Paving Fact Sheets

Alternate Design/Alternate Bidding: Alternate design/alternate bidding (ADAB) is a contracting process that gives the contractor a choice to bid on either a concrete or an asphalt option, thereby increasing the number of bidders on each job and enhancing competition. View or download a fact sheet.

Asset Management: Asset management is a proactive, systematic process of maintaining, upgrading, and operating physical assets, such as roadways and bridges, in a cost-effective manner. View or download a fact sheet. 

Balanced Program: The concrete paving industry supports a balanced program—a mix of concrete and asphalt pavements—for roadway agencies across the nation. A two-pavement system encourages a healthy and viable paving industry. View or download a fact sheet.

Infrastructure Job Creation Estimates: Concrete intensive projects create more jobs than resurfacing.View or download a fact sheet.

Life Cycle Cost Analysis: Utilizing life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) of structurally equivalent pavements allows agencies to account for the economic benefits accumulated over time associated with the various alternatives. This in turn will allow for the selection of the most cost-efficient, and durable pavements for the motoring public. View or download a fact sheet.

Public-Private Partnerships: Increasingly, states are turning to public-private partnerships (P3) to fund future transportation projects. P3 allows a private sector company to lease a public road for a specified period of time, usually several decades. View or download a fact sheet.

Safety: Safety is of paramount concern on the road. However, one safety element motorists have no control over is the condition of the road. Concrete pavements are safe by design due to their durability, skid resistant surface, minimal maintenance needs, and the nighttime illumination due to their light color. View or download a fact sheet