Wednesday | January 17, 2018

Features Archive

When it’s time to test the new drives and motors, take all variables into account. If making upgrades during cold, winter weather, consider how the ambient temperature may or may not represent actual working conditions. Photo courtesy Bob Frank.

Vary Your Energy Use, Increase Your Utility Savings

If the lights in the control house dim when your plant manager presses...
A list of “don’ts” isn’t meant to embarrass or punish anyone; it’s meant to remind us that we all have habits or methods we may have learned that need refining. Work together as a team to fine-tune and fix the elements of paving for a top quality job every day.

Top 10 Paving Don’ts

In 2017, AsphaltPro magazine launched an online course that I consulted on to...
To meet the smoothness spec on the I-670 Loop, the Superior Bowen crew performed the paving non-stop. That started with feeding the Cat® AP1055F paver with a material transfer machine. All photos courtesy Caterpillar.

Superior Bowen Gets Consistency in Kansas City

From Caterpillar The Superior Bowen crew approached an overlay requiring the shutdown of...
The team at Coastal Bridge in Port Allen produces modified mixes in long, steady runs to get optimum efficiency. Photo courtesy Coastal Bridge.

7 Top Tips for Plant Production Success

At the 41st annual Asphalt Contractors of Florida Association (ACAF) meeting at the...
At a past Career Day, a high school student got to experience fall protection. Photo courtesy Jon Young, HAPI.

How to Find New Workers for Your Company

Results of an industry-wide survey of 1,600 respondents conducted by the Associated General...

Quantify Environmental Benefits of Asphalt

By Mike Acott When it comes to knowing what goes into its products,...
This summer, Maryland Paving tested out a new SMA concept, utilizing warm mix technology to eliminate the need for cellulose fiber.

Maryland Paving Gets Started on a New SMA Concept

When Maryland first began pioneering the use of Stone Mastic Asphalt (SMA) in...

Asphalt Industry Uses Clean Diesel

From Diesel Technology Forum At the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV)...
American Asphalt employees and members of their families represented the largest group in attendance for the 3rd annual Ronald McDonald House Run. The event raised $50,000 for the local Ronald McDonald House.

At American Asphalt Company, Positive Culture Win Over Strategy

By Jennifer Douglass American Asphalt Company, headquartered in West Collingswood Heights, New Jersey,...
Crews placed a mix with lower gyrations, higher liquid asphalt content and lower air voids than the standard state mix, on US62 in Woodford County, Kentucky. They also tacked the butt joint with a trackless tack prior to placing the second lane to see how the longitudinal joint behaves over time. Photo courtesy PAIKY.

Asphalt industry increases its environmentally friendly use of materials

Let me begin this exposition on the asphalt industry’s use of asphalt cement...

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