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How new roadway material tech could help save infrastructure. From P3s to 'invisible collection': How state and local agencies are financing infrastructure fixes. London tests LED crosswalk that responds to real-time conditions. HydroSTON Permeable Paving. ECOSYSTEMS Australia - Home - Ecosystems Grout Aust. PERMEABLE PAVERS | Unilock. Rethink Tires :: Rubber Bricks. Insitu Laid Wetpour Rubber Crumb Surfaces | In Situ Laid Wet Pour Surfacing. We can install insitu laid wetpour rubber crumb surfaces to create safe areas for young people to play. This surfacing is the soft rubberised safety flooring commonly associated with establishments such as playgrounds, play areas, nurseries and parks. Impact absorbing wet-pour surfaces are known under many names for example rubber tarmac, bouncy flooring, soft pour surfacing and soft safety surfaces.

You can fill in the contact form on this page if you've got any questions about costs for installing safety flooring. We'll reply with some product sheets and a quote for the work as well as professional advice regarding the whole process. Wet Pour Rubber Installation Near Me The surface is created using a two layer system; the bottom layer is known as the shock pad layer or rubber base layer and is made up 2-6mm SBR rubberised granules that are mixed with a specially formulated polyurethane binder before being laid onsite. What is Wet Pour? In Situ Installed Wet Pour Safety Surfacing.

Resin Bound Gravel | Resin Bonded Gravel Surfaces. We install resin bound gravel which is a porous paving system that is available in a wide range of natural aggregates. Creating resin-bound gravel involves the process of encapsulating natural aggregate within a polyurethane resin that, when screeded, provides a smooth textured, aesthetically pleasing, hardwearing surface that is low maintenance and resistant to cracking. The ideal surface for the system to be installed upon would be a macadam base as it's SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage System) compatible meaning it's open textured and porous allowing water to drain correctly. We offer a variety of designs for resin bound stone which come in a range of colours to suit your preference.

The resin-bound specialist surfacing isn't to be mistaken for resin bonded which is a scattered stone paving finish. What is Resin Bound Used For? Resin-bound aggregate is suitable for both local commercial and domestic projects: Resin Stone Surfaces SuDS Compliant Paving Near Me Resin Bound Cleaning. Porous Resin Bound Paving Pathway Surfacing London by SportsAndSafety on DeviantArt. Permeable Pavers - Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council.

Recycling of Asphalt Mixes and Use of Waste. Recycling of Asphalt Mixes and Use of Waste EAPA as a responsible industry organisation taking into consideration the current trends towards: * sustainable development, whilst impact on the environment is minimized, * optimizing the use of natural resources, * increasing restrictions on the dumping of reusable material, possibly leading to a ban on their disposal into landfills, * potential economic incentives to encourage the recycling and re-use, will promote increased recycling of asphalt mixes and assess for suitability, alternative sources of recyclable material. These materials will be combined along with technical innovation and enhanced quality management systems to produce an improving product that retains the potential for approaching 100% re-usability.

The European asphalt industry takes care of the environment and feels responsible for its product during its whole lifetime. Advantages of Asphalt. Paving - Kraton Corporation. Growing traffic and harsh climates demand solutions for safer, more sustainable infrastructure. Kraton innovations for bitumen modification enable the development of durable, cost-effective roads by reducing time and expenses related to maintenance, construction delays and traffic problems. As a pioneer in bitumen modification, our products and global supply network allow for the delivery of superior performance, processability and reliable supply. Asphalt mixes with binders modified by our polymers and chemicals are also recyclable, minimizing environmental impact. Kraton polymer modification options are specifically designed for paving applications. Our Highly Modified Asphalt (HiMA), an SBS polymer technology, has more than twice the polymer loading of an ordinary asphalt mix, yet provides the workability of standard modified asphalt mixes.

Bitumen Modifications Typical Grades Features and Benefits Literature. Pavement made from used tires. Old tires become material for new and improved roads. Discovery "Crumb" rubber can lower road noise and reduce need for road maintenance April 21, 2014 Americans generate nearly 300 million scrap tires every year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Historically, these worn tires often end up in landfills or, when illegally dumped, become breeding grounds for disease-carrying mosquitoes and rodents. They also pose a potential fire hazard.

In recent years, however, interest has been growing in finding new, beneficial and environmentally friendly uses for discarded tires. Magdy Abdelrahman, for example, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at North Dakota State University, is working on ways to turn old tires into new and improved roads. The National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded scientist is experimenting with "crumb" rubber--ground up tires of different sized particles--and other components to improve the rubberized road materials that a number of states already are using to enhance aging asphalt.

Recycled Tyre Rubber Modified Bitumens for road asphalt mixtures: A literature review. JavaScript is disabled on your browser. Please enable JavaScript to use all the features on this page. Highlights Introducing the Recycled Tyre Rubber (RTR) material as environmental problem as well as engineering resource. Introducing the wet process technology. Describing in details the existing products associated to the wet process high viscosity technology. Describing in details the wet process No Agitation technology. Comparing the described technologies and providing justifications and suggestions toward a widespread use of RTR-MBs.

Abstract Nowadays, only a small percentage of waste tyres are being land-filled. Abbreviations Recycled Tyre Rubber Modified Bitumen Keywords Recycled Tyre Rubber Asphalt Rubber Bitumen Rubber Crumb Rubber Terminal blend. Rubberized Asphalt Concrete (RAC) Home Page. Tire Management What is RAC? Rubberized asphalt concrete (commonly known as RAC) is a road paving material made by blending ground-up recycled tires with asphalt to produce a binder which is then mixed with conventional aggregate materials. This mix is then placed and compacted into a road surface. There are two primary types of binders for RAC, asphalt-rubber and terminal blend. Note: Definitions to many terms are displayed as green links to the RAC site glossary. From the glossary, use your web browser's "Back" button to return to your original page.

Asphalt-Rubber. Why Use RAC? RAC is a proven product--one that has many benefits, including being cost effective, durable, safe, quiet, and an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional road paving materials. Cost-effective. CalRecycle Supports RAC CalRecycle supports the use of RAC in California through several programs: Grant Programs. Ackerstein - Homepage. אקרשטיין - עמוד הבית. 5 Takeaways from Federally Administered Next-Gen Transportation Programs for Modernizing Infrastructure.

Federal grants for infrastructure upgrades and transportation are nothing new. On the contrary, the federal government has largely been in charge of the nation’s infrastructure due to its jurisdiction on interstate commerce and ability to coordinate state agencies to follow uniform codes and standards. With recent developments and grant programs, this model seems to be evolving. During Anthony Foxx’s tenure as secretary of transportation, he and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) initiated the Smart City Challenge, which put up $40 million of federal funds and an additional $10 million from Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc. to the mid-size city that created the best strategy that integrated next-generation transportation systems.

As the former mayor of Charlotte, N.C., Foxx helped identify where innovation was taking place while creating a climate for sharing best practices and distributing the benefits. Inverting the Top-Down Approach “Generally we grant money to the states,” said Dowd. New Report Shows How Green Infrastructure Investments Can Create Value for Commercial Property Owners and Tenants. WIIN For Water | ASCE's 2017 Infrastructure Report Card. Shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, the U.S. Senate passed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, which included a Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) title by a vote of 78-21. The vote was one of the final acts of the 114th Congress. The House passed the same bill a few days earlier by a vote of 360-61.President Obama is expected to sign the bill in the next few days. This bill had been months—and in some ways years—in the making.

Since the beginning of this year, ASCE has been actively working on getting a water resources bill passed, and restoring it to a two-year cycle. In February, ASCE provided Congressional testimony before both the Senate and House on the importance of passing a new water resources bill. While Congress has vowed to pass a water resources bill every two years (the last one passed in 2014, but before that 2007) the authorization components of the bill still must be funded through annual appropriations.

The Race to Rebuild America's Infrastructure. Crumbling America1 Full Documentary. Sewer gas. Sewer gas is a complex mixture of toxic and nontoxic gases produced and collected in sewage systems by the decomposition of organic household or industrial wastes, typical components of sewage.[1] Sewer gases may include hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, methane, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides. Improper disposal of petroleum products such as gasoline and mineral spirits contribute to sewer gas hazards.

Sewer gases are of concern due to their odor, health effects, and potential for creating fire or explosions.[2] In homes[edit] Exposure to sewer gas also can happen if the gas seeps in via a leaking plumbing drain or vent pipe, or even through cracks in a building’s foundation. History[edit] Health effects[edit] Greenhouse gas contribution[edit] Fully vented sewer gases contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. Sewer gas can be used as a power source, thus reducing the consumption of fossil fuels. Impact on sewerage[edit] See also[edit] References[edit] Detroit A City In Decay. A World Without Humans,The Aftermath Of Mankind Leaving This Planet.

Crumbling America1 Full Documentary. American Infrastructure | 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure. Every family, every community and every business needs infrastructure to thrive. Infrastructure encompasses your local water main and the Hoover Dam; the power lines connected to your house and the electrical grid spanning the U.S.; and the street in front of your home and the national highway system.

Once every four years, America’s civil engineers provide a comprehensive assessment of the nation’s major infrastructure categories in ASCE’s Report Card for America’s Infrastructure (Report Card). Using a simple A to F school report card format, the Report Card provides a comprehensive assessment of current infrastructure conditions and needs, both assigning grades and making recommendations for how to raise the grades. An Advisory Council of ASCE members assigns the grades according to the following eight criteria: capacity, condition, funding, future need, operation and maintenance, public safety, resilience, and innovation.

America'sG . P . A . Estimated InvestmentNeeded by 2020: ASCE | 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure | Home. ASCE | 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure | Grade Sheet: Economic Implications. Grade Sheet: Economic Implications Failure to Act: Economic Summary Failure to Act: Electricity Failure to Act: Water Systems Failure to Act: Inland Waterways and Marine Ports Failure to Act: Surface Transportation The grades in the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure are a comprehensive assessment of current infrastructure conditions across America. In 2011, ASCE commissioned a series of economic reports called Failure to Act to provide an objective analysis of the economic implications for the United States of current investment trends in key infrastructure sectors. What is the value to America’s economy in the long term if we invest in our infrastructure today?

The results of the Failure to Act series focus on: Together, these reports cover 9 of the 16 categories addressed by the Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. For more information on these reports, please visit www.asce.org/failuretoact. Fix a Crumbling Baltic City in the First-Person Video Game INFRA. Tell me if this intro to the first-person video game “INFRA” doesn’t get your adrenaline gushing: We put you into the shoes of a structural analyst. Nothing more than a quiet desk jockey assigned to survey some routine structural damage. Quickly though, your mission turns from a mundane trek to a fight for survival. Your tools are simple: the camera around your neck and the wits to navigate a virtual labyrinth of debris. How you tell your story is your choice, will you have the commitment to finish your duty, or will you ignore all else but the preservation of your own life? OK, so the premise isn’t as action-packed as swinging across a floating, racist city in “Bioshock Infinite” or no-scoping ultranationalist terrorists in “Modern Warfare 3.”

It was actually America’s dangerously outdated roads and levees that inspired Loiste Interactive’s Oskari Samiola to create “INFRA.” Have a look at some more settings, and if you want to support “INFRA” head on over to Indiegogo. A Gorgeous First-Person Video Game About Infrastructure Is Now Out on Steam. Take the brooding beauty and dystopian, Soviet-flavored setting of “Half-Life 2”—but remove the weapons and monsters—and you got yourself “INFRA,” a video game about fixing a crumbling city before everything goes to hell. The first-person nonshooter will not appeal to everyone. The action begins in, of all places, a boardroom discussion—a narrative decision the game seems to instantly regret, because you get a pop-up option to “Skip meeting.”

“Look, just text me the memos, I want this over with as soon as possible,” your character growls. Yet you might spend the next 7 minutes trying to find the dang exit of your office building, as did a guy who recorded the below play-through video. (He then fell off a ledge and died.) As for the plot, you are “Mark,” an engineer tasked with saving the infrastructure of a once-profitable, now badly degraded Baltic mining city. It might sound tame, but the unique mission and lovely, atmospheric graphics might appeal to a wonky slice of gamers.