Look how far we’ve come. From limited uses in the Canadian logging industry in the 1970s to almost 200 U.S. projects over the last few years, roller-compacted concrete (RCC) continues to ascend from a niche product to the paving mainstream.

This dedicated edition of Public Works provides an in-depth look at RCC applications, placement techniques, and pavement performance.

A growing number of public agencies are saving money and lengthening the life of streets, bike paths, and parking and storage areas with RCC. The following six articles provide an in-depth look at public projects and research to educate you on the three Ws (when, where, why) of this pavement option.

After successfully completing an RCC demonstration at the World of Concrete in 2013 and 2014, this digital edition was made possible by the RCC Pavement Promotion and Research Council. Formed in early 2014, members include material suppliers, equipment vendors, and contractors with a common goal of sustainably expanding the market opportunities for RCC paving.

If you’re considering specifying RCC for a paving project in your jurisdiction, the council is an excellent resource. We can answer questions on everything from what’s the appropriate equipment to finding a qualified contractor.

If you have a question, or would like learn more about or join the RCC Pavement Promotion and Research Council, please contact us:

Chris Carwie
RCC Council, Promotion Committee Chairman
Business Development Manager
AG Peltz Group LLC

Corey J. Zollinger, PE
RCC Council, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Director, Paving Solutions

Thank you — and enjoy!