Tag: asphalt

Asphalt is a sticky, black and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum. It may be found in natural deposits or may be a refined product; it is a substance classed as a pitch. Until the 20th century, the term asphaltum was also used. The word is derived from the Ancient Greek asphaltos, which in turn was borrowed from an Eastern word.

A Solid Foundation

A Solid Foundation

Compaction is an essential part of the grading and excavating process because it is the component of the process that provides stabilization for the rest of the project, points out Ed Brenton, brand marketing manager, CASE Construction Equipment. “Without proper compaction, a job will fail in the future,” adds Brenton.

The Backhoe Tech Boost

The Backhoe Tech Boost

Contractors turn to a host of machines when they’re taking on grading and excavation projects. But few machines are as handy as the backhoe.

Brian Hennings, product marketing manager for backhoe loaders with John Deere Construction & Forestry, refers to the backhoe as the Swiss Army Knife of the construction industry. “The different attachments

SWANA News

SWANA News

International Solid Waste Association’s World Congress is co-locating with the Solid Waste Association of North America’s WASTECON 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA this September.

These international events will feature topics such as climate change, resource management, marine litter, energy recovery, and more, through technical sessions, facility tours, exhibits and global networking

CIR Additive System for Materials Blending in Pavement Rehab

CIR Additive System for Materials Blending in Pavement Rehab

Chattanooga, Tenn. – The Roadtec CIR Additive System is used in the cold-in-place recycling of asphalt pavement in the repair and rehabilitation of asphalt-paved roads. The system is used to transfer, measure, and inject either emulsion or foamed asphalt to the cutter housing of the milling machine. The additive is

VOLVO BRINGS GERMAN MONUMENT BACK TO ITS BEST

VOLVO BRINGS GERMAN MONUMENT BACK TO ITS BEST

Digging deep beneath one of Germany’s most prominent monuments is Volvo CE-equipped construction company, Kögel Bau, employing a fleet of machines to breathe life back into the landmark.

At the Emperor William I (Kaiser Wilhelm) Monument at Porta Westphalia

 

Atop the Wittekindsberg mountain in Germany, at a height

Keeping Dirt Onsite

Keeping Dirt Onsite

The scope of work for BMP Contractors in ­Riverside, CA, has greatly expanded with new construction permit requirements, notes ­company president Doug Sadler.

Storm Drain Inlet Protection

Storm Drain Inlet Protection

If a stream or other waterbody is showing an increase in sediment or pollutant contamination, nearby active construction sites are usually the first suspect. As any developer or construction crew chief knows, devices to stop runoff from the site are an absolute necessity.

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