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10 states honored for long-life asphalt roads

Ten departments of transportation were named winners of the 2016 Perpetual Pavement Award by Asphalt Pavement Association (APA). The award celebrates long-life asphalt pavements that reflect the characteristics of a perpetual pavement design.

The award is presented to state transportation departments and local agency road owners for well-performing asphalt pavements that are at least 35 years old with a proven high-quality structural design. To earn the award, the pavement must not have suffered a structural failure, and it should have an average interval between resurfacing of no less than 12 years. The road must demonstrate excellence in design, quality in construction and value to taxpayers. (more…)

New asphalt roofing EPDs will aid green building projects

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has completed a multi-year effort to develop Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for asphalt roofing systems.

These five new documents provide information that building and construction professionals can use both to support environmental aspects of roof systems as part of sustainable building projects and to better understand their impact over time. EPDs are now available for asphalt shingle roofing systems, SBS and APP modified bitumen systems, and built-up roofing systems. (more…)