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.
Shaking from the large earthquake that shuddered through Anchorage, Alaska last week was strong enough to turn smooth asphalt roads into broken, jagged depressions of rubble. But within just a few days, crews managed to repair the worst of the damage, unsnarling traffic in Alaska’s largest city. Click here for the rest of the article.
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
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
The Daniel K. Inouye Highway (DKI), also known as Saddle Road (Route 200), is the most direct cross-island route between east and west Hawaii Island. People use the road for business travel, transport of goods and services, tourism, recreation, shopping and daily commuting. The August 2018 issue of the HAPI newsletter (click here) provides history… Continue reading The Transformation of the Saddle Road
Link to article in ConstructionDive: https://www.constructiondive.com/news/report-oregon-hottest-market-for-roads-through-2021/529408/ Dive Brief: The Zweig Group's Insider's Guide to the State DOT Market for AEC Firms 2018-2021 has identified Oregon as the "hottest" market for road and bridge work. The publication offers those in the industry data about states with the most opportunities for infrastructure construction, design and engineering firms.… Continue reading Report: Oregon ‘hottest’ market for roads through 2021
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
Often the design of porous asphalt pavements is focused on how well the pavement will handle water, not traffic. For most parking lots and light-duty surfaces this may be a reasonable approach, but as public agencies look to use full-depth porous asphalt pavements on roadways a traditional structural design methodology is needed. Written by Charles… Continue reading Structural Design Guidelines for Porous Asphalt Pavements (July 2018)
The Pavement Preservation workshop took place on May 1 – 2, 2018 at the Manoa Grand Ballroom in Honolulu. Just over 60 people attended from the FHWA, all 4 HDOT Districts, the 4 Counties, and industry. Master of ceremonies Casey Abe, for the Hawaii DOT welcomed everyone to the workshop. Dr. Adrian Ricardo Archilla from the… Continue reading FHWA Pavement Preservation Workshop – May 2018
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