More Articles for John Roberts

Seal or no Seal? That is the Question

Better Roads Staff - Apr 12, 2014

Seal or no Seal? That is the Question

The debates continue, but here are some tips to determine the most effective strategy for your agency, whether it’s seal or no seal, for pavement performance and life-cycle cost. In the long run, does it pay for an agency to seal ...

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IGGA: Agencies specifying diamond saw-cut textures to solve smoothness, noise and safety issues

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 22, 2014

IGGA: Agencies specifying diamond saw-cut textures to solve smoothness, noise and safety issues

As transportation authority specifiers place more emphasis on smoother, quieter and safer roadways and fewer construction delays, diamond saw cut textures are being used to reduce roughness, noise and friction of pavements, bridges and runways, John Roberts, executive director of ...

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Diamond saw cut surface textures improve pavement performance

Contributed - Nov 15, 2013

Diamond saw cut surface textures improve pavement performance

Increasingly, specifiers around the world are recognizing the benefits of diamond grinding and other diamond saw cut textures for their pavement and bridge deck surfaces. While most properly designed and constructed Portland cement concrete pavements (PCCP) can last for 30 ...

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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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Cook County (Illinois) Highway Department named ‘Public Agency of the Year’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 09, 2010

Cook County (Illinois) Highway Department named ‘Public Agency of the Year’

WEST COXSACKIE, N.Y. – (Feb. 9, 2010) – The International Grooving and Grinding Association (IGGA) – a non-profit organization dedicated to serving as the leading promotional and technical resource for acceptance and proper use of diamond grinding and grooving as ...

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