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Contributed Story: Robust Roads

Contributed - May 20, 2013

Contributed Story: Robust Roads

Expanded clay lightweight aggregate used in chip seal surface treatments provided cost savings and a high friction score for Louisiana Highway 3147. Daily rains, high tides and south winds of hurricane caliber had taken their toll on Louisiana Highway 3147, a ...

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California researchers promote new pavements to cool cities

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 04, 2013

California researchers promote new pavements to cool cities

In an effort to combat the sunlight absorption and heat radiation resulting from the typical black asphalt pavement, researchers at the University of California’s Lawrence Berkeley Lab are showcasing some cooler alternatives, according to Fast Company. The Heat Island Group, part ...

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The Ghosts of Ingersoll Rand: Volvo road equipment moves forward at World of Asphalt

John Latta - Mar 20, 2013

The Ghosts of Ingersoll Rand: Volvo road equipment moves forward at World of Asphalt

If any industry sews nostalgia into every stitch of its fabric, it's ours. Equipment from days gone by is still part of the landscape and so are the names that were branded on it. Whether it is because previous generations of ...

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Volvo introduces DD110B asphalt compactor at World of Asphalt 2013

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 20, 2013

Volvo introduces DD110B asphalt compactor at World of Asphalt 2013

Volvo introduced its DD110B asphalt compactor at World of Asphalt today. The DD110B will start shipping in 45 days. The DD110B compactor, which is replacing DD90, features larger drums, more amplitude, higher frequency, increased centrifugal force and more water storage (made possible ...

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Mafia involved in potential asphalt shortage in Montreal

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 19, 2013

Mafia involved in potential asphalt shortage in Montreal

Our sister publication, Equipment World, shared an interesting story about a possible asphalt shortage in Montreal, Canada. The city, which has numerous potholes, will have to sign a $5.2 million contract to avoid running out of asphalt, but city officials worry ...

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Guest blog: Asphalt is an economically and environmentally sustainable solution

Staff Report - Mar 15, 2013

Guest blog: Asphalt is an economically and environmentally sustainable solution

by John Keating At NAPA’s recent Annual Meeting, keynote speaker Jim Collins emphasized that we all need to face “the brutal facts” as we make decisions about our businesses. He spoke of explorers in Antarctica whose choices make the difference between ...

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Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

Better Roads Staff - Nov 11, 2011

Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

Redeemed by Green Roads Back in the mid-’70s, my personal profile was a cursed brew of idealism, pragmatism and acts of sheer self-indulgence. My burden was especially heavy in matters of environment and ecology. I could see the need for clean air, ...

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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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Martin Marietta Q2 results: Net sales were $426.7 million, down from $442.8 million in Q2 2010

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 03, 2011

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (MMM) announced results on Aug. 2 for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2011. Ward Nye, president and CEO of Martin Marietta Materials, says in the MMM earnings report that "despite a continuing difficult ...

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Highway Contractor

Brooke Wisdom - Apr 01, 2011

Weighing the Options ‘Back to gravel’ doesn’t have to be the only choice for a failing road … even if funds are scarce. By Mike Anderson Ken Skorseth isn’t down on asphalt; he’s up on options for cash-strapped agencies facing expiring or deteriorating ...

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One II One

Brooke Wisdom - Apr 01, 2011

One II One

A NEW SERIES: ONE II ONE WITH SOME OF THE MOST INTERESTING PEOPLE IN THE BUSINESS Dr. Don Brock talks to John Latta, Editor-In-Chief Dr. Brock, a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech where he once taught thermodynamics, is chairman of the ...

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Highway Contractor

Brooke Wisdom - Dec 01, 2010

Highway Contractor

Half and Half One year later, a mat with 50-percent RAP looks really good. by P. Michael Harnsberger, Western Research Institute All photos courtesy of Western Research Institute. A stretch of asphalt in Canada, laid down in September 2009, is beginning to reveal its secrets. Initial ...

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