Port of Savannah Chooses Roller-Compacted Concrete for Its Ocean Terminal Expansion

In the fourth quarter of 2012, the Georgia Port Authority (GPA) held a bid to expand the capabilities of its Ocean Terminal, located off the banks of the Savannah River in Savannah, Georgia, to provide more storage for the loading and offloading of medium duty cargo at their primary terminal.

Moffat and Nichols, the Port’s engineering firm, approved bidders the option of using roller-compacted concrete (RCC) for the paving material. GPA had been using a hot mix asphalt (HMA) design, consisting of five inches of HMA over a 10-inch base of granular compacted material, for all of its pavements. The engineering caveat was that RCC had to be structurally equivalent to their typical 5/10 HMA design without adding additional cost.

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