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Down to the Dirt: Intelligent and new technologies are revolutionizing soil compaction

Better Roads Staff - Jun 06, 2014

Down to the Dirt: Intelligent and new technologies are revolutionizing soil compaction

Intelligent compaction – matched with more productive operational control systems – is revolutionizing the commonplace world of dirt rolling. Yesterday’s slow-but-steady soil compactor now communicates with satellites, logs performance, saves fuel, pollutes less and is more productive. It’s all done natively, ...

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Fighting Thermal Segregation

Better Roads Staff - Jun 05, 2014

Fighting Thermal  Segregation

A temperature bar can provide a thermal profile in real time. A system that allows detection of thermal segregation in the asphalt mat – in real time – and records a thermal profile is being used now by some state Departments ...

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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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Special Transportation Research Board 2013 Report

Better Roads Staff - Apr 03, 2013

Special Transportation Research Board 2013 Report

‘Bio-Binder’ Green Modifiers Star at TRB   By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor   The emerging universe of biologically based modified asphalts got significant exposure at the 92nd annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) in Washington, D.C. Better Roads was there. More than 11,700 ...

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An Occasional Series: One 2 One with some of the most interesting people in the business

Better Roads Staff - Jan 10, 2013

An Occasional Series:  One 2 One with some of the most interesting people in the business

FHWA Administrator Victor Mendez talks to Editor-in-Chief John Latta   Victor Mendez is Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), overseeing the agency and advising the Administration on strategic initiatives and policy. He launched FHWA’s Every Day Counts (EDC) initiative in November ...

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Greenroads: Version 1.0 of rating system for roadway design, construction released

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 18, 2010

The University of Washington and CH2M Hill have jointly released a sustainability performance metric, or "rating system," for roadway design and construction. The Greenroads system was unveiled at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) meeting last month in Washington, D.C.,and  on Jan. ...

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