More Articles for National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)

Special Report from TRB 2014: Warm Mix Asphalt

Better Roads Staff - Mar 07, 2014

Special Report from TRB 2014:  Warm Mix Asphalt

The incursion of warm-mix asphalt (WMA) into the nation’s bituminous pavements continues unabated. The latest National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)/Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) survey of asphalt producers’ use of recycled materials and warm-mix asphalt find that nearly a quarter of all ...

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Plant Management of RAP/RCA

Better Roads Staff - Nov 06, 2013

Plant Management of RAP/RCA

Processing and storage makes reclaimed asphalt pavement and recycled concrete aggregate useful as aggregate.   By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor   In the past two decades, reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) have taken their places among materials commonly used for ...

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Mix Optimization

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 06, 2013

Mix Optimization

A formula for greenbacks and green roads When it comes to mix-design optimization, two goals stand out: dollars to be saved and how sustainable a road you can build. This means doing your homework and understanding calculations in mix design, explains ...

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‘If you look after the pennies, the dollars will look after themselves’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 22, 2013

‘If you look after the pennies, the dollars will look after themselves’

Pennies DO matter! In a recent conversation with Shane Buchanan, asphalt performance manager with Oldcastle Materials Group’s Asphalt Performance Team, about mix-design optimization, he told me how watching your pennies can save your operation millions. But it’s not about cutting corners to ...

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Kokosing Construction earns 2012 Quality in Construction Award from NAPA

Staff Report - Feb 22, 2013

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) awarded Kokosing Construction Co. the 2012 Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement on the Nelsonville Bypass. “We are truly pleased to receive such a prestigious award,” said Kokosing Project ...

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NAPA gives out awards for the ‘smoothest asphalt pavement in the country,’ + more; find out who won

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 13, 2013

NAPA gives out awards for the ‘smoothest asphalt pavement in the country,’ + more; find out who won

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) recognized the best of the best in quality construction during a Feb. 13 breakfast presentation at the association’s 58th Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz. NAPA announced the winners of its 2012 Quality in Construction Award ...

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WEBINAR: Keeping the Work Zone Safe slated for Jan. 24

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 20, 2012

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) is hosting the webinar, "Keeping the Work Zone Safe," on Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. ET. The 45-minute webinar will address Version 11 of the the Roadway Construction Safety Consortium's Roadway Safety+ program, a comprehensive ...

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Recognize quality asphalt paving projects, deadline now Oct. 12

Staff Report - Oct 02, 2012

The deadline for nominating Quality in Construction Awards to the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) has been extended by one week to Friday, Oct. 12. NAPA's Quality in Construction Awards nationally recognizes superior asphalt paving projects around the nation.   The awards ...

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Highway Contractor

Better Roads Staff - Sep 07, 2012

  Old Dog, New Tricks   Even with a strong foundation and a long history, you need to be willing and able to adapt to stay competitive today.   By John Latta   It’s not 2007 anymore. Changes in the economy, the way work is decided on, planned ...

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Applications & Innovations

Better Roads Staff - Sep 06, 2012

Applications & Innovations

Whispering Asphalt   OGFCs cut spray and can be very, very quiet.   For several years, a number of states have placed open-graded friction courses (OGFCs) as a wearing course on their high-volume, high-speed roadways. An OGFC is a thin, permeable mix with high air ...

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Road Science

Better Roads Staff - Jul 03, 2012

Road Science

On the Face of It   Aggregate performance depends on its surface     The higher-performing bituminous and portland cement concrete mixes of today are becoming more complex, and to ensure performance, more scrutiny is being given to the chemistry and composition of the aggregates ...

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Greenhouse Gas calculator

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 21, 2012

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) has expanded its online Greenhouse Gas Calculator to help quantify the decrease in greenhouse gas emissions that accompany the increased use of recycled materials and warm-mix asphalt technology. The Greenhouse Gas Calculator, which can ...

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