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PHOTOS: Indiana DOT Opens New Tension Fabric Building for Salt Storage

Nov 08, 2013

PHOTOS: Indiana DOT Opens New Tension Fabric Building for Salt Storage

When the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) opened a new facility for winter de-icing operations and salt storage in Wabash, Indiana, earlier this year, it was the fourth such facility the state had commissioned and built since 2010. And as ...

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Guest Blog: The 5 Most Dangerous Roads in the World

Oct 23, 2013

Guest Blog: The 5 Most Dangerous Roads in the World

Whether you happen to be a thrill-seeking car enthusiast or a cautious traveler prone to carsickness, knowing what to expect on your upcoming commute is essential. Driving in foreign countries -- where highway laws, motorist behavior and vehicle types can be remarkably ...

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Design-Bid-Build vs. Design-Build

Oct 18, 2013

Design-Bid-Build vs. Design-Build

Understanding the process and what you need to know Author’s note: This article will attempt to answer the questions asked by the Area Construction Engineer in the scenario given as well as review the traditional “design-bid-build” process for construction projects, extensively ...

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From Patching to Production

Oct 11, 2013

From Patching to Production

How one firm successfully expanded its paving operations . Until a few years ago, TC Construction Company Inc. was primarily an underground utility contractor that mixed in a little bit of everything else. Its offerings included wet and dry utilities; water and ...

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Long-life asphalt pavement: Red Bluff lessons

Oct 07, 2013

Long-life asphalt pavement: Red Bluff lessons

Caltrans Senior Engineer Sean Shepard (I-5 Red Bluff job) and Caltrans Resident Engineer John Bailey (I-5 Weed job) share lessons learned on the Long-Life Asphalt Pavement Projects on Interstate 5. . . Editor’s Note: This is a web-exclusive piece to complement “Long Live ...

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The Durable Performance of Perpetual Pavements

Oct 04, 2013

The Durable Performance of Perpetual Pavements

When the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) opened a new stretch of U.S. Highway 151 in Linn County back in 1966, they wanted a road that would last a long time, but they never imagined the traffic loads and heavy-weight trucks ...

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7 Tips for Successfully Jump-Starting Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Sep 09, 2013

7 Tips for Successfully Jump-Starting Heavy-Duty Vehicles

As the mercury drops, it is a good to review some best practices when it comes to jump starting heavy-duty vehicles.  This is a topic that keeps our Tech Service lines buzzing at this time of year. Here are 7 tips ...

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Case History: How a Design-Build Approach Kept a Florida DOT Project on Schedule

Sep 06, 2013

Case History: How a Design-Build Approach Kept a Florida DOT Project on Schedule

All construction delivery methods have characteristics that may make them appealing, depending on the project’s needs and the owner’s desires for cost control, schedule and risk. It is important to note that, no matter what construction delivery method is selected for ...

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Batteries Have Changed – Has Your Battery Charger?

Jul 31, 2013

Batteries Have Changed – Has Your Battery Charger?

Battery composition and construction have changed drastically in the past decade. New battery chemistries, such as AGM and Gel Cell types, are gaining traction with vehicle manufacturers and are becoming increasingly present as aftermarket alternatives. In addition, new battery constructions, ...

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Guest Blog: A new deal

Jul 29, 2013

Guest Blog: A new deal

With the housing market showing signs of new life and public infrastructure spending high on the agenda, it’s possible to believe that the long, nuclear winter of recession in road-building may just be drawing to an end. In May, monthly home ...

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Contributed Story: Fort Worth’s gateway bridge project

May 27, 2013

Contributed Story: Fort Worth’s gateway bridge project

City of Fort Worth, Texas DOT, Sundt Construction collaboratively redesign West 7th Street Bridge The West 7th Street Bridge in Fort Worth, Texas, is handling its heaviest loads ever as a dozen 300-ton arches are moved into place as part of ...

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Contributed Story: Holland Surveyors founder launches road slope measurement tool with Fowler Wyler Inclinometer

May 24, 2013

Contributed Story: Holland Surveyors founder launches road slope measurement tool with Fowler Wyler Inclinometer

Fowler Wyler Clinotronic Plus enables land survey company’s Accu-Slope product to improve measurement accuracy and speed The Challenge About eight years ago, Holland Surveyors served as a road survey subcontractor to paving companies with the South Carolina State Department of Transportation’s (DOT) ...

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