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YTD US Construction Spending and Value 2018

US Construction Spending and Value
The value of all US construction put in place in July edged 0.1% higher to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.3 trillion, even as the Commerce Department revised most June and May estimates lower. Total construction spending since the first of the year (not seasonally adjusted) is 5.2% higher […]

By |September 10th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on YTD US Construction Spending and Value 2018

Which States’ Infrastructure is Falling Apart the Worst?

About seven out of every 100 miles of States Infrastructure are in poor condition; 9% of bridges nationwide are structurally deficient, meaning that they are in need of some repair; and 17% of dams in the country have a high hazard potential — meaning a functional failure would result in the loss of life.

24/7 Wall Street created an […]

By |August 16th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on Which States’ Infrastructure is Falling Apart the Worst?

2018 Trending Towards Huge Growth for Construction Industry

2018 Trending Towards Huge Growth for Construction Industry
Alison Premo Black, senior vice president and chief economist at the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) presented a webinar on what the construction industry has seen in the first half of 2018 and what to expect as the year rolls on.

According to the webinar, total […]

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Rubber Used Successfully On Wisconsin Asphalt Project

A recent asphalt project on 1-39 Sin Beloit, WI successfully laid a rubberized asphalt surface using the dry process application method with chemically engineered crumb rubber.

Barrington, Illinois-based Asphalt Plus, LLC pre­pared and supplied the Asphalt+ rubberized asphalt project which was put down during night paving with an outside temperature of 41 degrees.

To prepare the […]

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Customer is Key To More Rubberized Asphalt Pavement

Rubberized Asphalt Pavement
Over the past decade, researchers in the U.S. have tried to develop an approach that will allow the introduction of rubberized asphalt pavement in a way that is both cost-effective and free of the engineering challenges that have limited the use of crumb rubber modifiers (CRM) in the past.

CRM has proven to last longer […]

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214 Airports in 43 States Get $677 Million in Infrastructure Grants

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $677 million in airport infrastructure grants, the first allotment of the total $3.2 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States.

The 241 grants will fund 346 infrastructure grants projects that include runways, taxiways, aprons, and terminals. […]

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Senate Panel Approves $1.8B Transportation Funding Boost for FY2019

The Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) and Related Appropriations Subcommittee June 5 unanimously approved legislation that would boost federal highway investment by $1.8 billion in FY 2019. This growth would come on top of a $3.4 billion increase in FY 2018 and result in a 12.2 percent increase over the last two […]

By |June 12th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on Senate Panel Approves $1.8B Transportation Funding Boost for FY2019

Crumb Rubber Modified Asphalt Paving a Path Forward

Redmond Clark, president of Asphalt Plus L.L.C. spoke at the 34th Clemson University Global Tire Conference in regards to the benefits of using Dry Process crumb rubber modified asphalt.
 “The window of opportunity is open, but it won’t remain open, because more aggressive industries will beat us to it,” said Redmond Clark.

 

 With more than 50 percent […]

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Video: Why Infrastructure Costs So Much More in the US

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Learn how ASPHALT PLUS Can Lower Costs with Rubberized Asphalt
Click links below to WATCH VIDEOS ON Engineered Crumb Rubber Technology!

Rubberized Asphalt Highway Trial Project

Trial One

Trial Two

Trial Three

The Rubber helps with:

Rutting resistance
Cracking resistance
Long road life cycle
Skid resistance
Durability in roads
Reduces sound
Serves as a way to recycle tires
Reduces cost
Less road maintenance

For […]

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State of Highway Investment & Future Funding of Our Roadways

During Infrastructure Week 2018, over 100 events took place across America to highlight the importance of infrastructure investment in our country. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) held one event in the form of a webinar that discussed current trends and future plans for federal, state and local investment in […]

By |May 17th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on State of Highway Investment & Future Funding of Our Roadways