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Joints, Humpback Whales and Quarries

Better Roads Staff - Mar 21, 2012

Joints, Humpback Whales and Quarries

Knowledge of geological joints is essential in assuring the economic extraction of crushed stone from quarries, and detailed studies of joints and other planes of weakness should be included in the exploration and quarrying process.   A few years ago, I had ...

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M&A activity may pick up as spring nears

Better Roads Staff - Mar 21, 2012

M&A activity may pick up as spring nears

There were no deals to report in the construction materials sector in January. That said, a number of the multi-national companies made acquisition overseas, and the battle continues between Martin Marietta Materials Inc. and Vulcan Materials Co. Before one thinks ...

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Counting on a Conference Committee

Better Roads Staff - Mar 21, 2012

As this issue of Aggregates Manager was going to press, everyone inside the Beltway was talking about the need for transportation reauthorization. The question is whether talk will lead to action. Even Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is in the dark ...

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Road Science

Better Roads Staff - Sep 07, 2011

Road Science

Science Friction Thin Open-Graded Surfacings Drive Market By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor Now, more than ever, thin open-graded friction courses (OGFCs) are driving the market for drainable, high-friction, noise-attenuating asphalt mixes. This new generation of OGFCs is being bolstered by the advent of high-performance ...

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Tire International Appoints Asphalt Rubber Technology Expert Dr. Serji N. Amirkhanian to board of directors

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 08, 2011

Tire International, a tire recycler and maker of rubber products, has appointed Dr. Serji N. Amirkhanian to the company's board of directors. Dr. Amirkhanian is a recognized international authority on the use of recycled and by-products in construction materials and ...

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Parsons Brinckerhoff names Orlando office area manager

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 22, 2011

Parsons Brinckerhoff names Orlando office area manager

George Walton has been named area manager of the Orlando office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global infrastructure strategic consulting, engineering and program/construction management organization. In his new role, Walton will oversee Parsons Brinckerhoff’s operations in Central and North Florida.The company is ...

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Call for Papers for TRB 91st Annual Meeting: Portland-Limestone Cement for Sustainable Concrete

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 13, 2011

Call For Papers TRB 91st Annual Meeting Jan. 22-26, 2012 Call Title: Portland-Limestone Cement for Sustainable Concrete Sponsoring Committee: AFN40 - Concrete Materials and Placement Techniques Co-Sponsoring Committee(s): AFN20 - Properties of Concrete AFN30 - Durability of Concrete Call Description: Suggested Paper Topics:1. Material Properties: fresh and hardened properties; - Slump, Setting ...

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American Concrete Institute names 2011-2012 officers

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 25, 2011

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) introduced its 2011-2012 president, vice president, and four board members during the ACI Spring 2011 Convention in Tampa, Fla. Kenneth C. Hover was elected to serve as president of the Institute for 2011-2012.  After the sudden ...

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RoadScience

Brooke Wisdom - Apr 01, 2011

RoadScience

Research that could change the Way We Work Some top picks from Transportation Research Board’s papers presented at its 90th annual meeting in D.C. By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor It is always a meeting filled with new ideas and stunning research breakthroughs in ...

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Financial District

Brooke Wisdom - Apr 01, 2011

Financial District

HOT not HOV Tweaking old-fashioned busy lanes could smooth flow By John Latta Congestion on busy roads is not going anywhere; we’ll have it for a long time to come. But one measure used to combat it (and also fight back against high ...

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Road Science

Brooke Wisdom - Dec 01, 2010

Road Science

Gaining influence in 2011 By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor There are big changes on the way for a number of existing infrastructure technologies and practices, and they will significantly influence the highway and bridge communities in 2011. In the coming year, new research, ...

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Road Science

Better Roads Staff - Aug 01, 2010

Road Science

Concrete ‘Road Map’ Not Set in Stone Stakeholder Needs Take Concrete ‘Road Map’ in New Directions By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor The CP Road Map, formally the Long-Term Plan for Concrete Pavement Research and Technology – first articulated to the industry at the ...

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