It is becoming more common for the concrete pavement industry and concrete paving contractors to bid asphalt paving projects and then attempt to persuade municipal engineers to switch pavement type to concrete. The argument is based on references to value engineering, better value, or improved life cycle cost. Here are a few technical points to address this growing trend.
Changing Pavement Type is not Value Engineering
Changing Pavement Type Undermines the Contract & Bidding Proces
Changing Pavement Type is Based on Biased Information
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