Guide for the Design and Construction of Concrete Site Paving for Industrial and Trucking Facilities
|Publication Date:||1 May 2017|
This guide is based on the current knowledge and practices for the design, construction, and maintenance of concrete site pavements for industrial and trucking facilities, emphasizing the aspects of concrete pavement technology that are different from procedures used to design and construct floor slabs, parking lots, streets, and highways. This guide is neither a standard nor a specification, and it is not intended to be included by reference in construction contract documents. contract documents.
Pavements for industrial and trucking facilities are designed similarly to parking lots, streets, and highways, but with a few key technical differences. Site pavements have most loads imposed on interior panels surrounded by other pavement, which provide varying degrees of panel edge support or load transfer on all sides. Other pavement applications may carry loads along and across relatively unsupported edges, where greater deflections and stresses are not a significant concern due to lighter design traffic. Streets and highways are commonly designed to drain toward an edge where storm water can be carried away from the pavement. Site pavements are commonly designed so a portion of the storm water is collected internally and conveyed away through underground systems. Site pavements often accommodate appurtenances, such as drainage structures, lighting standards, bollards, and fuel islands. Provisions for these appurtenances should be considered in the design, layout, and construction of the crack-control (jointing) system.