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The Better Roads' Top Rollouts of the Year are selected by our editors for their innovation and ingenuity, their potential to shake up the way work is done, for turning heads and for being potential game-changers...and for being just plain cool. It's a subjective list; it's not a one size-fits-all list. This is simply out Top 20 list.
One other remarkable aspect of pavement sustainability is the pace of change. In the past few years, under the press of economics, science and marketing forces, the science of sustainable concrete and asphalt pavements has evolved quickly, with advances in everything from production and technology to communicating best practices. To keep pace with the changes, Better Roads reviews recent developments with representatives from the National Asphalt Pavement Association and the American Concrete Pavement Association.
Organic acid technology in extended life coolants can last about as long as your engine. No replacement. No additives. Ah, but that doesn't mean you can ignore maintenance.
To do the very best mill-and-fill job you can, you have to know your numbers. In fact, doing the math is the first step. But it doesn't end there. We boil down the best practices that can lead to a superior job, every time.
There is a strong demand for articulated trucks across the country right now. If you buy used, be prepared to give the machine a thorough operation run-through, paying special attention to shifting and brakes.
This process keeps getting more and more popular, with innovations and improved technology almost constantly broadening the field. We look at innovative technologies such as Accelerated Bridge Construction, Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems, Design/Build, and Incentive/Disincentive Clauses.
Rovers are great. But with Topcon's IP-S2, you can now map out a site at 60 miles per hour and never even step out of the truck.