Performance Engineered Concrete Paving Mixtures

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(368)
Lead Organization: Iowa Department of Transportation
Contract Start Date: Oct 01, 2017
Solicitation Number: 1439
Partners: AR, CA, CO, FHWA, GADOT, IADOT, ID, IL, KS, ME, MI, MN, NC, NY, OH, OK, PADOT, SD, TN, WI
Contractor(s): CP Tech Center
Status: Contract signed
Est. Completion Date: Dec 31, 2022
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Aug 01, 2022
Contract End Date: Dec 31, 2022
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $2,230,000.00
Total Commitments Received: $2,200,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Khyle Clute
Khyle.Clute@iowadot.us
Phone: 515-239-1646
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Ahmad Ardani
Ahmad.Ardani@dot.gov
Phone: 202- 493-3422
Study Champion(s): Todd Hanson
todd.hanson@iowadot.us
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Arkansas Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Elisha Wright-Kehner Karen McDaniels Karen.McDaniels@arkansashighways.com
Arkansas Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Elisha Wright-Kehner Karen McDaniels Karen.McDaniels@arkansashighways.com
Arkansas Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Elisha Wright-Kehner Karen McDaniels Karen.McDaniels@arkansashighways.com
Arkansas Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 Elisha Wright-Kehner Karen McDaniels Karen.McDaniels@arkansashighways.com
Arkansas Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 Elisha Wright-Kehner Karen McDaniels Karen.McDaniels@arkansashighways.com
California Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 S David Lim Sang Le (916)701-3998 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 S David Lim Sang Le (916)701-3998 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 S David Lim Sang Le (916)701-3998 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Colorado Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Eric Prieve David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Eric Prieve David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 Eric Prieve David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 Eric Prieve David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Federal Highway Administration 2017 $1,000,000.00 Gina Ahlstrom Laura Lawndy laura.lawndy@dot.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Jason Waters Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 Jason Waters Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 Jason Waters Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Dana Dietz Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Dana Dietz Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Dana Dietz Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 Dana Dietz Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 Dana Dietz Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 James Krstulovich Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 James Krstulovich Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 James Krstulovich Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 James Krstulovich Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 James Krstulovich Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Todd Hanson Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Todd Hanson Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Todd Hanson Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 Todd Hanson Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 Todd Hanson Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Kansas Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Dave Meggers David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Dave Meggers David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Dave Meggers David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 Dave Meggers David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 Dave Meggers David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Maine Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 Richard Bradbury Dale Peabody 207- 624-3305 Dale.Peabody@maine.gov
Maine Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 Richard Bradbury Dale Peabody 207- 624-3305 Dale.Peabody@maine.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 John Staton Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 John Staton Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 John Staton Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 John Staton Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 John Staton Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Maria Masten Debbie Sinclair 651-336-3746 debbie.sinclair@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Maria Masten Debbie Sinclair 651-336-3746 debbie.sinclair@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Maria Masten Debbie Sinclair 651-336-3746 debbie.sinclair@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 Maria Masten Debbie Sinclair 651-336-3746 debbie.sinclair@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 Maria Masten Debbie Sinclair 651-336-3746 debbie.sinclair@state.mn.us
New York State Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Dan Dennis Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Dan Dennis Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Dan Dennis Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 Dan Dennis Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 Dan Dennis Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Brian Hunter Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Brian Hunter Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Brian Hunter Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 Brian Hunter Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 Brian Hunter Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Dan Miller General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Dan Miller General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Dan Miller General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 Dan Miller General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 Dan Miller General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Oklahoma Transportation $0.00
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Patricia Baer Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Patricia Baer Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Patricia Baer Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 Patricia Baer Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 Patricia Baer Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Darin Hodges David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Darin Hodges David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Darin Hodges David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 Darin Hodges David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 Darin Hodges David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2019 $45,000.00 Derek Gaw Melanie Murphy 615-253-2158 melanie.murphy@tn.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 James Parry Evelyn Bromberg 608-267-7360 evelyn.bromberg@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 James Parry Evelyn Bromberg 608-267-7360 evelyn.bromberg@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 James Parry Evelyn Bromberg 608-267-7360 evelyn.bromberg@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 James Parry Evelyn Bromberg 608-267-7360 evelyn.bromberg@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 James Parry Evelyn Bromberg 608-267-7360 evelyn.bromberg@dot.wi.gov

Study Description

Concrete for pavements has historically been specified and field controlled around acceptance criteria that do not relate well to durability (slump, air content, strength). Paving concrete specifications need to be built upon engineering properties that directly relate to good field performance. With the recent advancements in research knowledge on failure mechanisms, and the paralleled development of better tests, this is possible. A review of many current and new specifications has found that they are still largely based on strength, slump, and air, which provide limited correlation with the mechanisms of pavement failure currently observed. The need for change in the way we specify concrete, especially concrete for paving mixtures, is becoming increasingly apparent as mixtures become more complex with a growing range of chemical admixtures and supplementary cementitious materials. Traffic loadings continue to increase, more aggressive winter maintenance practices are implemented, and demand increases to build systems more quickly, cheaply, and with increased longevity. The Federal Highway Administration, through their Cooperative Agreement with the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center, has been working with the 30 member-state departments of transportation of the National Concrete Consortium to identify the specification approach and key testing technologies that are needed for paving concrete to have increased durability, including in the presence of wet freeze thaw and winter deicing materials. The testing technologies have been developed, and the next critical activities are deployment of the new testing technologies, development of practical specifications and QA/QC recommendations, and correlating specification limits with durable field performance. It is proposed that a TPF supported financially and technically by FHWA, DOTs, and industry be advanced as the best approach to accelerating the implementation and benefits associated with durability based specifications. To date two significant milestones have been accomplished: 1. During the late summer of 2015 and the 2016 paving season, agencies (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Manitoba, and the Illinois Tollway) have started using and evaluating new testing technologies that support the design and testing of performance engineered concrete paving mixtures (PEMs). 2. A proposed AASHTO provisional specification and commentary has been submitted for balloting by the member states. The specification seeks to provide agencies with the tools to prepare a specification for concrete mixtures for pavements that moves closer to measuring and basing acceptance on the parameters that are truly critical to the long-term performance of the system. The commentary is provided to support each relevant section of the specification to provide background information and the rationale behind the recommended approach. Discussion is provided in this commentary regarding how desired performance requirements are typically sought in a prescriptive specification for comparison between the recommendations in this document and current practice. It is recommended that mixing performance and prescriptive approaches be avoided, to the degree possible, because of the risk of making it impossible to meet all of the demands on the system. The intent of this TPF is to build upon these two critical steps and provide technical assistance and training to participants, validate the AASHTO provisional specification based upon actual field performance, and continue the developmental work of measuring and relating early age concrete properties to pavement performance.

Objectives

The objective of this study is to focus on the successful deployment of performance engineered mixtures. This will involve building off the foundational work that FHWA and the “PEM Champion States” have done, with emphasis on implementation, education and training, adjusting the specification values to relate accurately to good pavement performance in the field, and continued development of relating early age concrete properties to performance.

Scope of Work

See solicitation document for full details of study scope. Task 1: Implementing What We Know This task is intended to provide support to study participants with implementation of performance engineered paving mixtures within their states. Task 2: Performance Monitoring and Specification Refinement With any new specification it is critical to monitor the requirements and be sure that they are optimized to consistently produce good performing pavements. As necessary, the specification values and testing limits should be adjusted to represent the optimal balance between cost and performance. This task will provide field performance data for use in making decisions on specification limits in the areas of salt damage, transport and freeze-thaw damage. To accomplish this successfully, an organized process of pavement monitoring and evaluation is intended in this task. It is proposed that the projects built under PEM specification requirements also continue to be monitored in the future Phase 2 of the study. Task 3: Measuring and Relating Early Age Concrete Properties to Performance This task will build upon the foundational work done to date in measurement technologies to design and control concrete pavement mixtures around key engineering properties. It is planned that work under this task will address Improved testing methods for improved accuracy and reduced cost.

Comments

• Proposed start: January 1, 2017 • TPF length: 5 years (Phase 1)* Proposed Funding Sources • DOT’s: $15,000 per year for 5 years ($75,000) from 14 states. $1,050,000 • FHWA: $200,000 per year for 5 years = $1,000,000 • Industry: $200,000 per year for 5 years = $1,000,000** *Phase 2 (2022-2026) Future • The specific scope will be developed in detail in year 4 of the Phase 1 study, but at a minimum it is envisioned that Phase 2 will have continued emphasis on Tasks 2 and 3 of Phase 1. **Industry commitments will be made through a dedicated fund established by the CP Tech Center to support this project. Work on the project is anticipated to start once the first-year funding of $600,000 is committed. Summary of Requirements for Project Sponsors: 1. Financial support 2. Participation in quarterly TAC meetings, three of which will be web based and one physical meeting per year. DOT travel support will be provided through the TPF. 3. Participate in implementation of a PEM specification through test evaluation, shadow projects, and pilot projects. 4. Assistance with performance monitoring data collection to ensure specification limits reflect actual field performance. The Iowa DOT will serve as the lead state for the accomplishment of the pooled fund project described in this proposal. The Iowa DOT, through the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (CP Tech Center) at Iowa State University, will handle all administrative and technical duties associated with the project. The CP Tech Center will serve as the lead research institution for the project, with Oklahoma State University and Oregon State University as contributing institutions. The Co-Principle investigators will be Dr. Peter Taylor for Iowa State University, Dr. Tyler Ley for Oklahoma State University, and Dr. Jason Weiss for Oregon State University.

Subjects: Materials and Construction Pavement Design, Management, and Performance

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Quarterly Report: September 2022 TPF-5(368)_2022_Q3.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: June 2022 TPF-5(368)_2022_Q2.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: March 2022 TPF-5(368)_2022_Q1.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: December 2021 TPF-5(368)_2021_Q4.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: September 2021 TPF-5(368)_2021_Q3.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: June 2021 TPF-5(368)_2021_Q2.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: March 2021 TPF-5(368)_2021_Q1.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: December 2020 TPF-5(368)_2020_Q4.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: September 2020 TPF-5(368)_2020_Q3_Taylor 629.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: June 2020 TPF-5(368)_2020_Q2_Taylor 629.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: March 2020 5(368)_2020_Q1_Taylor 629.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: December 2019 5(368)_2019_Q4_Taylor 629.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: September 2019 5(368)_2019_Q3_Taylor 629.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: June 2019 TPF-5(368)_2019_Q2_Taylor 629.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: March 2019 5(368)_2019_Q1_Taylor 629.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: December 2018 5(368)_2018_Q4_2018 12 31.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: September 2018 TPF-5(368)_2018_Q3_2018 09 30.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: June 2018 5(368) QPR 2018 06 30 Revised.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: March 2018 2018 03 31 QPR 5(368).pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: December 2017 2017 12 31 QPR 5(368).pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Acceptance Memo TPF-5(368) Acceptance Letter.pdf Memorandum Public
Approved Waiver Memo Approval of SP&R Waiver Pooled Fund Solicitation #1439.pdf Memorandum Public
Waiver Request #1439 Waiver Request Letter.pdf Other Public
Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Summary of Deliverables PEM Deliverables TPF Solicitation 1439.pdf Other Public
Waiver Apporval Approval of SP&R Waiver Pooled Fund Solicitation #1439.pdf Memorandum Public
Waiver Request Letter Sol 1439 Waiver Request Letter.pdf Other Public
PEM TPF Solicitation PEM Solicitation.pdf Solicitation Public

Performance Engineered Concrete Paving Mixtures

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(368)
Lead Organization: Iowa Department of Transportation
Contract Start Date: Oct 01, 2017
Solicitation Number: 1439
Partners: AR, CA, CO, FHWA, GADOT, IADOT, ID, IL, KS, ME, MI, MN, NC, NY, OH, OK, PADOT, SD, TN, WI
Contractor(s): CP Tech Center
Status: Contract signed
Est. Completion Date: Dec 31, 2022
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Aug 01, 2022
Contract End Date: Dec 31, 2022
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $2,230,000.00
Total Commitments Received: $2,200,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Khyle Clute
Khyle.Clute@iowadot.us
Phone: 515-239-1646
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Ahmad Ardani
Ahmad.Ardani@dot.gov
Phone: 202- 493-3422
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Arkansas Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Elisha Wright-Kehner Karen McDaniels Karen.McDaniels@arkansashighways.com
Arkansas Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Elisha Wright-Kehner Karen McDaniels Karen.McDaniels@arkansashighways.com
Arkansas Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Elisha Wright-Kehner Karen McDaniels Karen.McDaniels@arkansashighways.com
Arkansas Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 Elisha Wright-Kehner Karen McDaniels Karen.McDaniels@arkansashighways.com
Arkansas Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 Elisha Wright-Kehner Karen McDaniels Karen.McDaniels@arkansashighways.com
California Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 S David Lim Sang Le (916)701-3998 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 S David Lim Sang Le (916)701-3998 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 S David Lim Sang Le (916)701-3998 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Colorado Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Eric Prieve David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Eric Prieve David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 Eric Prieve David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 Eric Prieve David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Federal Highway Administration 2017 $1,000,000.00 Gina Ahlstrom Laura Lawndy laura.lawndy@dot.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Jason Waters Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 Jason Waters Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 Jason Waters Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Dana Dietz Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Dana Dietz Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Dana Dietz Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 Dana Dietz Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 Dana Dietz Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 James Krstulovich Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 James Krstulovich Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 James Krstulovich Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 James Krstulovich Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 James Krstulovich Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Todd Hanson Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Todd Hanson Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Todd Hanson Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 Todd Hanson Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 Todd Hanson Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Kansas Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Dave Meggers David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Dave Meggers David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Dave Meggers David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 Dave Meggers David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 Dave Meggers David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Maine Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 Richard Bradbury Dale Peabody 207- 624-3305 Dale.Peabody@maine.gov
Maine Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 Richard Bradbury Dale Peabody 207- 624-3305 Dale.Peabody@maine.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 John Staton Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 John Staton Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 John Staton Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 John Staton Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 John Staton Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Maria Masten Debbie Sinclair 651-336-3746 debbie.sinclair@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Maria Masten Debbie Sinclair 651-336-3746 debbie.sinclair@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Maria Masten Debbie Sinclair 651-336-3746 debbie.sinclair@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 Maria Masten Debbie Sinclair 651-336-3746 debbie.sinclair@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 Maria Masten Debbie Sinclair 651-336-3746 debbie.sinclair@state.mn.us
New York State Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Dan Dennis Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Dan Dennis Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Dan Dennis Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 Dan Dennis Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 Dan Dennis Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Brian Hunter Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Brian Hunter Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Brian Hunter Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 Brian Hunter Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 Brian Hunter Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Dan Miller General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Dan Miller General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Dan Miller General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 Dan Miller General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 Dan Miller General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Patricia Baer Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Patricia Baer Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Patricia Baer Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 Patricia Baer Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 Patricia Baer Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 Darin Hodges David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 Darin Hodges David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 Darin Hodges David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 Darin Hodges David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 Darin Hodges David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
Tennessee Department of Transportation 2019 $45,000.00 Derek Gaw Melanie Murphy 615-253-2158 melanie.murphy@tn.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2017 $15,000.00 James Parry Evelyn Bromberg 608-267-7360 evelyn.bromberg@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2018 $15,000.00 James Parry Evelyn Bromberg 608-267-7360 evelyn.bromberg@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2019 $15,000.00 James Parry Evelyn Bromberg 608-267-7360 evelyn.bromberg@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2020 $15,000.00 James Parry Evelyn Bromberg 608-267-7360 evelyn.bromberg@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2021 $15,000.00 James Parry Evelyn Bromberg 608-267-7360 evelyn.bromberg@dot.wi.gov

Study Description

Study Description

Concrete for pavements has historically been specified and field controlled around acceptance criteria that do not relate well to durability (slump, air content, strength). Paving concrete specifications need to be built upon engineering properties that directly relate to good field performance. With the recent advancements in research knowledge on failure mechanisms, and the paralleled development of better tests, this is possible. A review of many current and new specifications has found that they are still largely based on strength, slump, and air, which provide limited correlation with the mechanisms of pavement failure currently observed. The need for change in the way we specify concrete, especially concrete for paving mixtures, is becoming increasingly apparent as mixtures become more complex with a growing range of chemical admixtures and supplementary cementitious materials. Traffic loadings continue to increase, more aggressive winter maintenance practices are implemented, and demand increases to build systems more quickly, cheaply, and with increased longevity. The Federal Highway Administration, through their Cooperative Agreement with the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center, has been working with the 30 member-state departments of transportation of the National Concrete Consortium to identify the specification approach and key testing technologies that are needed for paving concrete to have increased durability, including in the presence of wet freeze thaw and winter deicing materials. The testing technologies have been developed, and the next critical activities are deployment of the new testing technologies, development of practical specifications and QA/QC recommendations, and correlating specification limits with durable field performance. It is proposed that a TPF supported financially and technically by FHWA, DOTs, and industry be advanced as the best approach to accelerating the implementation and benefits associated with durability based specifications. To date two significant milestones have been accomplished: 1. During the late summer of 2015 and the 2016 paving season, agencies (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Manitoba, and the Illinois Tollway) have started using and evaluating new testing technologies that support the design and testing of performance engineered concrete paving mixtures (PEMs). 2. A proposed AASHTO provisional specification and commentary has been submitted for balloting by the member states. The specification seeks to provide agencies with the tools to prepare a specification for concrete mixtures for pavements that moves closer to measuring and basing acceptance on the parameters that are truly critical to the long-term performance of the system. The commentary is provided to support each relevant section of the specification to provide background information and the rationale behind the recommended approach. Discussion is provided in this commentary regarding how desired performance requirements are typically sought in a prescriptive specification for comparison between the recommendations in this document and current practice. It is recommended that mixing performance and prescriptive approaches be avoided, to the degree possible, because of the risk of making it impossible to meet all of the demands on the system. The intent of this TPF is to build upon these two critical steps and provide technical assistance and training to participants, validate the AASHTO provisional specification based upon actual field performance, and continue the developmental work of measuring and relating early age concrete properties to pavement performance.

Objectives

The objective of this study is to focus on the successful deployment of performance engineered mixtures. This will involve building off the foundational work that FHWA and the “PEM Champion States” have done, with emphasis on implementation, education and training, adjusting the specification values to relate accurately to good pavement performance in the field, and continued development of relating early age concrete properties to performance.

Scope of Work

See solicitation document for full details of study scope. Task 1: Implementing What We Know This task is intended to provide support to study participants with implementation of performance engineered paving mixtures within their states. Task 2: Performance Monitoring and Specification Refinement With any new specification it is critical to monitor the requirements and be sure that they are optimized to consistently produce good performing pavements. As necessary, the specification values and testing limits should be adjusted to represent the optimal balance between cost and performance. This task will provide field performance data for use in making decisions on specification limits in the areas of salt damage, transport and freeze-thaw damage. To accomplish this successfully, an organized process of pavement monitoring and evaluation is intended in this task. It is proposed that the projects built under PEM specification requirements also continue to be monitored in the future Phase 2 of the study. Task 3: Measuring and Relating Early Age Concrete Properties to Performance This task will build upon the foundational work done to date in measurement technologies to design and control concrete pavement mixtures around key engineering properties. It is planned that work under this task will address Improved testing methods for improved accuracy and reduced cost.

Comments

• Proposed start: January 1, 2017 • TPF length: 5 years (Phase 1)* Proposed Funding Sources • DOT’s: $15,000 per year for 5 years ($75,000) from 14 states. $1,050,000 • FHWA: $200,000 per year for 5 years = $1,000,000 • Industry: $200,000 per year for 5 years = $1,000,000** *Phase 2 (2022-2026) Future • The specific scope will be developed in detail in year 4 of the Phase 1 study, but at a minimum it is envisioned that Phase 2 will have continued emphasis on Tasks 2 and 3 of Phase 1. **Industry commitments will be made through a dedicated fund established by the CP Tech Center to support this project. Work on the project is anticipated to start once the first-year funding of $600,000 is committed. Summary of Requirements for Project Sponsors: 1. Financial support 2. Participation in quarterly TAC meetings, three of which will be web based and one physical meeting per year. DOT travel support will be provided through the TPF. 3. Participate in implementation of a PEM specification through test evaluation, shadow projects, and pilot projects. 4. Assistance with performance monitoring data collection to ensure specification limits reflect actual field performance. The Iowa DOT will serve as the lead state for the accomplishment of the pooled fund project described in this proposal. The Iowa DOT, through the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (CP Tech Center) at Iowa State University, will handle all administrative and technical duties associated with the project. The CP Tech Center will serve as the lead research institution for the project, with Oklahoma State University and Oregon State University as contributing institutions. The Co-Principle investigators will be Dr. Peter Taylor for Iowa State University, Dr. Tyler Ley for Oklahoma State University, and Dr. Jason Weiss for Oregon State University.

Subjects: Materials and Construction Pavement Design, Management, and Performance

Title File/Link Type Private
Approved Waiver Memo Approval of SP&R Waiver Pooled Fund Solicitation #1439.pdf Memorandum Public
Acceptance Memo TPF-5(368) Acceptance Letter.pdf Memorandum Public
Waiver Request #1439 Waiver Request Letter.pdf Other Public
Quarterly Report: December 2017 2017 12 31 QPR 5(368).pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: March 2018 2018 03 31 QPR 5(368).pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: June 2018 5(368) QPR 2018 06 30 Revised.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: September 2018 TPF-5(368)_2018_Q3_2018 09 30.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: December 2018 5(368)_2018_Q4_2018 12 31.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: March 2019 5(368)_2019_Q1_Taylor 629.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: June 2019 TPF-5(368)_2019_Q2_Taylor 629.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: September 2019 5(368)_2019_Q3_Taylor 629.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: December 2019 5(368)_2019_Q4_Taylor 629.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: March 2020 5(368)_2020_Q1_Taylor 629.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: June 2020 TPF-5(368)_2020_Q2_Taylor 629.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: September 2020 TPF-5(368)_2020_Q3_Taylor 629.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: December 2020 TPF-5(368)_2020_Q4.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: March 2021 TPF-5(368)_2021_Q1.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: June 2021 TPF-5(368)_2021_Q2.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: September 2021 TPF-5(368)_2021_Q3.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: December 2021 TPF-5(368)_2021_Q4.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: March 2022 TPF-5(368)_2022_Q1.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: June 2022 TPF-5(368)_2022_Q2.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: September 2022 TPF-5(368)_2022_Q3.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Title File/Link Type Private
Waiver Apporval Approval of SP&R Waiver Pooled Fund Solicitation #1439.pdf Memorandum Public
Waiver Request Letter Sol 1439 Waiver Request Letter.pdf Other Public
Summary of Deliverables PEM Deliverables TPF Solicitation 1439.pdf Other Public
PEM TPF Solicitation PEM Solicitation.pdf Solicitation Public

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