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PAVEMENT PRESERVATION: Highlight on high-volume

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Posted by Tom Kuennen on Dec 07, 2014

The Federal Highway Administration and its allies among the state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) are leading a new emphasis on ...

Sound (wall) advice

Sound (wall) advice

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Posted by Tom Kuennen on Nov 16, 2014

Noise emissions are as much of an environmental problem for urban trafficways as exhaust pollution, but new research is showing ...

ADA Angst over pavement preservation

ADA Angst over pavement preservation

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Posted by Tom Kuennen on Oct 09, 2014

Pavement preservation stakeholders in the United States are concerned that a reinterpretation of the Americans with Disabilities Act last year ...

Rubber Expands

Rubber Expands

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Posted by Tom Kuennen on Sep 05, 2014

Asphalt containing rubber continues to stretch its way into more state Departments of Transportation.   By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor   After years of ...

Why Functional Fibers in Pavement and Bridges are Important

Why Functional Fibers in Pavement and Bridges are...

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Posted by Tom Kuennen on Aug 06, 2014

Steel and synthetic engineered fibers are enhancing performance in asphalt pavements and concrete.  By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor New research is reaffirming ...

In the Groove with Diamond Grooving and Grinding

In the Groove with Diamond Grooving and Grinding

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Posted by Contributed on Jul 02, 2014

Diamond grooving and grinding are being used to restore rough or polished concrete pavements to ultrasmooth conditions and quell noise ...

Down to the Dirt: Intelligent and new technologies are revolutionizing soil compaction

Down to the Dirt: Intelligent and new technologies are...

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jun 06, 2014

Intelligent compaction – matched with more productive operational control systems – is revolutionizing the commonplace world of dirt rolling. Yesterday’s slow-but-steady ...

Geosynthetics of all types speed construction

Geosynthetics of all types speed construction

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on May 07, 2014

Geosynthetics of all types speed construction allowing bridges, highways to be built faster and enhance pavement performance Geosynthetics comprise a family ...

Seal or no Seal? That is the Question

Seal or no Seal? That is the Question

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 12, 2014

The debates continue, but here are some tips to determine the most effective strategy for your agency, whether it’s seal ...

Special Report from TRB 2014:  Warm Mix Asphalt

Special Report from TRB 2014: Warm Mix Asphalt

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Mar 07, 2014

The incursion of warm-mix asphalt (WMA) into the nation’s bituminous pavements continues unabated. The latest National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)/Federal Highway ...

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