Texas Cement and Concrete Blog
The concrete overlay pavement design methods being used today, yes even AASHTO ME, are overly conservative. Better methods are available, and some were implemented by TxDOT as early as 1981.
All states ranked by per-capita spending list Texas at 43rd; down from the 17th position just four years earlier in 2008.
The American Society of Civil Engineers-Texas Section Conference in Corpus Christi last week brought to the fore a serendipitous convergence of issues critical to both civil engineers and Texans in general: The ASCE, roads in Corpus Christi, and concrete.
A KUHF (Houston Public Radio) broadcast today discussed the high level of road deterioration due to the traffic servicing the Eagle Ford Shale play. Funding will be key to fixing the roads. Full-depth reclamation and roller-compacted concrete are durable solutions that will stretch the available funding to the max.