Willows for Soil Stabilization

Posted by Alex Simons on Mar 18, 2015

With winter comes the cool crisp air and the occasional unexpected erosion problem from heavy rains. Repairing an erosion gully or streambed can seem like a headache, however there is a natural remedy that requires little to no machinery to install: Willows.
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An Overview of Asphalt Sealer Systems

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

Asphalt sealers are not slurry seals (Caltrans section 37.2 specifications) but a lot of people refer to asphalt sealers as slurry seals. Asphalt sealers have been in use for over 40 years and today there are basically three different sealer systems: Asphalt emulsion based sealers, clay emulsion based sealers and coal tar based sealers.
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Middle School Students Get a Jump on Algebra

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

From Cal State Monterey Bay News:http://news.csumb.edu/news/2013/jan/7/middle-school-students-get-jump-algebra
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Hot Mix Asphalt Tennis Courts: Material Selection, Construction, Repair and Maintenance

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

Hot mix asphalt can be used for tennis courts to provide a durable, flat surface with good traction for players, clear defined boundary lines and consistent ball movement. Asphalt surfaces are not susceptible to rain unlike other types of courts and will not require much maintenance. Asphalt can be placed and compacted to develop one level surface without joints and will also allow for specialized coatings to be placed on the surface.
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Near Term Economic Growth - A Fiscal Cliffhanger II

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

The National Association of Home Builders discusses economics and housing policy.
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Warm Mix Asphalt Update

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) is the name given to conventional Hot-Mix Asphalt (HMA) that is modified by additives or changes in manufacturing processes that allows asphalt mixes to be produced and placed at low temperatures. Reductions of 50 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit have been documented.
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Lifelong Learning is Essential to Our Future

Posted by Bruce W. Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

By Bruce W. Woolpert, first published  September 2001
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Winter Driving Tips from Cal Trans

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

Winter weather can be alarming and hazardous for drivers. The best defense is to stay off the roads in stormy weather, but if you must drive, use caution, common sense, and be prepared. Mountain areas and highways in higher elevations (such as I-5 in north Los Angeles County, SR-39 and SR-2, below left) may bring snow, ice, and blizzard-like conditions. The winter driving tips below might save your life.
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Insulating for Energy Efficiency

Posted by Abel Covarrubias on Mar 18, 2015

Efficiency is the name of the game. The more efficient one becomes, the greater the chances of being successful. With electrical and natural gas costs constantly rising over time, we have a duty to find ways to conserve more energy. With that in mind, the insulation of the HMA hot plant drums, at our A.R. Wilson Quarry, is a perfect example of this energy conservation.
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Economic Outlook: The Case for Cautious Optimism

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

Wells Capital Management senior economist Gary Schlossberg gave his views on the economic outlook for 2013 today at a presentation to the Redwood City Chamber of Commerce. He began by cautioning that much depends on the outcome of the political posturing which is now taking place in Washington, D.C. Uncertainty surrounding the imminent “fiscal cliff” has weakened business investment spending despite improved consumer confidence. Although there is pent up demand for investment, businesses are waiting for clarity on taxes and economic policy.
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