How can asphalt help save the environment? Verizon’s intelligent network of sensors and cameras will give cities the ability to study and analyze the flow of traffic and relay that information to operations centers, who will then use it to make communities safer, smarter and greener. Cutting carbon dioxide emissions and commute time for thousands of drivers. Take a look!
From the production of the paving material, to the placement of the pavement on the road, to rehabilitation, through recycling, asphalt pavements minimize impact on the environment. Low consumption of energy for production and construction, low emission of greenhouse gases, and conservation of natural resources help to make asphalt the environmental pavement of choice.
NAPA’s new Emerald Eco-Label tool provides a user-friendly, inexpensive way for contractors to create on-demand environmental product declarations (EPDs). EPDs quantify the environmental impact of an asphalt mix, much like a nutrition label provides information on a food. To learn more about what an EPD is, watch this video. To ensure the credibility and accuracy of EPDs generated with the Emerald Eco-Label tool, each company’s primary/technical contact for the program is required to view two training webinars and pass a test before gaining access to the tool. For more information about Emerald Eco-Label, visit www.AsphaltPavement.org/epd. To access the tool directly, click here. For questions, or to get your NAPA member ID, contact Associate Director of Member Programs Kelly Kanaras
- Reducing Rodway Noise Through Mix Selection Road noise is a genuine concern today. Limited urban space results in developments being built closer to high-volume roadways, and the effects can be heard both day and night. (Link to story)
CalEPA began an investigation based on the State proposition 65 program in 2016. After testimony by many different entities it was determined the fumes emitted during the production and placement of Asphalt Paving Materials (APM) were to be considered a “Low” priority. This decision is a precedent leaning decision for other states to use when challenges are made about the fumes from the production and placement of APM. The Asphalt paving industry has worked tirelessly over the past 10 years to reduce fumes by the development of new paving and production equipment as well as new processes for producing APM. The fast tracking of Warm Mix Asphalt has been a positive step in the reduction of Fumes as well.
On Wednesday Evening February 22, 2017, the “Best in Colorado” Asphalt Pavement Awards will be handed out to the asphalt paving projects who exhibited great quality during construction in 2016. There were 68 projects nominated for the program in 2016. Our judges worked very hard to complete the evaluations of each of the 68 projects around the State. The majority of the evaluations were completed by the end of December 2016. There will be 12 different awards presented.
All of these awards along withthe CDOT Production awards and CDOT Smoothness awards will be presented before more than 350 industry people at the awards banquet which will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel – DIA @I-70 and Chambers in Aurora, Colorado.
The awards dinner is open to all and reservations can be made by visiting www.rmaces.org. The dinner is associated with the 44th Annual Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference and Equipment Show (RMACES). The RMACES is the largest “Asphalt Only” trade show in the US in 2017. The expected attendance will be near 1500 people. There will be more than 58 breakout sessions over the 2.5 days of the conference from February 22 to February 24. 2017.
A&S Construction Co. Inc. of Canon City recently won the Statewide Quality Award from Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) . The award is given to the company that most consistently provides quality materials on CDOT projects during the construction season. Accepting the award on behalf of A&S Construction Company were Chris Robinette – Quality Control Manager and David Tafoya – Superintendent.
Loveland-based Coulson Excavating Co. Inc., has been recognized with a 2014 Asphalt Material “Quality in Production” Award from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). The award is given to the company that most consistently provides quality materials on CDOT projects during the construction season. Accepting the award was Tyler Marr, Plant Operator, and Glenn Forbes – Superintendent.