The National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) posted its Manual for Jointed Precast Concrete Pavement (3rd ed.). This comprehensive technical manual describes jointed precast concrete pavement systems in detail and presents a step-by-step guide that can be used by contractors, agencies/owners, system designers, precast concrete manufacturers, contractors and inspectors.

The manual includes dozens of technical illustrations, charts and photographs and is available as a complete PDF or as chapter-by-chapter PDFs, all on NPCA’s website at

Published by NPCA in conjunction with the NPCA Precast Concrete Paving Slabs Product Committee, the manual was written by Peter Smith, P.E. The Fort Miller Group, and Mark B. Snyder, Ph.D., P.E., Pavement Engineering and Research Consultants, LLC.