Roller Compacted Concrete Pavement for Marine Terminals

by John L. Larson, Sverdrup & Parcel &, Associates Inc, Bellevue, WA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ports '86


This paper describes recent intermodal yard paving projects at the Port of Tacoma, Washington which have utilized a relatively new paving process known as Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC). RCC pavement offers a substantial cost savings over conventional Portland Cement concrete and asphaltic concrete pavements when used in heavy wheel load applications, such as side pick container handling equipment and gantry-type container cranes. Besides the significant economic advantage, RCC pavement can be placed at extremely rapid rates, enabling speedy completion of tightly scheduled projects. Major items presented include: a brief history of RCC; design considerations; feasibility and economic evaluations; pavement design methods, design details; construction methods; quality control; and pavement durability and maintenance.

Subject Headings: Concrete pavements | Roller-compacted concrete | Asphalt pavements | Pavement design | Compaction (material) | Marine terminals | Construction methods | Pavements | Washington | United States | Tacoma

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