April 27, 2016 - Nechako Northcoast Construction, a road and highway maintenance company, needed a solution that could streamline call logging, road inspection reports, maintenance job tracking, and communication with its stakeholders.
February 26, 2016 - A common gravel road repair and road building approach is to remove oversize rocks and bury subgrade problems, such as potholes or protruding rock, under additional gravel. But this “band aid” approach, which does not deal with underlying problems, is costly. It can require hauling in 200-300 per cent more material than truly necessary to resurface a gravel road, only to have the problems resurface.
December 17, 2015 - IC-IMPACTS, a Network of Centres of Excellence funded by the Federal Government of Canada, unveiled an innovative new road in Thondebavi, India. Located near Bangalore, the new road uses advanced Canadian pavement technologies to increase the road's lifespan and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
Roadway construction zones are dangerous by their nature. Add in the element of night and suddenly the traditional hazards of roadway work zones are joined with low visibility and a higher rate of impaired or distracted drivers.
Connecting Montreal with Kahnawake, the Honoré Mercier Bridge extends almost one mile over the St. Lawrence River. It serves as a link between Montreal Island and the South Shore, and is the shortest route from Montreal to New York State in the United States. Not surprisingly, it’s one of the busiest bridges in Canada with an estimated 30 million vehicles crossing it each year.
April 30, 2015 - Rock to Road’s first resource roads management maintenance webinar drew approximately 25 attendees interested in learning how to extend the lifetimes of the roads they maintain and build.
There are many reasons why alternatives to salt, or methods for reducing its use, are becoming more popular across Canada.
Feb. 3, 2015 – Topcon has signed an agreement with concrete paving manufacturer GOMACO to provide the 3D control systems for its machines.
In 2012, Vancouver was the first city on the planet to use a wax made from municipal recycled plastic containers in their warm mix asphalt – and paving projects using this new mix continue.
May 13, 2014, Lanham, Md. — As public works agencies and departments of transportation look to make the most efficient use of tight budgets, the National Asphalt Pavement Association is outlining the benefits of Thinlay thin asphalt mixtures for pavement preservation. Thinlays are a suite of thin asphalt overlay mixes designed to be placed at thickness as thin as 5/8 of an inch.
May 12, 2014, Surrey, B.C. – Mainroad Pavement Marking announces the use of a new and innovative retroreflectivity technology by Zehntner Testing Instruments.
For 25 years, Dicrete’s curbing work for new housing developments was labour intensive, and required personnel on each crew to string the lines to ensure the concrete was laid accurately.
The development of cold mix asphalt has provided a new solution for road and pavement repairs in Canada.
Not too long ago, the milling process was seen as a necessary evil, says Jeff Wiley. Contractors were forced into using it to correct a curb line or scarify a bridge deck.
Among the most exciting new techniques and associated technologies that have been developed in asphalt paving over the last decade is warm mix asphalt (WMA).
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