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MultiCool App Available Now!

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in News | 0 comments

MultiCool is an asphalt pavement cooling prediction program for use during construction. Funding for this app was provided by the National Asphalt Pavement Association. MultiCool is meant to estimate how rapidly a freshly-placed mat will cool as a function of the initial mat temperature, ambient conditions, mat thickness and other properties. The cooling rate prediction can help contractors better plan their rolling operations to more efficiently achieve target mat density. MultiCool has been validated in cold (Minnesota) and warm (California and Alabama) climates for typical Superpave mixtures, stone matrix asphalt (SMA) mixes, warm mix asphalt (WMA), reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP), reclaimed asphalt shingle (RAS) and ground tire rubber (GTR) mixtures. It is available in the following formats: Android app: Search for MultiCool in the Google Play store or use this link https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.AUcivil.MC2   In a web browser on a mobile device (use this option for iPhone): http://www.eng.auburn.edu/users/timmdav/MultiCool/FinalRelease/Mobile.html   In a web browser on your desktop:...

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Managing Storm Water

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in News | Comments Off on Managing Storm Water

The concept of managing storm water with porous or dense graded asphalt pavement has been done successfully in Minnesota since 2005, and nationally since the 1970’s to provide a  solution to storm water runoff and groundwater table recharge. Asphalt pavements have been used in various climate conditions with the benefits of providing runoff control, aquifer recharge, reduction of drainage structures needed to comply with storm water regulations, and increased skid resistance and safety. The most common locations for use include parking lots and low volume roads, and in high activity recreational areas like basketball and tennis courts or playground lots. Pavement design is also available for heavier load facilities. Download the Managing Storm Water with Asphalt Pavement PDF...

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MnDOT Receives Record Awards

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in News | 0 comments

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) has the record of 13 National Perpetual Pavement Awards.

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Asphalt Pavements and LEED Credits

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Global economic competition, metropolitan congestion, and global climate change are among the new dynamics that require new thinking in the nation’s transportation and development systems of the future. Did you know that the production and placement of asphalt pavements consumes less fuel and produces lower levels of greenhouse gases? Download the Asphalt Pavements and LEED Credits PDF »

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Free Software

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in News | Comments Off on Free Software

Software for designing Perpetual Pavements, PerRoad 3.5 and PerRoadXpress 1.0; and Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA), LCCA Original and LCCAExpress, are available for free at www.asphaltroads.org

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