2021, Asphalt Pavements, Colorado, People, Safety

Breathing Easy With The Asphalt Production Industry

This handy 6-page Fact Sheet funded by Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association (CAPA) explains asphalt pavement material production (APM) and that emissions from APM facilities do NOT pose a risk to public health even at locations as close as 100 feet from an APM facility. This document was developed for CAPA by environmental consultant Tetra Tec… Continue reading Breathing Easy With The Asphalt Production Industry

2021, Alaska, Arizona, Asphalt Pavements, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Pavement Preservation, Pavement Treatments, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Every Day Counts Virtual Summit – Available On-Demand

Did you miss the EDC-6 summit was conducted virtually in December 2020? Now is your opportunity to watch it on demand. The summit included over 3000 attendees from State DOTs, local agencies, federal land management agencies, tribes and industry--to encourage creative thinking, and celebrate a shared vision for new opportunities. Click here for addition information,… Continue reading Every Day Counts Virtual Summit – Available On-Demand

2018, 2020, Alaska, Arizona, Asphalt Pavements, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Sustainability, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

How can EPDs be used to achieve environmental benefits?

Green public procurement (GPP) initiatives in the U.S.A. rely on the use of environmental product declarations (EPDs) of construction materials, including asphalt pavements. EPDs are not required by Federal laws or regulations. A recent study summarizes the current EPD developments and their uses to help achieve environmental benefits effectively. For more information, contact authors. 

2020, Alaska, Arizona, Asphalt Pavements, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

New Asphalt Pavement Alliance Website Aimed at Decision Makers

The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) recently launched a new website aimed at assisting pavement type decision makers – government leaders, engineers, owners, and agencies. The new website provides data-driven resources, practical information, and educational opportunities offered by the APA and its partners – NAPA, the Asphalt Institute, and the State Asphalt Pavement Associations. The website… Continue reading New Asphalt Pavement Alliance Website Aimed at Decision Makers

2020, Alaska, Arizona, Asphalt Pavements, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Pavement Treatments, Porous Asphalt, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Is it Possible to Maintain Porous Pavement?

Based on this article from For Construction Pros it is possible! The article discusses some solutions to the “porous pavement maintenance blues” which will even help extend the life of these specialized pavements. An interesting excerpt: "The third, and final step to a complete porous (asphalt) pavement maintenance program is to treat these pavements with new… Continue reading Is it Possible to Maintain Porous Pavement?

2020, Alaska, Arizona, Asphalt Pavements, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Sustainability, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Video: How State DOTs Work To Ensure NEPA Compliance

In this video from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Center for Environmental Excellence, Kyle Schneweis – the outgoing executive director of the Nebraska Department of Transportation – explains how NEPA assignments work to streamline the environmental review process without sacrificing environmental protections; saving both time and taxpayer dollars. Click here for the video… Continue reading Video: How State DOTs Work To Ensure NEPA Compliance

2020, Alaska, Arizona, Asphalt Pavements, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

ASTM Fatigue Cracking Evaluation Standard

A proposed ASTM International standard will allow those in the road construction industry to extend the service life of asphalt mixtures by more accurately predicting and evaluating fatigue performance. ASTM’s road and pavement committee (D04) is developing the proposed standard.  According to ASTM International member M. Emin Kutay, the proposed standard (WK74054) will be used… Continue reading ASTM Fatigue Cracking Evaluation Standard

2020, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, People, Safety, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Caterpillar Expands Fatigue Monitoring to On-road

Guardian 2 is now available through Caterpillar dealers for use on light vehicles and on-highway trucks. The system monitors driver fatigue and distraction, and is similar to technology currently being used on mining trucks. Click here for the complete article, including a Caterpillar produced video explaining how the monitoring system works, from Construction Equipment.

2020, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, People, Safety, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

State DOTs Push Protective Measures During Pedestrian Safety Month

Click here for the complete article from the AASHTO Journal. A couple of highlights from the article are shown below. The Oregon Department of Transportation is using the focus on pedestrian safety to bring attention to “White Cane Safety Day,” which falls on October 15. Established by Congress in 1964, “White Can Safety Day” aims… Continue reading State DOTs Push Protective Measures During Pedestrian Safety Month