High Yield and Fabric Reinforcements Choices in Pavement Construction and their Impact on Construction Cost

Michael A-A. Okae Adow, Boris Sasraku-Neequaye, Seth Emmanuel Allotey


Roads and Highways are vital lifelines. Roads are needed for accessibility and for transporting of people, goods and services.  Roads are therefore needed for socio-economic purposes. This research aims at assessing the choice of reinforcement and its impact on Construction Cost in road construction. The objectives were as follows; to determine the initial cost of pavements constructed using fabric (mesh) reinforcement and high yield steel rods respectively, to compare the differences in construction cost between pavements constructed using fabric reinforcement and high yield steel rods, to determine the cost implications of using the two types of reinforcement in road construction. The use of fabric (mesh) reinforcement will result in potential savings of GH¢669,000 per kilometre which represents a savings of 50.07%.  Hence fabric (mesh) reinforcement is cheaper than High yield steel (High tensile steel) in road construction.

Keywords: Roads, Highway, Reinforcement, Project.

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