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Geofoam saves time, money during three projects

Geofoam saves time, money during three projects

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Posted by Contributed on Dec 06, 2013

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has promoted the use of expanded polystyrene (EPS) geofoam as a lightweight embankment soil alternative ...

MMFX2 strengthens bridge in City of Chesapeake’s Dominion Boulevard project

MMFX2 strengthens bridge in City of Chesapeake’s...

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Posted by Contributed on Nov 22, 2013

The City of Chesapeake began construction on the new Dominion Boulevard, U.S. Route 17, project in early January (2013). The ...

Diamond saw cut surface textures improve pavement performance

Diamond saw cut surface textures improve pavement...

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Posted by Contributed on Nov 15, 2013

Increasingly, specifiers around the world are recognizing the benefits of diamond grinding and other diamond saw cut textures for their ...

PHOTOS: Indiana DOT Opens New Tension Fabric Building for Salt Storage

PHOTOS: Indiana DOT Opens New Tension Fabric Building...

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Posted by Contributed on Nov 08, 2013

When the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) opened a new facility for winter de-icing operations and salt storage in Wabash, ...

Design-Bid-Build vs. Design-Build

Design-Bid-Build vs. Design-Build

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Posted by Contributed on Oct 18, 2013

Understanding the process and what you need to know Author’s note: This article will attempt to answer the questions asked by ...

From Patching to Production

From Patching to Production

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Posted by Contributed on Oct 11, 2013

How one firm successfully expanded its paving operations . Until a few years ago, TC Construction Company Inc. was primarily an underground ...

Long-life asphalt pavement: Red Bluff lessons

Long-life asphalt pavement: Red Bluff lessons

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Posted by Contributed on Oct 07, 2013

Caltrans Senior Engineer Sean Shepard (I-5 Red Bluff job) and Caltrans Resident Engineer John Bailey (I-5 Weed job) share lessons ...

7 Tips for Successfully Jump-Starting Heavy-Duty Vehicles

7 Tips for Successfully Jump-Starting Heavy-Duty...

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Posted by Contributed on Sep 09, 2013

As the mercury drops, it is a good to review some best practices when it comes to jump starting heavy-duty ...

Case History: How a Design-Build Approach Kept a Florida DOT Project on Schedule

Case History: How a Design-Build Approach Kept a...

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Posted by Contributed on Sep 06, 2013

All construction delivery methods have characteristics that may make them appealing, depending on the project’s needs and the owner’s desires ...

Batteries Have Changed – Has Your Battery Charger?

Batteries Have Changed – Has Your Battery Charger?

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Posted by Contributed on Jul 31, 2013

Battery composition and construction have changed drastically in the past decade. New battery chemistries, such as AGM and Gel Cell ...

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