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Article February 28, 2001
Rich Rawdin is still playing his role from the dot-com gold rushRich Rawdin is still playing his role from the dot-com gold rush. Unfortunately, he?s not a bank. An Internet entrepreneur is perhaps a more appropriate title. Back in 1999, Rawdin, who at the time was vice president of finance at...
Article February 19, 2001
In this era of environmental stewardship, large cities and counties are faced with increasing pressure not only to deliver safe potable water supplies but also to treat combined and stormwater flows. The regulations for Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) and Stormwater Overflows (SWOs) are becoming...
Article February 14, 2001
Just the FactsLocation: Eugene, OregonProblem: Needed to enhance the existing stormwater system to remove metals from the water.Solution: Apyron’s Aqua-Bind Arsenic XP adsorption media utilized in the design of a purification system.Results: Water that meets state and federal discharge...
Article February 05, 2001
World of Asphalt 2001 and the National Asphalt Pavement Association's (NAPA) Annual Convention will be held FebWorld of Asphalt 2001 and the National Asphalt Pavement Association's (NAPA) Annual Convention will be held Feb. 4-8 at the Wyndham Palace Resort, Orlando, Fla. NAPA is producing World of...
Article February 05, 2001
Itís the kind of challenge seldom seen in the highway construction business. Faced with a rutting problem on some aging pavements, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) decided to compare the performances of hot-mix asphalt (HMA) and portland cement concrete (PCC). In 1994, the SHA gave...
Article February 05, 2001
The year 2000 might have left a bad taste in the mouths of asphalt plant makersThe year 2000 might have left a bad taste in the mouths of asphalt plant makers. After starting out with high expectations prompted by increased highway funding from the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century,...
Article February 05, 2001
APAC Missouri IncAPAC Missouri Inc. is a division of APAC Atlanta, which is the largest asphalt and concrete paving company in the nation. Much of the company's work includes paving roadways, streets, parking areas and bridges. While no project goes by without its set of challenges, rarely are they...
Article February 05, 2001
Passengers arriving at Chicago?s O?Hare International Airport are used to hearing flight attendants announce, "Fasten your sea /*-->*/ Passengers arriving at Chicago?s O?Hare International Airport are used to hearing flight attendants announce, "Fasten your seatbelts and return your trays to the...
Article January 22, 2001
Attempting to maintain aerobic conditions in two large, municipal thickened sludge digesters created problems in an Ohio community. High aeration rates caused splashing out of the digesters, while lowering the aeration rates to reduce the splashing created additional odors. Twenty miles north of...
Article January 01, 2001
The city of Boston, Mass., is notorious for traffic?and the eyes of the intelligent transportation systems world are watching to see if their resolution sets the wheels of change in motion. Consistently rated among the "Most Congested Areas of the U.S.," according to the Texas...
Article January 01, 2001
Restricted Zone in Superpave SpecificationWhen a mix satisfies the Superpave volumetric and fine aggregate angularity criteria, the restricted zone criteria appear to be redundant as a requirement to assure adequate rut resistance, according to tentative conclusions from National Cooperative...
Article January 01, 2001
Every time a space shuttle is about to blast off into space, Cape Canaveral stages a dramatic sceneEvery time a space shuttle is about to blast off into space, Cape Canaveral stages a dramatic scene. A giant clock, located about a mile from the launchpad, counts down the time prior to the event,...
Article December 28, 2000
EPA Finalizes Storm Water Rule the Storm Water Phase II Rule has been finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency. When fully effective in early 2003, it will extend permitting requirements on stormwater discharges to smaller municipalities and construction sites not covered by the Phase I...
Article December 28, 2000
Oregon comprises a wide variety of climatic regions, but one of the constants in its heavily populated areas-the western third of the state-is rain. Parts of the state receive this form of precipitation nearly 50% of the year. Given such conditions, one would expect Oregon DOT (ODOT) to have a high...
Article December 28, 2000
Asphalt plants can be very dangerous places. Accidents, sometimes fatal, happen far too often. Most can be traced to the same root cause: the need for production superseding common sense and normal safety practices. The incidents that follow occurred in the western U.S. in a five-year period. Sadly...
Article December 28, 2000
In 1996, the New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department (NMSH&TD) embarked on its largest and most complex interstaIn 1996, the New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department (NMSH&TD) embarked on its largest and most complex interstate reconstruction project, I-40. The...
Article December 28, 2000
Operators at the Mid Halton Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, have been using a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system to significantly improve efficiency. For more than three years, they have increased flexibility and reduced expenses at the...
Article December 28, 2000
Artificial recharge of groundwater has become a necessity in Orange County, California, where natural recharge is insufficient to satisfy water demands. The area is part of a semi-arid coastal plain with fewer than 20 in. of rainfall each year, and the Orange County Water District is supplementing...
Article December 28, 2000
The City of Hollywood (Fla.) is located in southeast Broward County, with a land area of approximately 29 square miles. The City is primarily a residential community with a population that exceeds 125,000. It has six miles of beachfront property, small concentrations of light industry, and retail...
Article December 28, 2000
Since the inception of waste discharge regulations in California (both by the Regional Water Quality Control Boards and the U.S. EPA), the self monitoring of waste streams has been a standard practice. Compliance with effluent standards has been mainly, if not solely, determined by enforcement...
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