2018, People, Washington

Lakeside Industries Exemplifies Many Paths to Industry Success

The asphalt paving industry is diverse in many ways, including ownership and business models. Hot-mix asphalt (HMA) producers include international, national, regional and local companies, each successfully filling the need for production and paving within individual economic environments. Even the country’s largest producer accounts for only about 10 percent of the total HMA tonnage produced… Continue reading Lakeside Industries Exemplifies Many Paths to Industry Success

2018, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Asphalt Pavements, California, CNMI, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Pavement Treatments, Washington

NAPA Issues New Thinlay Guidance

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

2018, Alaska, Arizona, Asphalt Pavements, California, Emulsions, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington

Tack Coat Specifications, Materials, and Construction Practices

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

2018, People, Washington

Meet the State Exec: WAPA’s David Gent

The AsphaltPro magazine has their “Meet the State Executive” article series. They hope to feature the executive director from each State Asphalt Pavement Association (SAPA) over a number of their upcoming editions. Editor Sandy Lender goals is to provide the state executive with the opportunity to provide advice or tips based on the experiences from… Continue reading Meet the State Exec: WAPA’s David Gent

2018, Asphalt Pavements, Pavement Preservation, Sustainability, Washington

The right CSOL-ution

Washington State DOT’s last-ditch play against aging pavements is a unique success Asphalt Article By David Gent, P.E. February 09, 2017   State DOTs have a primary responsibility to maximize the return on investment from the considerable public funds spent to build and maintain their highways and interstates. To manage the long-term costs of its… Continue reading The right CSOL-ution