Thinlays are a suite of thin-asphalt overlays designed specifically for pavement preservation. With Thinlays, agencies can extend the life of pavements that are in good to fair condition, decreasing life-cycle costs, improving ride, and decreasing roadway noise. The guide, Thinlays for Pavement Preservation (Information Series 141), provides comprehensive guidance on the proper use of Thinlays,… Continue reading NAPA Issues New Thinlay Guidance
Click here to view the PDF of this report. TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 516: Tack Coat Specifications, Materials, and Construction Practices provides state agencies across the United States with guidance as they reevaluate their tack coat specifications, the materials they use, and the practices by which the tack coats are placed.… Continue reading Tack Coat Specifications, Materials, and Construction Practices
Article is courtesy of the AGC of Alaska Modern technology is taking the guesswork out of paving the nation’s roads and runways. “Intelligent Compaction” refers to compaction of road materials such as asphalt, soils or aggregate bases using modern vibratory rollers equipped with an integration of high-precision positioning systems, accelerometers and onboard computer systems. The… Continue reading Laying down high-tech pavement: Intelligent Compaction takes guesswork out of density
Article Courtesy of the AGC of Alaska Company builds infrastructure to keep Alaskans connected For more than 40 years, Knik Construction Co. has been connecting Alaska’s communities and people through building infrastructure. As a general heavy construction company, it specializes in complex, logistically challenging projects in hard-to-reach places, not only in Alaska but in locations… Continue reading Member Profile – Knik Construction Co.
Article courtesy of the AGC of Alaska Contractors wrap up work to repair, protect 414-mile Dalton Highway Three summer construction seasons after Brice Inc. took over an emergency flood on the Dalton Highway, fixed it, then pressed on with its originally scheduled project, the Fairbanks contractor will finally say goodbye to the Haul Road this… Continue reading Damage Managed
Article is courtesy of the AGC of Alaska A tan-colored surface installed on Southcentral Alaska roadways last summer might look like an odd patch job, but the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities is researching whether this surface - an advanced high-friction surface treatment - could provide a better future for Alaska roads. The tan-colored… Continue reading Alaska Tests Surface Coatings for High-Friction Effectiveness
Article courtesy of the AGC of Alaska By Mark Homer, P.E. During World War II, the U.S. supplied the Soviet Union with fighter planes by ferrying up the west coast and across the Bering Strait. This era’s fighter planes had small fuel tanks, short ranges and required numerous runways for frequent refueling on their way… Continue reading Paving a very cold runway in Alaska