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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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Applications and Innovations

Brooke Wisdom - Nov 01, 2010

Applications and Innovations

Quite A BITE Diamond milling teeth making a case By Daniel C. Brown, Contributing Editor Chewing up old asphalt is tough on teeth. Replacing teeth on a milling machine is a time-consuming process, but it’s a job that must be done regularly as milling ...

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RoadScience

Brooke Wisdom - Oct 01, 2010

RoadScience

The Preservation Curve High-tech materials, mobile equipment can keep potholed, cracked pavements in use longer. By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor Potholed, cracked or delaminated pavements are so common that they can be easily overlooked. That’s until driver complaints spur reaction, or until it ...

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We're moving towards more tolling

John Latta - Aug 04, 2010

Itr's possible that the (voting) public is begining to see what happens when there is too little money for highways and bridges. But the process moves like molasses in winter. Last week the Wall Street Journal picked up the movement in ...

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UDOT awards Granite Construction JV team $106 million project

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 02, 2010

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has awarded the Granite Construction -- Copper Hills Constructors (CHC) joint venture team a $106 million construction management/general contractor (CM/GC) contract to build the new Mountain View Corridor freeway, transit and trail system in and around ...

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CalCIMA calls for conference papers

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 28, 2010

Paper proposals related to the aggregate, industrial materials, ready mixed concrete, cement and asphalt industries for the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA)2010 Education Conference are are being accepted. Proposals are being accepted in all segments of the industry; aggregate ...

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