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Publisher’s Letter Dear Readers, Welcome to the 2016 California Asphalt Equipment Guide. California Asphalt magazine has been serving the California asphalt industry for 18 years, and its viability and existence is solely due to the advertising support of the equipment companies, manufacturers, contractors, oil companies, law firms, insurance companies and other asphalt related suppliers. It is the advertisers that provide the fuel to the editorial engine that serves thousands of interested asphalt industry professionals on a bimonthly basis. In return for their support, California Asphalt provides its advertisers with an industry-specific marketplace and laser targeted audience. California Asphalt is direct mailed not only to California Asphalt Pavement Association (CalAPA) members but also to thousands of other asphalt industry professionals throughout California and beyond. An estimated $200 billion will be spent on advertising in the United States this year. The magazine advertising market is made up of two segments, namely consumer and trade publications. Consumer magazine advertising is expected to reach $17 billion by 2019, while the smaller trade magazine market is projected to reach $4.7 billion by the same year. Interestingly, both markets show projected growth, while the newspaper industry is expected to decline from an estimated $20 billion to $16 billion by 2019. Trade magazines continue to be trusted and favored in part because they are business-to-business (B2B) communication mechanisms. Magazines like California Asphalt allow advertisers to zero in on the potential consumers of their products. It is a rifle approach, compared to the shotgun approach that media such as newspapers, television or radio provide. California Asphalt was the very first local, association driven, asphalt magazine to be published in the United States. There are now more than a dozen asphalt association magazines serving their members on a statewide or regional basis. California Asphalt continues to lead this effort with stories that immediately engage the readers with educational and informative text that can be used in real world situations. The editorial is gathered for each focused issue based on current events and trends in the asphalt community. This effort is led by Russell Snyder, Executive Director of CalAPA and former award-winning journalist for United Press International. Snyder enlists the help of other contributing writers like Brian Hoover of Construction Marketing Services, who has been in the trade magazine business for 32 years and other industry leaders who are experts in asphalt construction and technology. Advertising in California Asphalt builds brand name recognition, and there is no better place in California to showcase your products and services. California Asphalt features surveys, statistics, special reports, industry news, case studies, research, opinions, new technology, new member spotlights and a variety of other feature articles, all free of charge to approximately 5,000 recipients every other month. If you are looking for measured results, advertise in California Asphalt and be consistent. Study after study suggests that the repetitive exposure of products and services through advertising is directly related to that product's usage out in the marketplace. I would like to take a moment to personally thank everyone who has contributed to the success of California Asphalt. Many of you have been with us since our first issue, and we are grateful for your continued support. Remember, California Asphalt magazine is the voice of asphalt construction here in California. Here's to the next 18 years and please enjoy the 2016 California Asphalt Equipment issue. Sincerely,

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Publisher’s Letter


Smoothing out the bumps in "Intelligent Compaction"


Q & A with Cindi Christenson




Registrar at Contractors State License Board

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2016 Equipment Guide Includes all the contact information to research and purchase the equipment you need to get the job done right

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Sully-Miller Contracting Company & Pavement Recycling Systems

Cindi Christenson

Rehabilitate Airport Apron Pavement at San Gabriel Valley Airport for Los Angeles County Department of Public Works

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Photo illustration of an asphalt pavement rolling operation designed by Aldo Myftari of Construction Marketing Services.

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HEADQUARTERS: P.O. Box 981300 • West Sacramento • CA 95798 (Mailing Address) 1550 Harbor Blvd., Suite 211 • West Sacramento • CA 95691 • (866) 498-0761 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Russell W. Snyder, CAE, MEMBER SERVICES MANAGER: Sophie You, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Brandon Milar, P.E., GUEST PUBLISHER: Kerry Hoover, Construction Marketing Services PUBLISHED BY: Construction Marketing Services, LLC • P.O. Box 892977 • Temecula • CA 92589 (909) 772-3121 • Fax (951) 225-9659 GRAPHIC DESIGN: Aldo Myftari CONTRIBUTING WRITERS: Russell W. Snyder, CalAPA; Brian Hoover, CMS ADVERTISING SALES: Kerry Hoover, CMS, (909) 772-3121 • Fax (951) 225-9659 Copyright © 2016 – All Rights Reserved. No portion of this publication may be reused in any form without prior permission of the California Asphalt Pavement Association. California Asphalt is the official publication of the California Asphalt Pavement Association. This bimonthly magazine distributes to members of the California Asphalt Pavem­­ent Association; contractors; construction material producers; Federal, State and Local Government Officials; and others interested in ensuring that asphalt remains the high quality, high performance pavement choice in the state of California.


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Smoothing out the bumps in ‘Intelligent Compaction’ By Russell W. Snyder

s deployment of new technology to monitor optimum compaction on asphalt paving jobs begins to come into wider use in California, it is also putting on graphic display the jarring impact of the human learning curve and the bumpy implementation of cutting-edge equipment and software that it still in its infancy. “There are challenges to overcome,” says Steve Healow, Asset Management & Pavement Engineer for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) office in California in his typical diplomatic assessment of the current state of “Intelligent Compaction” technologies. Intelligent Compaction (IC) refers collectively to the compaction of road materials, such as soils, aggregate bases, or asphalt pavement materials, using modern vibratory rollers equipped with an integrated measurement system, an onboard computer reporting system, Global Positioning System (GPS)-based mapping, and optional feedback control. IC rollers are intended to facilitate real-time compaction monitoring and timely adjustments to the compaction process by integrating measurement, documentation and control systems. IC rollers also maintain a continuous record of color-coded plots, allowing the user to view plots of the precise location of the roller, the number of roller passes, and material stiffness measurements. Proper placement and compaction of asphalt has been long associated with a quality job and durable pavements. 8

IC requires specially equipped rollers. IC rollers are vibratory rollers equipped with instrumentation fed to a documentation and feedback control system that processes compaction data in real time for the roller operator. The precise location of the roller, its speed and number of passes over a given location are mapped using the GPS or a similar system. To determine the effectiveness of the compaction process, compaction meters, or accelerometers, are mounted in or about the drum to monitor applied compaction effort, frequency and response from the material being compacted. Project test strips are often calibrated to allow a correlation between the compaction index and conventional measurements such density. Additional temperature instrumentation for asphalt IC rollers allows the user to monitor the surface temperature of the asphalt pavement material. A critical feature of IC rollers is a system to collect, process and analyze the measurements in real time.

A key feature of Intelligent Compaction technology is capturing information on how much coverage rollers achieve on the mat.

The FHWA has included IC in its national “Every Day Counts” initiative to push innovative practices deemed to be promising but underutilized that held the potential to stretch scarce tax dollars and result in better projects. According to the FHWA, the benefits it hopes to realize from IC include: improved density; increased productivity, reduction of highway repair costs, continuous record of material stiffness values, identification of non-compactable areas; and improved depth of compaction. Chuck Suszko, chief of the Caltrans Office of Construction Engineering, said the department is committed to working through the various issues to get to a successful implementation IC, which he said ultimately has benefits for both the project owner and the contractor.

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Components of an Intelligent Compaction system are pictured at left. Above, a graphical display shows the operator how the rolling operation is progressing.

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“Compaction is a critical quality characteristic for hot mix asphalt to ensure a long-lasting pavement,” he said. “IC provides a means to have more uniform compaction and therefore should lead to lower construction costs by eliminating over-compaction by excess rolling, and reducing future maintenance costs because of longer pavement life. “Caltrans is also supporting the implementation of C because it provides contractors a way to document compliance with quality control specifications for compaction of hot mix asphalt,” Suszko added. “Quality control is referred to as the method for testing compaction parameters, such as number of passes, temperature of the hot mix asphalt and density, by the contractor’s to verify the quality. Caltrans will continue to perform acceptance inspection and testing as the validation of quality control methods and data through additional monitoring of method compaction and compaction testing.” Suszko acknowledges that there remain issues to be worked out, which is why IC is not yet in the Caltrans standard specifications but rather still in the pilot-project evaluation stage. “One of the issues that needs to be addressed is to make reporting easier,” Suszko said. “We want 10

this to be a QC tool, and we want contractors to have immediate feedback, not two days later. Right now, because of the way the reporting software works, it’s tough.” At this early stage of implementation, Suszko said, “people are still concentrating on getting the report out rather than concentrating on what the report is telling you. When you have immediate access to the information, you can take corrective action to get a quality product, and that’s in everyone’s best interest.” Caltrans has previously said that IC will be mandated for all paving projects in 2018. The FHWA is closely monitoring the implementation of IC in California. “Caltrans has directed considerable resources toward implementing I.C. demonstration projects in California,” the FHWA’s Healow says. “Current data shows approximately 33 demonstration projects completed of 65 demonstration projects identified. Basically we are still on the learning curve and it has not been easy. There are numerous challenges to overcome with the I.C. hardware and software, GPS (Global Positioning System), and data analysis using VETA software.” Healow noted that new ground continues to be broken in this field. “Caltrans is the first state DOT to use IC on cold in-place recycling,” he said. “One of the newest members of the construction crew, the ‘data analyst,’ is among the most important.

His success with the daily QC reports will make or break a project.” CalAPA members have been supporting the effort for several years. As reported previously in the 2013 equipment issue of California Asphalt magazine, Teichert Construction hosted a “Intelligent Compaction” Demonstration and Open House on the Long-Life Asphalt Pavement Project that was under construction on Interstate 80 in Solano County. The Sept. 4-5, 2013 event was designed to give a realworld look at some of the equipment on the market and monitor them while being used on an actual highway paving job. The event was deemed a success by all participants. CalAPA has also been publicizing various software update releases and related IC news. The latest announced VETA software update was released in September of this year. The subject was also the focus of the Sept. 8, 2015 dinner meeting of the CalAPA Southern California Contractor’s Committee. The featured presenters at that meeting were Stephen Vander Hart, an account manager for RDO Integrated Controls, and Fares Beainy, Research Engineer Emerging Technologies, and Mark Eckert, product manager compaction, with Volvo Construction Equipment. “One of our core missions at CalAPA is to give our members and agency partners advance knowledge

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5 benefits of using Intelligent Compaction Special to California Asphalt Magazine When it comes to roadway construction, compaction is one of the most important processes. It’s important in order to achieve high quality and uniformity of pavement materials. And focusing the right resources and effort on getting that high quality and uniformity ensures long-lasting performance in the long run. This can be done through intelligent compaction technology. Intelligent Compaction 101 Above: Mark Eckert, Volvo Equipment gave a presentation on Intelligent Compaction at a recent CalAPA Contractors dinner.

of new and emerging trends, new specifications and new technology,” said Brandon Milar, P.E., CalAPA’s Director of Technical Services. “That way, everyone can have time to understand what’s coming and make informed judgments on how it may impact their business or agency. We are also seeking to be an effective facilitator of meaningful communication among all parties on the practical application of this technology as well as the barriers to implementation.” The best asphalt mix in the world cannot become a durable, long-lasting pavement unless it is placed and compacted properly. It’s clear that IC is not going away anytime soon but rather will become an integral part of the paving operation in the future. CA About the author: Russell W. Snyder, CAE, is Executive Director of the California Asphalt Pavement Association. For more information on Intelligent Compaction, visit the FHWA ‘Center for Accelerating Innovation’ page by scanning the box below.

Intelligent compaction (IC) uses modern vibratory rollers equipped with an integrated measurement system, an onboard computer reporting system, GPS based mapping, and other optional feedback. This technology facilitates real-time compaction monitoring so that compaction of road materials like soil, aggregate bases, or asphalt pavement materials can be completely compacted. 5 Benefits of Using Intelligent Compaction If you want to make every pass count when you’re working on your compacting project. Intelligent compaction technology allows you to do just that. Some of the key benefits include: • Reduced Variability: In order to ensure adequate support, ability, and strength, pavement needs to be compacted to optimum densities. IC improves the in-depth density of pavement materials, reducing variability of measured density. This ultimately allows for long-lasting roadways. • Improved Productivity and Depth: Since intelligent compaction systems are designed to operate at the best effort possible, compaction is much more efficient. This means fewer roller passes and better results. IC also stands above conventional rollers by using technology designed to optimize rollers’ compact effort, allowing for improved depth performance, too. • Reduced Cost of Repairs: Did you know that poor compaction is one of the biggest factors in premature pavement failure? Poor compaction practices also significantly raise highway repair costs. By using intelligent compaction technology, contractors minimize repairs and improve overall pavement performance, making the investment last longer in the long run. • Smart Stiffness Measurement: To get the most effective compaction possible, IC measures stiffness during the compaction process. This means contractors have instant identification of weak areas and can avoid harmful over-compaction and other errors. • Real-Time Identification: Individuals can easily use IC to identify weak spots or defective projects. With this identification and real-time information, users have the opportunity to make quick decisions during the compaction process, and informed choices for next steps. Intelligent Compaction Made Easy A good compacting job isn’t as easy to achieve as some people think. But with the correct equipment and technology, you can implement your own IC system in no time. CA Article adapted from a blog post by Blair Scheibel on behalf of RDO Integrated Controls, maker of the Topcon tracking and compaction system. For more information, visit www.

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Q&A with

Cindi Christenson Registrar at Contractors State License Board

By Russell W. Snyder

Editor’s Note: Cindi A. Christenson has been the state’s Registrar of Contractors since Jan. 1, 2015. In that capacity she serves as the executive officer for the Contractors State License Board (CSLB), where she oversees a $60 million budget and more than 400 employees at CSLB headquarters in Sacramento and 10 other offices around the state. Ms. Christenson is the first female Registrar in CSLB’s 86-year history. She reports to a 15-member Board, which tasks her to implement administrative policy for the agency's operations as outlined in state law in the Business & Professions Code Sec. 7000. The Board includes 10 public members (including one labor representative, one local building official, and one representative of a statewide senior citizen organization), and five contractors. Appointments are made by the governor and the Legislature. Ms. Christenson is a licensed mechanical engineer, and also holds a law degree. Before joining CSLB in 2009 as Chief Deputy Registrar, Ms. Christenson was executive officer for the California Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors from 1996 to 2009. From 1988 to 1996, she served as that organization’s senior engineering registrar. She also worked with the state Department of Water Resources as an associate mechanical engineer from 1981 to 1988. Ms. Christenson received her juris doctorate from the Lincoln Law School of Sacramento in 2003, and also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She sat down recently with California Asphalt magazine to discuss a wide range of issues that are of interest to contractors and the asphalt pavement industry in California. California Asphalt Magazine: Please tell our readers a little bit about your agency. Cindi A. Christenson: At the Contactors State License Board, our mission is to protect consumers, and we do that by licensing, enforcing our laws and educating – educating not only the consumer, but contractors. CAM: It’s quite a large number of contractors in the state that you are responsible for licensing, right? We have noticed that the number of licensed contractors dropped significantly following the Great Recession. 12

CAC: Yes, we’ve got quite a large pool of licensed contractors. The recession has also hit the industry quite hard. Just looking at when the recession started, in about 2009 and 2010, we did see a drop in our overall population of licensed contractors, from just over 315,000 licensed entities at the start of 2009, to about 283,000 today. Cindi A. Christenson Registrar, Contractors State License Board

CAM: Wow. That really is a stark reminder of how difficult the recession was for the construction industry in California. But it seems like the industry has recovered somewhat from the darkest days of the recession. CAC: Our overall trend is, we’re hoping we’ve bottomed out, and we’re starting to go back up a little bit. CAM: As you know, we represent the asphalt paving industry in California, including asphalt paving companies. What data do you have in that area? CAC: When we look specifically at the paving industry, we have two classifications that predominantly do that type of work. One is the “A – General Engineering,” and then there is the “C-12 – Earthwork and Paving” contractors. We really can’t tell with “A” contractors how many do paving, but overall from 2009 to 2012 there was actually an increase in entities that had an inactive license, and that’s pretty much true for the entire population of licenses, including pavers. A lot of them just said, “I’m going inactive.”However, now we’ve seen a lot of those “inactive” licensees re-activating their licenses. For instance, in the “A License” population, we’ve seen they have decreased about 10 percent from 2009. However, from the peak of our inactive licenses in 2012, there were 5,500 that were inactive, and now there’s about 5,000 inactive. So that’s about 8 percent of those companies who have now come

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The Roadtec “Shuttle Buggy” material transfer vehicle (MTV) provides unequaled performance to other MTVs and is used extensively by government road departments worldwide to achieve consistently high quality asphalt pavement. Pavement lifespan tests have shown that a temperature differential of less than seven degrees Celsius in the mat behind the paver are key to even compaction and pavement durability.

WITH SHUTTLE BUGGY Infrared imaging behind the Shuttle Buggy™ MTV has shown in tests conducted in the U.S. as well as in Europe that the machine easily and consistently remixes to achieve temperature differential below the seven degree Celsius threshold. This proven performance has led not only to the machine’s popularity all over the world, but also allows contractors to earn maximum smoothness bonuses and win quality awards.






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back in to the industry, which suggests that maybe things are getting better out there because there’s work out there. CAM: Those numbers seem to track with what we have been hearing from our members. CAC: We’ve seen the same trend for the paving classification. There’s a much smaller population there, about 2,800 in 2009. Now there are about 2,350, so we’ve seen a decrease of about 17 percent in overall active licenses. But then going back to the inactive licenses, at the peak we had about 820 entities that were inactive, and now we have 635, which is a 23 percent change. That does say something, although the overall number of licensees is still bottoming out. Nevertheless, we are seeing some of those inactive companies coming back. CAM: By studying lots of other data, economists have told us that the home-building in California still is lagging far behind pre-recession levels, although it has been experiencing a slow but fairly steady trend upward recently. CAC: I don’t have those statistics in front of me, but they (building contractors, including home-builders) are our largest population and I imagine the trends will be similar. CAM: We’ve also seen contractors drift between the public sector and the private sector, depending on where the work is. When private work is plentiful, many contractors see that as easier to perform and less risky than public work, with its many regulations and complex specifications. Prior to the recession, many contractors chased private work and didn’t bid as much on public works projects, and when the recession hit, greatly reducing the availability of private work, contractors started bidding more public works jobs, and the number of bidders increased. It’s like one of the laws of nature, following the path of least resistance. CAC: That’s interesting, isn’t it? CAM: It’s also somewhat of an economic indicator for our state’s economy. CAC: Right. CAM: For our association, much like your agency, we have education at the heart of our mission. We want to be sure everyone knows what a quality pavement project is, how to design and build it, and how to understand testing and acceptance so you know what you are getting. Also, like your agency, we want to protect consumers as well as public works agencies. We want everyone to do the job right, the first time. We have a Code of Ethics governing our industry to try to reinforce the ideals of quality and accountability. No one wins when projects are not successful. So much is changing, so fast, in our industry, it challenges us to stay on top of things. But 14

having said all that, sometimes things don’t go as planned. And we know there are a few bad actors out there that may be operating outside the law. That’s where enforcement comes in. Please give us your perspective on that part of your mission. CAC: Like most state agencies, CSLB does have a very limited staff here – I wish I had more resources. But, I can tell you that half of our 400 employees work in our Enforcement division. It’s a responsibility we take very seriously. A majority of that enforcement staff handles our consumer complaints, about 20,000 a year that we receive. We also focus on proactive enforcement, teaming up with other state and local agencies that have jurisdiction over contractors. We go out and do sweeps to make sure that contractors are properly licensed, have workers’ compensation insurance to cover their workers, whether they are paying prevailing wage when that is required. So we are out there proactively looking at these things with our partner agencies. But there is an educational component to that as well, helping contractors understand what they need to do so they don’t trip up. CAM: I know you have various systems in place to field complaints. What types of complaints does your agency receive? CAC: While you might think the majority of complaints we get have to deal with workmanship issues, they aren’t. Most problems are with contracts. Maybe the contractor doesn’t specify enough in the contract. So, when they do go out there and contract with anybody, it’s a good idea to overcommunicate with what you’re going to accomplish within the contract. Make sure that it’s all spelled out. I know that contracts can be very cumbersome, but they protect the consumer as well as the contractor. CAM: When things go bad, they can go really bad, it seems. CAC: I see so many times when things come to a standstill, and the contractor says “I’m outta here.” And then the consumer calls us up and we ask them if they abandoned the contract. When we do get a complaint, we try to resolve it at the lowest level possible. We try to mediate it. They will call up the contractor and say “This is the issue – can you work with the consumer to resolve the issue?” We get a lot of cooperation that way. If it’s not resolved, it will go up from there. It could go to voluntary or mandatory arbitration. If worse comes to worse, we could take an administrative action against the contractor, or in the worst case, file an accusation to suspend or revoke the contractor’s license. CAM: That sounds pretty scary. CAC: Well, from what we see out there, most contractors want to do it right and want to resolve things quickly. And, to be fair, in any given year we only get complaints filed against 3% of our contractors. That’s a pretty low number.

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CAM: Like one of our technical instructors likes to say, “Do it once, do it right, go home and get paid.”

the contractor is licensed. Make sure you can check references on them.

CAC: Right.

CAM: Absolutely. In general, consumers should always be wary about any kind of unsolicited offer.

CAM: Having said that, we get a fair amount of calls to our office from homeowners’ associations who have an issue with work to maintain parking lots or streets within their development. Many times they just are not sure what to do, and we do our best to educate them and also to direct them to your many consumer resources. CAC: We do have a lot of tips for them on our website, like what to be sure you include in a contract, some do’s and don’ts. Especially for people who don’t deal with construction a lot, their eyes just glaze over. They say, “one guy wants to charge me $5,000, and another guy wants to charge me $25,000.” They may not understand that the guy quoting them $25,000 may be offering them the better deal because they are licensed and they carry workers’ compensation insurance, they have a contract that spells out time and materials. Chances are if the homeowner goes with the $5,000 bid, the person is going to come back for more money later. CAM: In a few isolated cases, we have heard of unscrupulous people posing as licensed contractors and scamming consumers by delivering substandard work, or not delivering at all, and disappearing with the consumer’s money. Your agency has conducted stings and other types of enforcement to crack down on this kind of illegal activity, right? CAC: We have seen something that we call “travelers” and they are mainly in the paving industry and the roofing industry because they can get in and get out really quick. In the pavement area, I came here in 2009 and there was a big case that was occurring all over the state, but the final arrest was in Butte County. The pavers were not licensed, but some had new trucks and big rigs and construction equipment that is brand new. And what they will do is come in and tell the consumer, “Hey, I noticed your driveway needs a little paving. I have some extra material from a job I did nearby and I’ll give you a good deal.” What they do is they come in and put a real thin layer on, collect the money, tell the consumer not to drive on it for a few days, and then they are long gone. The consumer will never be able to track them down. CAM: They don’t want them to drive on it because it is just cosmetic and will immediately fall apart. They don’t want the crime to be discovered until they move out of the area. Unfortunately, a layman may not know that. CAC: We have contacts in other states to share information about these kinds of scammers, who can move from state to state. Once they get caught in one area, they move on. So it gets back to making sure the consumer is aware. Make sure

CAC: We had one case just a few months ago when one morning we started receiving faxes at different machines at our headquarters in Sacramento. The faxes were from someone offering to do their pavement work, but it did not reference a license number. We sent the fax down to our “SWIFT” unit, which is our investigative-fraud unit, and they said, “Let’s call the guy up.” CAM: This turned into a sting, right? The unlicensed contractor came out to a phony location, pretended to be assessing the pavement, and then gave them a phony bid. CAC: That’s right. Our investigators started talking to him about the project, and the guy actually gave them a bid of $19,000 for the job, and asked for a $4,500 down payment. By that time we had backup from the local police and District Attorney’s Office involved, and they arrested the guy for doing that. While the crime is not joke, it is somewhat amusing to note that the parking lot we had the guy come out to give a bid on was right next door to our headquarters. It might be the first time our investigators have ever been able to walk to a sting operation. CAM: Getting back to those who want to do it right, what advice would you have for them? Here is your chance to speak directly to our paving contractor members. CAC: Communicate with your client. Have a contract. Make sure if you have employees, you carry workers’ compensation insurance. Make sure that your insurance is up-to-date. Check out your license and bond on our website (www.cslb. and make sure everything is accurate. Update us on any information that’s changed, especially your address. And if you see anything out there that doesn’t look right, let us know. You’re our eyes and ears out there in the field. I know sometimes they don’t want to be out there tattling on someone, but many times we’ll only need to tell those people about something they don’t know about. In other cases, we may be able to stop someone without a license who’s taking away business from you. CAM: What are some things that you see tripping up otherwise responsible contractors? CAC: We have a section in our law, (Business and Professions Code) section 7031, and it says, basically, that if a company is not licensed, and they do work, they should not be paid for the work they did. It’s harsh, but it’s the law because we value consumer protection so highly. But in recent years attorneys

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will look for holes in an otherwise good contractor’s licenses. Maybe the contractor has had a change of staff in their office, and their license lapses for five days. What some attorneys are doing is coming in and saying, “You weren’t licensed for five days, therefore we’re not paying you for the whole project.” Industry needs to be sure they prevent that from happening. Put something in your electronic calendar that says, “My license expires on this date.” As I mentioned before, look it up on the website and make sure your information is updated and correct. Make sure the workers’ comp carrier sends in the coverage of their workers’ comp insurance. Make sure your license is valid and active at all times to protect yourself. CAM: What some might consider a minor detail could cost them big money. CAC: And for us, we have to report it if someone was not licensed for any period of time and for what reason. For contractors, it is a bit more complicated than other licenses. I’m a mechanical engineer, so all I have to remember is one renewal date. But for a contractor, there are many different dates to keep track of. Remember, this is your livelihood. CAM: But you send out notices right? CAC: Right, we send out a renewal notice 60 days before the license expires. But, sometimes the notices get overlooked, or they change locations. If they move, they should be sure to advise us of an address change. CAM: What are some other common mistakes that you see out there? CAC: There is a law that requires that, if you are out at a construction site, the name of your company and your license number has to be on the truck. It’s an easy thing to do but we oftentimes see contractors who haven’t done that. CAM: We’ve also heard that advertising that you are “licensed and bonded” is a no-no, at least when it comes to the “bond” part. Right? CAC: Right, the law requires contractors to include your license number on anything that can be considered advertising. That includes a business card, flier, online ad, and the side of their truck. They are not supposed to advertise that they are bonded because all licensed contractors have the same $15,000 surety bond, so it gives consumers a false sense of what protections there are. CAM: It seems like education is everyone’s responsibility. CAC: And it may help a contractor’s bottom line. To use the homeowner example, the legitimate licensed contractor should do what they can to educate the homeowner, let them know that they have a license and why that’s important, let them 16

know that some others may not, or may be trying to scam them. If you take the time to educate your customers about the importance of a license, and what you had to go through to get it, they’re more likely to hire someone who is licensed. CAM: So, the contractors need to be part of the education process. CAC: Absolutely. They need to educate the consumer about what a good contractor is vs. a bad contractor. We do have a package of material that is downloadable from our website that a contractor can give a prospective client that tells the consumer, “This is why you should hire me as a licensed contractor.” It lists all these things we have been talking about. So the consumer can compare what a good contractor is vs. a bad contractor, and make an informed choice. If the contractor can educate the consumer, everyone wins. CAM: We understand that your agency is working on some streamlining initiatives, which ultimately could lead to online registration. How is that coming? CAC: One of my goals is to have online renewals and applications. Unfortunately, sometimes with government things take longer than we’d like. But, be patient, it’s coming. We are currently using the home improvement sales person registration as the pilot for that. We’re working on system that will allow them to submit their applications and renewals online. Eventually we’ll have that for contractors. We want to do what we can to make it easy for contractors to do their business. CAM: No one is happy about regulations, but in this case they can serve a purpose to create rules of the road so there is a level playing field for all legitimate contractors, as well as protecting the consumer. CAC: Absolutely. CAM: What else would you like our readers to know? CAC: One of the most important laws involving our licensed contractors is workers’ compensation insurance. By law our contractors have to do one of two things. If they have workers, they need to cover them with workers’ comp. insurance, and they need to make sure we have that insurance policy information. Or, if they don’t have employees, they need to file an exemption with us stating that since they don’t have employees, they don’t need to have workers’ compensation insurance. The only exception to this is for roofing contractors, who’re required to carry workers’ comp insurance no matter what. In the case of C-12 contractors, more than 44 percent have an exemption on file with us. It’s hard to imagine how a paving [ Continued on page 18 ]

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WHEEL LOADERS L60H | L70H | L90H | L110H L120H | L150H | L180H | L180H HL L220H | L250H | L350F





CRAWLER EXCAVATORS EC140E | ECR145E | EC160E | EC220E ECR235E | EC250E | EC300E | ECR305C EC350E | EC380E | EC480E | EC700C

ASPHALT COMPACTORS DD15 | DD25B | DD70 | DD110B DD120B | DD140 | DD140B | PT125


SOIL COMPACTORS SD45 | SD75 | SD115 SD160 | SD200


Bakersfield Bakersfield, CA 661.387.6090 Corona Corona, CA 951.277.7620 Fresno Fresno, CA 559.834.4420

Sacramento Sacramento, CA 916.388.2244 San Diego Lakeside, CA 619.441.3690 San Leandro San Leandro, CA 510.357.9131

Turlock Turlock, CA 209.410.6710

PAVERS PF2181 | PF4410 | P7110 P7170 | P7820C | P8820C

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contractor can do a job without employees. It is a challenge for legitimate licensed contractors to compete with unlicensed contractors, but it’s more dangerous to hide behind a license when you don’t have the proper insurance. They could be not working, or they are using temp agencies, or they are trying to undercut their bid by not carrying the proper insurance. Our board looked at those statistics and said, “There are certain disciplines where you need employees. How could there be so many exemptions?” It will really help if the industry can help us identify these companies that are flying below the radar screen. We have our enforcement people looking into it. CAM: Clearly there are some people who are not being truthful in claiming those exemptions. Paving and grading is a labor-intensive activity. CAC: A couple of years ago, we put some language in the form that says “Under penalty of perjury” on the renewal they have to sign every two years. They have to report, yes I have employees, or no I don’t. After we did that, our statistics really didn’t change much in terms of exemptions. If we do go out there and find they do have employees, we do have the ability to issue a stop order. A stop order is just like it sounds, construction work must stop. If the contractor does have a workers’ comp policy, then they have the opportunity to send that to us, or they have the opportunity to get the required


insurance. But the last thing they want is for the project to stop because they don’t have this. We can also automatically suspend a contractor’s license if they don’t have the required insurance. CAM: Those could be pretty harsh penalties. There’s also the possibility of citations, which could include fines, and even license revocation and prosecution. People need to be aware of these consequences. And many of these things are disclosed on the CSLB website. CAC: Yes, but our No. 1 goal is we want compliance. CAM: So do we! Any final thoughts? CAC: There is one thing. In a previous job I worked for the Board of Engineers and Land Surveyors. One of the issues there that often came up is one I want to warn your members about: Please be careful not to pave over the survey monuments that are in the middle of the street. They should be identified in as-built plans. It destroys the monument, which is against the law. And it makes it difficult for the surveyor when he comes by to do a future survey. I just wanted to put in a plug for that. CAM: Consider it plugged! And while we’re at it, call 8-1-1 before you dig! CA

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CR552 Rubber Tire Paver

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BM1200-35 Cold Milling Machine

SB2500 Material Transfer Vehicle

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BUTLER-JUSTICE, INC. 5594 East LaPalma Anaheim, CA 92807 (714) 696-7599 • (714) 696-7595 Fax Equipment Sold and Serviced: Blue Smoke Control Systems, Eagle Crusher Portable Recycle and RAP Crushers, Terex Cedarapids; Screens, Crushers and Feeders, Simplicity Inclined Vibrating Screens, Belt-Way Belt Scales, Donaldson Torit Dust Collectors, Kenco Engineering Asphalt Plant wear parts, Hauck Asphalt Plant Burners, Goyen Broken Bag Detectors and Opacity Monitoring Equipment, Process Heating Electric Oil Heaters CATERPILLAR, INC. (916) 201-3390

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E. D. ETNYRE & CO. 1333 South Daysville Road Oregon, IL 61061 (800) 995-2116 Equipment Offered: Asphalt distributors, chip spreaders, heavy duty trailers, live bottom trailers and asphalt transports. GOLDSTAR ASPHALT PRODUCTS (951) 940-1610

9220 Viking Place Roseville, CA 95747 (916) 783-9333 • (916) 783-9371 Fax 2711 South Lilac Avenue Bloomington, CA 92316 (909) 877-5597 • (909) 877-5282 Fax Equipment Offered: Bomag Cedarapids asphalt pavers and pick-up machines, Bomag double drum and pneumatic rollers and profilers and stabilizers, Roadtec Shuttle Buggys, Mills and Stabilizers, Carlson paving products, Etnyre oil spreaders and chip spreaders, Terex roadbuilding parts and service.

16945 Camino San Bernardo San Diego, CA 92127 (800) 437-4228 Equipment Offered: Caterpillar: cold planers, asphalt pavers, road reclaimers, soil stabilizers, asphalt compactors, soil compactors, pneumatic compactors, vibratory asphalt compactors, vibratory soil compactors. Weiler Paving Product Line: asphalt windrow elevators, commercial pavers, remixing transfer vehicles, road wideners.


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3440 East Pacheco Los Banos, CA 93635 (209) 826-4919 7310 Pacific Avenue Pleasant Grove, CA 95668 (916) 921-8800 1521 West Charter Way Stockton , CA 95206 (209) 466-6000 Equipment Offered: Caterpillar: cold planers, asphalt pavers,road reclaimers, soil stabilizers, asphalt compactors, soil compactors, pneumatic compactors, vibratory asphalt compactors, vibratory soil compactors and intelligent compaction. Weiler Paving Product Line: asphalt windrow elevators, commercial pavers, remixing transfer vehicles, road wideners.

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KENCO ENGINEERING, INC. 2155 PFE Road Roseville, CA 95747 (800) 363-9859 Southern California Butler-Justice Inc. 5594 East LaPalma Anaheim, CA 92807 (714) 696-7599 Parts for Excavating and Paving Process: Earth Moving: bulldozer and motor grader blades, compactor and scraper wear parts. Milling, Stabilizers and Recycling: ejector paddles, skis, side apron and skirt protection, scraper blades, cutter box and drum protection. Material Transfer Vehicles: Tungsten carbide augers, hopper protection, floors. Pavers: floors, screeds, augers, curb machine parts. Parts and solutions for: Asphalt Plants: flights, liners, mixer tips, silo liners, slat floors, and more. We can ARMOR your Loader/Excavator Buckets: cutting edges, corner protectors, heel plates, modular bucket floors, side protectors etc. Crushers: Kenco’s Black Gold RAP crusher, HSI apron and wall liners, Jaw cheek plates and RAP crusher liners. Miscellaneous Wear: Kenco Wear Patch: Highly effective wear solution in many sizes and shapes. Wear Plates: Kenco Alloy-K wear plates from .375” to 1” thick in 550 and 700 Brinell and unlimited range of Tungsten Carbide impregnated parts and plates. MAR-CO EQUIPMENT CO. (909) 594-9493

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NIXON-EGLI EQUIPMENT CO. 2044 South Vineyard Avenue Ontario, CA 91761-7748 (909) 930-1822 • (909) 923-2356 Fax 800 East Grant Line Road Tracy, CA 95304 (209) 830-8600 • (209) 830-8884 Fax Equipment Offered: Vogele asphalt pavers; LeeBoy asphalt pavers, motorgraders, and tack distributors; Hamm rollers; Rosco oil distributors, chip spreaders, and brooms; Wirtgen milling machines and soil stabilizers; Steward-Amos Sweepers; Link-Belt cranes; Gradall telescoping excavators; Midland road wideners; and Zieman trailers.

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PAPÉ MACHINERY (800) 966-7774 Fowler 3000 San Antonio Drive Fowler, CA 93625 559-834-4774 French Camp 8621 S El Dorado Street French Camp, CA 95231 209-983-8122 Gilroy 415 East 9th Street Gilroy, CA 95020 408-848-4150 Newark 38600 Cedar Blvd. Newark, CA 94560 510-790-3600 Redding 5065 Caterpillar Road Redding, CA 96003 530-241-4555 Rohnert Park 5380 Commerce Blvd Rohnert Park, CA 94928 707-584-9161 Sacramento 2850 El Centro Road Sacramento, CA 95833 916-922-7181 Equipment Offered: A wide range of equipment, including Atlas Copco air compressors, concrete tools and hydraulic attachments, as well as Dynapac asphalt rollers, pavers and soil rollers already served. PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS, INC. (951) 600-1110

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PAVEMENT RECYCLING SYSTEMS, INC (800) 966-7774 Main Office 10240 San Sevaine Way Jurupa Valley, CA 91752 (951) 682-1091 • (951) 682-1094 Fax San Diego 704 Rock Springs Road Escondido, CA 92025 (760) 489-6888 • (760) 489-0808 Fax Bakersfield 2280 S. Union Bakersfield, CA 93307 (661) 833-2280 • (661) 215-6432 Fax Lancaster 46205 Division St. Lancaster, CA 93535 (661) 948-5599 • (661) 948-5588 Fax Reno 68 Carry Way Carson City, NV 89706 (775) 246-2500 • (775) 246-2501 Fax Northern California 2290 East Main Street Woodland, CA 95776 (916) 685-2204 • (916) 685-3097 Fax Southwest Division 801 South 71st Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85043 (623) 936-8800 • (623) 936-8810 Fax Equipment Offered: Cold planing/milling machines, cold asphalt recycling (train or stationary), soil stabilization equipment, intelligent compaction rollers, micro-mills, micro-planers, rumble strip machines, asphalt pulverizers. PAVEMENT TECHNOLOGY, INC. (770) 388-0909


PETERSON CAT 955 Marina Boulevard San Leandro, CA 94577 (510) 357-6200 5100 Caterpillar Road Redding, CA 96003 (530) 243-5410 13155 Sycamore Avenue San Martin, CA 95046 (408) 686-1195 411 South Tehama Street Willows, CA 95988 (530) 934-8839

PINE TEST EQUIPMENT a Division of Pine Instrument Company 101 Industrial Drive Grove City, PA 16127 (724) 458-6393 • (724) 458-6418 Fax Equipment Offered: Superpave™gyratory compactors, Marshall testing equipment, angle measurement, concrete testing equipment and aggregate imaging equipment.

425 Southgate Avenue Chico, CA 95928 (530) 343-1911 3710 Regional Parkway Santa Rosa, CA 95403 (707) 576-1616 1700 Alamar Way Fortuna, CA 95540 (707) 725-1888 1471 B South Main Street Willits, CA 95490 (707) 459-9006 Equipment Offered: Caterpillar: cold planers, asphalt pavers, road reclaimers, soil stabilizers, asphalt compactors, soil compactors, pneumatic compactors, vibratory asphalt compactors, vibratory soil compactors. Weiler Paving Product Line: asphalt windrow elevators, commercial pavers, remixing transfer vehicles, road wideners.

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2200 Pegasus Drive Bakersfield, CA 93308 (661) 393-5800

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510 Pickerell Street Corcoran, CA 93212 (559) 992-2193

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24353 Clawiter Road Hayward, CA 94545 (510) 460-3900

25961 Wright Street Foothill Ranch, CA 92610 (949) 768-1777

83-300 Avenue 45 Indio, CA 92201 Toll Free: (800) 736-4614 (760) 342-8900 • (760) 342-8909 Fax

2850 El Centro Road Sacramento, CA 95833 5380 Commerce Boulevard Rhonert Park, CA 94928 5065 Caterpillar Road Redding, CA 96003 38600 Cedar Boulevard Newark, CA 94560

46101 North Sierra Highway Lancaster, CA 93534 (661) 942-1177

415 East 9th Street Gilroy, CA 95020

801 Del Norte Boulevard Oxnard, CA 93030 (805) 485-2171

8621 South El Dorado St. French Camp, CA 95231 3000 San Antonio Drive Fowler, CA 93625 Southern – RDO Equipment Co. 83-300 Avenue 45 Indio, CA 92201 10108 Riverford Road Lakeside, CA 92040 20 Iowa Avenue Riverside, CA 92507 Products Offered: High-Force Soil Compactors, High Frequency Asphalt Rollers, Static 3-Wheel Rollers, Vibratory Pneumatic Rollers, Oscillation, Intelligent Compaction, Rammers/Tampers, Plate Compactors, Reversible Plates, Steerable Walk-Behind Rollers and Trench Rollers.


1300 Abbott Street Salinas, CA 93901 (831) 758-8461

3275 Highway 86 Imperial, CA 92251 Toll Free: (800) 464-4331 (760) 355-7800 • (760) 355-1821 Fax 10108 Riverford Road Lakeside, CA 92040 Toll Free: (800) 834-0187 (619) 270-4300 • (619) 443-3029 Fax

1655 Carlotti Drive Santa Maria, CA 93454 (805) 925-8611

20 Iowa Avenue Riverside, CA 92507 Toll Free: (800) 494-4863 (951) 778-3700 • (951) 778-3746 Fax

10273 South Golden State Boulevard Selma, CA 93662 (559) 896-4040

3980 Research Drive Sacramento, CA 95838 (800) 500-8575

13275 Golden State Road Sylmar, CA 91342 (818) 767-7171

Equipment Offered: Sakai soil compactors and asphalt rollers, John Deere skip loaders, excavators, backhoes, skid steers, motor graders, wheel loaders, compact excavators, crawler loaders, scrapers, articulated dump trucks, Hitachi excavators, Okada hammers, Hitachi/Euclid haul trucks, Euclid haul trucks, Roadhog Cold Planers, Superior Brooms, GIS, GPS, laser, machine control, mobile mapping, survey and drones, Woods Gannon boxes, Vermeer mills, rock wheels and rental equipment.

Equipment Offered: Caterpillar: cold planers, soil compactors, vibratory soil compactors, vibratory asphalt compactors, pneumatic tire compactors, wheel and track asphalt pavers, screeds, and road reclaimers. Weiler Paving Product Line: elevators, road wideners, remixing transfer vehicles and commercial pavers.

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It’s more than the high fuel efficiency. It’s more than the 6 inch insulation. More than the fact CEI has produced some of the most efficient asphalt heating & storage systems available, since 1969. CEI backs its products. Period. With thorough engineering, high-quality manufacturing, dedicated service, worldwide parts support, and annual training, CEI offers you the kind of fullcircle support you’re looking for.

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Mike Hinson - Sales Rep. California (423) 667-9343 Equipment Offered: Roadtec is the premier American manufacturer of asphalt roadbuilding equipment. Probably best known for the revolutionary Shuttle Buggy material transfer vehicle, Roadtec also builds asphalt pavers, road milling machines and soil stabilizers. Roadtec markets and services this equipment worldwide through a vast network of sales managers and dealers.

Corona 22099 Knabe Road Corona, CA 92883 (951) 277-7620 • (951) 277-4550 Fax SITECH NorCal San Leandro 833 Montague Ave. San Leandro, CA 94577 1-888-4-A-LASER Chico 425 Southgate Ave. Chico, CA 95928 (510) 670-2800 SITECH Oregon Portland 4421 NE Columbia Ave. Portland, OR 97218 1-888-4-A-LASER

SCOTT EQUIPMENT 14635 Valley Blvd. Fontana, CA 92335 (909) 822-2200 • (909) 822-4850 Fax Equipment Offered: Atlas Copco rollers, pavers and air compressors. Doosan Tier 4 wheeled excavators, Tier 4 crawler excavators, articulated dump trucks and attachments. New Holland compact excavators, compact track loaders, compact wheel loaders, skid steer loaders and track loaders. Kobelco conventional excavators, demolition machines, SR series and mini excavators. STANSTEEL ASPHALT PLANT PRODUCTS (502) 244-4046


Salem 3870 Turner Road SE Salem, OR (503) 280-1505 Equipment Offered: SITECH NorCal is Northern California, Oregon, and southwestern Washington’s dealer for Trimble, LOADRITE, Apache, Crain, Seco and Laserline products. We serve the construction and agriculture market’s technology needs from locations in San Leandro, Chico, Portland, and Salem, Oregon. Our product lines include laser levels, construction lasers, optical instruments, machine control systems, intelligent compaction, surveying equipment and engineering software, GPS systems, and accessories. SITECH NorCal is an independent Trimble dealer, factory direct store, and authorized service provider.

Lakeside 12345 Mapleview Street Lakeside, CA 92040 (619) 441-3690 • (619) 441-2660 Fax Bakersfield 9150 Golden State Highway Bakersfield, CA 93308 (661) 387-6090 • (661) 387-6091 Fax Fresno 4501 E Volvo Avenue Fresno, CA 93725 (559) 834-4420 • 559-834-4425 Fax Turlock 1275 Venture Lane Turlock, CA 95380 (209) 410-6710 • 209-668-3543 Fax San Leandro 1944 Marina Boulevard San Leandro, CA 94577 (510) 357-9131 • (510) 483-7287 Fax Sacramento 8594 Fruitridge Road Sacramento, CA 95826 (916) 504-2300 • (916) 388-9944 Fax Providing a full line of Volvo Heavy equipment along the state of California. Seven locations with sales, service, parts & rentals. The official authorized dealer for Doosan Portable Power, Stanley LaBounty attachments, SDLG, K-Tech and Sennabogen. Equipment Offered: Heavy construction equipment, Compact construction equipment, road machinery, compaction equipment and Portable Power and Demolition attachments.

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Sully-Miller Contracting Company & Pavement Recycling Systems Rehabilitate Airport Apron Pavement at San Gabriel Valley Airport for Los Angeles County Department of Public Works

Sully-Miller Contracting’s highly efficient and quality paving crew paves recycled asphalt on cement stabilized base at the San Gabriel Valley Airport project.


he San Gabriel Valley Airport has been getting a lot of attention as of late. In August 2015, their name was officially changed from El Monte Airport to the San Gabriel Valley Airport as part of a rebranding effort. According to reports, the campaign was formed to increase the number of takeoffs and landings and grow hangar space rentals, as well as to

Above: Sully-Miller team member compacts CCPR asphalt with vibratory steel drum roller to appropriate specifications. Left: Sully-Miller crews prepare sub grade for cement stabilization.


promote the overall benefits of the El Monte-based airport. The airport has a lot going for it, with easy access to the I-10 and 210 Freeways, 97,000 general aviation takeoffs, and landings each year, and home base to more than 300 aircraft. The single 3,995' by 75' runway can accommodate a range of fixedwing and rotary-wing general aviation aircraft ranging from small two-seat, single-engine

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conventional treatments and have a very positive impact on our surrounding communities and the environment." Since implementing these principles, the county has reduced the energy usage by 81 percent, Green House Gases (GHG) by 85 percent, and costs by $31 million for these projects. “Our goal is to keep the "good" roads in optimum shape and then allocate funds toward Above: PRS’ John Deere 644K loading RAP into crusher for sizing 1-inch minus material for asphalt recycling. Right: PRS’ Wirtgen 2500 reclaimer mixes cement to increase strength of existing soil base.

propeller aircraft up to much larger and higher capacity turboprop and jet aircraft. The San Gabriel Valley Airport is open seven days a week, 24-hours a day, and houses numerous aviation-related businesses, as well as Annia's Kitchen, a quaint and convenient restaurant. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works recently made the decision to rehabilitate the south, midfield and north ramp/apron areas at the airport, which encompasses a total paved area of approximately 2,098,800 square feet. Construction is being done in phases, and Phase 1 began in February 2016. The rehabilitation is required to comply with FAA standards and improve the condition of the paved apron area. Construction included in-place pulverization of asphalt concrete, soil stabilization, grading and drainage, compaction, asphalt overlay, tie down areas, and striping of the entire paved apron areas.

Greg Kelley is with the County of Los Angeles Geotechnical & Materials Engineering Division and has been an active proponent of utilizing sustainable pavement practices on County roads for many years. "We have a philosophy that we have been cultivating for the last seven years that incorporates the following three elements: (1) taking care of our streets that are in good condition, first; (2) using recycled materials in the treatment selections; and (3) reutilizing the existing materials in-place by recycling the pavement and strengthening the existing subgrade beneath the pavement,” says Kelley. "These methods cost less than

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rehabilitation practices whenever possible for roads in need of reconstruction," says Kelley. "As part of this goal we have made a commitment to using recycled materials whenever possible in all of our treatment selections." Kelley further explains that CIR (cold-in-place recycling) used on their major roads and CCPR (cold central plant recycling) used on their residential roads are treatments that utilize 100 percent recycled pavement. "When performing a full reconstruction of the County roads, we not only recycle the pavement material but also stabilize the subgrade in-place which avoids the removal and replacement of the subgrade material.” 33

The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works Aviation Division is the agency that calls the shots where airport construction is concerned. The County recognizes the benefits of treating the asphalt and subgrade in-place and they bought into this philosophy by applying its practices to the San Gabriel Valley Airport pavement rehabilitation project. The results were similar as the airport project achieved $1.4 million in cost savings, as well as 86 percent reduction in energy used and GHG emitted. Sully-Miller Contracting Company (Sully-Miller) was the general engineering contractor awarded Phase 1 of the San Gabriel Valley Airport rehabilitation project. Mauricio Arreola was the project manager for Sully-Miller, responsible for coordinating all aspects of the operation that began in February 2015 and completed in July of the same year. "We looked at the time allocated for the project and knew going in that there was an enormous amount of work to be done in just 100 days," says Arreola. "This was a very active, fully operational airport, and it required working around the air traffic and overlapping tasks whenever possible." The initial phase of the job required the 34

Left: Chris Rogers (left), Chris Spross, James Emerson, PRS, Greg Kelley, Dai Bui, LA County and Marco Estrada, PRS.

existing asphalt pavement to be milled off and Above: Team members examine CCPR asphalt. stockpiled for cold central plant recycling. The prime coat used on the Sully-Miller subcontracted this project was supplied by Ergon segment to Pavement Recycling Asphalt and Emulsions Inc., Systems (PRS), who also (EAE) out of their Fontana, CA performed all of the necessary emulsion plant. According to soil stabilization work. Tom Hicks, area sales manager Chris Spross is the manager for EAE, the county of Los of the Renew/Special Projects Angeles was looking specifically Division at PRS out of Mira for a non-solvent prime coat for Loma. "We milled off more application on pulverized cement than 850,000 square feet of treated bases. "Our ePrime product existing asphalt which was allows for paving on the same used to produce the cold central day of application, which along plant recycling product," says with its environmental benefits, Spross. The project pavement makes it, in my opinion, the design specified the use of perfect alternative to solventcement stabilization of the based products," says Hicks. existing soil to increase its According to Hicks, the County strength and overall structural of Los Angeles was also performance in supporting the concerned with the prime coat’s pavement. "Once the asphalt performance and its ability to was removed and stockpiled, remain in place if a vehicle or our ReStructuring Division machine drove over it. "ePrime came in and cement treated successfully penetrates into approximately 87,620 square the cement base and on this yards of subgrade to a depth of particular job, it was applied at 8 inches and 7,746 square yards to a depth of 14 inches." According a shot rate of 18 hundredths per square foot," says Hicks. to Spross, the subgrade was While all of the cement allowed to cure for 72 hours stabilization was going on, PRS and then microcracked, before was busy processing the asphalt applying a prime coat to the [ Continued on page 36 ] cement treated base. California Asphalt Magazine • 2016 Equipment Guide Issue


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Above: Sully-Miller skip loader moves behind motor grader to establish fine grade on cement stabilized base. Above Right: BearCat asphalt distributor spreading Ergon’s ePrime over cement stabilized base. Right: Sully-Miller motor grader establishing fine grade on cement treated base in preparation for CCPR asphalt. [ Continued from page 34 ]

grindings on-site in their cold central plant to prepare the material for recycling. "The asphalt grindings are in various sizes from a very fine dust to 2-inch minus material, so we ran all of the material through our crusher and sized it down to a consistent grade of 1-inch minus," says Spross. "We then loaded the sized asphalt grindings into our (Wirtgen KMA 220) pugmill, where we introduced an asphalt emulsion at a rate of 3 percent." According to Spross, the CCPR asphalt functions as a base course asphalt layer in the structural pavement design. The emulsion used for the mix design on the project was Western Emulsion’s PASS R, an engineered emulsion specifically designed for cold asphalt recycling and used in Cold-in-Place and Cold Central Plant Recycling projects throughout California. The PASS R is a polymer-based rejuvenating emulsion, which has a unique ability to easily coat the milled RAP while restoring 36

the residual asphalt’s beneficial bonding characteristics ensuring successful performance of the recycled asphalt. "We also added 1/3 of a percent of Type II Portland Cement, which helps achieve early strength and aids in curing once the material is laid down," says Spross. "The material was blended into a homogeneous mixture and conveyed into a stockpile, where it was promptly transported to the taxiway to be loaded into Sully-Miller pavers for reinstallation." According to Spross, PRS completed the CCPR phase of the contract in just nine working days. Sully-Miller also installed around 7,000 lineal feet of drainpipe, as well as reinforced concrete pipe for proper water drainage on the taxiway. "We performed some unclassified excavation and subgrade prep work, around 100,000 square yards in all," says Arreola. "On the paving portion, we paved 3 inches over the entire length of the project, and then followed up with a tack coat over the

CCPR surface. We then paved another 1,000 tons of virgin HMA over this section after secondary compaction, and put down resistant sealers in specific refueling areas." In all, Sully-Miller installed approximately 14,100 tons of CCPR and 15,900 tons of new hot mix asphalt provided by Blue Diamond Materials. According to Arreola, the recycling of in-place materials saved the County of Los Angeles $1.4 million compared to the conventional remove and replace methods, and reduced landfill deposition by 4,000 cubic yards. "I want to thank everyone involved in the San Gabriel Valley Airport rehabilitation project," says Arreola. "I also want to personally thank officials from the County of Los Angeles, all of the great crew members at PRS, Blue Diamond Materials, our project foreman, Alex Perez, our superintendent, Mike Love,the folks at Ergon and everyone else who contributed to the success of this rewarding project." CA

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