the work of the advisory panel during the period january 1976 to december 1977 has involved twenty-one meetings at twelve sites and has covered both slip-form and fixed-form methods of construction. new materials, particularly for joints, have become available and have been used successfully. good concrete roads have again been constructed during the review period and the panel reaffirms its confidence that the materials, plant and techniques required for the construction of high-quality pavements are freely available. the new publication 'guide to concrete road construction' which was published in march 1978 will help engineers and others concerned with concrete slab construction to be abreast of current developments but more detailed publications dealing with maintenance and repair are urgently required. a summary of the work of the panel since its inception is included together with a synoptic list of all the contracts with which the panel has been involved.(a)

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