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Materials that Make a Difference

Materials that Make a Difference

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Feb 10, 2014

This once every-three-years trade show boasts innovative materials that deserve a closer look.   By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor   Innovative materials for road ...

Tough Fibers for Concrete

Tough Fibers for Concrete

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Posted by Contributed on Feb 03, 2014

In earlier days, concrete pavements would employ steel wire mesh near the top of the layer to forestall inevitable hairline ...

Expo Engineering

Expo Engineering

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jan 08, 2014

Here’s a sneak peek at the technologies behind exceptional equipment for roadbuilding at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014   Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor   Hundreds of products new ...

The ABCs of RCC

The ABCs of RCC

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Dec 04, 2013

Roller-compacted concrete advances its invasion of pavements As roller-compacted concrete inexorably penetrates existing asphalt pavement markets, research into their composition and ...

Plant Management of RAP/RCA

Plant Management of RAP/RCA

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Nov 06, 2013

Processing and storage makes reclaimed asphalt pavement and recycled concrete aggregate useful as aggregate.   By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor   In the past ...

Smooth Going

Smooth Going

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Oct 02, 2013

How new technology is changing in the quest for smooth pavements Surveys consistently show that smoothness is the No. 1 criterion ...

Quality Management

Quality Management

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Sep 09, 2013

How to handle materials, from the source to the site   by Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor   You’ve designed and are building a pavement ...

The Durability Factor

The Durability Factor

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Aug 07, 2013

The goal is performance over time Design durable roads and you are designing them “not to fail.” A variety of tools now ...

Loss of Cover

Loss of Cover

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jul 05, 2013

Decoding the secrets of asphalt stripping and raveling   By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor     Raveling describes the loss of aggregate from the driving ...

Beware Premature  Aging of Binder

Beware Premature Aging of Binder

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jun 06, 2013

Take care with liquid asphalt binder to avoid thermal crack failure   Thermal cracking – also known as low temperature cracking – ...

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