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We asked Kirk Landers what hometown Chicago is doing to maximize hard-won funds with an eye to sustainability and green roads. He writes that, "In a city with reputation for machine politics, change is in the air and it's being felt in the Chicago DOT. The impetus for change comes from the city's new mayor, former Obama Administration Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel, as well as the rigors of the recession."
After blasting, rocks crush a contractors excavator. Who's at fault?
As the technology and science of road building materials develops and changes at a dazzling rate, Better Roads presents a series of articles to broaden familiarly and understanding. In the first of a seven part series, we look into those modifiers that change the qualities of asphalt. Whether you work with the stuff, specify that it be used, or design the roads where asphalt must perform, we're helping you keep up with the chemistry of change.
The smaller asphalt pavers we see traditionally working on parking lots and street patching are increasingly offer highway-class paver features.
Two stories here to help you beat winter snow and ice. How to develop a year-round plan to make sure you are ready when it comes, courtesy of the City of Milwaukee, and how mobile sensors are changing the way crews know road condition in real time.
Contractors facing this drawn-out, flat economy need to make decisions every day. Having a long term strategy, is a best basis for major planning decisions.
More introductions, including many from the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) and World of Concrete trade shows.