implement HPC on bridge projects in Arizona. (3) Provide an interim performance specification for use on future ADOT bridge projects. Data collected and experience gained from implementing HPC on upcoming bridge projects using prescriptive specifications will help ADOT update and finalize this interim performance specification.


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

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

      Arizona Department of Transportation

      206 South 17th Avenue
      Phoenix, AZ  United States  85007
    • Project Managers:

      Dimitroplos, Christ

    • Performing Organizations:

      URS Corporation

      3950 Sparks Drive SE
      Grand Rapids, MI  United States  49546
    • Principal Investigators:

      Simpson, Randy

    • Start Date: 20081001
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20140930
    • Source Data: RiP Project 20052

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01566108
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 673
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jun 10 2015 1:01AM