Concrete Pavement & Materials Technical Feedback Group

Identifying strategies to increase the performance and sustainability of concrete pavements requires effective information exchange and collaboration with multiple stakeholder groups. The Concrete Pavement & Materials Technical Feedback Group (CPM-TFG) will meet periodically to discuss program-level challenges and opportunities concerning the performance and sustainability of concrete pavements. The CPM-TFG is a forum for discussion and for stakeholders to provide technical information to the FHWA.

Topics for discussion include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Strategies to reduce the environmental impact in the construction and operation of concrete pavements.
  • Life-cycle cost analysis and life-cycle assessment.
  • Performance-engineered mixture design and analysis.
  • Performance-related and performance-based specifications.
  • Performance modeling and distress prediction.
  • Optimized pavement design.
  • Material testing, analysis, and quality assurance.
  • Construction and inspection technologies.
  • Relationships among design, construction, and pavement performance.
  • Technology transfer of basic and applied research into quantifiable, practical, and implementation-ready techniques.
  • Research, innovation, and deployment gaps and needs assessment.

Participants in the CPM-TFG include representatives from owner agencies (including state DOTs and local agencies), industry, and academia. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) representatives will facilitate and coordinate the activities of the CPM-TFG through the Advancing Concrete Pavement Technology Solutions cooperative agreement with the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center.