Road Building 2013 Table of Contents

FEATURES
Planning Makes Perfect Planning Makes Perfect

No matter how successful they have been in the past, good roller-compacted concrete contractors will install a test strip before each project to verify the process. Read more

Designing and Constructing Quieter Concrete Pavements Designing and Constructing Quieter Concrete Pavements

Study identifies variables that contribute to tire pavement noise. Read more

Virginia Turns to Concrete for Bridge Repairs Virginia Turns to Concrete for Bridge Repairs

Concrete overlays help explain why only 9% of Virginia's bridges are deemed structurally deficient. Read more

PRODUCTS SOLVING PROBLEMS
Concrete Provides Solution for Intersection Repair Concrete Provides Solution for Intersection Repair

Tired of constant asphalt repairs, cost and life cycle benefits convince City of Mississauga to select concrete pavement. Read more

PROBLEM CLINIC
Bonded Versus Unbonded Concrete Overlays Bonded Versus Unbonded Concrete Overlays

Which type of concrete overlay is better depends mostly on the condition of the existing pavement. Read more

Other Articles
Concrete Industry News: Post-Tensioning Institute Project Award Winners Concrete Industry Concrete Industry News: Post-Tensioning Institute Project Award Winners

The 2013 Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) Project Award winners exemplify the advantages of modern post-tensioning applications. Here's a summary of the winners. Read more

Thoughts and Opinions on Concrete Construction

Bill Palmer, editor of Concrete Construction, reviews some recent reader responses. Read more

Japanese knotweed Innovations Japanese knotweed

Japanese knotweed is extremely invasive and as an invasive species it must be controlled. It could cost contractors a lot of money to keep it in check on a jobsite. Read more

Auto Start-Stop Engines Innovations Auto Start-Stop Engines

Engines used to consume more fuel starting than if they were just left running. But modern engines start much more efficiently and significant fuel can be saved simply by turning the engine off whenever possible. Read more

Unbonded overlay slipsheet Innovations Unbonded overlay slipsheet

Unbonded concrete overlays must be unbonded. The overlay needs to be able to act as an independent structure or else the stresses can build up between the overlay and the existing pavement. This slipsheet helps. Read more

Manufacturer to Watch highlights Terex Bidwell Manufacturer to Watch Manufacturer to Watch highlights Terex Bidwell

Terex Bidwell is named the winner of the I Make America campaign which launched a nationwide search for who best captures “making America” through hard work, dedication to community, and devotion to American manufacturing. Read more

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