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Geosynthetics for Roadway Construction

Geosynthetics for Roadway Construction

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Ever since the Romans used palm fronds and other plant fiber matting to reinforce the sub-bases of their famous roads, fabrics have been used to improve road longevity and performance. Modern road construction methods rely on a family of materials called geosynthetics to achieve the same results. But these more sophisticated materials can  … Read More

Concrete Pavement Construction Techniques

Concrete Pavement Construction Techniques

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When the design is completed and approved, actual construction can begin. As with most things, concrete pavement construction starts at the bottom with its subgrade and base layers. A well compacted subgrade is essential to provide adequate density, moisture content, durability, stability, resistance strength, and modulus. Poor and poorly prepared  … Read More

MENARD GROUP USA WORKS WITH SEVERINO FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE DOT’s SPAULDING TURNPIKE WIDENING PROJECT

MENARD GROUP USA WORKS WITH SEVERINO FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE DOT’s SPAULDING TURNPIKE WIDENING PROJECT

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PITTSBURGH – November 29, 2016 – Pittsburgh-based ground improvement specialist Menard Group USA is working with general contractor Severino for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) to provide support for the Spaulding Turnpike widening project in Dover.

Menard Group USA will install over 300 controlled modulus column (CMC) rigid inclusions at depths  … Read More

Blastcrete Equipment Company Offers Solution to OSHA’s New Regulations

Blastcrete Equipment Company Offers Solution to OSHA’s New Regulations

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ANNISTON, Ala. (October 26, 2016) – Blastcrete Equipment Company introduces a dust suppression system that limits silica dust exposure in industrial, construction and mining applications. The patent-pending DustAway system consists of an innovative bulk bag design that attaches to a mixer to contain dust as the mixer fills. The bag’s  … Read More

KWS, Wavin and Total Agree to Develop the PlasticRoad

KWS, Wavin and Total Agree to Develop the PlasticRoad

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VolkerWessels subsidiary KWS, Wavin and Total announced an agreement to develop the PlasticRoad, a unique concept to build plastic roads as a sustainable alternative to traditional asphalt roads

Brussels, October 20, 2016 – The PlasticRoad concept, first introduced in 2015 by KWS, entails recycling plastic waste into lightweight modules with hollow interiors  … Read More



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