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Online forum marks first anniversary online


June 9, 2013
By Rock to Road

June
9, 2013 – Online forum ibuildroads.com marked its first year of operation the
beginning of this month. The site provides a place where the experience of road
builders and managers benefits those needing advice on the industry.

It
provides a moderated forum for discussion of questions in the industry sectors
of Bituminous Asphalt, Portland Cement Concrete, Pavement Preservation, Milling
and Recycling, Erosion Control, Subgrade Mechanical Stabilization, Subgrade Soil
Stabilization, and Engineering Services.

"In
road construction, you are an expert on the problem you solved yesterday," said
Andy Pujats, president. "But tomorrow will bring another challenge to your
project or your program. ibuildroads.com brings everyone together as it leverages
the experience of its stakeholders for the benefit of road builders, managers
and users."

In
addition to interactive industry solutions, the site also provides a resource
directory and an exhaustive industry event calendar with links. An opt-in newsletter
is distributed. Interpretive case history articles also are provided.

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With
the introduction of online bidding, contractors and suppliers can no longer gather
every month to network and discuss issues of mutual concern. ibuildroads.com
bridges that gap via a nationwide network, providing questions, answers and
solutions from a hands-on perspective in an unbiased and educational manner.

Employers
can use the site as a training tool for newly hired personnel. 

"Today's
construction environment requires immediate solutions to everyday problems, and
ibuildroads.com has created a network foundation on which industry
professionals can draw," Pujats said. "From the initial bid, to the completion
of the job, ibuildroads.com provides timely solutions to and from industry
professionals."

The
highway, road and bridge industry continues to evolve, no matter what the application,
and ibuildroads.com is growing and evolving to keep pace, Pujats said.

For
example, the way industry information is received is transforming rapidly, he
said. "Government regulations, mix design changes, new equipment requirements,
and enhanced techniques are pushing our industry ahead faster than ever, and
stakeholders are looking for information and solutions in real time," Pujats
said. "With the recent addition of the ibuildroads.com mobile apps, users can
post photos, questions or answers directly from their smartphones or tablets.
They can be in touch with their industry peers while in the field or in the
office."

As
it enters its second year, ibuildroads.com will be enhancing its market
capabilities, and introducing new features, boosting value to its users and
optimizing market opportunities for its clients, Pujats said.

For
more information and to download the free apps visit, www.ibuildroads.com.