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RMCAO officially launches PDAP


December 6, 2013
By RMCAO

December 6, 2013, Mississauga, Ont. – The Ready Mixed Concrete
Association of Ontario officially launched its new Pavement Design Assistance Program (PDAP.ca) at Concrete Canada in Toronto
this week.

December 6, 2013, Mississauga, Ont. – The Ready Mixed Concrete
Association of Ontario officially launched its new Pavement Design Assistance Program (PDAP.ca) at Concrete Canada in Toronto
this week.

The new
program was created to provide engineers and consultants for both the public
and private sectors comprehensive proposals for an equivalent, comparable
concrete pavement alternative for their construction projects.

PDAP is designed as a free,
simple yet detailed tool that takes the time and guess work out of the hands of
road and parking lot planners when it comes to recommending a concrete pavement
equivalent to a possible asphalt construction project.

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“The
proposal doesn’t stop at just an equivalent concrete pavement cross section”
said Mick Prieur, Senior Pavement Engineer for the Ready Mixed Concrete
Association of Ontario. “When an end user utilizes the program for either
a road or parking lot design, they will also get in their proposal package a
detailed assessment comparison that will include a Life Cycle Cost Analysis of
both pavements, a Life Cycle Analysis for environmental impacts, as well as
guideline specifications and additional reference materials.”

The
Pavement Design Assistance Program couldn’t be any easier; users just need to
follow 3 simple steps:

1 SUBMIT.    Visit PDAP.ca
and fill out a submission form for either a parking lot or street & road
project.

2 REVIEW.    In 5-10 business days users get back a
detailed comparison proposal of their project with a concrete equivalent.

3 SELECT.    Make the choice
based on equivalent, comparable cross sections, costs, data and statistics.

The
mission of this new tool is to ensure that all transportation stakeholders have
at their fingertips the information they need to make an informed decision on
their infrastructure and pavement projects. The program hopes to advance the
industry’s significant contributions and progress toward meeting today’s
infrastructure and budgeting challenges, as well as sustainable construction
practices.


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