The Transtec Group Wins PCI Design Award
The Transtec Group has been awarded a 2007 PCI Design Award for a series of FHWA-sponsored precast prestressed concrete pavement demonstration projects constructed in California, Missouri, and Iowa. The Transtec Group was the Specialty Pavement Engineer and worked closely with the precasters from these projects to submit the award entry.
The award was for the Best Custom Solution in the Bridge Award category, and was selected among 140 entries in 26 different categories nationwide. The Transtec Group is grateful for all of the individuals from the Federal Highway Administration, state DOTs, and precaster producers who made these projects possible. For more information on the award, please see the PCI Website.
Other Potential Applications for PPCP
The Transtec Group, under contract with the FHWA, is currently providing design and construction support to state highway agencies seeking to construct precast prestressed pavement demonstration projects. Currently, several new applications are being investigated for demonstration projects, including...
Weigh-In-Motion Installation Precast prestressed pavement can be utilized for the installation of a weigh-in-motion site. Precast prestressed pavement can be installed to support the weigh-in-motion scales with the blockouts for the scales cast into the precast panels themselves.
Thinner Pavement Sections Beneath Bridges Precast prestressed pavement can be utilized for replacing existing pavement with a thinner pavement section beneath bridges. Additional overhead clearance is provided and precast prestressed pavement permits the pavement section to be constructed with minimal disruption to traffic.
Unbonded Overlays Precast prestressed concrete pavement can be installed over an existing pavement as an unbonded overlay. The precast panels can be designed to minimize the thickness of the unbonded overlay, reducing potential overhead clearance conflicts.
Temporary Pavement/Crossovers Precast prestressed concrete pavement can installed as a temporary pavement for detours or crossovers. The precast panels can be removed and reused for multiple projects.