AsphaltPro Staff

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Dec 27, 2017

Michigan DOT Tests Friction Aggregates

Editor’s Note: Read the February issue for findings from the Florida Department of Transportation’s experience with HFSTs over time. High friction surface treatments (HFST) provide enhanced pavement friction in critical safety locations such as horizontal curves and bridge decks. HFSTs are a thin layer of durable, high friction aggregate bonded to an existing pavement surface […]

BY Courtney Jones and Mike Heitzman

Apps & Online Resources

Oct 24, 2017

When Sealcoating Isn’t Enough: How to Sell Your Customers on Replacing, Resurfacing or Patching

Cracks, wear and potholes are telltale signs of asphalt damage, leaving many property owners and managers searching for the best way to resolve these issues while keeping their asphalt in good condition. Oftentimes, those responsible for maintaining parking lots will default to sealcoating as the solution to various problems with asphalt. For asphalt pavement that […]

BY Bea Bonte

Features

Oct 24, 2017

Reliable Asphalt Products’ Tessera Software with eRoutes™

To facilitate efficient haul truck loading and ticketing as well as accurate customer billing, plant operators and managers have cutting edge technology available to them. The team at Reliable Asphalt Products, Shelbyville, Kentucky, offers the MINDS “Tessera” Ticketing and Loadout Software equipped with eRoutes™ data capture technology. Here’s how it works: When the haul truck […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Equipment

Aug 28, 2017

Innovation in the Asphalt Industry, Part 3—How to Get Federal Protection

Editor’s Note: The information contained in this article is provided for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice nor result in an attorney-client relationship with the reader. Any questions about how this information might affect your particular situation should be addressed to an attorney. One of the most important steps to protecting your […]

BY Brian Mack and Anna Quinn

Features

Jul 25, 2017

We Improve America’s Infrastructure with Advanced and Clean Diesel Equipment

During the week of May 15 through 19, hundreds of organizations met in Washington, D.C., to honor past accomplishments and focus on the future growth of America’s national infrastructure as part of Infrastructure Week. With diesel equipment serving as the overwhelming power source for past and future infrastructure growth, Diesel Technology Forum Executive Director Allen […]

BY Diesel Technology Forum

Equipment

Jul 25, 2017

Ten DOTs Garner Perpetual Pavement Awards with Asphalt

The Asphalt Pavement Alliance, a partnership of the Asphalt Institute, National Asphalt Pavement Association, and the State Asphalt Pavement Associations, named 10 departments of transportation winners of the 2016 Perpetual Pavement Award this April. The award celebrates long-life asphalt pavements that reflect the characteristics of a Perpetual Pavement design. The award is presented to state […]

BY National Asphalt Pavement Association

Features

Jul 25, 2017

Innovation in the Asphalt Industry, Part 2—How to Get from Prototype to Production

Editor’s Note: The information contained in this article is provided for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice nor result in an attorney-client relationship with the reader. Any questions about how this information might affect your particular situation should be addressed to an attorney. You’ve come up with that “million-dollar idea,” and maybe […]

BY Brian Mack and Anna Quinn

Apps & Online Resources

Jun 26, 2017

How to Get a Patent on your Asphalt Product Idea

Editor’s Note: The information contained in this article is provided for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice nor result in an attorney-client relationship with the reader. Any questions about how this information might affect your particular situation should be addressed to an attorney. Advancements in the asphalt industry make paving America’s roads […]

BY Brian Mack and Anna Quinn

Apps & Online Resources

Apr 27, 2017

ConExpo Tech Experience Pavilion Shows Future Engines, Machines

  As you’ve seen throughout this New Products edition of AsphaltPro, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are looking into the future with the iron and technology recently introduced. At CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017, a Tech Experience pavilion anchored the largest show floor in history. Tech challenges issued before the show culminated on site and experts offered […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Apps & Online Resources

Apr 27, 2017

Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals aims to protect industry workers

Several human resource websites offer checklists and other guidance for what to do when an employee dies on the job. Such lists usually begin with calling 911 and contacting the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), dealing with the media, keeping the business operating, and even suggesting tips on establishing scholarship funds and remembering anniversaries. […]

BY Ross Myers & David Walls

Safety

Feb 27, 2017

Construction Safety’s Next Frontier: Suicide Prevention

The construction industry is experiencing unprecedented attention to mental health and suicide prevention. Progressive contractors with leading safety, health and wellness programs are embracing mental health and suicide prevention as the next frontier in safety. The Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP) was born out of necessity. As Sally Spencer-Thomas, Ph.D., discussed in her […]

BY Cal Beyer

Management & HR

Dec 20, 2016

Best Practices for Asphalt Overlays and Thin Lifts

When it comes to minor surface distress, sometimes the best option is to perform an overlay. “Overlays have some distinct advantages compared to less costly surface maintenance treatments,” said Terry Humphrey, a training consultant at Caterpillar Paving Products, Peoria, Illinois. “In addition to sealing shallow fatigue cracks, overlays add strength to the existing structure and […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Equipment Maintenance

Sep 27, 2016

Knik Construction Co. Delivers Remote Runway with Quality Bonus

Knik Construction Co. Inc., based in Anchorage, Alaska, states right up front on its website that it’s a heavy construction contractor that “specializes in complex, logistically challenging projects in hard-to-reach places.” Enter the Yakutat Airport (YAK) rehab project on the Inside Passage, where the company just achieved quality bonuses for the composition and density of […]

BY Jeff Winke and Sandy Lender

Contractors

Aug 23, 2016

How New OSHA Noise Limits Could Affect Your Crew

In May, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published its spring semiannual regulatory agenda, which included potential changes to acceptable noise levels and solutions in construction work zones. “When OSHA noise regulations were crafted in the 1970s and 1980s, the construction industry was specifically exempted from the broader general industry standards,” said Brad Witt, […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Legislation & Funding

Aug 23, 2016

NAPA Award Winners Lead the Way

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) honored winners and finalists of its 2015 Operational Excellence Awards at a special ceremony today (July 18) during the association’s Midyear Meeting in Seattle. “NAPA members strive for excellence in constructing high-quality asphalt pavements and in every aspect of their operations. The five Operational Excellence Awards categories — Asphalt […]

BY National Asphalt Pavement Association

Features

Jul 26, 2016

In-Place Recycling Becomes an Engineering Science

Various forms of in‐place pavement recycling have been used to rehabilitate and maintain pavements in the United States since the 1930s. The oil embargo of the 1970s and its economic ramifications stimulated the use and the development of in‐place recycling. New binder materials, construction equipment, construction operations, mix design, quality control/quality assurance (QC/QA) techniques and specs […]

BY Dave Johnson

Features

Jul 26, 2016

Around The Globe–August 2016

Asphalt industry news and happenings from around the globe Canada GreenMantra Technologies, Brantford, Canada, and EMCO Chemical Distributors, Pleasant Prairie, Wis., have signed an exclusive agreement for EMCO to distribute GreenMantra’s line of Ceranovus® wax products—and other GreenMantra specialty chemicals—in North America. The company uses a proprietary thermo-catalytic system and patented process to transform recycled […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

News