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- Precast prestressed concrete pavement (PPCP)
Precast prestressed concrete pavement (PPCP)
Chang, Luh-Maan Department of Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
- Precast concrete pavement
- Precast prestressed concrete panels method
- Construction procedures
- Advantages and disadvantages
- Design factors and variables
- Strengths, weaknesses, and cost
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Increased traffic loads are causing deterioration of the pavement of U.S. roadways at a faster rate than in earlier decades. To cope with this increased deterioration, roadways are often closed for construction, repair, and maintenance. Frequent lane closures have resulted in greater traffic congestion. Congestion brings traffic delays and pollution to most U.S. urban and densely populated areas. Consequently, traffic delays increase user costs, including work-time losses, greater fuel consumption, and other social and economic impacts. See also: Highway engineering
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