Assuring Concrete Quality for Concrete While Being Faster, Cheaper, and Greener
AFN40 - Concrete Materials and Placement Techniques
AFN20 - Properties of Concrete
AFN30 - Durability of Concrete
Transportation agencies are continually being required to complete projects more quickly and at minimal costs while being ecologically sensitive. An underlying requirement remains to assure the durability of these projects. However, quality assurance (QA) is often not being considered the highest of priorities. Materials oversight, sampling and testing, and assuring performance are taking a back seat to getting the work done with as little impact on the traveling public as possible. This often leads to the use of materials in less that desirable environments and/or the need to perform work at an accelerated pace. Proper placement and curing of concrete often suffers resulting in issues with cracking, reduced strength, and durability concerns.In conjunction with the TRB 2013 theme, Deploying Transportation Research: Doing things Smarter, Better, Faster, presentations are solicited that address the materials and/or methods of concrete construction for QA under the above conditions. Topics might include: testing equipment and procedures; use of accelerated construction materials and methods; performance specifications and their implementation; innovative materials and/or innovative uses of standard materials; service life prediction tools; mixture designs; and/or sustainability – all related to assuring the quality of concrete in the transportation field while being smarter, better, and faster.
Bridges and Other Structures
Authors interested in submitting papers are advised to visit www.TRB.org/AnnualMeeting and review the Information for Authors. Authors submitting papers in response to this Call for Papers should submit full papers for peer review to the Transportation Research Board online at www.TRB.org/AnnualMeeting. This paper submission is open from June 1 to August 1. Please show the sponsoring committee name or the Call for Papers title on the papers submission form. Please contact the Call for Papers organizer if you are submitting a paper or need additional information.
Paper Submission Requirements
TRB has a single paper submittal deadline for the Annual Meeting. Papers must be in PDF format and submitted by August 1. The paper submission website will close when it is no longer August 1 anywhere in the world. Also, authors are asked to add line numbering to their papers in their word-processing program (starting with number one on each page) prior to converting to PDF to facilitate the review process. TRB recommends that authors submit their papers well before the deadline to avoid last minute complications and delays.
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Call For Papers · TRB 92nd Annual Meeting · January 13-17, 2013