Design Assistance Program FAQ’s

How do I submit a project for Design Services?

A project is submitted by completing the online Design Assistance Program form.

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How fast will I receive Design Suggestions?

Concrete pavement design proposals typically take 7 to 10 business days to complete but may vary depending on project complexity and data provided. Vary large or complete designs and those requiring detailed hydrological designs and calculations make take up to 14 business days to complete.


How much will the service cost?

CRMCA and NRMCA Members – All projects free

Concrete Contractors: All projects free where collaborating with a CRMCA/NRMCA producer member

Specifiers including develpers, engineers and architects – All projects free

Fee Schedule for Non-NRMCA Members (Not covered above)

Projects under 100,000 SF: $3000

Projects over 100,000 SF: $700


What will be included in the Design Suggestions?

We will provide our best recommendation for a concrete  pavement jointing plan for the subject site, developed with  consideration of contractibility, long-term performance,  economy and aesthetics. For each application containing  the necessary Project Information, we will provide the  following Design Suggestions in return: 

  1. A detailed submittal letter (which may include the  following)
  • Recommended concrete pavement thicknesses to be  determined by acceptable engineering practices for  anticipated loading conditions, including ACI 330R  Guide for Design and Construction of Concrete  

Parking Lots, NRMCA’s Concrete Pavement Analyst  (CPA) software and other thickness design software  programs offered by the American Concrete  Pavement Association (ACPA) and the Portland  Cement Association (PCA).  

  • Potential sources of project specifications  Base Materials  
  • Potential for LEED points  
  • Sub grade and drainage, for pavements with and  without detention  
  • Hydrological illustration for pervious concrete projects 
  1. Scale CAD drawing with jointing plan and suggested  typical design details, including curbs, gutters, drains,  contraction joints, isolation joints, construction joints,  thickened edges, tied joints, dowelled joints, etc.  
  • Following the guidelines of the concrete pavement  industry.  
  • With alternatives for pervious pavement sections if  applicable. 
  1. Disclaimer stating that the Design Suggestions are  not every known fact about concrete pavement but  comply with current industry standards. The final  design is the responsibility of the engineer on record  for the project. 

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