Britpave

Britpave, the British Cementitious Paving Association, is an independent body established to develop and forward concrete and cementitious solutions for infrastructure.

Please note, Britpave Trade Association has no commercial interest in or trading association with Britpave concrete step barrier. For contact details see: www.bbsbarriers.com

It is active in the development of solutions and best practice for roads, rail, airfields, guided bus, drainage channels, soil stabilisation and recycling. As such, the Association is the focal point for the infrastructure industry.

The broad membership of Britpave encourages the exchange of pan-industry expertise and experience. Members include contractors, consulting engineers and designers, specialist equipment and material suppliers, academics and clients – both in the UK and internationally.

The Association works closely with national and European standards and regulatory bodies, clients and associated industry organisations. It provides a single industry voice that facilitates representation to government, develops best practice and technical guidance and champions concrete solutions that are cost efficient, sustainable, low maintenance and long-lasting.

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Contact Info
  • Address:

    Indigo House
    Unit 10
    Mulberry Business Park
    Fishponds Road
    Wokingham
    Berkshire RG41 2GY

  • Phone:
    +44 (0)118 4028915
  • Email:
    info@britpave.org.uk

Selecting a Design Method

Selection of a design method will usually depend on three factors:

  • Construction practice and material specifications. For instance it would not usually be practicable to choose an American design method, linked to American specifications and standards, in the UK; when British design methods are closely linked to British construction practice, specifications and standards.
  • The pavement condition expected at the end of the design life (known as the failure criterion), which governs likely maintenance requirements. In areas where low downtime for maintenance is vital a design method with a combination of a conservative failure criterion and a high design reliability (the probability of the pavement life equalling or exceeding the design life) may be appropriate. However, the pavement thickness and capital cost will be higher, and in most circumstances a less onerous design method will be suitable.
  • Whether an evaluation of an existing pavement and rehabilitation/overlay design is required. The failure criterion is usually defined by the proportion of the pavement area that has failed structurally at the end of the design life, e.g. “structural cracking of 30% to 50% of bays in the trafficked areas”.