Sunday | July 23, 2017

Project Management Archive

Plant Manager Chris Jennings shared that they use a single Komatsu loader to feed the system for the two plants, which also lowers their cost to produce. Decisions are focused on keeping costs down for production and the customer. “American Asphalt Company is committed to making the customer service experience its number one priority.”

American Asphalt Serves Two Plants with One Footprint

American Asphalt Co., headquartered in West Collingswood Heights, New Jersey, runs two plants...
To keep equipment safe and out of the way, Brahney tries to park equipment close together on the lot. All photos courtesy of Steve Brahney.

How to Stage Paving Equipment for Multi-Day Commercial Projects

Here’s what you should have on hand and where it needs to be...

Best Practices for Asphalt Overlays and Thin Lifts

When it comes to minor surface distress, sometimes the best option is to...
Spray injection patching cleans, tacks, fills and compacts in one continuous operation. The process requires a one- or two-person crew, can be used in cool or damp conditions, and doesn’t require a roller. Photo courtesy of Crafco Inc.

How to Patch for Future Pavement Preservation

Patching is an important process in any pavement maintenance program. We have the...
Sealants should be selected based on pavement condition, climate, pavement movement, service life needed and sealant properties, according to Julian.

How to Crack Seal Right, Step By Step

In part one of our three-part series, The Ultimate Paving Maintenance Guide, we...
The crew needed to spread the stone about 12 feet wide near the building, out to the swale.

How to Manage Chip Sealing

Two aspects of the chip sealing project keep it profitable for the company...

Watch California’s RAP Blending Influence

Whether or not the use of high percentages of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP)...
The Boxley crew had a number of triangles and changing widths to pave on this segmented project, but they communicated well and worked together the way a veteran crew should.

Plan Water Flow Before Paving

Whether you’re constructing a new route for the state or building a new...
The paver operator will be the eyes of the operation. He is the person situated at the highest point where he can see all the pieces in motion.

Train Paving Laborers to be the Best Superintendent Ever

When training the workers on your crew, watch the way they learn. The...
The C.W. Matthews team placed the first OGI (open graded interlayer) for the Georgia Department of Transportation on State Route 74 for its QIC award-winning project. Photo courtesy C.W. Matthews.

Manage for a Win

By AsphaltPro Staff Ever wonder how those fancy companies win awards for their...

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