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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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Guest Blog Post: Upping the RAP – Putting Research into Practice

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 10, 2012

Guest Blog Post: Upping the RAP – Putting Research into Practice

All too often, a research project is completed and the final report just sits on a shelf. But, if an agency invests a little effort in exploring how the results can be used, there may be big payoffs for the agency, ...

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Road Science

Better Roads Staff - Dec 01, 2012

Road Science

Pre-Measure Your Carbon Footprint   Calculators help predict the environmental impact of roadbuilding projects     By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor   New tools keep appearing to help the highway, road and bridge community determine the environmental impact of the infrastructure they design and build. Last month we ...

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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 - Sep 06, 2012

Road Science

The Second Time Around   Recycled materials need analysis, characterization   By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor             There is no stopping the growth of recycled and reclaimed materials in pavements. The use of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP), reclaimed asphalt shingles (RAS), recycled concrete aggregate (RCA), and recycled ...

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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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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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NAPA Section

Better Roads Staff - Nov 12, 2011

NAPA Section

Do the Right Thin Thin asphalt overlays: Valuable versatility For a host of reasons, thin asphalt overlays are proving to be one of the most useful road treatments in the tool boxes of state and local transportation departments. Budget restraints have pressured ...

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Asphalt Pavement Alliance names executive director

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 07, 2011

The Asphalt Pavement Alliance, a partnership of the Asphalt Institute, the National Asphalt Pavement Association, and the State Asphalt Pavement Associations, today named Mike Kvach as its first full-time executive director. The appointment takes effect immediately. Kvach is charged with mobilizing ...

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Highway Contractor

Better Roads Staff - Aug 02, 2011

Highway Contractor

Warm Mix Asphalt Rolls into Place Technologies taking form under the watchful eyes of the National Asphalt Pavement Association and the Federal Highway Administration By Mike Anderson There is little doubt that even the most staid and traditional of road agencies and contractors ...

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'Rally for the Roads' on May 25 in D.C. will tout need for adequate highway funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 21, 2011

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) and its allied trade associations will sponsor a “Rally for Roads” on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on May 25 at 11 a.m. EDT, to bring attention to the critical need ...

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