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Pavements

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Asphalt | Concrete

Asphalt

National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)
Wisconsin Asphalt Pavement Association (WAPA)
Represents the interests of the Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) industry and services the specifier and user of paving materials as a source of information on the proper design, construction and maintenance of HMA pavements.

Asphalt Institute
Association of international petroleum asphalt producers, manufacturers and affiliated businesses. Promotes the use, benefits and quality performance of petroleum asphalt, through engineering, research and educational activities and through the resolution of issues affecting the industry.

Asphalt Technology Team
Part of FHWA pavement technology Web site. Features technical library and list of asphalt experts.

Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) Program
Hosted by the Turner- Fairbank Highway Research Center, the LTPP is the largest and most comprehensive pavement study in the world. Includes an online library of research reports, resource documents and results analysis briefs.

National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT)
Created by NAPA and Auburn University to improve hot mix asphalt performance through research, education and information services. Conducts research for state DOTs, FHWA, NCHRP, SHRP and the hot mix industry.

Superpave - AASHTO Innovative Highway Technologies
Information on the development and implementation of the Superpave system through the Strategic Highway Research Program.

Southeastern Superpave Center
Part of the National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University. Conducts research, training and technology transfer.

North Central Superpave Center
Located at Purdue University. Established to assist with implementation of the Superpave performance based system for designing asphalt pavements. Conducts research, training and technology transfer. Web site features a Superpave Searchable Database.

Northeast Center of Excellence for Pavement Technology (NCEPT)
Located at the Pennsylvania Transportation Institute at Pennsylvania State University. Facilitates implementation and validation of Superpave technology by promoting partnering between governmental agencies, industry (including materials, suppliers, contractors and consultants) and universities throughout the Northeast.

Asphalt Laboratories at Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
Federal research facilities Located in McLean, Virginia. Research includes pavement and mixture design, construction, contracting and testing on an Accelerated Load Facility (ALF).

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Concrete

American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA)
Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association (WCPA)
Promotes the use of concrete pavements for interstate highways, state and county highways, municipal streets, local roads and airports. Contains a pavement industry glossary and state requirements and practices.

American Concrete Institute
Provides extensive knowledge and information for the concrete industry. Site includes strategic plans for three to thirty years. Searchable databases of ACI Materials Journal, ACI Structural Journal and research reports. Online Manual of Concrete Practice and listing of seminars, conventions and committee meetings.

National Concrete Pavement Technology Center
Formerly, the Center for Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Technology at Iowa State, the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center works with partners to improve pavement design, mix and materials, construction, and maintenance to produce durable, cost-effective concrete pavements. The Center also publishes the Concrete Pavement Reporter.

Concrete Technology Team
Part of FHWA's pavement technology Web site. Features technical library and list of concrete experts.

Innovative Pavement Research Foundation (IPRF)
Sponsored by the American Concrete Pavement Association, Portland Cement Association and National Ready Mixed Concrete Association. Conducts extensive research.

Portland Cement Concrete Pavements (PCCP)
Part of FHWA's Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia. Conducts research, publishes technical reports and Hiperpav software, lists team of experts to contact.

Portland Cement Association
Works to raise the quality of concrete construction and contribute to a better environment through market development, education, research, technical services and government affairs. Features extensive on-line information about concrete products and construction.

Cement Association of Canada
Represents cement producers in Canada. Fosters the effective use of concrete and other cement-based products through partnerships in marketing, public affairs, and engineering and technical support. Links to related sites.

The Concrete Society - United Kingdom
This site disseminates impartial information to industry on the use of concrete in construction. Features extensive on-line knowledge center and discussion forum on technical issues.

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