Large distribution centres and retail developments have become familiar features of the suburban landscape. Most towns have industrial estates, retail parks and supermarkets within and around them. Each one of these has an associated area of distribution roads, parking and delivery areas and hardstandings. This being the case, it is surprising that there has previously been little guidance on the design and construction of these paved area. Technical Report 66 is aimed at filling the gap with sections on general design, thickness design, joints and joint spacing, materials, construction, surface texture and in-service assessment. In some respects it is a natural extension to the extremely successful Concrete Society Technical Report 34 Concrete industrial ground floors, which deals internal floor slabs.
Published: August 2007
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