Asphalt Paving Blog

The World of Asphalt Conference Overview

Posted by Monica Madsen on Feb 3, 2012

The asphalt industry is full of events that bring in new perspectives and help expand the knowledge base of those in the asphalt paving industry. The World of Asphalt Show and Conference 2012, March 13-15, in Charlotte, North Carolina, provides over 40 educational sessions and many opportunities to talk to industry experts and view over 300 exhibitors. Here’s a brief overview of what the conference has to offer.

A Brief History and Types of Asphalt Pavement

Posted by Greg Elwell on Sep 8, 2011

Asphalt pavement traces its history back to prehistoric times. Its earliest confirmed usage as a road material is dated at 625 BC, when the Babylonians used it to pave the route leading from King Naboppolassar's opulent palace to city's northern wall. It was also used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for various construction and engineering applications, and was revived in Europe in the 18th century, when a rapidly modernizing world was in need of infrastructure improvements.

Asphalt Pavement - America's Most Recycled Material

Posted by J. Mrugacz on May 10, 2011

Did you know that asphalt pavement is America's most recycled material? This has obvious environmental benefits, but also has some great economic benefits as well - such as saving taxpayers money by reducing the cost of roads.

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