The Infrastructure Improvements America Needs

The United States’ system of roads, highways, and bridges are critical in making it possible for the country to function every day. The road networks include more than 4 million miles of public roadways, carrying almost 3 trillion vehicle miles traveled in 2011 alone (American Society of Civil Engineers Report Card). These roadways allow for […]

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Vehicles Consume Less Fuel on Smoother Asphalt Pavements

According to experts, vehicles driving on smoother pavements, particularly smooth asphalt pavements, consume less fuel than driving over rough road conditions of poorly constructed roads. Overall, less fuel consumption helps the environment and driver’s fuel budgets, leading to a greener and more cost-effective form of infrastructure. Since the United States has over 2.5 million miles […]

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NCAT Test Track Features a FORTA-FI® Test Section

About NCAT The National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) just outside of Auburn, Alabama, is a world leader in asphalt research. Their aim is to perform “research on pavement thickness design, mix materials/methods, and pavement preservation” with the goal of “reducing the life cycle cost of flexible pavements.” NCAT is most commonly known for their […]

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