More Articles for compaction

Getting Smoothness and Density Just Right

Better Roads Staff - Nov 12, 2012

Getting Smoothness and Density Just Right

By Daniel C. Brown, Contributing Editor   An Iowa-based contractor has won 80 percent of the available bonus payments on a successful 18-mile, two-lane asphalt paving project near Grinnell, Iowa. The Iowa Department of Transportation awarded Manatts Inc., Newton, a total of approximately ...

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Dexter + Chaney: Full-featured web-based construction software

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 18, 2012

Dexter + Chaney is launching at World of Concrete 2012 in Las Vegas a new version of its Spectrum Construction Software as well as a completely new product line aimed at the needs of construction operations professionals. The latest version of ...

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Trimble: Tracks earthworks and compaction progress remotely

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 18, 2012

Trimble’s version 2.3 of its Web-based construction application – VisionLink software powered by Trimble – integrates asset and fleet management services with new 3D Project Monitoring functionality and production output tools. The software combines earthmoving, grading, finishing, compaction and asset and ...

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Rolling Patterns to Achieve Density and Production

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 17, 2009

by Dale Starry, director, Strategic Technologies, Volvo Construction Equipment A productive paving project is well choreographed. The four primary elements — plant output, transportation, laydown and compaction — are carefully balanced to achieve best results. When any one of these items is ...

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RoadScience Tutorial: Want Optimum Density? Get Smart

Brooke Wisdom - Nov 01, 2009

RoadScience Tutorial:  Want Optimum Density?  Get Smart

Intelligent Compaction (IC) comes from both intelligent machines and intelligent operation. New technologies and high-performance compaction equipment are making it easier for roadbuilders to attain optimum density for road bases and asphalt mats without damaging what's below. For both soil and asphalt ...

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