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.Start Your Design Assistance Program Form
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:
- 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
- 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.
- 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.