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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.

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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.

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Smooth Asphalt Roads

Fixing a disaster-ravaged road is a challenge that requires anticipation, preparation, and a rapid response. Louisiana inadvertently discovered a process that saved its roads from needing repairs after flooding events from major storms. In the late 1990s, two parishes worked with Prairie Contractors LLC to develop a low-cost solution to reduce serious and fatal accidents on rural roads.

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