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Today’s Technologies for Better Pavement Performance

Posted on 02/18/2014 (2 months ago)

Authored by Aldo Villani

Proper pavement treatment selection and technique are critical elements in achieving asphalt performance and longevity. This workshop will instruct individuals on how to choose the right pavement technology for the right circumstance and apply it the right way!

Topics covered will include:
Quality Assurance
Asphalt Mixtures
Superpave Design
Warm Mix
Binders and Joint Compaction

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MassDOT Highway Division Issues New Engineering Directive

Posted on 02/11/2014 (2 months, 1 week ago)

Authored by Aldo Villani

The MassDOT Highway Division issued a new Engineering Directive dated 2/4/14. This directive is currently available on the MassDOT website:

E-14-001 - Design Criteria for MassDOT Highway Division Projects

This directive contains important information regarding new design criteria for pedestrian and bicycle accommodation to support the Healthy Transportation Policy Directive,P-13-0001.

E-14-001 supersedes E-09-005. It is effective immediately for all projects not yet advertised for construction. Projects that have received 25% Project Approval as of 2/4/14 are exempt from meeting the new pedestrian and bicycle accommodation requirements of the directive. However, Project Managers and Designers are still encouraged to apply all elements of the directive, where practical, to all projects regardless of design

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FHWA-NHI-135056 Culvert Design: How to Hydraulically size and design a culvert scheduled for July 15-17

Posted on 02/10/2014 (2 months, 1 week, 1 day ago)

Authored by Aldo Villani

The National Highway Institute's (NHI) 3-day Culvert Design course provides participants with an in-depth, hands-on understanding of how to hydraulically size and design a highway culvert. The course covers a range of design topics, including allowable headwater at the inlet, permissible outlet velocity, energy dissipation measures, aquatic organism passage, mechanisms of culvert failures, repair and rehabilitation options.

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Every Day Counts Webinar on “Intelligent Compaction: Understanding the Technology” scheduled for March 26 at Union Station in Worcester

Posted on 02/07/2014 (2 months, 1 week, 4 days ago)

Authored by Aldo Villani

The Federal Highway Administration, the Baystate Roads Program and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation will offer a presentation on “Intelligent Compaction: Understanding the Technology” via a live webinar on March 26, 2014.

This EDC Exchange will focus on real world examples of where Intelligent Compaction (IC) has been used by contractors. The implementation of this technology and the availability of retrofits kits make using IC more affordable to everyone.

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The Baystate Roads Program offers workshop on Interpreting Municipal Bridge Inspection Reports

Posted on 02/03/2014 (2 months, 2 weeks, 1 day ago)

Authored by Aldo Villani

Correctly reading and interpreting MassDOT municipal bridge inspection reports is critical to understanding your responsibility toward keeping municipal bridges safe for the traveling public.

This class will:
- Define municipal bridge responsibilities
- Describe how bridges are inspected
- Describe how MassDOT bridge inspection reports
- Discuss who is responsible for bridge maintenance
- Outline maintenance requirements

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