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Pavement sealer line-up improved and expanded by Crafco

Pavement sealer line-up improved and expanded by Crafco Pavement preservation specialist Crafco has completed formulation enhancements and is rolling out a large-scale pavement sealer lineup to various regions across the nation. Bringing together its flagship products with polymer-advantaged and environmentally friendly options, the expanded ActionPave® brand responds to the demand for more cost-effective and sustainable …

Minster Surfacing developing technology to make roads 90 percent recycled

Minster Surfacing developing technology to make roads 90% recycled Lincolnshire-based road surfacing firm, Minster Surfacing is developing technology that could lead to all roads being made from 90% recycled material. Minster Surfacing works on roads across Lincolnshire on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council and Kier Group as well as roads in Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire and major …

Asphalt Pavement Alliance announces 2018 perpetual Pavement Award Winners

Asphalt Pavement Alliance announces 2018 perpetual Pavement Award Winners Six departments of transportation were named as winners of 2018 Perpetual Pavement Awards by Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA). The award celebrates long-life asphalt pavements that reflect the characteristics of a Perpetual Pavement design. The award is presented to state transportation departments and local agency road owners …

Road Dryer introduces new Eastern Canadian dealers

Road Dryer introduces new Eastern Canadian dealers As part of its expanding sales force, Road Dryer, LLC, has added new authorized dealers for provinces in Eastern Canada. Montreal Tracteur/Montreal Tractor (MTI) and its sister company Hot Mix & Aggregate (HMA) now exclusively represent Road Dryer’s line of pavement-drying units in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New …

WPI praise exceptional Volvo Pavers and faultless SMT GB support

WPI praise exceptional Volvo Pavers and faultless SMT GB support Joint Managing Director, Steven Igoe, of Middlewich based WPI Group praises the aftersales support “can do” attitude provided by Volvo Construction Equipment’s distributor, SMT GB. “That’s why we’ve taken the decision to broaden our experience of owning and operating Volvo wheeled pavers to also encompass …

D8239 ASTM Specification will help grade performance of Road Pavement Materials

D8239 ASTM Specification will help grade performance of Road Pavement Materials A new international standard announced by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) will help grade the performance of road pavement materials. The new specification D8239 will provide performance standards for liquid asphalt used in road construction using multiple stress creep and recovery …

Volvo P7110B and P7170B pavers now feature lifetime and extended warranties as standard

Volvo P7110B and P7170B pavers now feature lifetime and extended warranties as standard Road customers get additional uptime assurance with an extended warranty and a Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty coming standard on P7000B series pavers. Volvo Construction Equipment is adding the P7110B and P7170B asphalt pavers to the company’s Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty …

Awards and honours at the International Slurry Surfacing Association Convention

Awards and honours at the International Slurry Surfacing Association Convention The 57th Annual Convention of the International Slurry Surfacing Association was held in February 18-21, 2019, in Cancun, Mexico. Founded in 1963, the International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA) is a non-profit association dedicated to the interests, education and success of slurry and micro surfacing, chip …

NAPA updates Use of Shingles in Asphalt Pavements Guide

NAPA updates Use of Shingles in Asphalt Pavements Guide Across the United States, about four out of every five homes have asphalt shingle roofs. Annually, as those roofs are replaced and maintained, about 12 tons of waste shingles are generated, and another 1.2 million tons of manufacturing waste shingles are generated during the production of …

Awards and honours at the Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Association Annual Meeting

Awards and honours at the Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Association Annual Meeting During the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association (ARRA) held in Cancun, Mexico awarded and honoured the leading lights in the asphalt recycling and reclaiming industry. Incorporated in September 1976, the Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association’s primary function has …

Eurovia UK invests £7m in PolyBitumens plant to enhance the UK highway network

Eurovia UK invests £7m in PolyBitumens plant to enhance the UK highway network The Member of Parliament for Thurrock, Jackie Doyle-Price, has today officially opened PolyBitumens, the new state-of-the-art production plant in Thurrock, which represents a £7.0m investment by Eurovia UK to improve the long-term sustainability and resilience of the UK highway network. This multi-million-pound …

New Crafco program for Asphalt Manufacturers creates opportunities and revenue

New Crafco program for Asphalt Manufacturers creates opportunities and revenue Pavement preservation specialist Crafco has just released a new program for asphalt manufacturers. The Crafco HP Asphalt Cold Patch Producer Partner Program lets qualified companies produce and market bulk Crafco HP Asphalt Cold Patch at their own plants. Through this opportunity, asphalt manufacturers can generate …

JCB introduces tandem rollers designed to simplify operation and maintenance

JCB introduces tandem rollers designed to simplify operation and maintenance JCB has unveiled the new CT260 tandem vibratory roller, designed to simplify operation and maintenance, while increasing productivity and return on investment. The CT260 tandem roller is available in two drum sizes width 1,000mm and 1,200mm widths. Built for both asphalt and base layer compaction, the …

Granite Construction Co. wins NAPA National Airport Paving Award

Granite Construction Co. wins NAPA National Airport Paving Award Santa Barbara Municipal Airport Named 2018’s Highest Quality Airport Pavement The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced that Granite Construction Co. of Buellton, California, has won the 2018 Ray Brown Airport Pavement Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt airport pavement. The company received its …

HAMM’s sustainable and far-sighted solutions for the construction site of the future

HAMM’s sustainable and far-sighted solutions for the construction site of the future At HAMM, the developers are thinking not only about the next machine generation; they are also focussed on the effects that current megatrends will have on road building in general and on compaction in particular. Here the globally leading roller manufacturer is pursuing …

Volvo CE expands ActiveCare Direct program to their Asphalt Pavers

Volvo CE expands ActiveCare Direct program to their Asphalt Pavers Owners of select models can now benefit from the 24/7 machine monitoring and reporting service that provides all the benefits of telematics without the burden of sorting through data and alarm codes. Originally launched in 2017 for excavators, articulated haulers and wheel loaders, ActiveCare Direct™ is …

Topcon technology is integral to modern concrete paving

Topcon technology is integral to modern concrete paving Millimeter GPS raises the bar Beauty to behold for the concrete contractor is the smooth, uniform surface of freshly-paved concrete. For them, Concrete Gray is the color of choice in the 64 pack of crayons and nothing feels better than leaving a durable, quality finished concrete paved …

Relief for Central Sulawesi roads thanks to Volvo Pavers

Relief for Central Sulawesi roads thanks to Volvo Pavers Road contractor PT Sapta Unggul is relying on a ABG5820 paver from Volvo Construction Equipment to make the roads safer and more accessible in Palu, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Since 2016, the ABG5820 has paved 124 kilometers of roads in the region. On September 28, 2018, Palu, Central …

The new BENNINGHOVEN product philosophy

The new BENNINGHOVEN product philosophy New BENNINGHOVEN asphalt mixing plants incorporate a great deal of what BENNINGHOVEN has learnt about asphalt production and mixing plants since the 1960s. During this time, the company has developed on a continuous basis and is now one of the global leaders in the field. Combined since summer 2018 with the …

VÖGELE pioneering machine technology and digital process solutions at bauma 2019

VÖGELE pioneering machine technology and digital process solutions at bauma 2019 The world market leader for road pavers has restructured its product range and is also poised to stage several premieres: the SUPER 3000-3(i), the biggest paver in the company’s product range, the SUPER 1000(i) and 1003(i) compact pavers, the SB 300 and SB 350 …

Two design prizes for HAMM Autonomous Roller F1 study

Two design prizes for HAMM Autonomous Roller F1 study In the past six months, HAMM AG has been accoladed with two design prizes for their “Autonomous Roller F1”, a study on autonomously operating rollers: The international Automotive Brand Contest 2018 jury awarded HAMM the label “Best of Best”. A short time later, the compaction specialists …

New ECO asphalt mixing plant from BENNINGHOVEN is a world first

New ECO asphalt mixing plant from BENNINGHOVEN is a world first Made in Germany, in use worldwide: ECO – the globetrotting asphalt mixing plant. Cost-efficient and effective transport, quick and easy to relocate, installed in next to no time. Benninghoven presents the new ECO system concept at bauma for the first time. The type ECO …

NAPA calling for all US Asphalt Mix Producers to join in their Annual Survey

NAPA calling for all US Asphalt Mix Producers to join in their Annual Survey Every asphalt mix producer in the United States is asked to participate in the National Asphalt Pavement Association’s annual survey on the use of recycled materials and warm-mix asphalt. This survey is conducted by NAPA under a cooperative agreement with the …

AMMANN ABA UniBatch helps construction firm rebuild Chinese roads

AMMANN ABA UniBatch helps construction firm rebuild Chinese roads Asphalt manufacturers around the world are required to utilise more recycled asphalt (RAP). The challenge is that the high RAP-content mix must meet high quality standards, too. Shandong Binzhou Road Construction Corp. (SBRCC) in China has faced such demands on a variety of high-profile national highway projects, …

Porous Pave has laid 13 million pounds of recycled rubber

Porous Pave has laid 13 million pounds of recycled rubber Porous Pave, Inc. reached a new environmental milestone in 2018: surpassing 13 million pounds of recycled rubber used in installations of its permeable paving material. An eco-friendly green building product made in the U.S.A., Porous Pave is a highly porous paving material that offers superior …

Downer secures A$71 million contract for Bruce Highway Upgrade in Australia

Downer secures A$71 million contract for Bruce Highway Upgrade in Australia Downer has been awarded the seal and asphalt works package for the Bruce Highway Upgrade – Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway (CR2SM) project on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The project includes major interchange upgrades and expanding an eight kilometre stretch of the highway from four to …

Asphalt Drum Mixers offers Crane-Set and Self-Erect Asphalt Storage Silos

Asphalt Drum Mixers offers Crane-Set and Self-Erect Asphalt Storage Silos Asphalt Drum Mixers, Inc. offers crane-set and self-erect asphalt storage silos, which are compatible with both the company’s own and similar competitive models of asphalt plants. ADM silos are available in many configurations from single self-erecting silo to multiple crane-set silos and several drive-through configurations. Capacities …

Paving the way for vital infrastructure in Asia Pacific

Paving the way for vital infrastructure in Asia Pacific The transport infrastructure in emerging regions of the Asia-Pacific is so significant that roads are being built at an unprecedented rate. According to the Asian Development Bank, the Asia-Pacific alone requires an investment of $1.7 trillion a year over the next decade in order to keep …

SACYR to rehabilitate Chiclayo Airport in Peru

SACYR to rehabilitate Chiclayo Airport in Peru Sacyr Ingeniería and Infrastructures will carry out the rehabilitation of the Capitán FAP José A. Quiñones International Airport of Chiclayo in Peru for US$43 million / €38 million after obtaining the good in the bidding process convened by Aeropuertos del Perú. The works include the change of pavements …

Leveraging technology with Wirtgen SP 15i and SP 25i slipform pavers

Leveraging technology with Wirtgen SP 15i and SP 25i slipform pavers A Kentucky concrete slipform contractor has moved in a big way into curb, gutter and parapet construction by utilizing the advanced technology available to them. Fox Enterprises now constructs offset curb, gutter and parking lot “island” placements using an on-site guidance system. The system permits …

Volvo P6870C is the optimum Paver for Asphalt Surfacing Ltd

Volvo P6870C is the optimum Paver for Asphalt Surfacing Ltd Bringing more than sixty-five years of joint experience within the ‘Asphalt’ industry, Iain Saunders and Rob Darlington decided to join forces to establish their new venture  Asphalt Surfacing Ltd together just seventeen months ago. “Rob has years of experience working for several large contractors from …

British Council budgets are on a road to nowhere

British Council budgets are on a road to nowhere The financial pressure on local authorities is soaring and across the UK, local government reform is hitting the headlines as councils react to growing service demands and reducing Council budgets. In the same week the Government announced its Autumn Budget, devolution deals were announced for Buckinghamshire …

Ammann asphalt plant retrofit protects the environment

Ammann asphalt plant retrofit protects the environment Four years ago, Fiegl GmbH of Bavaria invested in the retrofit of an asphalt-mixing plant tower, as well as the replacement of the baghouse. The retrofit led to immediate reductions in emissions, sound levels and fuel usage. The time frame for the retrofit was extremely tight because it …

ROAD DRYER RD-1200 dries pavement in one pass for paving and surface treatments

ROAD DRYER RD-1200 dries pavement in one pass for paving and surface treatments The RD-1200XT pavement-drying unit from Greenville, South Carolina-based Road Dryer, LLC, quickly dries asphalt and concrete pavement, allowing crews to pave or apply surface treatments or striping after just one pass. The unit, which blows heated air up to 300° F directly …

Austria’s Latschau Reservoir refurbished with Shell Bitumen

Austria’s Latschau Reservoir refurbished with Shell Bitumen The Latschau reservoir is a hub for the hydroelectric power facilities of Vorarlberger Illwerke at Montafon in western Austria. The sealing of the reservoir has now been refurbished with Shell Bitumen RC 70/100 so that it can contribute to sustainable power generation in the future as well. With …

VÖGELE restructures their extensive range of road pavers and screeds

VÖGELE restructures their extensive range of road pavers and screeds JOSEPH VÖGELE AG are restructuring their extensive range of road pavers and screeds. The world market leader will be dividing its range into two lines: the Premium Line and the Classic Line. The company will also be subdividing its products into up to five classes …

Ringway secures 8 year £16m extension to A417 and A419 maintenance contract

Ringway secures 8 year £16m extension to A417 and A419 maintenance contract Ringway West Unitaries has secured an eight-year extension to the Highway maintenance and services contract for the A417/A419, at a value of up to £16million for the extension. Ringway has provided maintenance services and major maintenance capital improvement projects to the DBFO Company …

Women of Asphalt features 100 women counting down to World of Asphalt 2019

Women of Asphalt features 100 women counting down to World of Asphalt 2019 Beginning November 5, the Women of Asphalt coalition will be highlighting 100 women from within the asphalt industry over 100 days as they countdown to the World of Asphalt 2019 Conference and Show in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Each woman selected for the …

Highways England bakes the perfect road

Highways England bakes the perfect road If you can bake a cake you could be half-way to engineering a new road to make journeys all the sweeter for the millions of people using it every day! As the contestants of Bake Off continue celebrations following the final of the popular UK baking series, Highways England …

RSTA technical course outlines how to Surface Dress a Road

RSTA technical course outlines how to Surface Dress a Road A two-day courses providing detailed technical introduction to the theory and practice of surface dressing will be held by the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) on 29-30th November 2018 at the Ridgeway Centre, Milton Keynes and on 4-5th December 2018 at the South Gloucestershire CC …

RSTA offers technical introduction course on Slurry Surfacing

RSTA offers technical introduction course on Slurry Surfacing A one day course providing a detailed technical introduction to the theory and practice of slurry surfacing is to be held by the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) on 20th November 2018 at Grantham. Slurry seal surfacing is a thin bituminous surface course incorporating bitumen emulsion, graded …

South African highways project at Hartbeespoort Dam set to relieve congestion

South African highways project at Hartbeespoort Dam set to relieve congestion Traffic flow in the Hartbeespoort Dam is set to improve as construction work on the R512-PWV3 is making good progress. The estimated completion date is December 2019. Once the project is done, motorists will enjoy a free flow of traffic and there will be …

Eurovia Specialist Treatments adds new Breining applicator to Micro Surfacing fleet

Eurovia Specialist Treatments adds new Breining applicator to Micro Surfacing fleet Eurovia Specialist Treatments has added a new Breining applicator to its Micro Surfacing fleet with an onboard computer system that enables automatic product mixing with pin point accuracy. The new Breining has already demonstrated its improved efficiency capabilities in East Sussex where the machine …

BAUMA Vermiet expands co-operation with Hamm and Wirtgen Hamburg

BAUMA Vermiet expands co-operation with Hamm and Wirtgen Hamburg BAUMA Vermiet and Handels GmbH has been active as a dealer for compact rollers from HAMM since the end of September 2018. The company from Großenaspe, located in central Schleswig-Holstein, has been working with Wirtgen Hamburg Vertriebs and Service GmbH for many years. So far, the focus has …

The Future of Construction in America

The Future of Construction in America Exciting change will reward the aware contractor Hop in a car and drive anywhere and chances are the drive will be on roads and highways that need patching, resurfacing, or widening, and bridges often show signs of needed maintenance. Sadly, things are in bad shape. On the last two …

Slipform paving kerbs on AutoPilot

Slipform paving kerbs on AutoPilot Producing kerbs as if by magic: in Mobile Bay on the Gulf of Mexico in the US state of Alabama, a Wirtgen slipform paver SP 15i operated fully automatically. When a new residential area is developed, the individual contract work sections are often very detailed. Roads and paths have to …

ADM Asphalt Plant extras deliver greater uptime and more customization options

ADM Asphalt Plant extras deliver greater uptime and more customization options Asphalt Drum Mixers, Inc. offers asphalt plant add-ons for greater customizability, uptime and efficiency. The components help with ease of operation and can alert operators to small problems before they grow and become more costly. The features include advanced controls to streamline plant operation, …

Smart Machines herald a digital future for Road Construction Rollers

Smart Machines herald a digital future for Road Construction Rollers The “Quality Road Construction Baden-Württemberg 4.0” project needs machines that can communicate with one another digitally – and it also needs people who can operate these technologies. A machine operator reports on his experiences with a high-tech Ammann compactor that was deployed during the project. …

Construction and environmental specialist Amand invests in Ammann Compactors

Construction and environmental specialist Amand invests in Ammann Compactors The Amand group of companies regularly rejuvenates its equipment fleet at intervals of three to five years. On each occasion, several manufacturers have the chance to demonstrate their capabilities. For the last 20 years, Ammann has emerged victorious from the bidding rounds and in early summer …

The Women of Asphalt Council renamed Women of Asphalt – WofA

The Women of Asphalt Council renamed Women of Asphalt – WofA The Women of Asphalt Council has been renamed as Women of Asphalt (WofA) and launched a newly redesigned website and its inaugural podcast. The website has been expanded to serve as a hub for WofA membership, including a wide range of relevant, useful information …

Eurovia paves the future with automated surfacing

Eurovia paves the future with automated surfacing Eurovia Contracting, experts at delivering highways and infrastructure schemes, is paving the future using an array of new technology including automated surfacing to increase safety, productivity and quality assurance on paving and surfacing contracts. A recent contract, renewing the road surface on the A505 Offley bypass near Hitchin …

A colourful future for asphalt

A colourful future for asphalt This past July, Shell Bitumen presented its Shell Mexphalte C binder for coloured asphalt tunnel at the Make the Future Live annual festival in London. Make the Future Live is a space for some of the smartest thinkers and most curious minds that attracts students, entrepreneurs and industries to explore …

APA Pacific Coast Regional Council Blog highlights US Asphalt Pavement Industry

APA Pacific Coast Regional Council Blog highlights US Asphalt Pavement Industry The asphalt industry has a new resource for information from the West Coast and Pacific region: The PacCoast Smooth Ride Sentinel blog. The blog is managed by the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) Pacific Coast Regional Council and draws information from state asphalt pavement associations …

Australian asphalt experts impressed with Ammann factory in China

Australian asphalt experts impressed with Ammann factory in China A group of Australian asphalt experts visited Ammann China during a recent information gathering tour and came away impressed with the manufacturing facility – and optimistic about the role Ammann products can play in their country’s future. Twenty delegates from the Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA) …

NAPA publishes guide to preserving pavements with thinlays

NAPA publishes guide to preserving pavements with thinlays The best way to ensure long pavement life is to preserve pavements through maintenance and address distresses before they become pavement failures. A new publication, Thinlays for Pavement Preservation, provides guidance on the use of thin asphalt overlays as part of a successful pavement preservation program. Thinlays, …

British Road Industry welcomes MP’s calls for roads to have heatwave resilience

British Road Industry welcomes MP’s calls for roads to have heatwave resilience The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has welcomed calls from MPs for government to examine the ability of local authorities to ensure that the local road network is resilient enough to withstand prolonged heatwaves and not melt. In its report ‘Heatwaves: adapting to …

Structural Design Guide for Porous Asphalt is now available

Structural Design Guide for Porous Asphalt is now available Porous asphalt pavements are a green infrastructure solution that provides the performance, ease of construction, and functionality of traditional asphalt pavements but with a permeable structure that helps manage stormwater. Commonly used for parking lots and other light-duty applications, full-depth porous asphalt pavements are increasingly being …

We are at a tipping point for bitumen

We are at a tipping point for bitumen We live in rapidly changing times, especially for bitumen trading businesses. Refiners are concerned about the impact that the International Maritime Organisation’s 2020 deadline to cap sulphur levels in marine fuel will have on their profit margins, while being eager to explore opportunities for blending. Trading firms …

Swale construction improves 250 percent using Sidewinder Offset Paver trial

Swale construction improves 250% using Sidewinder Offset Paver trial Trials conducted during the construction of the North Norwich Distributor Road showed an increase in efficiency of 250% by using SidewinderUK plant, as against conventional methods. Sidewinder offset paver is a unique plant able to lay any granular material to either side of an existing carriageway. …

Warm-Mix Asphalt use grows in USA while recycled materials hold steady

Warm-Mix Asphalt use grows in USA while recycled materials hold steady Asphalt pavement mixture producers continue to apply technologies and innovations to make long-lasting asphalt pavements more energy-efficient to produce and more resource responsible. Nearly 39 percent of asphalt pavement mixture produced in 2017 was produced as warm-mix asphalt at reduced temperatures, which decreases energy demands, …

Eurovia Surfacing adds new BOMAG roller to its fleet

Eurovia Surfacing adds new BOMAG roller to its fleet Eurovia Surfacing has added a new state-of-the-art roller that boasts some of the latest compaction technology to its fleet. The new BOMAG BW174AP AM is among the first rollers equipped with the Asphalt Manager 2 compaction system to be introduced into the United Kingdom. Asphalt Manager …

Road Technology Days shine the spotlight on Wirtgen, Vogele and Hamm

Road Technology Days shine the spotlight on Wirtgen, Vogele and Hamm The focus of this year’s Road Technology Days held by the WIRTGEN, VÖGELE and HAMM brands was on synergies, 3D applications and networked job site processes. The climax of the event was the live machine demonstrations. When no less than three global market leaders …

The deteriorating skid resistance of UK roads calls for greater use of High Friction Surfacing

The deteriorating skid resistance of UK roads calls for greater use of High Friction Surfacing With the skid resistance levels of over a quarter of the local road network reported to be questionable and requiring further investigation, the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) is calling for greater use of high friction surfacing (HFS). The latest …

Ammann Asphalt Plant driving UAE road construction forward

Ammann Asphalt Plant driving UAE road construction forward The needs are straightforward for a new road in the United Arab Emirates. “We need to produce quality asphalt, and high volumes of it,” said Adnan Elmasri, Operations Manager for Top Link Contracting & General Transportation, based in Dubai. Top Link, a well-established contractor in Abu Dhabi …

Turning Waste into profit with Ammann

Turning Waste into profit with Ammann An Ammann ABA UniBatch Asphalt-Mixing Plant can help businesses increase profits, and the numbers prove it, according to Siddharth Shah, director at RKC Infrabuilt Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad, India, who said: “It’s very economical compared to all other plants. We have been saving great amounts.” An ability to utilise recycled asphalt …

Cat CW16 Pneumatic Compactor features two-wheel configuration and ballast choices

Cat CW16 Pneumatic Compactor features two-wheel configuration and ballast choices Designed for use on granular materials and all types of asphalt-mix designs, the new Cat CW16 pneumatic (rubber-tire) roller is available as a standard nine-wheel model with a 69-inch (1754 mm) compaction width or as an optional 11-wheel model with an 84-inch (2 132 mm) …

Airports Association releases airfield pavements guide for Australia’s regional and remote airports

Airport Association releases airfield pavements guide for Australia’s regional and remote airports The Australian Airports Association has launched a new guide on airfield pavements for regional and remote airports across Australia. Airport Practice Note (APN) 12 Supplement – Pavements for Rural and Remote Airports was developed to meet the unique needs of regional and remote …

Neal Manufacturing introduces the Asphalt Road Preservation Sealcoating Package

Neal Manufacturing introduces the Asphalt Road Preservation Sealcoating Package Neal Manufacturing, a division of Blastcrete Equipment LLC, a leader in asphalt pavement preservation equipment, offers its Asphalt Road Preservation Package for optimal efficiency and high-quality results on both detail and high-volume sealcoating applications. The package includes Neal Manufacturing’s drivable DA 350 dual applicator for quick …

Super sized milling and paving equipment speeding up resurfacing on the M62 in Yorkshire

Super sized milling and paving equipment speeding up resurfacing on the M62 in Yorkshire A new type of resurfacing machine the first of its kind on England’s motorways – has been used to considerably reduce the duration of a resurfacing scheme in West Yorkshire. A unique 3.8 metre drum fitted to a Wirtgen W 250i …

Scientists invent Bio-Bitumen to pave roads using plastic and other mixed wastes

Scientists invent Bio-Bitumen to pave roads using plastic and other mixed wastes Scientists at Aston University have developed Bio-Bitumen, a new way to convert organic bin waste such as decomposed food, paper and plastic into a substance suitable for laying roads and pavements. The process, developed by academics at the university’s European Bioenergy Research Institute …

More than 35 years of oscillation with HAMM solutions for asphalt construction and earthwork

More than 35 years of oscillation with HAMM solutions for asphalt construction and earthwork Over 35 years ago, HAMM became the first roller manufacturer to offer an oscillation drum for tandem rollers. These rollers have now become an integral part of the product programme. In the past five years alone, the specialists for compaction technology …

Intelligent Compaction and Infrared Scanning improving road construction in Missouri

Intelligent Compaction and Infrared Scanning improving road construction in Missouri The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) executed a year-long project throughout 2017 to demonstrate the use of intelligent compaction (IC), infrared scanning (IR), and Veta software to improve pavement construction operations. “We were looking for ways to assess quality in asphalt projects,” said Bill Stone, …

New GRW 280i pneumatic tyre roller from HAMM delivers Easy Drive dynamics

New GRW 280i pneumatic tyre roller from HAMM delivers Easy Drive dynamics Hamm has been producing pneumatic tyre rollers with great success for over 50 years. Having revolutionised this machine type with its asymmetrical frame design around 8 years ago, the roller manufacturer HAMM is now set to present the next innovation in the pneumatic …

HAMM HD+ 90i PH tandem roller is an environmentally friendly hybrid

HAMM HD+ 90i PH tandem roller is an environmentally friendly hybrid HAMM has introduced the HD+ 90i PH tandem roller with hybrid power train, combining a conventional internal combustion engine with a hydraulic accumulator: the diesel engine covers the base load while the hydraulic accumulator meets peak loads. In 2017, the innovative roller demonstrated the …

Record production and factory expansion marks HAMM’s 140th year

Record production and factory expansion marks HAMM’s 140th year HAMM, the oldest manufacturer of road building machines in the world, is celebrating the 140th anniversary of its foundation. Fittingly, the innovative company is maintaining a successful course with its modern compaction technology, as the latest production figures show. In 2017, for example, HAMM produced more …

ADM promotes US Manufacturing Industry during I Make America event

ADM promotes US Manufacturing Industry during I Make America event Asphalt Drum Mixers, Inc. talked with its U.S. House representative about issues important to the manufacturing industry during an I Make America event. Rep. Jim Banks toured ADM’s Huntertown, Indiana facility May 2, answering questions from workers and sitting down for a one-on-one conversation with …

Eurovia Surfacing appointed to Highways England SE and Midlands Pavement Framework

Eurovia Surfacing appointed to Highways England SE and Midlands Pavement Framework Eurovia Surfacing has been appointed onto the Highways England Pavement Framework after being named lead minor lot contractor for the South East and Midlands regions – covering more than a third of Highways England’s 6,880km network. Eurovia Surfacing scored top marks for quality on …

ASI celebrates examples of their GSB pavement preservation used 39 years ago

ASI celebrates examples of their GSB pavement preservation used 39 years ago While many manufacturers of asphalt preservation products claim their products provide long-lasting benefits, few can offer 39 years of proof to back up their claims. Asphalt Systems Inc. (ASI), based in Salt Lake City, Utah, has proof that if used properly and at …

Jewson places £8 million order for 500 JCB machines

Jewson places £8 million order for 500 JCB machines One of the UK’s leading builder’s merchants is investing heavily in its tool hire business with an order for 500 JCB machines worth more than £8 million. Jewson is buying a fleet of JCB’s new flagship 15C-1mini excavators and JCB 8008 micro excavators, along with the …

Ammann APR Plate Compactor reduce unwanted vibration

Ammann APR Plate Compactor reduce unwanted vibration Ammann is introducing updated hand guides on it’s current APR Reversible Vibratory Plate Compactors, reducing unwanted vibration to its lowest levels yet. A new mounting for the guide handle isolates vibration and prevents it from reaching the operator, significantly improving both comfort and safety. Specifically, the new mounting …

Ammann Australia expands

Ammann Australia expands Solid growth has led Ammann Australia to relocate its headquarters, warehouse and training centre to better serve its customers in the region. The facility was moved from Narangba to a new location about 10 km north in Caboolture. The move took place in January 2018. “This move is a reflection of Ammann’s …

Ammann trench roller features ACEecon Intelligent Compaction System

Ammann trench roller features ACEecon Intelligent Compaction System The system, ACEecon, eliminates guesswork by measuring compaction progress in real time. The information is communicated to the operator via an LED display on top of the machine. Without the system, the operator must estimate the compaction level. If the operator overestimates compaction, he might depart prematurely …

Ammann brings telematics to small rollers for accurate networked fleet monitoring

Ammann brings telematics to small rollers for accurate networked fleet monitoring Since the beginning of the year, Ammann has made it possible to optimise maintenance as well as fleet control and rental by way of an innovative tool: Ammann ServiceLink, which provides practical digital control of key machine data for compactors of the APR, APH …

Ammann Asphalt Mixing Plant plays major role in Turkish Highway project

Ammann Asphalt Mixing Plant plays major role in Turkish Highway project An Ammann asphalt mixing plant production and ability to utilise fibres is playing a crucial role in the construction of the Northern Marmara Motorway in Turkey. A large portion of the motorway, which serves as a bypass of Istanbul, has been completed. Handling a …

Wirtgen featuring exciting road construction solutions at Intermat 2018

Wirtgen featuring exciting road construction solutions at Intermat 2018 Exciting product innovations, some 30 exhibits, experienced application specialists and an extensive range of services: The Wirtgen Group premium solutions for the complete road construction process chain will be on display at Intermat in Paris on stand 5A K 180 from April 23-28, 2018. The focus this …

Ammann Plant plays key role in construction of Turkish Highway

Ammann Plant plays key role in construction of Turkish Highway An Ammann asphalt-mixing plant’s production and ability to utilise fibres is playing a crucial role in the construction of the Northern Marmara Motorway in Turkey. A large portion of the motorway, which serves as a bypass of Istanbul, has been completed. Handling a good deal …

Caterpillar releases new Utility Compactors

Caterpillar releases new Utility Compactors Customers expect Cat® Paving products to offer machines and services to help them become more efficient and profitable. These new models do just that by making them easy to operate, simple to transport, and quick to service. The new CB1.7 and CB1.8 utilize a weight based nomenclature that signifies its …

Caterpillar adds new Tandem Vibratory Rollers to their Paving machine family

Caterpillar adds new Tandem Vibratory Rollers to their Paving machine family Caterpillar Inc. announces the addition of the new production-class Tandem Vibratory Rollers to the Paving products family. The new models are the CB13, CB15, and CB16. New nomenclature corresponds to the 13-, 15- and 16-ton weight classes they reside in. Furthermore, these models can …

Volvo introduces new combination rollers at World of Asphalt 2018

Volvo introduces new combination rollers at World of Asphalt 2018 With the latest engine technology and features that help to provide a dense, high-quality mat, the CR30B and CR35B are the ideal fit for small-scale compaction projects. Volvo Construction Equipment launched the CR30B and CR35B combination rollers at World of Asphalt, adding to its small …

Veta 5 Mapping Software released with data collection and analysis

Veta 5 Mapping Software released with data collection and analysis   Veta is a free map-based software tool for contractors and highway officials to standardize, display, analyze, and report data collected by intelligent compaction (IC) and paver‐mounted thermal profiling (PMTP) technologies during construction. Veta can import data from various IC machines and PMTP scanners to …

Freetech Hot-In-Place Recycling plays a key role on the Silk Road

Freetech Hot-In-Place Recycling plays a key role on the Silk Road In September 2013, China’s President Xi Jinping proposed a strategic plan to develop the Silk Road Economic Belt, an important component of the Belt and Road Initiative. An ambitious vision to promote China’s infrastructure, and stimulate economic integration for the Country, both nationally and …

Construction Equipment names ADM EX120 Asphalt Plant in Top 100 products of 2017

Construction Equipment names ADM EX120 Asphalt Plant in Top 100 products of 2017 Asphalt Drum Mixers Inc.’s EX120 asphalt plant was named one of Construction Equipment magazine’s 2017 Top 100 New Products. The list recognizes the year’s most innovative new construction equipment and related products, as chosen by the publication’s editorial staff. ADM offers the …

Old road surface paves the way for local park upgrades

Old road surface paves the way for local park upgrades Highways England is turning waste from a major road improvement into new footpaths for walkers at a nearby park. Around 250 tonnes of the old surface from an improvement on the A19 in North Tyneside is benefitting Benton Quarry Park in Benton. Recycling this waste …

VÖGELE PowerFeeder technology pays off

VÖGELE PowerFeeder technology pays off Decoupled material transfer from the feed vehicle to the road paver is one of the major drivers in road construction. After all, this process is a critical factor with a considerable impact on the quality of asphalt paving projects. Material feeders are consequently gaining ground around the world – also …

Kangaroo Island hopping for joy at road upgrade

Kangaroo Island hopping for joy at road upgrade South Australia’s Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure has awarded BMD a road re-sheeting contract on Kangaroo Island, just off South Australia. The 4,405 km² Kangaroo Island is southwest of Adelaide and renowned for its protected nature reserves which cover a third of the island. Home to native …

The Magic of working in a frozen world

The Magic of working in a frozen world 5℃ is the temperature limit of traditional road repair work, mainly because asphalt hot mix cools down too quickly under 5℃, which leads to complications in compaction the asphalt to the required density and quality. In China, most road maintenance work sites go into hibernation in winter, …

Western Sydney Airport ready to put earthworks and pavements out to tender

Western Sydney Airport ready to put earthworks and pavements out to tender Western Sydney Airport is a step closer to becoming reality with WSA Co set to go to market for main earthworks and airside pavements on the airport site. WSA Co, the Government-owned company established to deliver the Western Sydney Airport, has released two …

North Midland Construction paves the way for IKEA Sheffield

North Midland Construction paves the way for IKEA Sheffield NM Group (North Midland Construction Plc) has successfully completed its first contract for IKEA, providing vital access to the new IKEA Sheffield store. Works included widening roundabout approaches as well as creating additional lanes to increase the road network capacity at four junctions. NM Group also …

Rehabilitation of Camps Bay Drive in Cape Town relies on Wirtgen Cold Recycling

Rehabilitation of Camps Bay Drive in Cape Town relies on Wirtgen Cold Recycling Camps Bay Drive is a major scenic route within the City of Cape Town and provides access to Camps Bay and Hout Bay. Based on the project brief and geometric analysis, Camps Bay Drive required widening to safely accommodate the high volumes …

It’s a smooth finish for huge multi-contract road project in New Hampshire

It’s a smooth finish for huge multi-contract road project in New Hampshire New Hampshire I-93 rehab benefits from gravity-fed asphalt paver It may sound a bit over-the-top dramatic, but the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) proclaims that the widening of a 20-mile segment of I-93 between Exits 1 and 5 from the Massachusetts Stateline …

Volvo debuts renewed Road Product Line at World of Asphalt 2018

Volvo debuts renewed Road Product Line at World of Asphalt 2018 Volvo Construction Equipment will bring a significantly revamped road product line-up to World of Asphalt 2018, anchored by a trio of new compactors equipped with the latest intelligent machine control technology. “Over the past year Volvo has launched eight new compactor and three new …

Ammann Mini Paver proves a popular choice

Ammann Mini Paver proves a popular choice Customer reviews of the new Ammann mini paver continue to be positive, with contractors reporting the machines are ideal for small paving applications. “The AFW 150-2 always draws a lot of attention when it shows up on jobsites or tradeshows,” said Marcus Utterodt, Global Commercial Manager Pavers. And …

Ammann introduces a new line of Asphalt Pavers

Ammann introduces a new line of Asphalt Pavers Ammann Group has launched a new, technologically advanced line of premium asphalt pavers. The machines excel in applications ranging from narrow paths to city streets to wide lifts for roadways and airports. “With this launch, Ammann shows its ongoing commitment to the roadbuilding segment,” said Hans-Christian Schneider, …

Ammann releases new AFW 150-2 Mini Paver for bike lanes and walkways

Ammann releases new AFW 150-2 Mini Paver for bike lanes and walkways Ammann announces the release of the AFW 150-2 Mini Paver, a compact machine capable of paving at widths as narrow as 250 mm. The machine is ideal in applications such as bike lanes, sidewalks and garden walkways. The AFW 150-2 is a unique …

Roadtec compact milling machines – manoeuvrable, flexible and versatile

Roadtec compact milling machines – manoeuvrable, flexible and versatile Some projects have small, tight spaces that require compact equipment with maneuverability. In these cases, contractors employ small dozers, mini-excavators, and compact track loaders. Add to that mix a small milling machine specifically suited for removing road pavements, milling pavement strips, or milling tie-ins. The Roadtec …

Technology Key to Ammann Products Showcased at World of Asphalt

Technology Key to Ammann Products Showcased at World of Asphalt Ammann’s technologically advanced asphalt-related products will be featured at the 2018 World of Asphalt Show & Conference to be held March 6-8 in Houston. Ammann has had a strong presence in Europe and other parts of the world for nearly 150 years. It recently began …

VolvoCE continues expansion of asphalt compactor lineup

VolvoCE continues expansion of asphalt compactor lineup The DD110C is the latest in a series of recent double drum asphalt compactor introductions from Volvo — offering the latest in advanced technologies that have the potential to drastically improve job quality, productivity and machine uptime. With a 66-inch drum width and 24,350-pound operating weight, the DD110C …

Atlas Copco to divest concrete and compaction business to Husqvarna Group

Atlas Copco to divest concrete and compaction business to Husqvarna Group Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has agreed to divest its concrete and compaction business to Husqvarna Group’s Construction division. The business had revenues of approximately MEUR 57 (MSEK 570) in 2016. In total, approximately 200 employees will join Husqvarna Group. …

Learn to grow your business at the World of Asphalt and AGG1 Academy

Learn to grow your business at the World of Asphalt and AGG1 Academy Aggregates and asphalt industry professionals can take advantage of more than 120 learning opportunities at the 2018 World of Asphalt and AGG1 Academy & Expo to explore industry trends, technologies, solutions and best practices. The co-located AGG1 Academy & Expo and World …

Ammann ATR 30 is the perfect tool for cabling and civil engineering

Ammann ATR 30 is the perfect tool for cabling and civil engineering Ammann recently introduced the ATR 30 rammer. This new, lightweight model extended the lower weight end of the rammer portfolio from Ammann and has proven to be highly successful. The rammer’s narrow foot and slim design make it an ideal fit for contractors …

Bergkamp announces FIZAMAQ Cía. Ltda as new distributor in Ecuador

Bergkamp announces FIZAMAQ Cía. Ltda as new distributor in Ecuador Bergkamp Inc., based in Salina, Kansas, USA, announces FIZAMAQ Cía. Ltda. as its new distributor in Ecuador for the full line of Bergkamp pavement preservation equipment, as well as emulsion mills and laboratory plants through the Bergkamp Bituminous Solutions line. The appointment reinforces Bergkamp’s commitment …

Dynapac introduces 6th generation of small asphalt rollers

Dynapac introduces 6th generation of small asphalt rollers The new CC1100/CC1200 generation VI is designed to meet the construction industry’s tough conditions with the operator in mind resulting in a robust, comfortable and modern machine for best compaction result. The new machine has a unique design with its cross-mounted engine in combination with an excellent …

Bituchem’s Airpatch perfect solution for potholes and surface deformations

Bituchem’s Airpatch perfect solution for potholes and surface deformations AirPatch is an engineered, sprayed application from BituChem that provides an excellent ‘break’ and quality pothole repair solution that fixes potholes and other surface deformations. AirPatch is designed to repair potholes and other surface deformations by spraying the surface with aggregate. It is engineered to not …

TRL tests RHiNOPHALT Highway Preservation on the M4 Motorway in England

TRL tests RHiNOPHALT Highway Preservation on the M4 Motorway in England ASI is constantly striving to extend the life of the valuable infrastructure network through planned maintenance using RHiNOPHALT®. Their goal is to provide road users and owners surety that their investment will provide a long, safe and disruption free life cycle. Long by protecting …

Caterpillar releases new Utility Compactors with Rental Market in mind

Caterpillar releases new Utility Compactors with Rental Market in mind Customers expect Cat® Paving Products to offer machines and services that help them become more efficient and profitable. These new Caterpillar Compactor models do just that by making them easy to operate, simple to transport, and quick to service. The new CB2.5, CB2.7, CB2.9, and …

Tips for winterizing Sealcoating equipment

Tips for winterizing Sealcoating equipment As winter approaches, you want to make sure you are prepared. More than picking up ice melt and making sure your car heater works well, you’ll want to winterize your sealcoating equipment. Failing to do so correctly will be a problem when warmer spring temperatures roll around. To avoid damage, …

Ammann vibratory plate compactors deliver results

Ammann vibratory plate compactors deliver results Word has spread far and wide in Europe that vibratory plates from Ammann enjoy a good reputation in the construction and landscape gardening industry. They stand out first and foremost through their compaction performance and ease of use, even when operated by inexperienced users New surface for the riding …

Intelligent compaction key to new Ammann rollers

Intelligent compaction key to new Ammann rollers Ammann has released four new soil compactors in its ASC product line. The compactors are built to combine high output with intelligent compaction systems to help contractors eliminate passes – and ultimately reduce costs. The new models are the ASC 110 T4f, ASC 130 T4f, ASC 150 T4f …

ABT SpeedyBatch more profitable than any other asphalt plant

ABT SpeedyBatch more profitable than any other asphalt plant The ABT SpeedyBatch is a perfect fit for demanding but temporary airport work, which is why business executive Jaime Arnó turned to the Ammann ABT 280 SpeedyBatch when he needed both mobility and productivity. Arnó, CEO of Benito Arnó e Hijos SA, landed a contract to …

BITUCHEM to showcase their surfacing solutions at Highways UK

BITUCHEM to showcase their surfacing solutions at Highways UK This November, BituChem will be joining the discussion of the many subjects surrounding British highways as the company exhibits at Highways UK 2017. The two-day exhibition and seminar gives highways experts the opportunity to explore the latest products available for the highways market. BituChem’s team of …

PHCo Lo-Density inline electric fuel oil preheaters for viscosity control and easier maintenance

PHCo Lo-Density inline electric fuel oil preheaters for viscosity control and easier maintenance Lo-Density CLHR Inline Electric Fuel Oil Preheaters from Process Heating Company (PHCo) automatically provide precise temperature and viscosity control of heavy oils for efficient and steady delivery from the pump to the burner. Viscosity is the primary concern for producers who burn …

Indonesian PT Pyramida Raya Persada relies on quality Ammann Asphalt Plant

Indonesian PT Pyramida Raya Persada relies on quality Ammann Asphalt Plant The commitment PT Pyramida Raya Persada showed to their customers of all sizes, big and small, helped its business boom, but as business grew, so did their asphalt production needs. That led the company to turn to the Ammann ABC 160 SolidBatch Asphalt-Mixing Plant in …

35 years of quality and oscillation experience in HAMM Rollers

35 years of quality and oscillation experience in HAMM Rollers For more than 35 years, HAMM has included oscillation rollers in its product range and with over 35 models; it offers by far and away the widest diversity in the world. A glance at the constructive realisation of the technology reveals the decades-long experience in …

Mission Accomplished – resurfacing McDill Air Force Base Runway

Mission Accomplished – resurfacing McDill Air Force Base Runway MacDill Air Force Base, located approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) south-southwest of downtown Tampa, Florida, is the base for the U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command, which provides airlift, special missions, aerial refueling, and aeromedical evacuation for the armed forces. MacDill is home to 16 KC-135 …

Volvo CE releases Compact Assist for accurate soil compaction

Volvo CE releases Compact Assist for accurate soil compaction Adding to the suite of Assist programs available through the Volvo Co-Pilot interface, Compact Assist for Soil is now available in North America. Compact Assist for Soil offers real-time guidance to the operator by displaying number of passes and Compaction Meter Value (CMV), showing operators the …

FHWA and Transtec Group release Intelligent Compaction guideline documents

FHWA and Transtec Group release Intelligent Compaction guideline documents Adequate and uniform compaction of road materials, such as soils, aggregate bases, and asphalt pavement materials, is one of the most important requirements in roadway construction. It is indispensable to strive for high quality of compaction to ensure long-lasting performance. Intelligent Compaction (IC), which uses modern …

Accidental discovery creates solid Bitumen Balls

Accidental discovery creates solid Bitumen Balls Ian Gates describes each pebble of bitumen as resembling a liquid-filled headache capsule and, for Alberta, Canada, struggling to build pipelines, this tiny package could spell pain relief indeed. Freshly patented and weeks away from pilot-scale production, the professor’s revolutionary heavy oil and bitumen pellets may finally provide a …

Partial runway reconstruction for Detroit Metro Airport

Partial runway reconstruction for Detroit Metro Airport Milling the old asphalt runway structure becomes key It was almost as though the $225-million runway that the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) had added in 2001 was jinxed from the get-go. Expected to last 30 years, Runway 4L/22R had issues arise a mere three years later when …

McConnell Dowell awarded runway paving contract in American Samoa

McConnell Dowell awarded runway paving contract in American Samoa The Department of Port Administration in American Samoa has awarded McConnell Dowell a contract to resurface the runway at Pago Pago International Airport. The runway overlay is the latest project to be delivered by McConnell Dowell’s locally-based team, which has operated on the island since 1989. …

All-in-one heater heats the asphalt tank while supplying hot oil to the plant

All-in-one heater heats the asphalt tank while supplying hot oil to the plant The All-In-One Heater Kit from Seattle, Washington-based Process Heating Company is a complete system that can provide direct heat to the asphalt tank, while also supplying hot oil for the plant. The primary feature of the system is the drywell-style electric heating …

Intelligent soil compaction with Bomag Economizer for single drum rollers

Intelligent soil compaction with Bomag Economizer for single drum rollers The Bomag Economizer measures the level of compaction and displays the result in a simple, easy-to-understand manner. At customer request, Bomag now equips any of its single drum roller models worldwide with the Economizer. For years, the intuitive Bomag Economizer display has been in popular use on …

Neal introduces generation IV Sealcoating Pumps for asphalt trucks

Neal introduces generation IV Sealcoating Pumps for asphalt trucks Neal Manufacturing, a division of Blastcrete Equipment Company and a leader in asphalt pavement maintenance equipment, has launched its new Generation IV pumps. The pumps offer improved durability as well as enhanced spraybars and require less frequent routine maintenance than their predecessor, resulting in greater uptime …

New Volvo double drum rollers crush the competition on fuel efficiency

New Volvo double drum rollers crush the competition on fuel efficiency Able to perform in tight areas or the open road, the DD30B and DD35B double drum compactors from Volvo Construction Equipment offer up to a 20 percent increase in fuel efficiency when compared to predecessor models. The latest double drum models from Volvo Construction …

Streets could literally be paved with cigarette butts

Streets could literally be paved with cigarette butts Soon the footpath you walk on could be full of cigarette butts, instead of being littered with them. Trillions of cigarette butts are produced every year worldwide, with most discarded into the environment. They take ages to break down while their toxic chemical load is released into …

Shell Bitumen solutions and expertise vital for 55km Hong Kong to Macau bridge 

Shell Bitumen solutions and expertise vital for 55km Hong Kong to Macau bridge Today, China marked the completion of the main bridge deck section at the China mainland side of the landmark Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, using bitumen solutions and technical expertise from Shell Bitumen. As a global leader in bitumen technology, Shell Bitumen was selected …

Saxby Surfacing celebrate 30 years in business with purchase of a Volvo P6870C ABG Paver

Saxby Surfacing celebrate 30 years in business with purchase of a Volvo P6870C ABG Paver Saxby Surfacing Contractors from Sheffield are entering their thirtieth year of trading and to commemorate the event, have taken delivery of their first Volvo paver, a P6870C ABG model. The company, run by the Saxby family, operates throughout the Yorkshire …

Cold-in-place recycling additive system allows milling and paving a roadway in a single process

Cold-in-place recycling additive system allows milling and paving a roadway in a single process 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 …

Asphalt preservatives dramatically extend the lifespan of highways

Asphalt preservatives dramatically extend the lifespan of highways The highways industry is faced with a unique challenge – The ‘Road’, with its depreciating finite life, cannot economically be renewed in line with traditional life cycle activities. There are 31,000 potholes awaiting repair in the UK that is estimated could take 11 years to clear, while …

NETZSCH multiple screw pumps deliver superior asphalt handling

NETZSCH multiple screw pumps deliver superior asphalt handling Leading screw pump manufacturer’s smart technology surmounts challenges Sometimes mined, but most often manufactured, the transportation and handling of asphalt is a challenging enterprise. Asphalt in the latter form is a carefully extracted residue resulting from the distillation process of selected crude oils like petroleum. As difficult …

Wirtgen at Steinexpo 2017 with world premiere from Kleemann

Wirtgen at Steinexpo 2017 with world premiere from Kleemann The Wirtgen Group will be showcasing tailored solutions for recycled material processing and quarry applications when it exhibits products from Kleemann and Benninghoven at the industry trade fair in Homberg/Nieder-Ofleiden, Germany, from August 30 to September 2. The world premiere of the Kleemann MC 120 PRO …

Three decades of experience makes HAMM the world leader in oscillation compaction

Three decades of experience makes HAMM the world leader in oscillation compaction Over 30 years ago, HAMM became the first roller manufacturer to offer an oscillation drum for tandem rollers, and these rollers have become an integral part of its product offering. In the past five years alone, the specialists for compaction technology have delivered …

A musical road in Hungary will reward safe drivers with rock music!

A musical road in Hungary will reward safe drivers with rock music! The European-based construction group STRABAG has been awarded the contract to build and widen the R 67 expressway in Hungary. The € 212 million project is being carried out by a consortium in which STRABAG holds 53.2 %. Of the 33 km of …

PHCo’s lo-density hot oil circulating heaters reduce operating costs, eliminate coking and carbonization

PHCo’s lo-density hot oil circulating heaters reduce operating costs, eliminate coking and carbonization Process Heating Company’s (PHCo) lo-density hot oil circulating heater systems provide automatically controlled, even-temperature heat-transfer fluid. The systems offer unique benefits for asphalt plants, including lower operating costs, improved product quality, reduced maintenance, significantly longer heater life, and enhanced sustainability. With the …

Ammann unveils new rammers

Ammann unveils new rammers Ammann announces the release of ATR 60 and ATR 68 Rammers and the ATR 30 Rammer, the lightest in the Ammann line-up. The ATR (Ammann Tamper Rammer) models replace the ACR Rammers. The ATR family maintains key features of the ACR line-up, including their industry-leading compaction output and forward movement. The …

The steep climbs of the Swiss Alps are no match for Vögele’s Super 1803-3i wheeled paver

The steep climbs of the Swiss Alps are no match for Vögele’s Super 1803-3i wheeled paver On geographically tough terrain such as in the Swiss Alps, asphalt paving is a challenge in itself. Extreme slopes, narrow roads and steep precipices place demands on the paving team and the machine technology alike. In the mountain village …

Volvo introduces the compact, fully featured P4410B asphalt paver

Volvo introduces the compact, fully featured P4410B asphalt paver The new P4410B tracked paver from Volvo Construction Equipment is a powerful machine in a compact package — bridging the gap between heavy-commercial and light-highway paving. Born from the Blaw-Knox legacy, the P4410B is the latest addition to the B-Series lineup of tracked pavers from Volvo …

ACEecon compaction measurement system now available for Ammann Reversible Vibratory Plate Compactors

ACEecon compaction measurement system now available for Ammann Reversible Vibratory Plate Compactors Ammann’s proprietary ACEecon compaction measurement system is now available as an option on Ammann APR 4920 and APR 5920 Reversible Vibratory Plates. ARP 4920 and APR 5920 are the two largest models of reversible vibratory plates that use a centrifugal clutch for their …

Ammann unveils forward-moving Vibratory Plates

Ammann unveils forward-moving Vibratory Plates Ammann has released its new line of technologically advanced APF Forward Moving Vibratory Plate Compactors, primarily for European countries. The plates provide industry-leading compaction power, manoeuvrability, forward-moving speed and climbing ability. They also are known for dramatically reducing unwanted vibration to operators. The new models are the Ammann APF 12/33, …

NETZSCH announces NOTOS™ Multiple Screw Pump for asphalt applications

NETZSCH announces NOTOS™ Multiple Screw Pump for asphalt applications NETZSCH Pumps North America, LLC, has announced its NOTOS™ Multiple Screw Pumps, ideal for a variety of asphalt applications. The versatile pump can be used for pumping everything from light fuel oil to viscous asphalt. It is an excellent choice for rail car and ship loading …

HAMM celebrates more than 35 years of oscillation

HAMM celebrates more than 35 years of oscillation Part 1: Tried and tested solutions for asphalt and earthwork Over 35 years ago, HAMM became the first roller manufacturer to offer an oscillation drum for tandem rollers. In the meantime, this technology has become an integral part of the product programme. In the past five years …

GSB-88 Gilsonite-based Emulsified Asphalt Seal Coat delivers 400% ROI

GSB-88 Gilsonite-based Emulsified Asphalt Seal Coat delivers 400% ROI GSB-88® Sealer/Binder Emulsion from Salt Lake City, Utah-based Asphalt Systems, Inc.® (ASI) is a gilsonite-based emulsified asphalt seal coating product that has demonstrated in numerous studies to not only add years of life to asphalt pavement, but also to provide up to 400% return on investment. …

University of Twente studies enhanced paving quality delivered by Vögele’s Asphalt PowerFeeder in South Africa

University of Twente studies enhanced paving quality delivered by Vögele’s Asphalt PowerFeeder in South Africa A job site in South Africa has demonstrated that the VÖGELE MT 3000-2 Offset PowerFeeder improves pavement quality. Proof comes from the University of Twente, Netherlands, which monitored the project from a scientific perspective – and their equipment included RoadScan, …

Wirtgen introduces compact laboratory scale foamed bitumen plant

Wirtgen introduces compact laboratory-scale foamed bitumen plant Whether users of cold recycling equipment, a specialist laboratory for road construction or research institute: the WLB 10 S from Wirtgen is the ideal assistant to contractors or consulting experts for cold recycling applications with foamed bitumen. Precise test series for determining the ideal foamed bitumen properties are …

Kier pioneers rapid setting material that cures in 18 hours instead of 3 days, saving 35 days and £35m on M6 project

Kier pioneers rapid setting material that cures in 18 hours instead of 3 days, saving 35 days and £35m on M6 project Kier Highways has saved UK Plc £35m on a single project, by using an innovative new material to cut lane closures on an M6 repair scheme by 35 days. Through the use of …

Yutong Dynamic Compaction Machines is the first to participate in the Trimble Ready® program  in China

Yutong Dynamic Compaction Machines is the first to participate in the Trimble Ready® program  in China Zhengzhou Yutong Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. Joins the Trimble Ready Program as Trimble announces that Yutong has become the first Chinese manufacturer to participate in the Trimble Ready® program for dynamic compaction applications. As part of the program, Trimble and Yutong will work …

State of Kentucky announces grant funding for Recycled Tyre Asphalt Projects

State of Kentucky announces grant funding for Recycled Tyre Asphalt Projects Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles G. Snavely has announced that grant funding will be made available to counties in Kentucky for projects that use recycled waste tires from that state in rubber-modified asphalt paving projects. This grant can be used to fund either …

VÖGELE introduce 8 foot SUPER 1700-3i and SUPER 1703-3i cutting-edge universal pavers

VÖGELE introduce 8 foot SUPER 1700-3i and SUPER 1703-3i cutting-edge universal pavers Eight foot paver segments are now critical for many road construction companies, because with these machines they can cover a wide range of applications, from small municipal job sites to highway construction and rehabilitation. With their strong performance and a uniquely compact design, the new SUPER 1700-3i …

Ammann Soil and Asphalt Rollers play key roles in Bangladesh infrastructure projects

Ammann Soil and Asphalt Rollers play key roles in Bangladesh infrastructure projects Spectra Engineers has a reputation for completing quality work in a timely manner. The company, based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, now is relying on Ammann soil and asphalt compactors to further build on its reputation. Spectra is working on two key projects. The first, construction …

Sri Lanka relies on Ammann compaction equipment for provincial road project

Sri Lanka relies on Ammann compaction equipment for provincial road project Past performance is essential to future work when it comes to Sri Lankan infrastructure projects. With much future business at stake, Rathne Construction used a variety of Ammann compaction machines on a recent provincial road project. “We always are concerned about project deadlines and facing …

Bergkamp’s new truck-mounted slurry seal and micro surfacing paver meets stringent emissions regulations

Bergkamp’s new truck-mounted slurry seal and micro surfacing paver meets stringent emissions regulations Bergkamp Inc., based in Salina, Kansas has unveiled their new M310CS truck-mounted slurry seal and micro surfacing paver. Receiving power from a Tier 4 truck engine fulfils stringent emissions regulations. With PTO-driven hydraulic pumps, the M310CS has eliminated the need for a side engine, …

Husqvarna new floor saw FS 7000 DL maximizes deep cutting production, reducing emissions.

Husqvarna new floor saw FS 7000 DL maximizes deep cutting production, reducing emissions. In the roadbuilding industry, new legislative and environmental demands are emerging fast. When Husqvarna started developing the successor to the renowned flagship floor saw FS 8400 D, the aim was to cut emissions and boost productivity at the same time. A major challenge that …

Nealco and Blastcrete launch new branding after legal dispute

Nealco and Blastcrete launch new branding after legal dispute Nealco Equipment, LLC and the Neal Manufacturing division of Blastcrete Equipment Co., Inc. are pleased to announce the resolution of a legal dispute and proud to introduce their new logos. Nealco will continue to utilise one of the following logos when identifying and advertising the equipment …

Ammann celebrates a successful CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017

Ammann celebrates a successful CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 Ammann had a successful CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, held in Las Vegas earlier this month, with hundreds of customers and prospects visiting the booth, and many climbing to the top of the ABA UniBatch asphalt-mixing plant. “We had an opportunity to hear from many visitors, and that communication is essential,” said Hans-Christian …

ADM EX120 Asphalt Plant offers Counterflow Technology for compact size and easy portability

ADM EX120 Asphalt Plant offers Counterflow Technology for compact size and easy portability Asphalt Drum Mixers, Inc. offers the EX120 asphalt plant as a solution for producers who need a portable counterflow plant that can process high percentages of RAP. Featuring single-drum counterflow technology, the compact 120-tph EX Series plant meets all federal and state …

ASTEC introduces Silobot™ hot-mix silo robot inspection service

ASTEC introduces Silobot™ hot-mix silo robot inspection service ASTEC has introduced the Silobot inspection service. The Silobot is an amazing new hi-tech tool that the Astec, Inc. Parts Department will use to do thorough visual inspection and metal thickness testing inside hot mix storage silos. The remote control capabilities of the Silobot inspection device keep workers out …

Vögele PowerFeeder proves continuous filling enhances efficiency

Vögele PowerFeeder proves continuous filling enhances efficiency Filling cavities between safety barriers on the A 81 Black Forest motorway with an MT 3000-2i Offset PowerFeeder and a SUPER 800-3i paver demonstrates the added value delivered by the VÖGELE PowerFeeder series. Using material feeders boosts the paving quality. Decoupling the paver and feed lorry improves job site …

Dynapac’s new tandem asphalt roller CC950D delivers big impact in a small package

Dynapac’s new tandem asphalt roller CC950D delivers big impact in a small package Dynapac’s new small tandem asphalt roller, the CC950D is ideal for small-scale compaction work, such as bicycle paths, narrow roads and small parking areas. It fulfills a need for high-quality compaction in areas that are difficult to reach with a larger roller. The …

Ammann will feature its Compaction equipment at SMOPYC 2017

Ammann will feature its Compaction equipment at SMOPYC 2017 The diverse Ammann roadbuilding product range will be showcased at SMOPYC 2017, to be held in Zaragoza, Spain, from 25-29 April 2017. Featured products will include light compaction equipment, heavy compaction equipment and a display of the proprietary as1 Control System for asphalt and concrete plants. …

Windsor Castle gets the Royal treatment from Eurovia Surfacing

Windsor Castle gets the Royal treatment from Eurovia Surfacing Eurovia Surfacing successfully completed resurfacing works on the prestigious Thames Street in Windsor, which runs next to the historic Windsor Castle up to the main gate. The works were carried out as part of the annual programme of work that Eurovia Surfacing undertake on behalf of …

San Francisco Airport outlines 4 month plan to rehabilitate runway 28L

San Francisco Airport outlines 4 month plan to rehabilitate runway 28L Repaving of runway will involve nine weekend closures from March to June 2017 The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today announced plans to repave Runway 28L, one of two runways used primarily for arriving flights. The project will also install new long-lasting LED centreline lights …

Bomag BW 28 RH pneumatic tyred roller keeps getting better

Bomag BW 28 RH pneumatic tyred roller keeps getting better Bomag has been developing and building compaction machines in Boppard, Germany for 60 years. Their goal is to progress continuously and make each new generation of machines better and more efficient than the previous one. This was achieved once again with the new BW 28 RH pneumatic …

Neal launches sealcoating baffle attachment for drastically improved efficiency

Neal Manufacturing launches sealcoating baffle attachment for drastically improved efficiency Neal Manufacturing, a division of the Blastcrete Equipment Company and a leader in asphalt pavement maintenance equipment has launched the industry’s first sealcoating baffle attachment, the AutoTrim. The unit attaches to the front of Neal’s DA 350 Dual Applicator machine and can be retrofitted onto …

Bomag machines make an impact in South Africa

Bomag machines make an impact in South Africa It is a well-known fact that Bomag machines guarantee a high standard of quality and efficiency at every construction site. However, they can accomplish even more. In South Africa, they have proven that they can function as inspiration for discovering new fields of activity. The Kwa Mhlanga …

Concrete and asphalt from a single source as Wirtgen machines rehabilitate Germany’s A5

Concrete and asphalt from a single source as Wirtgen machines rehabilitate Germany’s A5 These days, highways surfaced exclusively with concrete or asphalt are something of a rarity in Germany, particularly in its more densely populated regions. Hybrid roads are built instead, depending on the structural requirements and the predicted traffic volume – as was the case with …

Ammann’s Plates, Compactors and Plant featured at SaMoTer in Italy

Ammann’s Rammers, Plates, Compactors and Plant featured at SaMoTer in Italy Ammann will be showcasing their product line at this year’s SaMoTer building machinery exhibition in Verona, Italy, from 22-25 February 2017. The family owned company has started in 1869 and Hans-Christian Schneider, the current Ammann CEO, is the sixth generation to run the family business. Over the 150 …

Galliford Try resurfaces England’s East Midlands Airport Runway

In November 2016 Galliford Try, one of Britain’s leading housebuilding and construction companies completed a £14.8 million contract to refurbish the entire runway at East Midlands Airport. 48-hour Weekend Closures Typically, this type of work would be carried out during overnight closures of the runway over the course of six or so months. Since East …

New SP 60i Series Slipform Pavers from Wirtgen

Wirtgen’s latest slip form paver the SP 60i series replaces the SP 500 – and opens up new possibilities for contractors. Thanks to its versatility in inset and offset applications, the SP 60i series is the new multi-talent for concrete paving. With its SP 61i, SP 62i and SP 64i models, Wirtgen has developed a …

Kleemann and Benninghoven bring improved efficiency in asphalt recycling

Technologies from Kleemann and Benninghoven optimize recycling process. At present, 12 million tonnes of RAP (Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement) are produced and used in Germany alone every single year — out of a total 40 million tonnes of paved material. It is a huge figure that highlights just how great the potential of recycling technologies is. …

FAYAT Group to acquire Dynapac from Atlas Copco

FAYAT Group to acquire Dynapac Fayat has agreed to buy the Dynapac Road Construction Equipment Division of Atlas Copco, which manufactures rollers for asphalt & soil applications, and also paving and milling machines. Fayat has great expertise in this market through their group companies: Bomag, Marini, Marini-Ermont, SAE, Secmair and Breining, and plans to strengthen …

Ammann featuring new plant and equipment at Las Vegas CONEXPO 2017

Ammann, based in Langenthal, Switzerland will show the technology and the productivity advantages it has to offer with its product range from fully assembled asphalt plants to small vibratory plate compactors at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG  Show in Las Vegas. The construction industry trade show, to be held in Las Vegas on March 7-11, will include more than 2,500 …

Shell’s Innovations in Bitumen Research and Development

Projects and Technologies Division Over 10,000 of Shell’s 90,000 plus employees work in their “Projects and Technologies” division, which has research locations spread out all over the world. Shell’s Hamburg Laboratory is their centre of expertise in worldwide fuel and lubricant research where their scientists are working on how to make conventional fuels such as …

New radio-wave technology assesses asphalt integrity

New Radio Wave Technology Assesses Asphalt Integrity Real time information on asphalt density and uniformity is a boon to construction quality efforts Properly compacted asphalt is a major factor in the lifespan of roads, since inadequately compacted asphalt deteriorates at a more rapid rate than properly compacted material.  With the billions spent on road construction …

Istanbul Airport sees largest compaction project in history with 130 Bomag Rollers

130 Bomag Rollers synchronised in the largest compaction project in history Bomag is the largest manufacturer or Rollers in the world and their expertise was bought into action in 2014 for the construction of Istanbul New Airport, close to the Black Sea coast, which was the world’s largest airport construction site. Extending over some 8,000 …

Moscow lays 8,000 tons of asphalt in one continuous layer

While Moscow slept a major road rehabilitation project took place in May/July this year. The first major overhaul since the 1930’s was completed when Tverskaya Street was given a new surface dressing after the old layers of asphalt concrete pavement had been removed before the asphalt was laid in a single continuous layer without joints. …

Korean guardrail safety barrier system on a roll to safety

Korean guardrail safety barrier system on a roll to safety A Korean company that specialises in guardrail systems and traffic cones has developed a new barrier system that incorporates rollers to absorb impact and steer vehicle back into the traffic. Concrete barriers and conventional metal guardrail system are effective, but cause major damage to the …

Formula 1 circuit in Baku – Hamm rollers refine demanding street circuit

On 19 June, the Formula 1 once again broke new ground: for the first time, a race was held in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. Instead of building a new track somewhere in the open countryside, the German circuit planner Hermann Tilke, who had already planned the track in Shanghai in 2004, designed a demanding street …

Contractor chosen for RAAF Amberley expansion in Australia

RAAF Amberley, Australia’s biggest airbase is expanding The Australian Department of Defence have chosen CPB Contractors, a CIMIC Group company to deliver the C‐17A Maintenance Facility, Aircraft Apron and Associated Infrastructure Project at the RAAF Base Amberley, which is located 40km south‐west of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. CIMIC Group is a subsidiary of Hochtief the …

Runway Rehabilitation Works

Runway Rehabilitation Works Here’s a brilliant video showing the stages and techniques of runway rehabilitation, including earthworks, paving, striping, testing and all the ancillary works that go alongside a major project such as this.

Culvert collapse in Mississippi video

Culvert collapse in Mississippi video Here’s a good example from the USA of how not to build a car park over a drainage culvert. This video was taken by Jason Hartwig with his DJI Phantom quadcopter on the 8 November 2015 and shows the collapse at the Meridian IHOP Pancake restaurant in Mississippi.  

Case PT240 rolls over the competition

Case PT240 rolls over the competition The new Case PT240 is a versatile eight-wheeled machine designed for rolling hot mix asphalt surface treatments like chip and seal and soil stabilization applications. With its turbocharged engine, the pneumatic tire compactor has power for operating on grades up to 25 degrees and on materials with higher rolling resistance. A wide …

Fowler Steam Roller Restoration

Fowler Steam Roller Restoration – No 16003 Rolls Again Simon Perkins sent us a Youtube link to a 1970’s documentary about the restoration of a Fowler steam roller by Arthur Burge of Crediton, UK. The video is 40 minutes long, but really interesting, so we decided to share it with you. So for all you …