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NAPA seeks Asphalt Ambassador Commendation nominations

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 12, 2013

NAPA seeks Asphalt Ambassador Commendation nominations

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) is seeking nominations for its Asphalt Ambassador Commendation, a self-assessment that recognizes the work NAPA members do to educate lawmakers about the industry. One way to become eligible for the commendation is to invite legislators ...

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NAPA president urges Congress to “move quickly” with transportation funding plan

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 08, 2013

NAPA president urges Congress to “move quickly” with transportation funding plan

National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) President Mike Acott released a statement yesterday regarding the House and Senate failing to pass any transportation funding bills last week. Acott stated: “The leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Senate Environment and ...

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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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The EPA and You

Better Roads Staff - May 06, 2013

The EPA and You

How often do we hear people in the business of highways and bridges refer not simply to environmental regulations but to environmental regulations To a degree, working with EPA is a lot like dealing with other agencies. The two keys seem ...

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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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Perpetual Pavement an Inch at a Time

Better Roads Staff - Dec 01, 2012

Perpetual Pavement an Inch at a Time

NATIONAL ASPHALT PAVEMENT ASSOCIATION NAPA SPECIAL FEATURE   Perpetual pavement is a concept that was developed and has traditionally been marketed for high-volume applications like freeways and interstates. There is no reason, however, that this life-extending design approach can’t be applied to lower-volume ...

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NAPA Webinars Nov. 15: 'Election Implications for Asphalt Contractors' (free) and 'Upping the RAP - Putting Research into Practice'

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 14, 2012

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) is hosting two webinars (one of which is free) on Nov. 15 – Election Implications for Asphalt Contractors and Upping the RAP – Putting Research into Practice at noon and 2 p.m. EDT, respectively. Election Implications for ...

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Road Science

Better Roads Staff - Aug 05, 2012

Road Science

Now That's Cool   Low-energy asphalt mixes reduce viscosity – without the heat   In the last two decades, improvements in the physiochemistry of asphalt mixes have sparked a revolution in their production and placement. Today’s warm and cold asphalt mixes – which to minimize ...

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RoadWorks

Better Roads Staff - Feb 18, 2012

RoadWorks

Inside the highway and bridge industries   By John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Mike Anderson Hey Washington! You’re out of touch and we don’t trust you. Most Americans think their transportation system is in bad shape. But they prefer tolls to an increased gas ...

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Mike Anderson's American Iron

Better Roads Staff - Jul 07, 2011

Mike Anderson's American Iron

Let me tell you about my equipment. Please. By Mike Anderson Gaga is perhaps an exaggerated description for a 50-something man, especially a construction pro with 30 or so years of boots-in-the-dirt experience under him. But after sitting beside the gent for a ...

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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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