Auburn University Fisheries Center

Auburn, AL - November 2011

Project Description

Auburn University Professor Dr. Michael Hein organized a pervious parking lot project at the recently opened E.W. Shell Fisheries Center on campus. Placed on a 12” base of compacted #89 limestone over a geotech filter fabric, this 6” thick pavement was reinforced with a macro fiber blend of the FORTA-FERRO® heavy-duty filaments with the GREEN-NET® recycled polypropylene fiber, appropriately called FERRO-GREEN®. Due to the medium-duty expected traffi c loads, 5 lbs. / cu. yd. of the 1-½” long fi ber were used to add early stability to the void structure and ultimately add hardened toughness. This 540 lb. cement mix also contained an internal curing admixture and a hydration stabilizer to aid placement and compaction. Student labor from the College of Architecture and Building Science placed this 24 cu. yd. total pavement area project using a roller-screed/striker.

Key Points:

  • Increased stability
  • Extreme Durability
  • Saves time and money

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