The 3rd edition (October 2021) NPCA Manual for Jointed Precast Concrete Pavement is a comprehensive technical manual describing jointed precast concrete pavement systems in detail and presenting a step-by-step guide that can be used by Departments of Transportation, system designers, precast concrete manufacturers, contractors and inspectors. The manual includes dozens of technical illustrations, charts and photographs.
Published by NPCA in conjunction with the Transportation Infrastructure Products Committee, the manual was written by Peter Smith, P.E., and Mark B. Snyder, Ph.D., P.E., both experts in jointed precast concrete pavement systems.
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The Manual for Jointed Precast Concrete Pavement is under the jurisdiction of NPCA professional staff and the Transportation and Infrastructure Products Committee (TIPC).
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