StreetSaver Blog

  • Heated Pavement Technology Tested at Des Moines International Airport

    by Iowa State University | Nov 20, 2017
    Iowa State University's Halil Ceylan picked up his smartphone, opened up an app and called up the remote controls for the first full-scale test slabs of electrically conductive concrete installed at an American airport. When a winter storm approaches, Ceylan can use that app to turn on the heated pavement system and, thanks to real-time video capability, watch as snow and ice melts away.
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  • Asphalt Institute Offers Free Asphalt Webinar Series

    by Asphalt Institute | Nov 20, 2017
    As part of the effort to support pavement preservation, Asphalt Institute is announcing that 12 of their recorded webinars on topics related to PP will be offered for free. The speakers on the webinars are experienced industry professionals or members of AI’s staff. We hope these recorded webinars will be a valuable training resource for agency and industry groups that want to learn more about emulsified asphalt as well as design and construction of emulsified asphalt applications and pavement preservation treatments.
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  • City of Elk Grove: A Case Study

    by City of Elk Grove | Oct 02, 2017
    The City of Elk Grove is responsible for the maintenance of nearly 1,150 lane miles of roadway with over 90 million square feet of pavement. The goal of the Pavement Management Program is to maintain the city’s pavement in the best condition possible given the funding available. Each year, preventive maintenance treatments are performed on various City streets. These treatment projects are intended to extend the life of the pavement and avoid more costly repair or replacement of streets.
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  • TRB to Present Webinar on Developing Pavement Performance Models

    by Transportation Research Board | Sep 13, 2017
    TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM ET that provides guidance to state and municipal roadway authorities on how they may improve the prediction capabilities of their pavement management systems by incorporating recent advances in performance prediction models. The state-of-the-art of developing performance models has advanced through a more comprehensive study of statistical and computational techniques. However, some of these advances have not made their way into industry practice. This webinar will provide an overview of the available tools for developing and validating pavement performance models and examples of successful model development and implementation by state and municipal agencies.
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  • Pavement Management Programs (Part 2): Utilizing StreetSaver® for Simpler, Smarter Decisions

    by Vijay Pulijal, PE (Harris & Associates) | Aug 23, 2017
    I love seeing transportation agencies become heroes. A legendary source of their superpowers: the data generated by pavement management program (PMP) software. Each month, I see more agencies discovering the advantages of a PMP, especially backed by state-of-the-art technology like StreetSaver®. Interest in StreetSaver® is growing—and for good reason.
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  • It’s Time for Accountability and Performance Tracking

    by Sui Tan | Aug 03, 2017
    Cities and counties should give themselves a pat on the back with the passage of Senate Bill 1 (SB1) in April. This bill will raise gas taxes and vehicle fees by $5.2 billion a year to pay for California’s crumbling roads, highways, and bridges for the next decade. Cities and counties will receive $1.5 billion annually to fix local streets and roads.
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  • Pavement Management Programs (Part 1): Why "Worst First" Isn't Always Best for your Asset Management

    by Vijay Pulijal, PE (Harris & Associates) | Jul 27, 2017
    When clients say, “We’re not getting the best value from our pavement repairs,” I suggest crunching the numbers to see what they reveal. We often find counter intuitive results that can help them squeeze 30% more value from their budgets.
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  • In the News: Neighbors Make a Stink About Road Paved With Clamshells

    by Matt Reed, NBC 10 News | Jun 20, 2017
    Neighbors said the owner is using the shells to build the access road to his farm. But they say he used unwashed clams.
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  • International Research Leads to Better Asphalt Roads

    by University of Twente | Jun 06, 2017
    In cooperation with eleven road construction companies, the University of Twente is working on improving asphalt roads in the Netherlands. By using new technology during the asphalt paving process, the resulting road quality is 10 to 30 percent higher.
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  • StreetSaver to Attend 5th Annual Urban Street Symposium

    by Jose Reyes | May 08, 2017
    StreetSaver will be present at the 5th Urban Street Symposium in May 21-24, 2017, in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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  • Data-Driven Approach to Pavement Management Lowers Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    by Anne Wilson Yu | Mar 30, 2017
    The roadway network is an important part of the nation’s transportation system, but it also contributes heavily to greenhouse gas emissions. A paper published this month in the Journal of Cleaner Production by researchers with the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) introduces a way to reduce emissions across a roadway network by using big data to identify specific pavement sections where improvements will have the greatest impact.
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  • What is Roller Compacted Concrete?

    by Jose Reyes | Mar 09, 2017
    Roller Compacted Concrete pavement is best described as a zero slump concrete that is placed with standard or high-density paving equipment and consolidated/compacted using steel-drum or rubber-tired rollers to achieve a durable, wear resistant surface.
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  • News From the West: City of Hollister

    by Adam Breen | Feb 17, 2017
    A consultant that studied Hollister's streets to determine 2016 traffic mitigation fees said the city must spend a minimum of $4 million annually -- $3 million more than it currently does -- just to maintain streets in their present condition.
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  • News from the West: City of Santa Rosa

    by City of Santa Rosa | Jan 26, 2017
    The City of Santa Rosa has approximately 500 miles of streets, making it the city with the fourth highest street mileage in the Bay Area (only San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco have more.) It would cost over $1.1 billion to replace the pavement of Santa Rosa’s entire street network.
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  • Why is Pavement Preservation Important?

    by Sui Tan | Jan 19, 2017
    2017 arrives with many uncertainties, along with a new president. There is, however, a consensus in infrastructure investment. So at the minimum, systems preservation will be in the spot light. I have made one and only one New Year resolution this year – getting more local agencies to subscribe to pavement preservation.
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  • City of Richmond Stays On Top

    by Jose Reyes | Nov 30, 2016
    City of Richmond, CA uses StreetSaver to prioritize its pavement management. Unfortunately, not unlike a majority of older cities from the Bay, Richmond has many aging roads in need of restoration. Residents took note of the matter and wanted action.
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  • Save American Roads with Pavement Preservation

    by DingXin Cheng, Ph.D., P.E. | Nov 08, 2016
    Americans are accustomed to easy mobility on safe, smooth, and well maintained roads and streets. These roads and streets play a critical role in the nation’s economy providing opportunities for agriculture, industry, commerce, and recreation. Unfortunately, many of our roadway networks are deteriorating in quality requiring better management of our assets. This blog discusses the benefits of pavement preservation and importance of integrating it into pavement management systems.
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  • FHWA, TRB, WSDOT to Host Webinar Series

    by FHWA, TRB, WSDOT | Jul 21, 2016
    FHWA and TRB Committee AFD10, Pavement Management Systems, will be hosting a series of quarterly webinars starting on October 20, 2016.
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  • StreetSaver to Showcase at 2016 NWPMA Conference

    by Jose Reyes | Jul 18, 2016
    On October 25th – 28th StreetSaver will showcase at the 2016 Northwest Pavement Management Association Conference (NWPMA).
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  • StreetSaver Best Practices Vol. 2: Weathering & Raveling

    by Roger Smith | Jun 21, 2016
    Several questions frequently arise during pavement distress rating. Here are some best practices taken from StreetSavers AC and PCC Distress manuals.
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