Operational Tips: Insulting to Prevent Loss of Thermal Energy, Reduce Fuel Use, and Reduce Costs
Granite Construction Co. shares its data on the benefits of pipe insulation to minimize thermal energy loss — within one year the project paid for itself by reducing energy consumption by 55 percent.
Operational Tips: Electric Heated Tank Farm Lowers Energy Usage
Reaching net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 can seem daunting. Luckily, existing technologies and new innovations can be leveraged to assist the industry in exploring ways to answer the call while keeping an eye on the margin. Orlando Paving Company, which is owned by VINCI Construction, is meeting the challenge with the electrification of its Landstreet asphalt plant tank farm, replacing the traditional hot oil system to deliver on both corporate sustainability goals and public commitments to reduce energy consumption.
Planning for Resilient Roads: Approaches to Account for Climate Change Impacts on Flexible Pavement Design and Rehabilitation Practices
There are three common approaches to incorporate climate change impacts into the decision-making process to help design, build, and maintain resilient pavements.
Resilient Asphalt Roads: Modified Asphalt Mix Reduces Thermal Cracking
Alaska DOT and contractors are taking adaptive measures to deal with the state’s extreme temperatures and permafrost
Paving Under Stockpiles Pays Off Environmentally & Economically
Paving under stockpiles is an easy way to decrease operating costs and carbon emissions.
Resilient Asphalt Roads
When natural disasters strike, state and local agencies need resilient pavements that offer both a quick fix and a long-term solution. Resilience is the ability to anticipate, prepare for, and adapt to changing conditions. Withstanding, responding to, and recovering rapidly from disruptions are critical to reopening affected communities. In the wake of natural disasters, emergency vehicles need to deliver services, construction equipment must arrive to make repairs, and other vehicles need to haul off debris. Roads are essential lifelines for construction crews, local businesses, and residents who are eager to return home quickly and resume their normal activities.