Development of a Manual using Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) & Case Studies on Precast Concrete Elements in Highway Construction
Objective of this project is to develop a guidance manual for State Highway Agencies (SHA) for non-structural precast concrete elements for highway construction. The manual will provide effective uses for different types of non-destructive testing and inspection. Furthermore, it is the objective of the project to document three case studies of SHAs non-structural precast concrete elements acceptance programs. The case studies shall allow SHAs to utilize guidance for developing effective acceptance programs. Thus, the specific objectives are: (i) develop recommended procedures for nondestructive testing (NDT) of completed precast concrete elements; and (ii) document three case histories of acceptable and reasonable acceptance programs.
UPV and GPR–NDT Testing at Precast Concrete Elements