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Roller-Compacted Concrete Field Demos

Contributed - Dec 04, 2013

Roller-Compacted Concrete Field Demos

Field demonstrations of roller-compacted concrete (RCC) have become a big part of spreading the “gospel” of roller-compacted concrete. For example, RCC was an attraction in itself during a four-day continuing demonstration of placement at World of Concrete 2014 in February ...

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Showing Off One of the Largest County Concrete Pavement Preservation Projects

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 21, 2013

Showing Off One of the Largest County Concrete Pavement Preservation Projects

A county gave site tours on one of the largest concrete pavement preservation (CPP) projects to ever have been undertaken at an October 3 open house in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. The PCA Rocky Mountain Region, Colorado/Wyoming Chapter of the American Concrete ...

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Evolving Overlays

Better Roads Staff - Sep 09, 2013

Evolving Overlays

Thinner concrete for preserving pavements   By Gerald F. Voigt, P.E., president and CEO, American Concrete Pavement Association, Rosemont, Illinois   Concrete overlays are getting thin enough today that they are becoming an option for preserving pavements. Through advances in science and technology, concrete ...

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ACPA launches concrete safety, stringless paving web-based courses

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 24, 2013

ACPA launches concrete safety, stringless paving web-based courses

The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) has launched two web-based instructional modules about stringless paving and safety on concrete pavement construction sites. The approximately 90-minute courses, titled “Proper use of stringless paving technology” and “Safety on concrete pavement construction sites,” provide ...

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Applications & Innovations

Better Roads Staff - Jan 09, 2013

Applications & Innovations

Concrete Repair   8 techniques for restoring concrete roads   By Lauren Heartsill Dowdle     Whether it’s patching a hairline crack or completely rebuilding an area with a crater-sized pothole, repairing concrete roads early on can minimize future damage and the time required for the job. The ...

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Road Science

Better Roads Staff - Sep 06, 2012

Road Science

The Second Time Around   Recycled materials need analysis, characterization   By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor             There is no stopping the growth of recycled and reclaimed materials in pavements. The use of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP), reclaimed asphalt shingles (RAS), recycled concrete aggregate (RCA), and recycled ...

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ACPA Section

Better Roads Staff - Oct 03, 2011

ACPA Section

What About Overlays? Agencies looking for dollar value balanced with road quality are looking at concrete overlays By Daniel C. Brown More than ever before, state departments of transportation (DOTs) and other roadbuilding agencies are choosing concrete overlays as a way to rehabilitate ...

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Road Science Tutorial

Better Roads Staff - Jul 07, 2011

Road Science Tutorial

Quiet Moves A war is being waged on noise generated by pavements and highways. By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor Today, highway noise is considered an undesirable emission, just as if it were a noxious gas out of the tailpipe. But road designs can ...

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'Rally for the Roads' on May 25 in D.C. will tout need for adequate highway funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 21, 2011

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) and its allied trade associations will sponsor a “Rally for Roads” on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on May 25 at 11 a.m. EDT, to bring attention to the critical need ...

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ACPA 'Meganar' on May 12: Smoothness Measures and Specification Challenges

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 09, 2011

Smoothness Measures and Specification Challenges There's still time to register for our Meganar on construction staging and traffic management (ACPA Meganar 3-2011). To register online, please click here. For  registration assistance, please contact Debbie Becker at 847.423.8710. (Government employees: You must call or email ...

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Concrete Solutions

Brooke Wisdom - Sep 01, 2010

Concrete Solutions

Progress Reported on Quiet Concrete Pavement Field tests show that the Next Generation Concrete Surface is competitive with the quietest pavements available. In the past decade or so, environmental noise has become a major issue in many parts of the world, including ...

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Gene Drake now exec director of Georgia Concrete Paving Association

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 20, 2010

Gene Drake now exec director of Georgia Concrete Paving Association

Gene Drake became executive director of the Georgia Concrete Paving Association (GCPA), effective Aug. 1. Drake is a licensed professional engineer P.E.), a 10-year veteran of the concrete industry, and most recently served as the Georgia engineer for the American Concrete ...

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