Report: Management of AGGREGATE STOCKPILES
The number and size of aggregate stockpiles at an asphalt plant will vary from site to site, depending on the distance from aggregate sources and the variety of asphalt
paving mixes being produced. However, the same basic principles of stockpile management apply at every plant site.
Report: Build Sustainability Into Your Asphalt Pavements
Sustainable Asphalt Pavements: A Practical Guide is a four-part series of documents focused on what an asphalt producer or asphalt project can do now to address sustainability within the confines of good business practice. The four publications are meant to work together and are organized to the right.
Report: Market Research | Workforce Development
it is imperative that the asphalt pavement industry attract the next generation of workers in this shifting economy. Over the past year, NAPA conducted three phases of market research through the Workforce Development Communications Task Group. The research phases included an initial survey, 10 focus groups, and a large-scale national survey. Through the focus groups, we identified the educator audience as the most willing to listen to the industry. However, this group needed a fair amount of education about the industry as well in order to knowledgeably talk to students and parents. One key finding was that if the industry uses educators as advocates, we must make it easy for them to learn about road construction. The full research findings, along with some recommendations, are provided in a new special report available to the right.
Report: Review of the Alabama Dept of Transportation’s policies and procedures for life-cycle cost analysis for pavement type selection
Life-Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) is an economic analysis process for assessing the cost-efficiency of competing alternatives based on the Net Present Value (NPV) concept. This analysis is often used to select between asphalt and concrete pavements for highway projects.