From the January 11, 2021 issue of CalAPA Asphalt Insider Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday unveiled his proposed state budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year that begins on July 1, a record $227 billion spending plan that reflects the state’s revenues have largely avoided the most-feared impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Spending on construction remains… Continue reading Governor releases record $227 billion state budget for 2021-22
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
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
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
Any streets painted in your neighbor? Lane Lane Studios artist Kai‘ili Kaulukukui painted this 3,000-square-foot mural directly on Auahi Street, between Keawe and Coral Streets in Honolulu.Click here for KHON2 Report.Click here for Pacific Business News report (subscription required for full story) Photo courtesy of Pacific Business News.
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.
This quarter's edition of the CP2 Center News is chock full of good information, references, upcoming training etc. (click here for your copy of the newsletter) IN THIS ISSUE- Pavement Preservation AcademyASPHALT PAVEMENT NEWS- Winter Pavement Maintenance Tips- Caltrans I-5 Rehab Project- Caltrans & Partner Worker Safety- CIR Webinar Highlights- AASHTO ETF Update- Recycled Plastic… Continue reading CP2 Center News – December 2020 Issue
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) completed 135 projects statewide during 2020, with a total value of $1.05 billion. Click here for additional information and highlights some of the notable projects completed this year statewide. Courtesy of Fox 13 Salt Lake City.
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
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?