Foundation guides industry to the next concrete pavement frontier

Sources: Ready Mixed Concrete Research & Education Foundation, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

Looking beyond roads, streets, parking lots and traditional flatwork, the RMC Research and Education Foundation’s latest publication responds to an emerging pavement market opportunity for ready mixed concrete producers. The 36-page Guide to Concrete Trails covers project background and funding; choice of concrete versus alternative paving materials; design and engineering; concrete mix designs, delivery and placement; paving machinery and slab finishing methods; plus, jointing, curing and maintenance. 

“Given increased federal and local investment in recreational trails, funding development of this Guide was a very easy decision for our Board,” says Foundation Chairman Alexander Car (Lehigh Cement). “This project is another stellar example of the informative and practical resources that the Foundation provides to the industry each year.” 

Like its widely subscribed predecessor, Guide to Concrete Overlays of Asphalt Parking LotsGuide to Concrete Trails was prepared by the Iowa State University-hosted National Concrete Pavement Technology Center. Development included review and input from a Technical Advisory Committee comprised of the most experienced concrete pavement designers and contractors in the country. Both publications are posted at; hardcopies also available.