2021, Alaska, Arizona, Asphalt Pavements, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Sustainability, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Got face masks? Make a road!

What now! Wondering what to do with those millions and millions of disposable face masks that people have been wearing during the pandemic — and then disposing of basically wherever they please? Why not make a new road? “The face masks have some amazing properties, including high tensile strengths and ductility,” Li explains. As a… Continue reading Got face masks? Make a road!

2021, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, CNMI, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, People, Safety, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

OPINION: Why smart roads are just as important as autonomous vehicles

Someday we may be constructing smart roads . . . The focus on autonomous vehicle technology should not be isolated to the car itself, but also in upgrading the actual road infrastructure. State-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) to advance smart infrastructure will not only help driverless vehicles understand the roads better, but also improve overall road… Continue reading OPINION: Why smart roads are just as important as autonomous vehicles

2021, Asphalt Pavements, Hawaii

Senate Bill Would Make It Harder To Scrutinize Government Contract Awards, Critics Say

State officials say the measure would speed up the cumbersome procurement process, but others worry it would make legitimate bid appeals unaffordable. Does Senate Bill 1329, goes too far, stripping away the necessary oversight of how public agencies award multi-million dollar contracts to private bidders and creating a situation in which backroom deals and corruption… Continue reading Senate Bill Would Make It Harder To Scrutinize Government Contract Awards, Critics Say

2021, Hawaii, Sustainability, Washington

Electric Vehicles Are About to Be Cheaper Than Gas Cars

Many consumers, however, are left wondering whether electric cars are cheaper to drive. Washington State is by far the cheapest to run a battery-powered electric car over the 15-year life span of a vehicle. The electricity required to power the vehicle can be as much as $14,480 cheaper than fueling up a gas-powered vehicle while… Continue reading Electric Vehicles Are About to Be Cheaper Than Gas Cars

2021, Hawaii, People

HAPI Hall of Fame

Established in 2021, the Hawaii Asphalt Paving Industry (HAPI) Hall of Fame honors and recognizes those individuals that have:  Made significant and lasting contributions to the Asphalt Paving Industry.Unselfishly and generously served HAPI and the industry.Demonstrated a consistent high standard of ethics.Made outstanding contributions of time and or ideas to the industry.Helped mold our industry,… Continue reading HAPI Hall of Fame

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

FAA Supports Airport Improvement Projects With $630m In Grants

Many airfields are constructed using asphalt pavements. It's good news to hear about the FAA's $630 million in grants. The FAA grants go to major US airports that hundreds of millions of passengers pass through each year and to minor airports that only see a few flights per day and some airports that receive essential… Continue reading FAA Supports Airport Improvement Projects With $630m In Grants

2021, Alaska, Arizona, Asphalt Pavements, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Martin Marietta Materials CEO is bullish as he expects more federal spending on roads

KEY POINTS- The Biden administration is expected to focus on infrastructure spending after a new Covid-19 stimulus bill is signed.- Martin Marietta Materials CEO Ward Nye said he welcomed the White House's efforts, which come during a booming homebuilding market. Martin Marietta Materials CEO Ward Nye was optimistic about his company's prospects on Monday as… Continue reading Martin Marietta Materials CEO is bullish as he expects more federal spending on roads

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

States’ COVID-Era Budget Surpluses Could Pay For Infrastructure

Congress, at the behest of President Joe Biden, is hashing out its own major infrastructure plan, but some governors and legislatures figure they can go ahead and make critical one-time investments in road construction, broadband or other infrastructure projects. Some also are looking to target long-term funding for bigger-ticket items. “Our needs are so great.… Continue reading States’ COVID-Era Budget Surpluses Could Pay For Infrastructure

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

FHWA Technical Briefs – FHWA’s Asphalt Density Demonstration Project

FHWA has recently published a series of four Technical Briefs developed in cooperation with the University of Nevada Reno. These Technical Briefs provide an overview of FHWA’s demonstration project on Enhancing Durability of Asphalt Pavements Through Increased In-place Density. The overall objective of the demonstration project was to show that additional density could be obtained… Continue reading FHWA Technical Briefs – FHWA’s Asphalt Density Demonstration Project

2021, Asphalt Pavements, Hawaii, Pavement Preservation, Pavement Treatments, Porous Asphalt, Regions, Sustainability

HAPI Shorts – Lunch Time Lessons

In 2020, the Hawaii Asphalt Pavement Industry (HAPI) started their HAPI Shorts – Lunch Time Lessons program, consisting of weekly 30 to 40-minute presentations via a Zoom meeting. Last year they conducted 21 sessions with 13 unique subjects. Presentations were done by their executive director and a variety of guest speakers. The various sessions attracted… Continue reading HAPI Shorts – Lunch Time Lessons