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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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Constructing infrastructure is a costly and time consuming affair. Owners and builders go through great efforts testing, inspecting, and documenting many important activities to ensure these cost and time expenditures do not overrun. Traditionally, these tests, inspections, and other documents have been recorded on paper and retained in paper form for years, until they could … Read more »