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The Dutch Roll Out a Better Road

Training, and treating, paving crews as professionals could be the startlingly simple answer to dramatically stronger roads, according to new research being put to the test throughout the Ne...


Paving Trio Face Wage Theft Allegations

Three people from a California seal coating business face 42 felony counts alleging a slew of wage theft and compensation fraud charges, the Santa Barbara District Attorney's Office announce...


Paving Contractor Guilty in Briberies

A politically connected asphalt contractor in New Mexico is contemplating years in prison after his conviction on 27 counts of bribery and fraud involvng $7 million in road contracts.


Concrete Maker's Plea Averts Prison

The owner of an asphalt company who doctored the scene of his employee's fatal accident will pay $20,000 in fines and restitution to the victim's widow, but avoid a jail sentence, under a fe...


Bio-Inspired Additive Slows Icing

Inspired by the ability of certain animals to withstand cold and prevent ice from forming in their bodies, AkzoNobel has introduced a fully biodegradable additive for road salt designed to s...


Hoping the Rubber Meets the Road Test

"Does this stink or doesn't it?" That is just one of the questions—and an important one it is—that Michigan researchers will be asking as they begin putting crumb rubber to the test on the s...


Contractor to Pay Whistleblowers $1M

Two drivers and a foreman who were fired by a Michigan paving contractor after raising safety concerns will receive nearly $1 million in back wages and damages under a federal settlement.


Waterproofing Keeps Application Cool

A new cold-applied waterproof roof coating offers the same performance as hot-applied systems without harmful emissions, says manufacturer Garland Canada.


Heat Turns Yellowstone Road to ‘Soup’

A tourist route in Yellowstone National Park was ordered closed this month when the road's asphalt melted during a period of warmer-than-usual temperatures.


The Art of Pothole Patching

While potholes are the nemesis of most drivers, for Jim Bachor, they are a blank canvas awaiting his artful touch.


1 Killed, 2 Hurt in Tanker Cleaning

One worker perished and two were injured over the weekend when they were apparently overcome by vapors while cleaning the inside of a tanker.


$23K Fine Set in ‘Preventable Tragedy’

Federal authorities are holding a Pennsylvania paving contractor liable for the death of a employee who was killed while inspecting the inside of a tank on an industrial vacuum truck in Octo...


Contractor Liable for Trapped Worker

Confined-space hazards and other serious safety lapses caused a Florida worker to become trapped for hours in a tank of hot tar last September, federal authorities say.


Compound Touts Patches without Cracks

A new cementitious patch and overlay for highways and infrastructure boasts flexibility without failure, offering high-tensile strain capacity and bond strength.


Philly Gets $2M for Shorted Concrete

A construction company will pay over $2 million to settle allegations that it skimped on the amount of concrete and asphalt used in paving projects around Philadelphia, then overbilled for t...


Spray-on Coating Lights Up the Road

A UK company has rolled out a spray-applied aggregate surfacing that reportedly absorbs and stores UV energy during the day to illuminate roads and pathways at night.


Battle Lines Drawn over Silica Rule

A showdown is quickly shaping up over a new federal proposal to limit worker exposure to crystalline silica, pitting a new group of construction employers against organized labor and safety ...


MS Capital Cheers ‘Pothole Robin Hood’

A Jackson, MS, man dubbed the “Pothole Robin Hood” has just achieved his quest of filling more than 100 ignored potholes around the capital city with materials lifted from a government stock...


Water Woes Swamp Doomed Mall Probe

A flood of evidence and testimony about decades of leaks­—and the unwillingness and/or inability to fix them, despite lawsuits and city orders to do so—continues to dominate the hearing into...


New Concrete Gives Glow a Go

Concrete pavers, roads, safety strips and stairs can all stand out in the dark with a new series of products produced by a German partnership.


Project Overruns Laid to Contractors

The general contractor’s “unreasonable” direction of subcontractors on an Air Force repaving project in Guam led to delays that will cost the parties millions of dollars, a federal judge has...


1K Waterproofer Made for Detailing

W.R. Meadows has introduced a single-component waterproofing compound for a variety of asphalt and concrete detailing applications.


Concrete-Busting Weed Sparks Action

It’s a weed that can push through four feet of concrete and spread like kudzu—and British Columbia is dead set on eradicating it before it threatens the region’s infrastructure.


ASTM Launches 2 Materials Journals

ASTM International, developer of technical standards worldwide, has unveiled two new online journals focusing on civil engineering materials and materials performance.


Big Dig Concrete Failing 20 Years Early

Concrete that was supposed to last 30 years on Boston’s “Big Dig” project is crumbling after just nine years and may cost $1 million to repair or replace, the state’s top highway official sa...


Potty Pavement Flushed with Success

New sidewalks laden with hundreds of crushed toilets—yes, toilets—have earned the world’s very first Greenroads certification in Bellingham, WA.


WA Set to Ban Coal-Tar Sealcoat

Washington State is poised to become the first state to ban coal-tar sealant used on pavements and parking lots.


 
 
   

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