More Articles for recycled asphalt shingles (RAS)

Running Shingles the Right Way

Better Roads Staff - Feb 07, 2014

Running Shingles the Right Way

By Daniel C. Brown   Correctly running recycled asphalt shingles (RAS) and reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) at the same time can be a tricky business. The main economic advantage to doing so, of course, is that you replace expensive virgin binder with ...

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Beware Premature Aging of Binder

Better Roads Staff - Jun 06, 2013

Beware Premature  Aging of Binder

Take care with liquid asphalt binder to avoid thermal crack failure   Thermal cracking – also known as low temperature cracking – in bituminous pavements appears as a series of transverse cracks that extend across the pavement surface in response to cold ...

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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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21st Century Asphalt Pavements Conference: Value, Quality, and Performance

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 02, 2012

  The National Asphalt Pavement Association's "21st Century Asphalt Pavements Conference: Value, Quality, and Performance" will take place Dec. 5-6 at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. The details follow:   Dates:  Wednesday, Dec. 5 - Thursday, Dec. 6Location:  Sheraton Salt ...

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Highway Contractor

Better Roads Staff - Apr 06, 2012

Highway Contractor

How Chicago DOT Deals with the New Budget Realities The Mission: Manage more than 6,000 miles of roads and alleys with less money and be greener about it. The solution: Innovate and change. The Great Recession has wreaked havoc in road management programs ...

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Highway Contractor

Better Roads Staff - Jul 07, 2011

Highway Contractor

Playing The Cards You’re Dealt (when they’re not very good) How some city road managers cope with diminishing budgets By Kirk Landers With Stimulus money slowing to a trickle and local tax revenues still sagging, Better Roads interviewed a cross-section of city road managers ...

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