About the research
The goal of this Cooperative Agreement project was to help bring the latest concrete pavement innovations, knowledge, and technologies to state highway agencies (SHAs) in support of the Accelerated Implementation and Deployment of Pavement Technologies (AID-PT) program goals. The purpose of the AID-PT program is to document, demonstrate, and deploy innovative pavement technologies, including their applications, performance, and benefits.
With the guidance of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the National Concrete Pavement Technology (CP Tech) Center delivered products and technical support to SHAs so that they might be better equipped to manage their investments in concrete pavements. The objectives of this project were to advance the following:
- Sustainability aspects of concrete pavements and materials
- Preservation and maintenance techniques for concrete pavements
- Long-life concrete pavements
- Innovative concrete materials
- New technologies and advancements in concrete pavement placement
The CP Tech Center provided nationwide open houses or showcases and workshops, presentations, and webinars in the five advancement areas to an average of 4,500 individuals representing associations, industry, academia, and SHAs each year. In addition to the technology transfer through these activities, the Center developed and delivered a number of resource webpages and a wide array of publications, which are also available online. Links to these are provided below.