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Significance and Use
The PCI is a numerical indicator that rates the surface condition of the pavement. The PCI provides a measure of the present condition of the pavement based on the distress observed on the surface of the pavement, which also indicates the structural integrity and surface operational condition (localized roughness and safety). The PCI does not measure structural capacity nor does it provide direct measurement of skid resistance or roughness. It provides an objective and rational basis for determining maintenance and repair needs and priorities. Regular monitoring of the PCI is used to establish the rate of pavement deterioration, which permits early identification of major rehabilitation needs. The PCI can also provide feedback on pavement performance for validation or improvement of current pavement design and maintenance procedures.
The PCI procedure for interlocking concrete pavements was developed by surveying many sample units. Additional verification of the accuracy and repeatability of the PCI procedure for interlocking concrete pavements remains to be performed.
1.1 This practice is used to assess the condition of roads and parking lots surfaced with interlocking concrete pavement through visual surveys using the Pavement Condition Index (PCI) method of quantifying pavement condition.
1.2 The PCI for roads and parking lots was developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (1, 2). It is further verified and adopted by DOD and APWA. This standard is an adaptation of the PCI method for interlocking concrete pavements.
1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
UNSPSC Code 30111500(Concrete and mortars)
ASTM E2840-11, Standard Practice for Pavement Condition Index Surveys for Interlocking Concrete Roads and Parking Lots, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top