Technical Bulletin No. 1 Series of 2022

GUIDELINES IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF
MULTI – CROP DRYING PAVEMENT (MCDP)

Multi-crop drying pavement (MCDP) is a solar dryer where farmers can dry various agricultural crops such as rice and corn. It has a minimum area of 420 square meters (15 meters by 28 meters), with a thickness of at least four (4) inches. For this technical bulletin, a six (6) inches thick MCDP will be used as an improvement to the previous 4 inches thick design. It was observed that the earlier design of MCDP has higher rate of deterioration as it cannot withstand the continuous application of significant load exerted by large truck as well as agricultural machinery and equipment (e.g., farm tractor) on the structure.

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