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Because it is UNCORRECTED material, please consider the following text as a useful but insufficient proxy for the authoritative book pages. Research sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration NATIONAL COOPERATIVE HIGHWAY RESEARCH PROGRAM Systematic, well-designed research is the most effective way to solve many problems facing highway administrators and engineers.Use of this type of concrete for the manufacture of precast, prestressed concrete bridge elements has increased in recent years because it helps increase the rate of production and safety, reduce labor needs, and lower noise levels at manufacturing plants.However, use of cast-in-place SCC in bridge construction has been limited because of the lack of design and construction guidelines and concerns about certain design and construction issues that may influence the structural integrity of the bridge system.The information contained in the report will be of immediate interest to state materials and bridge engineers and others involved in specifying and evaluating concrete mixtures for use in highway bridges and structures.
SCC is a specially proportioned hydraulic cement concrete that enables the fresh concrete to flow easily into the forms and around the reinforcement and prestressing steel without segregation.TRB is uniquely suited for this purpose for many reasons: TRB maintains an extensive com- mittee structure from which authorities on any highway transportation subject may be drawn; TRB possesses avenues of communications and cooperation with federal, state, and local governmental agencies, univer- sities, and industry; TRBâs relationship to the Academies is an insurance of objectivity; and TRB maintains a full-time staff of specialists in high- way transportation matters to bring the findings of research directly to those in a position to use them.