ASTM C1577 - 14

    Standard Specification for Precast Reinforced Concrete Monolithic Box Sections for Culverts, Storm Drains, and Sewers Designed According to AASHTO LRFD

    Active Standard ASTM C1577 | Developed by Subcommittee: C13.07

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.05

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    This specification covers single-cell precast reinforced concrete box sections cast monolithically and intended to be used for the construction of culverts and for the conveyance of storm water, industrial wastes and sewage. The reinforced concrete shall consist of cementitious materials, mineral aggregates and water, in which steel has been embedded in such a manner that the steel and concrete act together. The precast reinforced concrete box sections shall be produced with tongue and groove ends. The box section shall be cured using any of the following methods or combinations thereof: steam curing; water curing; and membrane curing. Compression tests for determining concrete compressive strength shall be allowed to be made on either standard rodded concrete cylinders or concrete cylinders compacted and cured in like manner as the box sections, or on cores drilled from the box section.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers single-cell precast reinforced concrete box sections cast monolithically and intended to be used for the construction of culverts and for the conveyance of storm water, industrial wastes and sewage.

    Note 1This specification is primarily a manufacturing and purchasing specification. However, standard designs per the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications are included and the criteria used to develop these designs are given in Appendix X1. The successful performance of this product depends upon the proper selection of the box section, bedding, backfill, and care that the installation conforms to the construction specifications. The purchaser of the precast reinforced concrete box sections specified herein is cautioned that proper correlation of the loading conditions and the field requirements with the box section specified, and provision for inspection at the construction site, are required.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    A615/A615M Specification for Deformed and Plain Carbon-Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement

    A1064/A1064M Specification for Carbon-Steel Wire and Welded Wire Reinforcement, Plain and Deformed, for Concrete

    C33 Specification for Concrete Aggregates

    C150 Specification for Portland Cement

    C309 Specification for Liquid Membrane-Forming Compounds for Curing Concrete

    C497 Test Methods for Concrete Pipe, Manhole Sections, or Tile

    C595 Specification for Blended Hydraulic Cements

    C618 Specification for Coal Fly Ash and Raw or Calcined Natural Pozzolan for Use in Concrete

    C822 Terminology Relating to Concrete Pipe and Related Products

    C989 Specification for Slag Cement for Use in Concrete and Mortars

    C990 Specification for Joints for Concrete Pipe, Manholes, and Precast Box Sections Using Preformed Flexible Joint Sealants

    C1116 Specification for Fiber-Reinforced Concrete and Shotcrete

    C1602/C1602M Specification for Mixing Water Used in the Production of Hydraulic Cement Concrete

    C1619 Specification for Elastomeric Seals for Joining Concrete Structures

    C1677 Specification for Joints for Concrete Box, Using Rubber Gaskets

    AASHTO Standards

    AASHTOLRFD Bridge Construction Specifications

    AASHTOLRFD Bridge Design Specifications

    ASCE Standard

    ASCE26–97 Standard Practice for Direct Design of Buried Precast Concrete Box Sections

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.30 (Concrete and concrete products); 93.030 (External sewerage systems)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40170000(Pipe piping and pipe fittings)

    DOI: 10.1520/C1577

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