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Construction quality is crucial to the long-term pavement performance. Construction factors such as surface preparation, placement, joint construction and compaction/consolidation have an overwhelming effect on pavement performance, which cannot be ignored or compensated for in mix or structural design.

Figure 2: HMA Placement

Placement

Mix laydown involves everything used to place the delivered HMA on the desired surface at the desired thickness. The asphalt paver is the principal machine involved in mix laydown and is assisted by the material transfer vehicle (MTV) in some instances.

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To better assess the impacts of e-Construction on US transportation construction deliveries, transportation software company Pavia Systems recently commissioned an e-Construction survey of project owners, owner’s representatives and contractors who build our roads, streets, highways and bridges.   The survey results are remarkable, to say the least, as they reveal exceptional performance among e-Construction adopters in … Read more »