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World of Asphalt Preview! | 10

Industry Heating Up | 64


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HOW WILL AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES Impact How We Build Roads? | 22

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Heatec has been designing and building tank farms for over 40 years and each project has been unique in some way. That’s because each customer is unique. You have your own business model that may be slightly different or dramatically different from the other guys’. That’s why at Heatec we take a comprehensive approach to designing your tank farm. That means we look at the materials you will be using, all the equipment that needs heat, the piping, and even future plans for expansion. Then we design a system that works for you. And we make it efficient and simple to operate. Heatec is unmatched when it comes to designing heating and storage systems for your asphalt plant. To find out more about our approach, visit us at www. or give us a call at 423-821-5200.

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COVER STORY Improve Work Zone Safety with Proper Traffic Control Plans Safety does not happen by accident – it requires planning and attention by everyone on the jobsite | 44 SPECIAL REPORT: WORLD OF ASPHALT

10 Manufacturers preview the equipment they’re bringing to Houston




26 R.E. Pierson Responds to Demand

50 Dirt Can Hurt More Than Just the Appearance of the Vehicles in Your Fleet

64 The Infrared Process Regains its Reputation

Mid-Atlantic asphalt producer adds heavy-duty facilities to better serve diverse customer base.

30 Cliff’s Notes

A dirty vehicle fleet can hurt more than you may realize.

Equipment manufacturers have revitalized a valuable pavement repair tool – and the future is heating up.

70 Preservation Products

Burner tuning for liquid propane.

Milling machines, reclaimers, infrared equipment & more.


22 How Will Autonomous Vehicles Impact Our Roadways?

36 Production Products Plants, baghouses, mixers, dryers, automation systems & more.


56 Jobsite Products Pavers, rollers, MTVs & more.


Editor’s Perspective

82 The Last Exit: 8 Tips for Finding Top Talent in 2018


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How Construction Workers Remain Physically Fit A new study finds that construction workers actually have a ‘physical wisdom’ that allows them to work effectively, even in their old age. Search: 20988084

VIDEO: White House and Congress Talking About Raising the Gas Tax The White House’s detailed legislative plan for the anticipated infrastructure spending bill may include a call to raise the gas tax. Search: 20988091

Countdown to Human-Free Construction in Less Than 10 Years Accelerating sensor and software technology are speeding development of autonomous machines, and contractors need to be learning how to implement technology and retrain workers. Search: 20987766

California Begins Collecting Transportation Improvement Fee The fees will be charged based on the market value of the vehicle being registered and will direct $54 billion in the next decade to fixing transportation infrastructure statewide like roads and bridges, according to the state. WWW.FORCONSTRUCTIONPROS.COM/ASPHALT WWW.FORCONSTRUCTIONPROS.COM/ASPHALT WWW.FORCONSTRUCTIONPROS.COM/ASPHALT

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February 2018 • Vol. 32, No. 2


Jessica Lombardo, Editor 920.542.1247



Published by AC Business Media Inc.

Top 10 Reasons to Attend Construction Industry Tradeshows


uring the slow winter months, we enter tradeshow season. And while sending your crew to a tradeshow may seem too expensive, it’s actually an investment in your business and way to ensure it continues to grow. Here are 10 reasons to attend tradeshows in 2018 and beyond: 1. Industry Exposure: Tradeshows help you and your employees gain knowledge and exposure to new trends, products and resources that are available for your construction business. This is a great way to learn about new products to help your crew be more productive, new regulations in the business and other growth opportunities. 2. New Ideas: Tradeshows stimulate new ideas and creative ways to support your business despite the economy, past seasons and more. Where you will gain this knowledge is endless – your competition at the show, your general experience and your participation. 3. Networking: Meet other contractors, dealer and manufacturers who you can lean on, learn from and possibly gain business from that you would not have had the chance to meet had you not attended that tradeshow. 4. Gain a Completive Edge: While it may seem sneaky, tradeshows are a good place to learn what your competition is up to. Ask yourself how do you compare to your competition and evaluate your strengths and weaknesses to best support your business. 5. Press Connections: Expose yourself to the press attending the tradeshow so they know about your business. Asphalt Contractor is traveling heavily this season and we are always looking to connect with contractors. 6. Lead Generation: Generate leads for strategic alliances and most importantly,


potential customers. Collect business cards, refer to the show directory and use all other outlets provided to create a list of contacts for your files – and your business outreach. 7. Educational Sessions: This is a big one for your crew. Participating in educational seminars, networking events and surveys only take place at tradeshows and will expose your business to new people, new business, new technologies and trends, and new ways of thinking for future business success. 8. Ask & Answer: Tradeshows let you be a student in your industry with great opportunities to ask questions and get answers right away from teachers of educational sessions and equipment manufacturers. 9. Get Involved: Tradeshows are also a good time to look in to any industry associations you’ve heard about and find out if one would be a good fit for further education and networking when tradeshow season ends. 10. The Fun: Yes – have fun. Nothing gives business owners and crew members more energy than a good time while working to keep them motivated to want to work more! World of Asphalt is approaching fast and we’re previewing the show in this issue. Turn to page 10 to learn more about what products equipment manufacturers are bringing to the show and look for full coverage of what happened in Houston in our March/April issue. What tradeshows will you attend this year? Let me know at jlomabrdo@acbusinessmedia. com.



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Heads for Houston WOA 2018 to be held in Houston and the show is expecting its biggest crowd yet



orld of Asphalt (WOA) 2018 will held to Houston, TX March 6-8 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The show is recognized as a ‘Fastest 50’ trade show for demonstrating the greatest percentage of growth show-to-show and in 2016 won for record gains in both attendance and exhibit space. WOA is geared toward asphalt, highway/street, pavement maintenance and traffic safety industry professionals from small to large contractors, materials producers, state and agency specification personnel, maintenance companies, manufacturers and service providers. Over 9,000 visitors came from across the United States as well as worldwide for the show in 2016 and since everything is bigger in Texas, the 2018 show is expected to be the largest yet. Over 350 of the industry's leading manufacturers and service providers in

the aggregate, asphalt, pavement maintenance and traffic safety industry sectors will come together to showcase their latest products and technologies. On the next pages, you’ll find some of the products to look for on the show floor. Be on the look out for brand new products unveiled at the show in upcoming issues. Full details and registration can be found at: Be sure to visit Asphalt Contractor in Booth 2723 while you're at the show and we’ll see you in Houston!

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KPI-JCI 3365 Pioneer Jaw Crusher

Roadtec RX-600e/ex The RX-600eLR cold planer was recently enhanced with Auto Cut technology. Auto Cut enables the RX-600 to pause, travel over an obstruction and continue at the same cut depth accurately and repeatedly. • Gives operators ability to easily manage manhole covers, railroad tracks and crosswalks • Able to travel over an obstacle and resume accurate cut depth without reprogramming or delay • Maintains precise level orientation when encountering impediments • Works in union with ACE grade and slope sensor system • World of Asphalt Booth 2724

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BOMAG BM 2000/75 and BM 2200/75 Cold Planers The BM 2000/75 and BM 2200/75 cold planers feature a range of milling drums, enhanced maneuverability and a large conveyor belt slewing swivel angle. • Suited to both smaller and large-scale projects • Standard width of 2,000mm or 2,200mm and a maximum milling depth of 350mm • World of Asphalt Booth 3023 Search: 12289197




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The 3365 Pioneer Jaw Crusher provides an aggressive 1.5-in. stroke and capacity from 761 to 969 tph in both hard rock and recycled applications. • Integrated electric motor mount, V-belt drive and guarding provide an easy to install, compact package for mobile or stationary applications • Large, dynamically balanced flywheels reduce peak horsepower requirements • Replaceable manganese jaw die retention bars and barrel protector plate guard the pitman and crusher base from damage • World of Asphalt Booth 2542

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Dynapac FC1600C Paver The 4,500-lb. FC1600C highway class paver includes extreme-grade poly pad tracks, rebuildable wear-resistant conveyor floor plates and segmented high-wear augers.

Vögele Super 1700-3i and Super 1703-3i Pavers The Super 1700-3i tracked and Super 1703-3i wheeled 8-ft. pavers effectively counteract thermal and mechanical segregation via an optimally designed receiving hopper, ascending conveyors and hydraulic augers that allow height to be adjusted by 6 in. • With the ErgoPlus 3 screed console, the front-mounted extending screed can be adjusted infinitely variably and rapidly from 8 ft. to 15 ft. 6 in., or up to 19 ft. 6 in. with hydraulic bolt-on extensions • Extra-large receiving hopper has a capacity of 14.3 tons • High-powered, separate hydraulic drives on the conveyor and auger deliver an optimum head of mix in front of the screed to support laydown rates of up to 770 tph • World of Asphalt Booth 1324 Search: 12306990

Heatec RECON Monitor Heatec RECON is designed to keep operators informed about the status of asphalt storage tanks and hot oil heaters at their HMA plant. • Web-based system that uses a smart phone, tablet computer or PC • Display screen shows real-time status of the hot oil heater that heats asphalt tanks as well as the status of asphalt stored in tanks • One version shows status of the plant heater and up to three tanks; another version shows status of two plant heaters and up to six tanks • Other screens show trend data, which can be printed, that enables operators to better manage usage • System can be programmed to send an e-mail alert message when abnormal conditions of the heater and/or tanks are encountered • System can be easily retrofitted to many existing plants without upgrading existing equipment • World of Asphalt Booth 3116 Search: 12164473

Road Widener Skid-Steer Attachment The Road Widener can lay down a 20-ton truckload of material in minutes for jobs 1 to 4 ft. wide. • Just attach this versatile machine to your skid steer, loader, grader or backhoe, load the materials and you’re ready to go • Can easily be maneuvered around impediments such as mailboxes and street signposts, within cul-de-sacs, and can operate cleanly across bridges • Operates at speeds over 12 mph • Can be moved with a pick-up truck, transported on any common-width vehicle and lifted in the air with a skid steer • World of Asphalt Booth 1648 Search: 10080713


• 99-hp Cummins diesel engine with double pump drive system • Offers a hydraulic tow point, power crown and power match height. • Feed system uses a 24-in.-wide wear-resistant dual slat conveyor and a 9-in.-diameter segmented high-wear auger • Equipped with a VF0816C screed with a 16-kW generator • Ultrasonic sensors automatically control auger and conveyor speeds • World of Asphalt Booth 3324 Search: 12314994

Topcon Upgrades SmoothRide Data Collection Software The RD-M1 Collect 2.0 includes updates designed to facilitate and optimize mapping of road conditions. • Improved interface simplifies setup and automatically detects the position of the wheel sensor • Memos feature allows balloons with messages to be added onto the map during data collection and made visible in the processing software • Plan Route feature allows for the import of kml files of predetermined routes • Map downloader assures all map details are visible while collecting data without the need of an Internet connection • World of Asphalt Booth 3136 Search: 20986180


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ASTEC Parts. We’re Here. Always. Combine the world’s largest inventory of in stock parts for asphalt plants, the ability to build and machine custom parts and a fully staffed department of salesmen, technicians and engineers and you have ASTEC parts. • Over 100,000 parts in stock • OEM for ASTEC, DILLMAN, Barber-Green, EssTee & McCarter • In-house parts techs and engineers available 24/7 • Over 600 combined years of experience ready to help you

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When it was time to buy two new plants, a Dillman UNIDRUMÂŽ plant was the best fit for us. We like the Unidrum because of its very consistent, homogenous mix and very low maintenance. The Unidrum plants provide more uptime with less routine maintenance.

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WEM Plant Automation Systems The WEM4000 Pro Series batch control combines accuracy, flexibility and the ease of use needed to maximize productivity and profitably. • Multiple range freefall insures exacting accuracy across multiple load sizes, optimizing efficiency • Multiple ticket formats, customizable reports, user configurable graphics and many other features provide the flexibility needed in an ever changing industry • Communications to a central business management system is a breeze with built-in data transfer utilities included with every system • Advanced processing techniques allow for the addition of metered anti-strip, blended RAP, and other materials to meet the most stringent of DOT specifications • The WEM4000 Pro Series controls are PC/PLC based systems with completely off-the-shelf parts providing maximum uptime and productivity • World of Asphalt Booth 3036 Search: 10085629

ADM EX120 Asphalt Plant Asphalt Drum Mixers (ADM) offers the EX 120 asphalt plant as a solution for producers who need a portable counterflow plant that can process high percentages of RAP. • World of Asphalt Booth 2636 Search: 12317992

CMI Roadbuilding Hot Mix Storage

Astec Double Barrel XHR Astec’s Double Barrel XHR (eXternal mixer, High RAP) aggregate dryer can produce up to 400 TPH with up to 65% RAP/RAS. • Employs two mixing technologies: an outer chamber on the drum and an external mixer • V-Pack Stack Temperature Control System maintains as low an exhaust temperature as possible when running a high RAP/low virgin mix • Stainless-steel drum and combustion flighting withstand the higher temperatures associated with running high RAP • World of Asphalt Booth 3124 Search: 12191409

Starting with the popular HMS140, CMI silos are also available in 200, 260 and 320 ton sizes. • Designed with features to economically store hot mix asphalt for extended periods of time, CMI’s silos are designed with special features to reduce segregation • Rugged slug feeders designed to reduce segregation are fitted with AR steel liner plates as are the steel cones and conveyor sides • Also featured are CMI’s dual discharge gates of 48-in. x 12-in. wide with elastomer seals configured perpendicular to the driveway to reduce material segregation • Drag conveyors that accompany all CMI silos are armored with chromium carbide steel liners in the floor for long life • Equipped with three-stage reduction of belt, planetary and chain with 15 & 48 tooth drive sprockets, CMI offers drag conveyors with performance levels up to 650 tons per hour • World of Asphalt Booth 2248 Search: 12320531

Volvo P4410B Tracked Paver The P4410B tracked paver comes factory fit with the 6,500-lb. Ultimat 16 front-mount screed, which can hydraulically extend to a full 16 ft. or up to 18 ft. with added extensions. • 155-hp Deutz Tier 4 Final engine • Ergonomically placed dual screed consoles and remote controls allow optimal visibility and precise speed control • Includes power slope and power crown, a large hopper capacity and durable rolled hopper wings that prevent material built-up • Adjustable auger-to-screed distance • World of Asphalt Booth 1923 Search: 20865647



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Case TV370 Compact Track Loader The 74-hp TV370 large-frame, vertical lift compact track loader meets Tier 4 Final emissions standards via a DOC-only FPT engine that requires no additional fluids or intensive maintenance activities. • 3,700-lb. rated operating capacity with an 8,776-lb. bucket breakout force and 10-ft. 11-in. hinge pin height • 24.2-gpm standard auxiliary hydraulics or optional 37.6-gpm high-flow setup • Cab-forward design with ultra-narrow wire side screens and large, rounded rear window to provide 360° visibility and optimal site lines to the bucket edge/curb lines • Standard heavy-duty front and side lights • Easy-tilt cab offered for convenient access to the drivetrain compartment • World of Asphalt Booth 2716 Search: 20982143

Cimline Pavement Maintenance Group C1 Mastic Machine The C1 Mastic Machine is a specialty piece of equipment that’s a combination crack seal and mastic patch machine, designed to heat 24,000-lb of mastic material in an 8-hour shift. • Heats on demand in just 40-minutes and keeps the material in working condition all day • Design of the C1 separates the aggregate from the patching material, de-linking it from the binder which enables contractors and municipalities to use locally sourced aggregate, which can then be added separately to the patent-pending mixing chamber • Powered by a 19-hp diesel engine, the pivoting and heated trough on the C1 is designed for ease of material placement, while the side discharge chute allows for easy centerline repairs • At the core of the C1 is MAGMA M Series cracksealer. Standard features on the MAGMA include a stress-free boom with center pivot, weatherproof simple seal controller, performance tank design and lowest load height and largest loading door in its class • World of Asphalt Booth 3041 Search: 20982084

CWMF Dust-Eater Baghouse The Dust-Eater baghouse is offered in a portable or stationary configuration, ranging in size from 10,000 CFM to over 100,000 CFM • 3/16-in. shell construction • Inlet deflectors and side wall louvers • 7-ft. x 10-ft. x 12-ft. inlet knockout box is equipped with a series of deflectors and louvers minimizes the amount of larger fines (+200 mesh) from entering the bag chamber. This allows the unit to collect the finer particulate for efficiency. It also aids in prolonged bag and component life. • 2 ½-in. spacing between bags • World of Asphalt Booth 3548

Bagela BA10000 Portable Asphalt Recycler The BA10000 Portable Recycler takes broken chunk, milled (RAP) or leftover virgin plant mix and cranks out 10 or more tons of fresh hot mix per hour. • Comes standard mounted on an over-sized trailer and is available frame-mounted for static installation • Length: 266-in. x Width: 91-in. • Engine: 3 cyl., 27 hp • World of Asphalt Booth 3540 Search: 20988335

VT LeeBoy 8520 Asphalt Paver The 8520 asphalt paver has continuous rubber tracks and a 9-ton hopper capacity. • 106-hp Kubota Tier 4 Final engine • Enhanced hydraulic system optimizes system performance • Paving width from 8 to 15 ft. • Legend 815 heavy-duty electric screed • Under auger material cut-off gates • World of Asphalt Booth 2748 Search: 12313458

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With over five decades of experience fueling it, the Equinox™ burner delivers unrivaled productivity while achieving the lowest NOx emissions of any burner on the market. Combine it with the Vector Control for unbelievable fuel savings and the advantage is clear. 5201 N. Orange Blossom Trail · Orlando, FL 32810 ∙ 407.290.6000 ∙ Search: 10073093

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Meeker Liquid Vision

RoadHog Milling/Stabilizing Attachments This attachment is suited for milling asphalt prior to overlay, cutting utility trenches and performing in-place recycling of chip and seal as well as stabilization of road base and soil. • Self contained with its own hydraulic system and a Caterpillar turbocharged Tier 4-compliant diesel engine in 142-, 225- and 275-hp versions • Cutting widths range from 40 to 96 in. with a cutting depth to 12 in. using replaceable carbide cutting teeth • Features hydraulic control of tilt (slope) depth and side shift via a wireless remote control • Liquid stabilizers can be added through the optional injection bar mounted over the cutting drum • World of Asphalt Booth 2761 Search: 20985850

Meeker Equipment offers its Liquid Vision digital tank monitoring and valve control system that is designed to ensure safety and reliability when filling your tanks. • Immediate tank level inventory at a glance • Does not expose workers to hot air temperatures on tank • Visual and audible signals for tank levels • Keeps workers aware of tank overfill conditions • Local or remote control • Low-level alarms • Saves time when changing mixes on the fly • Optional smartphone interface • World of Asphalt Booth 3810 Search: 12316216

Ammann ACM 140 Prime Asphalt Plant The ACM Prime Asphalt-Mixing Plant is perfect for those who have a number of small jobs in varied locations and where frequent transport is required and paving contractors looking to introduce asphalt production into their businesses. • Good for specialty mixes used for paving tennis courts and running tracks • Offers output of up to 154 tons per hour • Engineered for smaller volumes and therefore produces them efficiently, delivering cost savings in fuel and electrical energy consumption • Recycled asphalt can be utilized with this plant • Plant and three cold feed bins fit on two axles during transport • When working, its total length is 71 ft., making it a good fit on tight production sites • World of Asphalt Booth 1734 Search: 20988244

Gencor RAP Feed Bins Gencor RAP feed bins are designed to eliminate material bridging, with steep sided ¼-in. tapered walls, self-relieving throat and welded beater plates on sides of bins. • With the rack and pinion gate design, material height can be easily adjusted to suit any feed rate • Variable speed drives assure steady consistent flow at varying production rates • Feature unitized heavy I-beam construction and are available in portable, stationary, or skid-mounted configurations • Dual no-flow sensors • Variable-Frequency or Eddy Current drive system • Lifetime lubricated idlers • Self-cleaning tail pulley • Tail shaft tachometers • Quick Disconnect wiring (optional) • World of Asphalt Booth 1624 Search: 20988323

KM 4-40 Infrared Asphalt Heater The 4-40 Infrared Heater folds into single axle self-trailering unit for easy infrared repairs on the go. • Mounted on 4 independent swivel casters • Automatic pilot ignition • Heat cycling technology • 4 independently controlled heating zones • World of Asphalt Booth 3916 Search: 20866223



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Caterpillar PM300 Series Cold Planers Caterpillar introduces the PM310, PM312 and PM313 Cold Planers to the global milling market. • Ideal for small-to-medium job sites where compact dimensions, optimum maneuverability and high production capabilities are required • The PM300 Series features three drums sizes, wheel or track undercarriage and a swinging right leg to accommodate medium sized milling projects and true flush cutting on the right side • Powered by a 325 hp Cat C9 ACERT engine, matched with an optimized cooling system to power the rotor drive. • The PM310 offers a 39.4-in. rotor and chamber; the PM312 offers a 48.2-in. rotor and chamber; and the PM313 offers a 51.2-in. rotor and chamber • Cutting chamber and rotor are positioned at the back for the machine to enable positioning a cut tight to obstacles • Operator station is located above the cutting chamber for excellent visibility and reference to the cut • Proportional controls on steering, propel and conveyor joysticks give better feel to the operator to make adjustments • The PM300 Series offers all models in a track undercarriage or a wheel undercarriage • Dust abatement system is standard in countries that require it, enhanced with an additional water spray system • Canopy protects from sun and the elements • World of Asphalt Booth 2224 Search: 20986630

Carlson CP85 Commercial Paver The CP85 features a high-torque, 74-hp CAT 3.4B Tier 4 Final engine that requires no DEF, a heavy-duty chassis, highway-class wear components and leading operator controls. • Wear components including stronger chains and slats, fully replaceable Hardox floor plates, 12-in. replaceable auger flights and fully sealed highway-class auger bearings • Dual control consoles pivot down 30° and outwards 40°, as well as from the available two- or three-man configurations • 8- to 15-ft. EZC815 electrically heated screed includes a 2% screed taper, full-length element hold downs for efficient heat transfer, adjustable slide track system and springloaded endgates • World of Asphalt Booth 3106 Search: 20987451

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How Will Autonomous Vehicles



Highways aren’t going away, they’re just going to change. And fast.


hen picturing the coming age of autonomous vehicles (AVs), it’s easy for some people to get stuck on picturing the cars themselves. Their sophisticated sensors, flashy dashboards and roomy cabins have created a well-deserved buzz and interest for humans who’d like to read the newspaper on their way to work. In order to stay on the road, avoid collisions and obey traffic laws, AVs rely on a series of sensors that help the cars understand the environment in which they're traveling in real time. By using a combination of ultrasonic, radar, imaging and LiDAR sensors, a digital road map is formed ahead of an AV to essentially help it "see" where it's going. The problem however, is that this vehicle technology is advancing faster than our infrastructure can adapt. While AVs themselves are glamorous,


vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technologies are essential to the whole picture. Without V2I tech, the AV dream might not come true (see sidebar for more). Roadview, based in Madison, WI, specializes in geospatial mapping of transportation infrastructure. The field work that Steve Caya, head of production, and others at the company have done over the years has underscored the need for V2I tech, he says. “Just as human drivers require visual and auditory cues to ensure a safe journey, driverless cars will need vast amounts of vehicle-to-infrastructure communications data to understand their world,” he says. FUTURE ROADWAYS So how will that impact the way our roads look? Caya says that roadways in the automated world will look very different due to vehicles being safer and more efficient. “AVs have the potential to travel more precisely than human operated vehicles so roadways in an automated world will

be smaller with more efficient right of ways,” he says. “AVs’ unique navigation capabilities are expected to enable narrower traffic lanes, reduce the number of lanes needed to accommodate traffic demand, remove the need for medians and reduce signage.” Here are a few ways roadways and travel will change with AVs: Lane Size: Lanes today are designed to account for driver wander and human error. If lanes were designed to the width of an AV, the lane width could be reduced by 20 percent. Less Signage: Signs and signals are important features of our transportation system today as they provide drivers with the information they need to keep the system running smoothly. But with the emergence of Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) and V2I technology, future roadways will not need a large number of traffic signs and signals as information can be transmitted to AVs wirelessly and in real-time. Traffic Reduction: AVs are able to drive more efficiently than humans can so they can ride closer together, reducing


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TECHNOLOGY UPDATE Top: Roadways today require larger lanes, signage and traffic markings. Bottom: AV roadway lanes will be smaller with less signage, but feature drop off lanes for ride sharing.

Parking Lot Revolution: Since there will be less cars on the roads, there will be massive changes made to the location, form and amount of parking needed as AVs can park themselves and remain in the transportation network while waiting for a passenger.

traffic and congestion. And since 93 percent of crashes are caused by human error and 25 percent of congestion is caused by traffic incidents, congestion should be reduced even further with AVs. Drop-Off Lanes: AVs are also expected to reduce the number of vehicles needed by promoting ride sharing which will create a need for drop-off lane construction. These will be drop areas that are as close as possible to the entrances of destinations.

WHAT’S NEXT? The Senate is preparing consideration of a bill to improve roadway safety and AVs (S. 1885). If enacted, the bill may result in new road standards to ensure optimization of pavement materials and markings. To help build confidence in self-driving vehicle technologies, the Senate legislation would require manufacturers to provide a safety evaluation report to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that outlines any roadway or infrastructure assets, such as pavement markings, required for the operation of the vehicle or automated driving system, as well as an explanation of how the vehicle/system would respond to unexpected changes in external conditions, such as work zones.

V2I’s Impact on Roadways Vehicle to Infrastructure or V2I communication is a critical component of a connected vehicle environment. This system of hardware, software, firmware and wireless communication enables the dynamic transfer of data between vehicles as well as between the vehicles and elements of the roadway infrastructure. Most AVs will communicate with the infrastructure around them through sensors in other vehicles and through signage. The vehicles will detect these sensors and tell the vehicles to stop, slow down and move over as necessary. Most automakers and road builders agree that this onhighway style of operation for AVs is relatively simple when compared to busy urban environments. However, certain scenarios like passing through tollgates and work zones are much more difficult for autonomous vehicles to safely navigate, and it quickly becomes evident that these vehicles cannot rely solely on cameras and sensors. This year, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Macomb County Department of Roads, collaborated with General Motors (GM) for more V2I testing on two busy intersections.


The bill would require the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to complete rulemaking and establish two advisory councils on AV technology and consumer education. The bill also would require NHTSA and the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center within the DOT to complete several studies on the issues surrounding the use of AVs. It’s estimated that implementing the legislation would cost $22 million over the 2018-2022 period. While Congress is figuring out the logistics, planners and contractors should start positioning transportation infrastructure for what’s coming. Caya says a mix of dedicated AV lanes and normal vehicle traffic is most likely what’s coming first. “State and federal highways may present easier opportunities for dedicated AV lanes initially,” Caya says. “Highways have simpler traffic patterns, fewer intersections and few points of ingress/egress than local roadways.”

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The Mound Road traffic signals, located at the intersections of 12 Mile and 13 Mile roads, were able to send real-time data to the vehicles, which could alert the driver of a potential red light violation. In the test, development vehicles were able to receive data from the traffic controllers on signal phasing and timing. This collaborative validation of direct data communication between the traffic signals and the vehicles marked a significant step forward into the world of next-generation automotive research and development. This type of connected technology holds promise of drastically reducing crashes that result in death or serious injury, especially at busy intersections. At the same time, 3M is working with MDOT to make safer work zones by embedding 2D barcodes inside orange barrels. The barcodes are tools that infrared devices in the vehicles can read and communicate to both the vehicle and the driver. Manufacturers are testing the messaging the vehicles receive from the barrels and how the vehicles are interpreting it. 3M is also studying what the best paint stripes are for roadways that will carry AVs and is developing a more reflective paint for LiDAR sensors.


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s a leading Mid-Atlantic heavy and highway construction firm, New Jersey-based R.E. Pierson Construction Co. continues to invest in its asphalt production capabilities to meet the current and future needs of its diverse customer base. For over 35 years, the company has built a strong reputation of serving residential and commercial site development customers,

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the needs of a growing customer base has required substantial investment in its operating capabilities to include asphalt paving and production, with plants located in New Jersey and Delaware. This investment has allowed the contractor to serve a large geographic region including New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Southeastern Pennsylvania. With its main asphalt



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PRODUCTION NOTES or waste oil. Pierson also purchased the Astec warm mix system, which allows both hot and warm mix designs to be water-foamed to achieve better asphalt cement coating during the mixing process. A 2 MBTU gas or oil-fired hot oil Heatec heater maintains a ready

Every aspect of the plant operation, from the cold feed bins to the warm mix system, is managed from the pilot control center.

supply of liquid asphalt binder in two 30,000-gallon insulated vertical storage tanks. A drag conveyor carries processed mix to one of three 300-ton storage silos that comprise the New Generation Storage System. The relocatable plant is supplied by six cold feed bins and three RAP bins. An 80,000 CFM Mod Reverse Pulse Baghouse with a Variable Frequency Drive exhaust fan system for energy efficiency, and an 11 ft. 6 in. by 26 ft. 9-1/2 in. pilot control center completes the main component investment. The reason Pierson chose a relocatable plant versus a stationary plant is because the set-up time is faster. “We wanted to get this plant up and running as soon as we could because

production facility located in Bridgeport, NJ, Pierson upgraded that plant over the years and investigated ways to expand production at other locations. “We bought two new Astec/ Dillman plants in 2016, one for our Cinnaminson, NJ location, and one for our Hillsborough, NJ site,” says Slavic Mokienko, general manager for Pierson Materials. The Cinnaminson Plant The Cinnaminson 500 TPH Unified Drum facility, which includes both Astec and Dillman components, was brought online in June of 2016 at a site once occupied by an old 1-1/2-ton batch plant. It took several months to make

adjustments in order to reach full production capabilities. “Asphalt plant sites are hard to acquire due to strict local and state regulations,” Mokienko notes. “We bought the site in order to acquire the permit.” The other new plant, located in Hillsborough, will be in full operation by this fall. The Dillman 9 ft. 6 in. by 54 ft. counterflow drum, featuring 3/8in. constructed V-type veiling flights, is fired by a Phoenix 100 MBTU burner that can run on natural gas, #2 fuel oil


we knew it would be more efficient to run and allow us to produce and store a variety of mix designs needed to serve our projects, as well as those of other contractors we sell to,” Mokienko states. “With the 500 TPH production capability, we can easily reduce our

The plant features an Astec warm mix system and three 300-ton New Generation storage silos.

output to 200 TPH and still operate efficiently,” Mokienko says. “We have 50 dump trucks in our fleet and will rent the services of 150 truck drivers a day to supply projects, so having a plant that can quickly increase production has been a significant improvement to our production capabilities. “We also support two to four of our own paving crews during peak season, and that’s always a primary need you have to be able to fill to keep projects on schedule with quality mix that meets specifications.”

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While LP fuel is the least expensive option for you asphalt plant, not tuning the burner properly can cause hazards to your plant operations As I’ve said before, the burner tuning procedure is complex and exacting, but the results are well worth the effort. In addition to reducing emissions, you can expect improved fuel efficiency over a poorly tuned burner. Kinda like blowing $100 bills out the stack. Not to mention polluting the air for our kids to breathe. I’m the authorized Honeywell Representative for Hauck Asphalt products in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, most of the Northwest including Alaska

and all of Canada west of Manitoba so I will be concentrating on Hauck products. Just remember, with very few changes, the exact same procedures apply to any make and model burner. Best advice I can give is to always read and follow the instructions that came with your burner when you got it. Last month, I discussed the how to set-up and tune your burner for natural gas. This month I want to talk about liquid propane. However I am going to take a

Cliff ’s Notes different tact. I will want you to refer to an earlier issue of “Cliff’s Notes” for the procedures to adjust the burner. I have worked directly in contact with asphalt plants for the greater part of 45 years. In this time I have either


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PRODUCTION NOTES seen or been an expert witness in FIVE major asphalt plant explosions. One of those accidents involved improper use of diesel to clean out an injection line and asphalt pump. The other four were liquid propane explosions. Now don’t get me wrong, done correctly LP is a very safe fuel. But all four of these LP accidents I mention had one

is in addition to the fact that LP is corrosive to internal seals and other surfaces of the standard valves. As I say, while these components MAY survive for a time the elevated pressures and corrosive nature of LP ensure that they will eventually fail. The problem is that when these units fail, it is rarely in a catastrophic way.

also caused MILLIONS of dollars in damages to these four asphalt plants. And in all four cases, these accidents were set-up by the owners of these plants. In the rush to save fuel costs by switching to a less expensive product, these owners failed to follow all of the safety protocols that should have been followed. They paid a heavy price to save some money on fuel costs.

"I very strongly recommend using burner professionals to implement the change-over. Otherwise you could find yourself in the position of needing extensive repairs at your facility," - Cliff Mansfield.

thing in common: The conversion from diesel to LP was performed by the plant owner or his staff without the help of any burner manufacturer or any trained burner technician. In my opinion this oversight is what led directly to the accidents at each of these plants. This month I want to talk about how to avoid the problems that caused these accidents. When changing from diesel to LP there are some important changes that need to take place. Each of these LP explosions took place because one or more of the following safety requirements were ignored. FIRST: While they will work for a time, the fuel shut-off valves, the fuel modulation valve, even the piping for LP is different than those same components used for diesel. The fuel pressure for diesel is typically 35-lb. to 100-lb. LP is typically around 225-lb. so these valves and other components are pushed way past their safe pressure ratings. Even the steel piping is typically changed from schedule 40 to schedule 80 pipe to cope with the higher pressure. All flex-lines are also upgraded. This pressure consideration


Generally the shut off valves will start to leak internally, allowing LP to leak out the nozzle of your burner. Being a liquid, LP pools in the lowest part of your drum and builds up creating a VERY dangerous situation. SECOND: Burning LP also requires some changes in control room. Let’s start with the exhaust damper control. When burning diesel, generally the burner control will cycle the damper from closed to wide open. The control might hold it open for a few seconds, then drive the damper shut so the burner can light. At that point the burner control will start a post purge timer and when that times out it will attempt to light the burner. Some more rudimentary burner controls simply go through a timer without opening the damper. When burning diesel, this timer can be as short as 10 seconds. Hardly enough time to purge the drum and baghouse if they have LP in them. In the four accidental explosions that I have been involved with, the two situations above worked in concert to set up a situation that resulted in a fatality at one plant and two severe injuries at another. These accidents

After all of my negativity in the preceding text, I would like to be sure that my readers understand that I am not trying to discourage switching over to LP. In fact, if it is the least expensive fuel available to use, I actively encourage the conversion. However, I very strongly recommend using burner professionals to implement the change-over. Otherwise you could find yourself in the position of needing extensive repairs at your facility. As always, if you are having problems feel free to call and I will do my best to help. Next month I will talk about ‘truth in troubleshooting’. Stay tuned. Cliff Mansfield operates C.M. Consulting, an asphalt repairing, upgrading and operational training company. He has 40 years of experience in the industry. Visit for more information.

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Work Zone Safety with Proper Traffic Control Plans

Safety does not happen by accident – it requires planning and attention by everyone on the jobsite


he national safety research council has estimated that a single human life is valued at over $8 million, but preventing a work zone fatality is priceless to that worker and their family. And while you can’t control the traveling public, there are steps every company needs to take to keep their workers as safe as possible during construction. Each year, more than 50 highway workers are killed and thousands more injured when struck by vehicles or equipment at road construction sites. This is why it’s so important to have a traffic control plan and always be diligent in finding ways to prevent work zone intrusion. TTCP Unless you’re extremely lucky, work zones require alterations to existing traffic control operations so that safe driving operations may continue while the needed work is performed. These work zone environments provide a challenge in terms of both safety and mobility for many state, local and other agencies that perform construction and/or maintenance work on public highways. Each year, more than 50 highway workers are killed and thousands more injured when struck by vehicles or equipment at road construction sites.

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Unless road user have received advanced warning, they are generally unaware of the upcoming changes in their travel environment until these work zones are visible to them. This is why temporary traffic control plans (TTCPs) are used to assist drivers by providing appropriate visual cues and guidance. The work zone traffic control must be implemented with standard treatments to consistently satisfy the expectations of the traveling public. And while every work zone is different and requires a plan that’s specific to those needs, there are some general components to a TTCP. The type of work you’re doing will define exactly which type of traffic control plan you need. The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) provides for uniform design and setup of highway work zones and includes guidance for the development of TTCPs that determine the flow of traffic through the work zone. However, the six principles listed below can help promote safe and efficient movement through and around every type of work zone while protecting workers and equipment. 1. Plan: Make traffic safety and temporary traffic control an integral and high-priority element of every project from planning through



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JOBSITE INNOVATIONS design, construction and maintenance. Make sure the traffic control is set up within a reasonable time prior to construction so motorists don’t become complacent and ignore warning signs when work begins. 2. Traffic: Inhibit traffic movement as little as possible and inspect traffic control elements routinely, both day and night and make modifications when necessary. Evaluate any near misses (skid marks, damaged barricades) and redesign the plan accordingly. 3. Awareness: Provide clear and positive guidance to drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians as they approach and travel through the TTCP. Keep the public well informed with real time information on travel boards and warning signs. Cover or take down the signs when workers are not present and keep the length of the work zone appropriate to the work in progress so that motorists do not increase speed after passing through a long stretch with no sign of work activity. 4. Safety: Pay increased attention to roadside safety in the vicinity of temporary traffic control zones: Increase taper length and install positive protective barriers to shield workers from intrusion. Consider additional measures such as sensors, handheld radios and intrusion alarms to keep workers safe. Also be sure workers are wearing all appropriate high-visibility safety apparel and properly illuminate the jobsite if working at night. 5. Comply: Train all persons that select, place and maintain temporary traffic control devices. Road builders should assign a traffic control supervisor who is knowledgeable in traffic control principles. 6. Enforce: Establish proper legislative authority to implement and enforce needed traffic regulations, speed zones, parking controls and incident management. ITCP While having a TTCP is important, it’s also important to address an internal traffic control plan (ITCP) as an equal number of workers are killed or injured


by activities inside the work zone. An ITCP helps to protect workers on foot in the work spaces of the work zone. Because workers must often work close to large vehicles and equipment, the movements of workers, equipment and vehicles must be well coordinated. ITCPs also help reduce risks for operators by identifying hazardous locations like drop-offs, power lines, etc. An ITCP starts with a diagram showing the layout of the work space and the movement of personnel and construction vehicles within the work space. It will include access and egress points as well as symbols for where

speed of traffic that will be passing by the work zone. Equipment and material staging areas, batch plants, etc, should be included as well and hazardous areas should be identified at this time. • Determine the construction sequence during the project: In this step, major work tasks or operations should be identified. The overall space requirements for each operation during a particular work shift should be estimated as should the frequency with which these operations move. Any significant sub-operations should be identified as well. Finally, the types of vehicles and equipment

An Internal Traffic Control Plan (ITCP) starts with a diagram showing the layout of the work space and the movement of personnel and equipment within it. Source: American Roads & Transportation Builders Association

dozers, spotters, dump trucks, etc. will be located. ITCP notes should include safety points, injury reduction measures site-specific provisions and duties of various personnel. Here are a few basic steps to help develop an ITCP: 1. Identify project and ITCP scope: The ITCP should be considered from the very beginning of the project as the size of the work area will dictate things like the amount of right-of-way available and the number of lanes that will be closed. The ITCP designer should determine the limits of the project and assess the amount and

required for each operation should be listed, along with an estimate of the number of workers that will be on the ground. 2. Determine the locations and safe movements for vehicles, equipment and workers with each operation and draw the basic work area diagram(s): This step is where the actual planning and design of the ITCP begins. For each operation and suboperation on the project, the following should be noted on a site drawing: · Layout of each vehicle and equipment used · Typical location of each within the operation


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JOBSITE INNOVATIONS · Typical range of movements · Equipment swing radii · Potential pinch points between work vehicles and equipment during work activities · Blind areas around each piece of equipment or vehicles. Since most equipment is large and has a cab, blind spots can be very large so indicating where the equipment operators can’t see and avoiding workers on foot in those areas is paramount. Workers on foot should be located as far as possible from vehicle paths. Parking and break areas should be staged away from conflict points. ITCP designers can find blind spot equipment maps on the NIOSH website at: https://www.cdc. gov/niosh/topics/highwayworkzones/ BAD/imagelookup.html Once the vehicle layout is determined, the designer can create “worker free zones” on the ITCP. These zones will include pinch points between vehicles, locations within equipment turn radii and equipment blind spots where workers should not be. 3. Determine vehicle and equipment movements to and from each operation: Access to and egress from the work zone and to each operation is the next activity to consider. Once the vehicles enter a work zone, the ITCP should illustrate how vehicles are to progress to the operation destination. 4. Determine safe movements to/ from and within each operation: After determining vehicles and equipment locations and movements within each operation, the travel paths to and from the operations from the work zone access and egress points. Consideration should be given to how workers will move on the ground. Therefore, the ITCP drawing should include location of worker parking, the path the workers will take from there to the work operation, the location of portable toilets and break areas and also staging areas. This will help ensure that workers will not cross active work vehicles and equipment paths. 5. Assess and resolve potential internal traffic conflicts: After all work operations, equipment paths and


Workers on the ground need to be protected from the equipment around them. Developing an Internal Traffic Control Plan (ITCP) helps identify those top blind spot danger zones.

worker movements have been laid out, the next step is to identify and resolve potential conflicts. Many operations move along the project and others occur at fixed locations so determining how work will progress will determine potential conflict times and locations so adjustments can be made. 6. Identify individuals who will need to understand and use the ITCP: Since the ITCP is an integral part of the projects safety plan, if your company has a safety professional on staff, they should lead in the creation of the ITCP and the site supervisor will oversee the implementation. Project managers, foremen, supervisors and other lead personnel may need to work together to come up with a safe ITCP if no safety professional is on hand. 7. Develop the ITCP communication, monitoring and enforcement plan: The final step is to see that the ITCP is effectively implemented and enforced. During this step, responsibilities are assigned and the staff is educated. Workers are provided training in both overall ITCP concepts and the specific elements for their assigned work areas.

To function properly, the ITCP must be reviewed and modified before each shift so employees can receive instruction on how it will be implemented that day. Just because a crash hasn’t happened, doesn’t mean the risks for one aren’t the same. Prepare your crews the best way you can with traffic control plans properly designed to help keep them safe. Understanding the hazards faced by highway workers and raising awareness of the dangers you face every day can help generate measures to reduce work zone incidents. Stay safe out there.

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The Infrared P Regains its Reputation Equipment manufacturers have revitalized a valuable pavement repair tool – and the future is heating up


nfrared pavement repair – a process that was often oversold, too-often performed improperly, and whose resulting reputation took a hit setting the process back a few years – is becoming an essential service among contractors’ pavement maintenance options. “It’s very much an essential tool in a lot of markets,” says Wesley Van Velsor, vice president of Ray-Tech Infrared. “People tried it and walked away from it but that’s because people were overselling it. They built up expectations that were way too high.” But people are coming back. “There’s been a consistent effort to promote the process and more and more people are taking the process seriously and wanting to make it part of their


pavement maintenance program,” says Matt Kieswetter, co-owner of Heat Design Equipment. “Everyone now knows the whole process works.” “It’s grown into being an essential part of the pavement maintenance fleet, but there’s still a ton of room for infrared to grow,” says Tom Allen, general manager at Kasi Infrared. THE INFRARED MARKET IN 2017 Cliff Cameron, director of sales at KM International, says KM sold a broad variety of equipment in 2017. “We saw a lot of companies investing in equipment, a lot of government spending, and that’s a good outlook overall for the asphalt industry as a whole,” he says.

Cameron says KM’s typical pavement maintenance contractor bought the self-trailering 4-40 model, which heats patches up to 5 ft. x 8 ft. He says paving contractors are buying the 2-18X which heats up to 3 ½ ft. x 6 ½ ft. for cold joints, seams and small defects. “As recently as five years ago those paving contractors were using torches for those kinds of repairs and now they’re using infrared,” Cameron says. Van Velsor says Ray-Tech also saw demand for a broad range of its models. “We’re seeing sales increase across the board in all our lines. People have realized that if they go out and practice it for a while and put some dedication into it and learn the raking and luting effectively they can make a killing on it. It’s that good a process,” Van Velsor says. “Seven years ago we sold mostly trailer-mounted units, but we seem to have come full circle and are now selling more truck-mounted equipment,” Van


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d Process Velsor says. Ray-Tech’s truck-mounted TMV line features four units, each outfitted with a 2-, 3-, 4-, or 6-ton reclaimer and a 6-ft. x 8-ft. heating chamber. “Part of that might be the uptick in interest in reclaimers, which we mount right on the truck with the infrared heater, but that truck market is really booming.” Allen says 2017 was a good sales year for Kasi, with more municipalities buying infrared units. “The increase in sales year to year is incremental but the trend is up and the mix of customers is changing,” Allen says. He says that in 2017 Kasi saw a shift to its Patriot truck-mounted models from its trailer-mounted Minuteman line. The Patriot is available with 2-, 3-, 4-, 5- or 6-ton capacity reclaimers and an 8 ft. x 6 ft. heating unit. “We used to sell more trailer-mounted units because municipalities had plenty of trucks to haul them around.

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But you do have to dedicate a truck to the trailer unit,” Allen says. Kieswetter says that because HDE manufacturers a wide variety of equipment, they can sell a good mix of product to both contractors and municipalities. “And we saw steady growth in both markets in 2017,” he says. He says that in 2017, HDE sold larger models than in the past – and sold them to contractors doing parking lot work – particularly its P1600 trailermounted unit which can heat an area 16 ft., 6 in. x 6 ft., 6 in. “We sold a whole different mix of equipment than we had in the past. It seems to go in cycles.” Dave Strassman, president of Asphalt Reheat Systems, says sales for ARS went well in 2017 and he expects them to get even better. “We’re finding that once contractors see all that heated repair can do they don’t want to be without it,” he says. Strassman (who prefers the term

Ray-Tech Infrared Corp. experienced a shift from its trailer-mounted line (shown) to its truck-mounted TMV line which features four units, each outfitted with a 2-, 3-, 4-, or 6-ton reclaimer and a 6-ft. x 8-ft. heating chamber.

“heated repair” to infrared because infrared is only one of several ways to generate the heat) says that in 2017 ARS’s best seller was its portable units, the largest of which has a 4 ft. x 6 ft. heating unit and can be lifted into a pickup by two people (weighs less than 160 lbs.). “Some of those trucks or trailers are difficult to fit into some tight locations to make a repair. The smaller you are, the more portable you are and that seems to be what people look for,” Strassman says. Greg Larsen, president and owner of Thermotrack, says their infrared unit is used primarily for stamped asphalt,



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Infrared Heats Up Paving Joints Ray-Tech’s Wesley Van Velsor says that using infrared to heat longitudinal joints during paving is finally starting to gain some traction among paving contractors. “It didn’t take off like we expected, but it’s starting to take off now,” Van Velsor says. “It provides a better seal at the joint and enables better compaction at the joint so it’s a competitive advantage they can offer.” He says Ray-Tech offers a paver-mounted joint heater as well as a trailer-mounted unit, and the larger pavers are using the paver-mounted unit while smaller pavers are using the trailer unit. “Even one pavermounted joint heater can make a big difference in joint quality.” Heat Design Equipment’s Matt Kieswetter agrees the use of infrared for joint heating is picking up since agencies have turned to checking density on the joint and apply penalties and bonus awards. Kieswetter also cited two large projects (more than 15 miles in Tennessee and more than 18 miles in Ontario) that is a new process of hot in place recycling in motion, using a train of infrared heaters to repair existing longitudinal joints. This process is designed to replace mill and fill that leaves two more cracks along the centerline joint. That process was essentially a hot-in-place recycling train that used an 80-ft. infrared heater 3 ft. wide to reheat the joint. “The joint was scarified, rejuvenator was added along with some mix and it was compacted to form a seamless longitudinal joint,” Kieswetter says. He says on those jobs the material was mixed in place but HDE plans to bring equipment to the market in 2018 that will actually pick up the heated pavement, remix it on board and then replace it as the train moves.


a market which slowed in 2017. “The industry economically has taken a downturn this past year and many states and municipalities are experiencing financial issues and budget restraints,” Larsen says. Thermotrack makes two models, each of which folds for easy transport and which can heat an area 6 ft. x 9 ft. Larsen says Thermotrack is different from all other infrared heating equipment in that it relies on a patented “heat motion” system in which the heating element moves back and forth across the pavement. The heating element can also move up and down, “a first in the industry.” He says this movement safeguards against overheating the surface and damaging the binding properties of asphalt, which is especially critical in stamped asphalt. “Stamped asphalt still makes sense and is a good value-added business when using infrared,” he says. “Stamped signage is also very popular for many business and is on the increase.” Thermotrack heaters were designed primarily for decorative stamping and thermoplastic application, but Larsen says “heat motion" also works well for patching and repairs. RECLAIMERS BOOST INFRARED SALES A number of the manufacturers have credited an increased interest in asphalt reclaimers for the steady growth of sales of infrared equipment. “People are now looking for ways to reuse old asphalt, so combining infrared with a reclaimer is a great way to do that,” Kieswetter says. “Everyone wants to be able to reuse that old mix, they just wanted a better and easier way to reuse it.” He says up until 2017 HDE’s bestselling reclaimers had a 2-3 ton per hour capacity, but in 2017 the demand shifted to reclaimers with 5-12 tph capacity – and he says both contractors and municipalities are buying the larger units. “The smaller reclaimers weren’t a great help to larger paving contractors but with the larger recyclers they can travel a great distance from the plant and make the repairs they need to be more cost effective. That was difficult for the big pavers when they could only haul 2-3 tons of mix,” Kieswetter says.

Cameron takes the value of reclaimers even a step further, noting that the increased cost of hot mix asphalt (from $45 a ton to the area of $70 a ton in the last 10 years) means it’s more costly to waste material you buy. “One of the best investments you can make even if you don’t buy an infrared machine is a hot box reclaimer because it enables you to have mix available when plants are closed so you can generate revenue all winter long repairing trip hazards and other defects in parking lots,” he says. “If I’m talking to a customer over the phone and he’s new to the industry and has a limited budget, I’d recommend to get a hot box over infrared because he can buy the amount of mix he needs to use and use what he buys and maximize his profitability,” Cameron says. “A hot box is an instant revenue generator so buy that first and then buy the infrared unit.” Van Velsor says that reclaimer sales is the fastest-growing segment of Ray-Tech’s business. “We’ve always offered storage boxes and reclaimers but today we’re primarily selling reclaimers because they can really help a contractor extend the season,” he says. He says the most-popular units are infrared machines with 8- or 10-ton reclaimers attached. “Eight-ton used to be the most popular but people just want bigger and bigger. We’re now offering


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Thermotrack equipment (left in photo) can be used for all repairs, but is especially designed for stamped asphalt and is different from other infrared heating equipment in that it relies on a patented “heat motion” system in which the heating element moves back and forth across the pavement.

Uses for Infrared • Remove frost from the ground • Remove tiles off a concrete floor

Heat Design Equipment’s Joint Repair Train is a hot-in-place recycling continuous motion train of 90 ft. of infrared heaters that softens a 24-in.-wide section of longitudinal joint at up to 2 in. deep. Following the heaters is a material processing unit with a milling drum that picks up the softened asphalt and transfers it into a recycling auger where the RAP is mixed with beneficiary and rejuvenator before transferring the material into a paver.

reclaimers that can reclaim and store up to 15 tons.” Van Velsor says a new buyer of the reclaimers and infrared units is hot mix asphalt producers and bigger pavers. “They want the big truck models because they can haul more mix farther so they can be more productive. “ KASI also makes reclaimers but Allen says they are sold primarily with their infrared units. “Our reclaimers are a lot different than the other guys out there. There’s a lot more to them so they’re more expensive,” Allen says. “There’s a huge market out there for

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• Potholes • High and low spots • Oil spot repair • Pre-formed Thermoplastic installation • Decorative pavement • Alligatored areas (when damage is not base related or for temporary repair) • Repairs around storm drains, manholes etc. • Trip hazards • Cold seams • Utility repairs • Rework/touch up of overlays 2- and 4-ton trailer-mounted hot boxes but the way we build ours we don’t compete in that market because of cost.” Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment, which manufactures hot boxes and recyclers that are capable of reclaiming anywhere from 1- to 8-tons of material, says their company is experiencing a trend too. "The number of customers that are considering and actually recycling asphalt has grown significantly in the past few years and we expect the trend to continue,” says Ric Simon, executive vice president, sales and marketing.

MANUFACTURERS CHANGED CONTRACTOR PERCEPTIONS Manufacturers have been working for years, educating contractors, public agencies and end-user customers of the value of infrared – and that effort to revive the industry appears to be working. Cameron says that much of the increased interest, use and sales of infrared equipment is the result of a concerted educational effort on the part of the industry. “Over the past decade we as an



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PRESERVATION UPDATE KM International’s biggest seller was the self-trailering 4-40 model (shown), which heats patches up to 5 ft. x 8 ft. KM also saw increased sales of its 2-18X model, which heats areas up to 3 ½ ft. x 6 ½ ft., to paving contractors using it for cold joints, seams and small defects.

industry, the infrared manufacturers, have worked harder and harder to educate people on the infrared process,” he says. “Once people see infrared they become instant believers in the process. The industry has created a need for infrared and contractors recognized the need and have utilized their resource to meet that need. Everything worked together. “Our customers in the industry are savvier and more business-oriented and more interested in buying something that’s going to save them money,” Cameron says. “We’ve seen a lot more sophistication in the customer base and a lot more larger units going out to new businesses.” Kieswetter sees the same trends at HDE. “We’re starting to see guys who are taking it more seriously – not just guys who buy it so it can be part of what they offer but who are taking the next step to actively market it to their clients,” Kieswetter says. “People are starting to realize that with some marketing and some dedication, there’s good money to be made on the infrared side. They’re realizing that people are still looking for cost-effective ways to repair their asphalt and infrared can help set

them apart for those customers.” Kieswetter says HDE is seeing growth more in the municipal sector and as older staff retire they expect to see even more. “The older guys are not as willing to try new things but the people coming in are younger and are more willing to look at new ways to fix the asphalt,” he says. “It’s a greener process, too, which appeals to the younger people more than the older. That’s something many older municipal workers aren’t interested in.” Van Velsor says Ray-Tech is selling equipment to contractors outside the pavement repair group that generally buys infrared. He says sweepers, sealcoaters and even striping contractors are “testing” the process by investing in a lower-cost, walk-behind unit. “We’ve seen a number of those customers going to a trailer-mounted unit,” he says.

Van Velsor adds that utility companies who handle their own repairs are also buying the larger units, and Kasi’s Allen says that even for contractors, closing utility cuts is a growth market. He says that a number of counties throughout the country have followed the lead of New Jersey, which requires that utility cuts are closed up with infrared. “It’s in the contract and that’s expanding slowly,” Allen says. Allen says KASI has also seen expansion in infrared units sold for repairing parking lots. “That makes sense in that the property manager always have tight budgets but they also have liability issues,” Allen says. “So they’re using infrared to keep the parking lot not only looking good, but safe and they can do that without making a major investment.”

Why Infrared Needs a “Best Practices” Study Kasi Infrared’s Tom Allen says that while infrared use is increasing and is increasingly accepted by property managers, what the industry needs is a study that can define infrared “best practices.” “The industry knows about it and people are using it and liking it but it’s still not considered a ‘best practice’ because no study has been done,” Allen says, adding that estimates for the cost of a valid, multi-year, multiregion study hover around $500,000. “A lot of contractors are using infrared and some are doing a good job, but some are still cutting corners,” Allen says. “Some people scarify out to the edge of the heated area and we know that’s going to ravel. We


know you need that 6-in. apron around the patch for the patch to be successful. People who are doing that are not following the process.” He says another problem is contractors often don’t add a rejuvenator to the scarified area prior to adding new mix. “There’s no official process on using infrared, including whether or not to use a rejuvenator. But asphalt loses its light oils over time from UV rays and when you heat it you lose even a little bit more. It only makes sense to replace those light oils in what you’re restoring,” Allen says. KASI recommends misting the scarified area with 7-8 ounces of rejuvenator.


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INFRARED’S FUTURE “Our industry is less than 50 years old so we’re just now coming into the second generation of owners,” Cameron says. “The dynamics of the industry are changing as it’s maturing. We’re seeing an overall sophistication where the industry now recognizes the value of quality equipment that not only produces a quality job and profitable job but also extends the season beyond when the plants close. That’s why it’s a great time to be in the hot box reclaimer and infrared industry today.” He says another reason he expects infrared to grow is the fact that it’s a relatively “green” process. “The carbon footprint is 50% less than the traditional remove-and-replace method and the process conserves material. A 40-sq.-ft. patch needs 2 tons of asphalt, and rather than buy 2 tons of mix and haul the old stuff to a landfill you can heat what’s there and put in a few shovels full of asphalt. It’s green, it’s more cost-effective than the traditional method and it has greater profitability,” Cameron says. Larsen says that infrared’s ability to safely heat existing pavement to create seamless or thermally bonded joints or other repairs represents not only a savings for the customer when compared to cold patching and remove-and-replace repairs, but also a better quality and better-looking patch. Strassman says infrared should become an even more important piece of equipment for contractors because the process gives the contractor control over the heat of the mix “anytime, anywhere.” “Even when you do traditional patching, it’s nice to have a hot day so you can take your time and work the patch like you want to,” he says. “When you control the heat like you do with infrared, you control the whole temperature of the job and the quality of the repair. If you’re working a job and it starts to cool off or doesn’t look right, just put the unit back over the job and heat it and in a couple of minutes you can rework it.” He says infrared’s ability to fix minor paving blemishes without damaging a new mat enables contractors to get paid more quickly.

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“It’s usually the finish that property owners are most concerned about. Say you have a tight drainage area that’s created a bird bath. With infrared, it’s so simple just to warm it up and add a little material and compact it down – then you’ve finished the job and you can invoice the customer so that payment for a $10,000 job doesn’t get held up because of a birdbath. And you don’t have to cut a patch in the

pavement to call attention to the repair,” Strassman says. “A reputable contactor wants to put his name on his work and infrared makes it easier to do that.”

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The rear rotor design BM-35 Series includes the BM1000/35, BM1200/35 and BM1300/35, featuring an advanced cutter system for optimal milling performance. • BMS 15 interchangeable holder system uses a single bolt for holder retention and requires a low tightening torque of 75 ft.-lbs. • Low front face position increases efficiency and overall milling power, while allowing full tooth rotation • Includes logical operating layout, easy intuitive controls, vibration-isolated operator's stand and low noise levels Search: 11281998

Ray-Tech Mini 2 Ton TMV The Total Maintenance Vehicle (TMV) is a combination reclaimer and infrared pavement heater that enables year-round permanent restorations. • The TMV can reclaim waste asphalt into permanent patch material and hold fresh asphalt at the proper working temperature • 8-ft. x 6-ft. pavement heater • Mounted on a Ford 550 chassis • Non-CDL: Smaller in size means operators do not need a CDL to drive • Non-HazMat: Five propane tanks run the infrared unit and do not require any special HazMat permits Search: 12041231

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KM International 8000T Hotbox with KM 2-18X Infrared Recycler KM 8000T Hotbox with KM 2-18X Infrared features a 4-ton trailermounted hotbox reclaimer and a 3.5-in. by 6.5-in. infrared recycler. • Triple wall construction with high efficiency insulation for heat retention • Thermostatically controlled heating system for better fuel efficiency • Maintain HMA for up to 48 hours or reclaim bulk stored virgin HMA • Burner and key components mounted above frame and in steel enclosure • Front to back loading doors with cantilevered handles • Diesel or propane fired (two 30-lb. propane cylinders included with propane units) Search: 20978622

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PRESERVATION UPDATE Rayner PavementSaver III The new features of the PavementSaver III include a Control Area Network and an Autonomous Rate Control System. • Control Area Network (CAN) components make up the majority of the PavementSaver III’s control system, which benefits everyone – the owner, operator and mechanic. Features of the network include reduced wiring, IP67 environmentally-sealed components for greater durability and fast/easy system analysis. The control system constantly checks every switch, every coil, every indicator light for connectivity and functionality and alerts the operator as soon as any issues are detected • Rayner shows that it has taken the “work smarter, not harder” philosophy to heart with another industry first: the Autonomous Rate Control (ARC) system. ARC is a computer-controlled and pressure-managed spray system that applies sealcoating at any desired application rate an operator selects. ARC offers single-step calibration, precise application rates and a speed management system. ARC eliminates the guesswork on application rates. The operator only needs to answer a few basic set up questions and enter the desired application rate; the ARC system takes over from there and readies the machine for application. There's no timing, no weighing and no math. ARC adjusts material flow according to the desired application rate, speed and the number of nozzles being used (spray width) to apply a uniform coating. In addition, when spraying material, ARC changes the joystick output to give greater finite control to the operator. The result is a highly accurate machine that applies the volume of material you have designed for the project. • When the spray is set in “on” mode, the ARC system will limit speeds that could out pace a heavy application. In the spray “off” mode, ARC returns to the full speed range (up to 9 mph) for quick turnaround for high-production projects. • ARC constantly monitors all systems for possible deviations. If there is a potential issue, the ARC system knows before the operator. Warning lights and error codes point to the source of the problem, and in many cases, with plenty of notice to prevent down time. Search: 12301959

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Heat Design Equipment RAP-100-SM Asphalt Recycler The skid-mount RAP-100-SM is designed for smallscale production of recycled asphalt for pothole repair. • Fully insulated mixing chamber consists of a 24-in.-diameter double-ribbon mixer screw • 100,000-Btu propane-fired heater emits highintensity heat from a 4-ft. x 16-in. full-surface infrared heater • Re-heats RAP or waste chunks of asphalt at a rate of 1 to 2 tons per hour • 1/2-ton batch can be processed at a time • Batch can be re-heated in as little as 15 minutes with full heating capacity and minimal RAP moisture conditions Search: 12044352

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•PaveSmart newest upgraded survey Profiler/Design unit for road projects where elevation is not required-providing line of best fit.  DOT compliant inertial profiler for QA/QC smoothness testing • Surface profile data complies with DOT/FHWA specifications. • Calculate areas of localized roughness for corrective work or bonus/penalty results.  Ride quality data reported under DOT ride quality specifications (IRI, MRI, HRI PRI, RN).

• Inertial profiling system data

combined with slope for 2D survey and corrected GPS for 3D survey. • Use collected surface data to analyze existing surface and optimize design. • Quickly create a design file with 2D or 3D survey data in conventional survey formats, but with higher resolution.  Design flexibility-resurvey surface to assess changes as project progress.

•The completed design is then loaded into the PaveSmart grade control system. •The Pavesmart Grade Control installs in minutes on milling machines or asphalt pavers. • PaveSmart system facilitates variable depth paving or milling. • Portable for use on all different machines.

• Less time & cost to design and apply a smooth surface • Material savings avoid overruns • Flexibility to make immediate changes to project needs • Increased production no string lines needed If you have an airport or road paving/milling project requiring variable depth correction to achieve smoothness, accuracy or shape correction (cross slope correction); and are concerned with yield and restricted working conditions. PaveSmart offers you a proven tool to successfully complete your project on time and within budget.

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• PVM 2500. Nominal 400tph. • Model year 1988 • Portable PF drum w/ recycle collar,

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Tips for Finding Top Talent in 2018

Good people will want to work for companies that are competitive, appreciate their talents and help them grow in their career.



ig booms in the construction industry followed by big busts followed by years of slow or no growth make this line of work extremely unpredictable. Given the volatility, it’s challenging for contractors to retain skilled workers when the industry is sluggish. With the busy construction season just around the corner, now is the time to find the crew members you’ll need to complete the work you’ve already got piling up for the year. So how can contractors find quality people, then keep them on board for the long term? There are no easy answers, but here are a few suggestions. 1 Recruit veterans. They’re typically team players, well trained and proficient with technology. Find them through groups that connect employers and job-seeking vets. 2 Invest in technology. Today’s on-board technology solutions can bring a new generation of skilled workers to your door. 3 Welcome women. Some experts who train equipment operators say females tend to ask more questions, pay attention to detail, particularly when learning, leading to machine operation with finesse. As with veterans, there are local and national groups devoted to bringing women into skilled construction jobs. Get involved with one.

4 Connect with diversity. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the construction workforce in 2015 was 28.5 percent Hispanic/ Latino, 6 percent Black and 1.8 percent Asian. Are you tapping into the entire talent pool in your area? 5 Benchmark your compensation package. Make sure you’re keeping pace with the competition when it comes to wages, salaries, paid time off, health insurance, retirement savings and more. 6 Check your culture. Good people want to work where they feel safe, respected and appreciated. They value access to information, opportunities for personal growth and some involvement in decisions that affect their work lives. Does that describe your workplace? 7 Involve current employees in recruiting. Encourage your team to share job postings. Offer financial incentives for bringing new people on board. And remember—your employees are your ambassadors. What message are they sharing with the world? 8 Commit to training. Be the company that’s known for growing and developing the skills of their employees. A well-trained workforce can drive employee satisfaction while creating a safer, more productive environment.

investing in them through continued training and education. If you’re investing hundreds of thousands of dollars on equipment to improve the productivity and quality of work you deliver, think about spending a little more to train your paving crew on how to get the most out of that equipment. It’s a great way to provide a solid foundation of basic operating techniques for new hires, and an equally great way to refresh and continue to educate veteran operators. Companies often tout how their employees are their most valuable asset. Training those employees can only add to the value they provide when producing quality constructed roads that your customers demand. Equipment manufacturers continue to raise the bar in the development and introduction of technology designed to improve the paving process. And they also know contractors are willing to pay a premium for technology that will help them deliver a better product more efficiently in order to generate a profitable return on their investment. Training is the essential component that allows your people to get the most out of what the technology is capable of delivering. Knowledgeable operators are more productive and they take great pride in delivering the best product they can deliver. Invest in them and they will help exceed expectations of your customers and improve profitability.

DON’T FORGET YOUR CURRENT CREW While you’re out looking for new talent, don’t forget to check back in the workers you’ve had with you throughout the years. They are more likely to stay with a company when they feel their career is valued and that means

For more information on hiring, visit ForConstructionPros. com/20978787. Lonnie Fritz, a Heavy Construction Market Professional at Caterpillar Inc., contributed to this article.


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