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The Durability Factor

Better Roads Staff - Aug 07, 2013

The Durability Factor

The goal is performance over time Design durable roads and you are designing them “not to fail.” A variety of tools now exists that civil engineers can use to design pavements that will stand up to traffic and the elements, optimizing long-term ...

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To Prevent Failure, Begin with Better Bases

Better Roads Staff - May 06, 2013

To Prevent Failure,  Begin with Better Bases

Fatigue cracking usually links to inadequate road foundations By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor Fatigue cracking in bituminous pavements is experienced by the public so often that it is considered just part of driving. Motorists endure it and assume it’s just part of ...

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Kirk Landers Editor Emeritus

Brooke Wisdom - May 09, 2011

Kirk Landers Editor Emeritus

When Congress Designs Roads If this were a movie or a television sitcom, it would be funny. By Kirk Landers In March, Sen. David Vitter (R-La) introduced a bill that mandates a 50-year lifecycle cost analysis on infrastructure projects involving $5 million in ...

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RoadScience

Brooke Wisdom - Apr 01, 2011

RoadScience

Research that could change the Way We Work Some top picks from Transportation Research Board’s papers presented at its 90th annual meeting in D.C. By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor It is always a meeting filled with new ideas and stunning research breakthroughs in ...

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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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