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A pavement preservation expert talks about strategies for best road management practices when budgets limit choices. The goal: Giving the public the best road system your money can buy.
Joystick or not? And do lasers and GPS systems make grader work that much better? Check out two stories that address these questions as motor graders continue to surprise us with what they can do.
Nanotechnology is letting us do more with less. From assessment to analysis, from form to function, from measurement to maintenance, smaller and smaller easy-to-use scientific breakthroughs are giving us more and more data to work with.
Working with the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA), we look at two useful options in a recession-hit America. One is the use of concrete overlays as a way to maximize or stretch scarce highway funding; the other is the use of Apps on electronic media like iPhones and iPads to help do the math you need in a hurry for decision making.
Recent deluges like those delivered by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee can create major erosion problems. Being prepared before them, ready to jump into action when they attack, can limit damage and delays.
In this print edition, we look at erosion on a big scale at the hands of stormwater. But even the largest project needs landscaping artistry in places. From out sister publication Total Landscape Care, we look at ways to handle erosion on beautification projects.
Looking for everything new on the market? We have more than we can fit into print this month.